Apply for SAALT’s Young Leaders Institute

Dear campus allies,

I would like to invite you to apply to SAALT’s annual leadership program, the Young Leaders Institute (YLI). YLI is an opportunity for 15-20 undergraduate university students to come together in Washington D.C. on July 18-20, 2014 to build leadership skills, connect with activists and mentors, and explore social change strategies around issues that affect South Asian and immigrant communities in the US. The deadline is extended to May 31, 2014!

The 2014 Young Leaders Institute  will focus on LGBTQ justice and allyship. Students will develop projects to address LGBTQ issues and effective allyship on their campuses and in their communities. All students—LGBQ, transgender and gender non-conforming, and allies seeking to stand shoulder to shoulder with LGBT students against anti-LGBT language, bullying, and discrimination—are welcome to apply.  

See below for more information and the application process.  Feel free to share this with your student groups. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.



The Q Center is Hiring! Apply by May 28th!

The Q Center has two undergraduate student staff positions available for 2014-2015 (fall, winter, & spring quarters):     


  • Facilitate Q Center programs and services in collaboration with those who may not access the Q Center space
  • Work to get new people in the Q Center
  • Create and maintain a friendly, welcoming, supportive environment that encourages people to come back to the Q Center
  • Have knowledge of resources in and outside the Q Center
  • Plan events that outreach to the UW queer and trans* community
  • Maintain an intersectional social justice perspective in all aspects of work


  • Advocacy and community building by and for queer people of color, students, staff, faulty, and community alike.
  • Critical application of anti-racism and anti-oppression ethic.
  • Intersectional accessibility: programming needs to be open to everyone in our communities, financially, physically, emotionally
  • Continuing and building relationships with the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, the D Center and the ASUW Commissions
  • Participate in educational programming for constituents and allies

To apply, please visit our online hiring application.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 28TH.  Applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis to schedule interviews.

Please contact the Assistant Director, Jaimée Marsh, to ask questions or request accommodations: or 206-897-1430.

Summer Nanny Position Available

Morning Nanny position available: Our family is looking for a morning nanny to help our two boys (4 and 7 yrs) off to their summer program.  The position involves making breakfast, packing lunches and driving them to their Summer programs.  We would ask you arrive at 7am and should be finished by  9am.  We pay $16 an hour.  The position would start June 30th and run through September.  It can be from 3-5 days a week.  We are flexible to work around a vacation week.  You will need to have a car, but we will provide car seats for the Summer.  If you are interested, please contact Barb at  

"Life Sentences: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading" - May 20th, 2014

Please join us for the following talk in the Histories and Futures of the Book lecture series:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:30pm
Communications 120

Megan Sweeney
Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of English and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

“Life Sentences: Women Prisoners Reflect on Reading”

During the late 1960s, male prisoners at San Quentin circulated handwritten pages of The Communist Manifesto by way of a clothesline strung from cell to cell.Today, by contrast, women prisoners frequently circulate devalued genres such as narratives of victimization, African American urban fiction, and Christian self-help books.  Although this contrast creates anxiety among some scholars and activists, I have learned—from conducting extensive interviews and group discussions with ninety-four women prisoners—that the contrast indicates far more about the climate for prisoners’ reading in the two time periods than about the readers themselves.  Since the prisoners’ rights movement of the 1960s and ‘70s gave way to the retributive justice framework of the 1980s, prisoners’ opportunities for reading and education have sharply declined.  Even in the midst of these severe restrictions, however, many women prisoners strive to maintain vibrant intellectual lives by making creative and varied uses of the limited reading materials available to them.  Extending the tradition of prisoners’ self-education, women use popular, female-gendered genres to situate their experiences within broader social and historical contexts, experiment with new ways of being, and maintain a sense of dignity, hope, and human community. 
Megan Sweeney is Arthur F. Thurnau Associate Professor of English and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan, where she directs the Writing Program. She is the author of Reading is my Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women’s Prisons (2011), winner of the Emily Toth Award for best work in Women’s Studies.
Sponsored by the Textual Studies Program, the Department of English, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, Law, Societies, & Justice, the Ketcham Endowment, the Hilen Endowment, the Honors Program, and the Pipeline Project. Reception to follow.

Exciting Upcoming Public Health Classes!



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Lavender Gradu​ation “2014 - Be Your Own Queen”

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lavender Graduation 2014

​This year’s Lav Grad features former Miss Gay Filipino, Miss Gay Seattle, La Femme Magnifique of Puget Sound, Olympia XXXV the Empress of Seattle and the Heir Apparent to the Queer Mother of the Americas, Aleksa Manila!

​Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2013-2014 (including fall 2014) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!!!

Here is what graduates say about Lavender Graduation:

   "I felt more embraced and supported by community than I had during the rest of my time as a PhD student. Lav Grad was awesome!"

  “Lav Grad was such a warm and welcoming ceremony that instilled such a sense of pride…I got to stand in front of my friends and family and have the feeling that all parts of my life got to come together for the first time.”

The whens, wheres, whys and hows:

When: TUESDAY, June 10th, from 6-8:30 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m.

​Faculty participating in the procession and confirmation of sheer awesomeness may also wish to arrive at 5 or 5:15 to get food and drink before needing to gather.​

Where: THE UW TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (Brooklyn Avenue is closed in front of Tower, please make parking arrangements in the UW Tower lot ($15 for special graduation day pass), ​on the street, on campus, or in the Hotel Deca parking lot​. Parking for people with disabilities will be available in the UW Tower lot​).

How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING;  please register here

Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks we are often “required” by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. All clothing has cultural significance, but sometimes we want to wear cultural regalia that honors our history,ourselves and the moment, please do so! If you want to dress up, or down, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities! 

"Lavender Graduation was one of the most joyous moments of my life so far. It was wonderful to be in a room with so many queer people and allies, celebrating making it through 4 years. The whole event was amazing and life affirming."

Fulbright U.S. Student Program – UW Information Sessions

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduatelooking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2015-16 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program ( This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014. The campus deadline for applications is September 10, 2014.

  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.


Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply.Please RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for Fulbright at


To be eligible, you must be:

1)      A U.S. citizen,

  • International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at:

2)      A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,

3)      Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and

4)      In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Complete eligibility details are at



  • Awards grants in all fields of study.
  • Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.




·         For graduate and professional students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Marilyn Gray,, G-1 Communications

·         For undergraduate students or alumni at Seattle or Tacoma:

Robin Chang,, 171 Mary Gates Hall

  • UW Bothell students of all levels or alumni:

Natalia Dyba,, UW1-186

Please contact the appropriate advisor above if you have questions or concerns.

Apply to be an English Tutor at Best in Class Education!

Looking for PAID teaching experience?

A flexible schedule?

A fun work environment?

Experience with kids of all ages?

Apply to be an English Tutor at Best in Class Education!

Work Schedule:                Weekdays from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

                                                Weekends from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

                                                Days and Hours are flexible

*Seeking tutors for our Sammamish, Issaquah, and Renton locations*


*             Tutor students in English.  Grade levels range from pre-K to 11th grade.

*             Teach lessons to students in the areas of reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

               Teaching materials and curriculum are provided.

*             Grade homework assignments, tests, and essays. (No work required outside of class time)

*             Maintain student progress records.

Minimum Qualifications:

*             Sophomore, Junior, or Senior college student majoring in English, Education, or related field.

*             Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, and English usage.

*             Ability to follow instructions and work as a team member.

*             Ability to work independently and teach the class on his/her own.

*             Ability to deal with students in a caring and confident manner.

*             Experience in a tutorial program preferred, but not required. We provide extensive training!

*             Special consideration for those who want to be teachers.

Application Process:

*             Email resume and letter of interest to


*             Starting pay $10.00 to $14.00 an hour (depending on experience).

*             Sammamish positions include 1 hour paid commute time.


*             Open until filled. Training will start at your earliest convenience.

              Best in Class Education is a thriving tutoring franchise company. We are proud to have locations nationwide in California, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and here in Washington State. All of us at Best in Class are passionate about what we do: helping students succeed. We have been providing tutoring services to students from preschool through high school since 1995.

              Best in Class Education is a fast-paced, ambitious, and energetic company looking for similar people who want to grow with us. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for teaching and working with students. Best in Class strives not only for the achievement of its students, but for all of its teachers as well. Because of how quickly we are expanding, we have plenty of opportunities for growth within the company. Best in Class can help you achieve your career goals by providing leadership, coaching, learning opportunities, and valuable experience. Whether you are looking into one of our enrichment tutor positions, or have your eyes on a management position, Best in Class could be the best opportunity for you.

Check us out online!

Best in Class Website        

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference  

Be A Tutor-Mentor: EDUC 401 L & M

UW’s Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled “EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education” inFall Quarter 2014. This weekly seminar introduces juniors and seniors to tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the UW. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to UW by sharing their knowledge and experience.

  • Seminar begins 2nd  week of Fall Quarter,  September 29th, 2014
  • Seminar meets on Mondays from 3:30-4:50 PM or from 6:00-7:20 PM
  • Tutoring takes place on campus
  • Receive 2 credits for working with one student, or receive 3 credits for working with two students
  • A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more information, visit our website at:

For registration information, please contact Leslie Ikeda at:

Participate in a Capital Semester in Washington, DC

Final Application Deadline – June 1
***Scholarship Funding Available***
Do you have plans yet for this fall? Have you thought about spending 15 weeks in Washington, DC completing an internship and earning 12 credits from George Mason University?
The application deadline for the fall 2014 Capital Semester in Washington, DC is June 1. There is still plenty of time to apply – there are many exciting internship opportunities available and generous scholarship funding to be awarded.
Spend your semester gaining real-world experience that will help set you apart when it comes time to find your first job after graduation. Here are some examples of intern projects that you could work on next semester:
·         Develop a strategic marketing plan for your client who is lobbying for a bill on Capitol Hill.
·         Attend a Congressional briefing and write a summary for your manager.
·         Cover a press conference at the National Press Club.
·         Research data for a report on bio-terrorism threats and other national security concerns.
·         Plan and develop a social media campaign for crime prevention awareness.
·         Attend a strategy meeting with coalition groups advocating for clean energy policies.
·         Make media pitch calls on behalf of a client whose is promoting her latest book.
·         Work on cultural fair for newly arrived immigrants from Africa.
·         Serve as call screener for a radio talk show.
·         Help prepare a briefing book for your boss who will be testifying in an important Congressional hearing.
·         Brain storm ideas for a Congressional candidate’s latest television commercial.
·         Coordinate logistics for a conference with scholars from prestigious think tanks.
In addition to an internship and classes, our program provides housing in furnished apartments in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC, planned social activities, professional development seminars, and numerous opportunities for networking.
This fall 2014  deadline is June 1 and there is generous scholarship funding still available. Please contact Dana Faught at or 202-986-0384 with any questions; she will work with you to help you complete your application.
For more information or to start an application, please visit our website at