Call for Volunteers: Honors 2014 Celebration of Distinction!

Hi Honors students!

We are calling for volunteers to help prepare for our Celebration of Distinction on Friday, June 13. We need your time and talents the days before, and day-of, for prep and tear-down. We always have fun, and there is usually food!

Volunteers receive Honors swag (new stuff this year), and more importantly, my undying gratitude!

Please sign up asap via the Doodle link for one or more 2-hour shifts, and let me know via comment on the Doodle if you have any particular skills that might come in handy, i.e, you can drive, are mechanically or technically inclined, have InDesign experience, or LOVE flower arranging, etc. :-) We need flower arrangers on Thursday, June 12 (1-3pm shift).

Give a shout out if you have any questions!

Thanks!  ~wendy

HETA Deadline Extended to Friday

Current Honors students,

Just a few more days to nominate a professor for the Honors Excellence in Teaching Award! This award recognizes a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the intellectual life of students and who best exemplifies the spirit of the Honors program.

Last year Frances McCue, the Honor’s program’s Writer in Residence, received the award and is not eligible to receive the award this year.

If you took a particular Honors course that was above and beyond your expectations this year, please use this opportunity to show your appreciation by nominating your instructor. The instructor must have taught an Honors course within the last year.

Nominate your professor through this quick survey The deadline has been extended, and all nominations must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, May 30th.

HSAP Presents the Honors Colloquium this Friday!

HSAP and the Honors Program are proud to once again host the annual Honors Colloquium. Every year, Honors students engage in an extraordinary amount of high-level work, and the Colloquium is an opportunity to celebrate the work you have been doing and showcase it with peers, mentors, and Honors faculty. Students are invited to come see their peers present research, thesis, senior design work, 496 portfolios, or even Experiential Learning Projects with the rest of Honors community in an intimate and friendly setting.

The event is this Friday, May 30th, from 11am-2pm, and is open house style. Stop by whenever you can!
We hope to see you there!
Honors Student Affairs Panel (HSAP)

Washington Athletic Club Hiring Certified Lifeguard

The Washington Athletic Club is looking for a currently certified lifeguard who is available to work weekends and evenings over the summer and into the school year. Position is part time, with an opportunity for more hours subbing and teaching swim lessons. The WAC is located downtown on 6th and Union and is an easily accessible from many major bus lines. For more information or to apply send your resume and cover letter to


Summer B Term, Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education inside Prison

Hello Honors students,

We are pleased to announce that this Summer B Term, we will again be offering Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education inside Prison. This course presents students a unique opportunity to explore education within a prison setting. 

Course Description
Why should people in prison have opportunities for education? What are the benefits and what are the realities and constraints of the institution? This class is centered around a series of visits we will make to the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex (about 45 minutes outside of Seattle). We will meet with a group of prisoners there several times over the course of this class, sharing reading and writing assignments with them (scheduled dates are Wednesdays in B term, departing from the UW around 11:00am and arriving back by 5). We will also tour the facility and meet with the prison’s administrative staff and correctional officers in order to gain a broad understanding of the complex issues surrounding education within a prison setting (the tour is currently scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 5, and will take all day). UW students will engage in writing and outreach projects with the TRU students. NO MAKE-UP sessions are possible, so please check your schedules.

Class size will be limited to 12 students, and transportation to and from the prison will be provided.


Please attend an information session to hear more about the course and requirements from the instructor, Claudia Jensen. Our final information session will be held this Thursday May 29, 12:30, MGH 211E. Please contact Claudia for more information or if you cannot attend a session ( 

Enrolling & Participating in the Course

 Add codes required to register for this course, and are available from Claudia Jensen ( Please provide your student number in your add code request, as well as your acknowledgment of the following. 


Students will have to submit information for clearance in order to enter the prison facility and they will be required to sign the UW’s Acknowledgement of Risk form; all students must be over 18. Students should also be aware that visits to the Monroe Correctional Complex require strict adherence to MCC rules, which may make certain behaviors (communication via cell phone or eating/drinking/administration of medication during those hours, etc) impossible. Please be in touch with Claudia with any concerns or questions you have about these policies.


UW Honors

Undergraduate Research Program Hiring Student Assistant

Position Available: Undergraduate Student Assistant
Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity promotes and facilitates opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with faculty, provides a public forum for students to present their work, and offers advising and other resources.

We currently seek an undergraduate student assistant to work 15-19.5 hours per week, preferably starting this summer and continuing through academic year 2014-15.  Compensation is $10.00/hour.  This position is Work-Study eligible.

General Duties/Description:

  • Provide web, database, and other technology support for the Undergraduate Research Program including routine URP website updates.
  • Assist in daily operations including email management, the development, production, and distribution of URP publication materials; office organization; program outreach;
  • Perform a variety of support functions for URP programs and events, including the Undergraduate Research Symposium; and
  • Occasional front desk reception support for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.


  • Valuable experience for students who want to gain professional work experience and/or learn about student services in higher education.
  • Interesting/relevant work environment for students who are already involved or interested in undergraduate research.
  • Work with friendly staff in a supportive, team-oriented environment.


  • Work well both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills, ability to balance a variety of duties, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with PC applications, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of and experience with web-page updates and maintenance.
  • High comfort level with computer technology and software programs, including interest in learning new web-page design and other technical skills.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with basic HTML and/or Drupal content management systems.
  • Familiarity with using social media platforms.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Familiarity with basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and/or InDesign.

How to Apply: Priority deadline for consideration is Monday, June 23

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to: Lauren Brohawn, Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Research Program via Word or pdf attachment to

To learn more about the Undergraduate Research Program, visit:

DO-IT Student Office Assistant Position

Now Hiring Student Office Assistants

Department: DO-IT, College of Engineering
Job Title: Student Hourly Office Assistant
Location: 4545 15th Ave NE

Take advantage of this great opportunity to build your resume, support people with disabilities, and work on campus for an award-winning program!

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) supports people with disabilities to succeed in college and careers. We are hiring detail-oriented, computer-savvy, self-motivated undergraduates with excellent customer service skills and Macintosh experience. Duties include reception, office support, word processing, data entry, desktop publishing, and much more in a team-oriented environment.

Work 12-19.5 hours/week during the academic year (more hours usually available during breaks). Shifts available Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-5:15PM. Must be enrolled for at least 6 credits Fall quarter and able to commit for a year or more. $10.50/ hr to start.

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit this website:

JSIS A 494: Gender and Citizenship in the Global North

Why are women still making on average 20% less than

men in the economies of the Global North? Why are there

only 18% women in the US Congress? Do women just have to

‘lean in’, as Sheryl Sandberg (CEO of facebook) suggests? Is

the Scandinavian child care model an option? And what do

the EU and the UN do about gender inequalities?

If you’re interested in these questions, this class is for you.

TTh 2:30 – 3:50 (SMI 309)

Contact me for further info

Sabine Lang, Associate Professor JSIS

JSIS A 301: Europe Today

Fall 2014 Lecture class JSIS A 301 

Are you interested in finding out how the European

Union copes with current challenges such as the

Euro debt crisis, migration, and possible expansion?

Do you wonder whether the crisis in the Ukraine

increased the push towards a common security policy,

or to what degree Europeans share an identity?

Then this lecture class is for you – no prerequisites in

the social sciences or EU politics required.

JSIS A 301, T & Th 11:30 – 12:20, Thomson 101 


Sabine Lang, Associate Professor JSIS