Student Leadership Award, Apply today!

Have you made a positive impact in your community? Apply for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award!

The UW’s Carlson Center is currently accepting applications for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award. 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 and provided outstanding leadership in the community.

The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 20, 2015.


In order to be eligible for the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award, candidates must be enrolled as a junior or senior at the University of Washington during the current academic year and working toward their first baccalaureate degree. The Award is open to students from all three University of Washington campuses.

Deadline and Application Instructions

The application deadline for the 2015 Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award is Monday, April 13, 2015. Interviews with finalists will occur Thursday, April 23, 2015.

For more information about how to apply and to learn about our past recipients, check out our engage, with Carlson Student Leadership Award Question in the subject line.

UAA Peer Advising

Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) is hiring next year’s Peer Advising Staff.

They strive to hire a diverse group of students from a variety of majors.

If you are interested in learning more about these positions, attend one of the following information sessions next week:

  • Tuesday, March 3rd at 12 noon – MGH 120
  • Wednesday, March 4th 5 pm – MGH 141
  • Monday, March 9th 2:30 pm – Commuter Commons (HUB 141)
  • Thursday, March 12th 5:30 pm – MGH 141

Community Based Leadership Courses for Spring!

The Carlson Center is excited to support two Community-Based Leadership courses for undergraduate students during Spring Quarter!

Are Do Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement is ideal for sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have experience with service and who are interested in exploring what it means to “do good”. Digital Storytelling and Global Citizenship is designed for students with varying levels of movie making experience who are interested in exploring course concepts as a part of an intercultural team.

Read more about these two dynamic courses below, and please forward widely within your networks.

Green Tea Party Invitation

My name is Merrick Calder and I am the EcoReps Coordinator for the UW EcoReps program on campus. I am emailing you you today as an invitation to join the Green Tea Party. Recently the facilitation of this group has been moved to EcoReps and we are looking to add new members to this influential group on campus.

EcoReps is an organization under the UW Sustainability office that encourages sustainable behaviors in students, faculty, and staff of UW through peer-to-peer communication, motivation and education. It is our goal as EcoReps to foster a culture of sustainability at UW with focuses in alternative transportation, waste diversion, energy reduction, and water management. We work through the entire campus as well as the Greek community.

The Green Tea Party will be a company of organizations that meet monthly to bring ideas together to promote, change, and encourages the culture of sustainability on campus. We represent a central voice of students and faculty that asks the question, “how can UW continue to reduce its impact on the environment and what changes do we still need to make?”

Our goal for this group is to create a central meeting place where members of different environmental organizations and RSOs can meet. We are fostering the ability for groups to promote their projects, create a network of organizations with similar interests and ideas, collectively create projects that alter environmentally damaging infrastructure, host events that influence sustainable behavior, and collectively provide resources that allow each organization to make a deeper and larger impact on campus. Each organization has a voice in this group and together we will form a collective that strives to make the campus green and sustainable.

If you are interested, please respond asking to be put on the mailing list. We will be shortly arranging a time and place for our first introduction meeting.

We are looking forward to the participation of your organization. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out: ecoreps


Merrick Calder
EcoReps Coordinator
UW Sustainability
Gerberding Hall, Box 351248
Seattle, WA 98195-1248


STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITY: Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is looking for a new Fund Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year. The CSF Coordinator is a team player as well as a self-starter, possessing excellent collaboration skills and an ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. The coordinator also possesses strong project management skills; attention to detail; an ability to prioritize; flexibility and resilience; creative problem solving skills; ability to gain consensus and/or manage sensitive situations; superior verbal and written communication skills; and proficiency and comfort presenting to both small and large groups of people.

Job descriptions and links to the applications can be found at Questions about the positions should be directed to

UW Master of Jurisprudence Information Sessions

The University of Washington School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program

is hosting two Admissions Information Sessions at William H. Gates Hall on February 26 and April 2.

During these sessions, we will be providing information about this innovative Master’s degree program and inform candidates about the application process.

If you would like to find out more about UW School of Law’s Master of Jurisprudence degree program, please join us to learn more and meet our faculty.

Our upcoming session is Thursday, February 26, 6:00-7:30PM in William H. Gates Hall, Room 116.

Please RSVP at if you would like to attend. We look forward to meeting you!