Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity – EAS 2017 Healthy Choices Fair

Volunteer at the Environmental and Adventure School’s (EAS) 2017 Healthy Choices Fair.

EAS is a choice/alternative middle school with a unique, applied way of facilitating student learning. It is located within the Lake Washington School district, in Kirkland, WA. The Healthy Choices Fair brings together teachers, parents, health care professionals, and community experts for a three-day conference offering a unique approach to providing 140 middle school students with health information.

Interactive sessions and keynote presentations address topics such as: drug and alcohol awareness; emotional well-being; positive social interaction; environmental health; physical health and fitness; nutrition; and healthy lifestyle decision-making.

The Fair is coordinated by EAS parent volunteers who work with the teaching staff to ensure the relevance and appropriateness of each breakout session. Each session is scheduled for one hour (45-50 minute presentation, with time at the end for questions and journaling) with 10-25 kids ranging in age from 11 to 14.

It’s helpful if speakers can make their session a casual mix of presentation/discussion and student interaction/participation. Power points and interactives are commonly used.

If this sounds like an interesting adventure to you, we would truly appreciate your involvement.This year, the fair will be held on Jan 24 (Tuesday), Jan 26 (Thursday), and Jan 27 (Friday).

Please let us know if you are interested and able to lead one or two sessions by sending an email by October 25th to:

Susan Vossler vosslerm1@comcast.net  and Tania M. Busch Isaksen tania@uw.edu


The Canadian Studies Center has two amazing opportunities to fund undergraduate students to study any field in Canada! Please share this opportunity with your students. See website below and flyers attached for more information. Deadline for both scholarships is January 15, 2017.

Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional UW undergraduate students to spend one semester or a full academic year in Canada. The Killam Fellowships Program offers a fellowship award of $5,000 per semester (up to $10,000 for two semesters). Click to view website.

The Corbett British Columbia-Washington International Exchange Program Fund provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia or University of Victoria; and for students from the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria to spend three quarters at the University of Washington. Click here to view website.

Killam Flyer (University of Washington).pdf


Sustainable UW Festival Oct. 17-23

There are dozens of events happening during the festival. Some of the highlights include:

  • The Sustainable Exhibitor Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the HUB Ballroom. UW programs, student groups, and community partners who put sustainability first will be available to talk about their work and how you can get involved. Enjoy entertainment from several arts groups on the Cultural Sustainability Stage during the event.
  • Huskies for Humanity, “Changing Global Health Ecosystems: Humans, Animals, and the Environment” on Monday, Oct. 17. An interactive panel discussion where presenters will address the interactions between humans, animals, and the environment, and the impact on health.
  • UW’s Salmon Safe Certification celebration and award ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
  • Sustainability Careers Meet & Greet, connecting students with representatives from the business, non-profit, government and education sectors, on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
  • Husky Highlight, featuring UW Environmental Innovation Challenge winner Jiko Power on Thursday, Oct. 20.
  • UW Sustainability open house on Friday, Oct. 21. Stop by UW Sustainability’s office in Gerberding Hall, room B40, to learn more about the sustainability resources we have to offer.

In addition, you can attend screenings of documentaries on climate change and food waste; volunteer with the native plant nursery or to create native pollinator habitat on campus; take a tour of the UW Botanic Garden’s green buildings and gardens; and much more. For full information on all the events happening throughout the festival, visit green.uw.edu/festival/events.


Women’s Center is Hiring

The UW Women’s Center, located in Cunningham Hall, is hiring part-time work study eligible graduate and undergraduate students to support a variety of the Center’s programs and services to educate women and girls for life and leadership in our community.

Below is a very brief summary of our open positions.

· Marketing and Communications Coordinator will promote events that support gender equity, access to higher education, women’s leadership and similar programs by designing promotional materials and implementing online/social media marketing strategy; maintain and update website and social media presence; and more.

· Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Alumnae Coordinator will manage alumnae engagement to foster a supportive network of women leaders in our community, including coordination of leadership events.

· Special Events Coordinator will work with Women’s Center Advisory Board and Staff Gala Planning Committee to host 350+ attended annual fundraising Gala and co-facilitate various mission aligned events in collaboration with campus and community partners.

· Administrative Assistant will support Women’s Center staff on various projects and serve as a resource to UW campus and community interested in Women’s Center programming.

For more information about the positions and to apply, please visit our website at http://depts.washington.edu/womenctr/ and the Work Study Website at https://www.washington.edu/financialaid/types-of-aid/work-study/work-study-positions/.

2017 Master of Social Work application / BASW & MSW info sessions

Applications for the Fall 2017 Master of Social Work program are now available. Please encourage prospective students to join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about our Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) or Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. A PhD in Social Welfare is also offered.

Fall 2017 MSW applications are open! Deadline is January 4th

The Fall 2017 Master of Social Work application is now available. The application deadline is January 4th, 2017 – we only admit students once per year, for the Fall quarter. Note that while admission is competitive, our committee evaluates candidates holistically. The GRE is not required for admission to our MSW programs, and we welcome applicants from all undergraduate majors to our full-time, two year program (MSW Day) and part-time, three year program (MSW Extended Degree Program). There is also an accelerated 10 month Advanced Standing degree opportunity (starts in July) for candidates who meet additional qualifications, including holding a qualifying Bachelor’s degree specifically in Social Work or Social Welfare.

(MSW) Master of Social Work info sessions for prospective students

For room locations and to register, see our admissions calendar. Upcoming sessions:

· Monday, October 24th at 5:00 p.m.

· Saturday, October 29th at 12:00 p.m.

· *Thursday, November 17th at 4:00 p.m. *Online webinar

· Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m.

· Wednesday, November 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

· Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m.

· *Thursday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m. *Online webinar

· Thursday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m.

(BASW) Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare info sessions for prospective students

For room locations and to register, see our admissions calendar. Upcoming sessions:

· Thursday, November 10th at 3:00 p.m.

· Thursday, December 1st at 3:00 p.m.

· Thursday, December 10th at 3:00 p.m.

Why Race Matters: U.S. Politics in the 2016 Elections

Why Race Matters: U.S. Politics in the 2016 Elections brings together faculty members from the Departments of American Ethnic Studies, History and Political Science to offer students some historical depth to current political debates and to open up a group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you will attend on Tuesday, October 18, at 4pm in the Ethnic Cultural Center. RSVP on our Facebook event page here: http://tinyurl.com/whyracematters