SARVA Events for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Month!

Hello everyone! 

As you know, it’s April which means the sun is shining, school is back, and it’s Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Month!
SARVA this year has tons of new programming and events, so stop by and check out our FB page ( to keep updated with all the great things happening. Our poster listing all our events is attached to this email, and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you at our events and learn something new with us!
Varsha Govindaraju | Assistant Director 

Upcoming Events for Asian Heritage Month!

*4/5 Korean Student Association & Korean Student Union - Culture Night: Kane Hall 5PM

*4/10 ASC, QSC, SDC, WAC, D Center, Q Center - Disability Justice Intersecting Identities w/ Mia Mingus: HUB 334 6:30PM

*4/11 Sigma Psi Zeta - 7th Annual Step Out Showcase: Kane 130 730PM

*4/11 South Asian Student Association - 11th Annual SASA Boat Formal: The Islander’s Yacht 9PM

*4/12 Chinese Student Association, Hong Kong Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association - Culture Shock!: UW Tower 12:30-4PM

*4/12 Kollaboration Seattle - 5th Annual Talent Showcase: Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue 7PM

*4/19 Japanese Student Association - Matsuri: Hub Ballroom 5PM

*4/22 ECC, OMA/D, SE Asian Center, SWAPI, UW/RUPP Social Work Partnership - Cambodian Son Documentary: ECT 6:30PM

*4/23 Nikkei Student Union - U:Don for Nikkei Concerns: U:Don Restaurant 11:30AM-9:30PM

*4/26 Vietnamese Student Association - Pho King: Kane 130 4:30

Call for Submissions From Indigenous Queer and Trans Journal

Title:  Our Bodies Are Sacred - An Anthology of Writing, Visual Art, and Performance by and for Indigenous Queer and Trans Chamorus
Deadline: July 1, 2014



Queer and Trans Chamoru histories are said to be non-existent, yet we are living and breathing testimony to the contrary.  As we struggle to define who we are as Indigenous Chamoru peoples, we are reminded that all our futures are linked.  Self-determination also means the freedom to practice the fullness of our genders and sexualities within our Indigenous communities—we call this the sacred, sovereignty of the body.

Chamoru people utilize the power of words, art, and performance to share and create wisdom.  In the tradition of our ancestors, we seek to anthologize Queer and Trans Chamoru cultural work, so that our complex histories will be remembered and made visible, not forgotten or made invisible.


We prioritize submissions from Chamoru FTM, MTF, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, butch, femme, gela, palaoana, maamflorita, queer, genderqueer, genderfluid and questioning people—regardless of age, ability, or location.

E-mail up to 5 individual, original pieces of work. Previously published work will be accepted as long as you retain the copyrights and provide information on where the work was previously published (name of periodical, date and volume).

Along with your work, submit a separate Cover Letter that includes your name and a100-word limit bio (describing your cultural, gender, and sexual identities and current island or country of residence).

You are also welcome to enter submissions under a pseudonym.


poetry, short stories, essays, interviews, scripts (.doc, each piece should not exceed 10 pages)
visual art (.jpg, hi-resolution)
songs (.mp3  or  .wav)
performance videos (provide a URL to the video)

**We highly encourage submissions in the Chamoru language.  Please include translations for selection purposes.


Romantic Relationships
Sex and Sinexyness
Diaspora and Migration, Growing Up/Moving “Off Island”
“Coming Out” and Coming To
Biological and/or Chosen Family Experiences
School, Church, Military, or Government Experiences
Disability and Ableism
Sex Work and Sex Trafficking
Mixed-Race Identities
Houselessness and Landlessness
Trauma, Healing, Health
Traditions, Language, Cultural Work
Local and Global Activisms
Visionary Futurisms/Science Fiction for Liberation


We will get back to you with a decision within 3 months of the deadline.

Feel free to e-mail us regarding the status of your submissions:

Selected pieces will be published on our official website and will also be available for download in ‘zine format.


Roldy Aguero Ablao
dåko’ta alcantara-camacho
Fanai Castro
Monaeka Flores
Jacob Martinez Perez
Jaye Sablan
Lehua M. Taitano

Si Yu’us Ma’åse’ yan Saina Ma’åse

CLUE hiring Biology Tutor

CLUE is hiring a Biology tutor:

Do you have a passion for Biology? Are you interested in teaching/mentoring? Do you like helping out your fellow classmates and friends?

If so then you want to apply for the CLUE Drop-in Biology Tutor position. CLUE is UW’s late-night study/tutoring center located in Mary Gates Hall from 7pm-midnight Sun-Thurs.

To see if you qualify and how to apply read the drop-in tutor position description on our website provided below under the tab ‘Work with us’. If you are interested in applying please send your materials to The deadline to apply is Friday April 11th.

UW Law School Info Session - Thursday, April 10th

Dear Student,

I hope this message finds you well.  I wanted to invite you to the spring Information Session at the University of Washington School of Law in room 138 of William H. Gates Hall on Thursday, April 10, from 6-7:30pm. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP.

In the heart of Seattle, The University of Washington School of Law is a leader among law schools for its multidisciplinary approach to the study of law.  With a strong emphasis on public service, our curriculum provides students with the opportunity to witness the relationship between the commitment to justice, the rule of law, and the impacts on society.  Students are able to tailor their legal education from the variety of concentrations we offer in Asian Law, Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, International & Comparative Law, and Public Service Law — and this is just the beginning.

To learn more about the law school admissions process or about our law school, programs, and the community, I hope you attend the Information Session.

I would also encourage you to add us on Facebook at UW School of Law or follow us on Twitter (@UWLawAdmissions) for up-to-date information during this application process.

On behalf of UW Law, we wish you our sincere best in your academic endeavors and we look forward to seeing you on April 10.


Sehee F. Thomas

Assoc. Director of Admissions | University of Washington School of Law

231 William H. Gates Hall | Box 353020 | Seattle, WA 98195

P: 206.616.1681

Preparing for Grad School Applications Workshop Series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful—get a head start on your application materials now. UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a series of workshops to help you prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Please RSVP to attend any or all sessions of interest:

Scholarship 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad

·         Monday, April 14, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         RSVP for these sessions at

CV Writing

·         Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20

·         Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         RSVP for these sessions

Personal Statement Writing

·         Monday, April 21, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         RSVP for these sessions

Getting Great Recommendation Letters

·         Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:30-5:20

·         RSVP for these sessions

For more information, please visit, or contact with questions.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines!

Class of 1957 Scholar Award

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:45 p.m.

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington. The scholarship shall be awarded to current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2014.)

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award
DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:59 p.m.


Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation.  The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration on May 20th, 2014.

University of Washington Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the University of Washington Alumni Class of 1954 in honor of their 50th Class Reunion, the Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  Scholarships are awarded to current UW juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit and extra-curricular activities.  Funding may be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2014.

Study and Research Scholarships for the UK and Ireland:  Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarships

DEADLINE:  Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:45 p.m.


This application provides you with an opportunity to present your qualification for the University of Washington (UW) campus nomination for the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship, and/or the American and Canadian Rhodes Scholarship Programs.  Although the Gates Cambridge does not require you to go through a campus selection process, announcing your intent to apply will connect you with resources to assist with the development of a competitive application. 

Fritz Scholarship for Study Abroad

DEADLINE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

The Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship was endowed by Chester A. Fritz to provide financial assistance for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who intend to study abroad in a program related one of these disciplines. Awards typically range between $2000-$5000. Students who are eligible to apply for the GO! and the Fritz scholarships can only receive one or the other, but are still encouraged to apply to both.

GO! Scholarship for Study Abroad

DEADLINE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

The University of Washington is committed to increasing the diversity of students participating in programs abroad. Funded by the Washington State… Legislature, the GO! Scholarships increase access to international learning opportunities for students with significant financial need. Awards range between $2000-$5000. Students who are eligible to apply for both the GO! and the Fritz scholarships can only receive one or the other, but are still encouraged to apply to both.  Students from all three UW campuses are eligible to apply.

The 9th Annual Qolors Reception, April 9th

The excitement continues for #Qolors2014 with Mia McKenzie!

Qolors is a celebratory reception for our queer/trans people of color communities and the intersection of all the identities that we embody. This year’s reception will focus in all the ways “We Are Enough. Reclaiming our Power” and how we as queer people of color come together in our different communities to help each other heal. This year, we are excited to welcome Mia McKenzie, founder and editor-in-chief of BlackGirlDangerous, as keynote.

Spread the word, and spread part of your story by tagging the event and everything leading up to it with #qolors2014

There will be a meet-and-greet opportunity with Mia McKenzie at the Q Center (HUB 315), from 12:00-1:30pm. The catered reception and keynote will follow later that evening at the Ethnic Cultural Center from 4:00-6:00pm

Qolors is open to everyone, regardless of whether you attend the UW!

This space is to center and celebrate QTPOC experiences, but we also understand that for a lot of people, that means support from the not QTPOC folks in their lives too. People who are working to be QTPOC allies are welcome, but please be very respectful and of the space that you are in.


Are you interested in volunteering? Fill out the 2 minute survey below to get involved!

2014 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture

2014 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture

You Are More Than What You Wear

Featuring Dianne Chong, PhD
Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support,
The Boeing Company

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Guggenheim Hall Auditorium, room 224

This lecture is about much more than fashion. Speaker Dianne Chong is not only a vice president at The Boeing Company; she is also a blogger, writer, public speaker, parent, engineer, and scientist. In a recent guest column in The Seattle Times, Chong wrote:

"Debating clothes and hair may seem superficial, but it reveals the critical challenges women face attaining a technology career and — more importantly — keeping one. I started with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology, so I appreciate the relevance, both professionally and personally.

"When a young physicist asks me what to wear to work, she’s not asking for fall-fashion trends. She’s actually asking: ‘How do I fit in at my office, where everyone else is a man?’ The fact that women are still asking these questions exposes a deep sense of not belonging."

Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.

Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 17

Have you been looking for the perfect career position, internship, or summer job?  You’ll have the chance to chat with more than 140 employers at our annual Spring Career Fair!  The employers will be looking to hire Huskies for a wide range of roles in companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  You’re sure to find something that interests you!


  • Thurs, April 17th
  • 3:00-7:00pm
  • HUB Ballrooms

The Details

  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • More info about what to expect is here.

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism)
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume at ResumeFest (April 16th) or in Same-Day Sessions
  • Submit your resume to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can’t attend!)

If you have questions about the fair, please email or call 206.543.0535.