Student Experience Survey

There’s an important student survey called the SERU underway at the UW. Participate in it and you will help improve the undergraduate experience. The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) covers a broad range of topics, from the amount of time undergraduates spend studying to the type of research experiences they enjoy. Questions gauge the impact of college on such areas as critical thinking, academic preparation, research experiences, time management and overall satisfaction, and results will be used to improve our understanding of educational best practices at leading research universities. All degree-seeking undergraduate students who are 18 years old or older and currently enrolled at UW Seattle are eligible to participate – help us improve our academic and student-life programs and maybe win a major prize! Take the survey and learn more here: http://surveys.uw.edu/

APR 24-25: D.C. Internships Info Sessions

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Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit?

If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled this week on Thursday and Friday:

Thursday, April 24
930-1020 in DEN 306
1230- 120 in EEB 003
330- 420 in SAV 156

Friday, April 25
1030-1120 in CMU 243
1130-1220 in EEB 031
1230- 120 in BAG 106

The Washington Center (TWC) runs a full-time internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW students (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums and international organizations, and associations,. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships and the application process.

For 2014 the quarterly program cost is $5,995 and the housing cost is
$4,200 (there are additional charges for the semester program). In addition, students pay for 15 UW credits, transportation, and personal expenses. Students are eligible to use their financial aid for this program and many scholarships are available that often bring the cost of attending close to the cost of a quarter at UW. For Autumn 2014, TWC guarantees a scholarship of at least $2500 for all UW students.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see http://www.twc.edu/node/11029):
Autumn Quarter (Aug-Nov)/Semester 2014 (Aug-Dec)
*Priority: 5/7/13, Regular: 6/14/13
Spring Semester 2014 (Jan-May)
*Priority: 10/15/14, Regular: 11/19/14
Summer Quarter 2015 (Jun-Aug),
*Priority: 2/18/15, Regular 3/18/15
* Deadline for most scholarships

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more. If you can’t make it, you can make an appointment to meet with me individually (to use our online system go to https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php; if none of the appointments with me work with your schedule, email me to find another time). Information is also available at TWC’s website, http://www.twc.edu

David Cay Johnston – Health Inequality in America

Join us for an evening of discussion about health inequality in America with David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize.

His newly released book, Divided, collects the writings of leading scholars, activists, and journalists to provide an illuminating, multifaceted look at inequality in America.

Copies of Divided will be available for sale at the event.

Event sponsored by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University Bookstore, Population Health Forum, and the Health Equity Circle.

When: April 24th at 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Where: UW Kane Hall 210

Attendees: Free and open to the public!

Rain2River Walk

Join the Duwamish River Clean-Up Coalition (DRCC/TAG) and partners on the upcoming Rain2River Walks and learn about grey and green infrastructure, sustainable practices, polluted runoff, RainWise Program, and other things you can do to keep the Duwamish River clean; all attendees will get a FREE ticket to go on a Rain2River Boat Tour at a later date.

There are two walks coming up on April 27th in South Park and on May 4th in West Seattle. Each walk is unique to the neighborhood it is hosted in.

For more information visit: http://duwamishcleanup.org/programs/rain-to-river-walks/

To RSVP: http://rain2riversouthpark.brownpapertickets.com/

Husky Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Here is some information on an RSO that may be of some interest to Public Health Majors!

We are an RSO on campus called the Husky Pediatric Cancer Foundation. We are a student-led organization dedicated to supporting low-income families with pediatric cancer patients. If you would like to join our team, please fill out the catalyst application by May 9th. This is an excellent opportunity to help the local community and to meet peers with similar interests.

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/jennyjma/232638

If you have any questions, feel free to email uwhpcf

We look forward to hearing from you,

HPCF