As you may already know, Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate out of any mental illness. Nearly 24 million Americans suffer from anorexia and bulimia; many millions more from binge eating disorder. In the United States, eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer’s disease. Despite its prevalence, there is inadequate access to quality treatment, insurance coverage, and research funding for eating disorders. NEDA’s education, awareness and advocacy programs serve an invaluable purpose to those who need them.
Due to the severity of this disease and the importance of spreading awareness and raising funds for NEDA, I request that the Public Health department passes along the walk information to your students via a student Listserv and/or by posting the flyer attached.
Please pass on this message to your students: Please join us at the Seattle National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk on May 3, 2015 at the Seattle Center. This event is a non-competitive walk in which proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Register for and/or donate to this worthy cause at www.nedawalks.org/Seattle2015.
UW S.E.E.D Scholarship
Success, Education and Empowerment for all DREAMers
Applications for the UW S.E.E.D Scholarship Program are currently being accepted. Please submit all materials by May 1, 2015 by 5pm.
The S.E.E.D Scholarship aims to positively acknowledge the contributions of undocumented students enrolled at the University of Washington. This award recognizes UW students for their academic excellence, involvement in the community and demonstrated leadership. The award is open to all undocumented students who will be registered full-time enrolled students at the UW during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The recipient will receive a one-time award, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, which will be dispensed in the 2015-2016 academic year. The award is made available through generous contributions to La Raza Commission and its constituents. Recipients will be notified by May 10, 2015. To acknowledge these accomplishments and receipt of scholarship, recipients will speak at the DREAM Banquet on May 23, 2015 held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.
Please see http://goo.gl/forms/KnvqaA4mUn to apply and learn information about the scholarship, eligibility requirements, application materials and submission details.
Preparing for Graduate School Applications — Spring Workshop Series
Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful–get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Additional information and resources are available on our website: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships
Personal Statement Writing Workshops
Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.
Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289.
Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171
Develop your undergraduate CV for use in graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.
Hello UW Students!
Registration is now open for the next Green Dot Bystander Training onMay 16th. If you have not yet heard about Green Dot, it is a movement on campus focused on the prevention of sexual violence by training students on how to be active Bystanders, and you can find more information here:
To sign up you can head to the Green Dot Website seen above, or click directly on the link at the end of this message. As always, this training will include a free lunch along with a free UW T-shirt. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn valuable skills, boost your resume, and help your fellow Huskies stay safe.
See you there!
-Green Dot Team
The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are looking for 3 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2015-2016. Applications due May 3rd
Where you involved in the Dream Project or the Pipeline Project at the UW? If so, we encourage you to apply!
UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project AmeriCorps members will work collaboratively to recruit and support students on campus involved in K-12 tutoring and college access mentoring. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and work with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in all of our programs and facilitate conversations on campus on education equity issues. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st 2015-July 15th 2016.
We are having an optional info session with representatives from the programs to help answer any questions you may have about the positions.
Date: April 30th from 4:30-5:30
Location: MGH 171E
The application deadline is Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 by 11:59 PM.
If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email the appropriate contacts, listed below:
Dream Project: Lirra at lirraz25 or Ross at rossarap
Pipeline Project: Sione at pipeline
*Disclaimer: All AmeriCorps applicants must know that their hiring is contingent upon funding from Washington Service Corps. We will know the status of that funding no later than May 15th, 2015. Final hiring will be contingent upon applicants’ successful completion of enrollment paperwork–signed, dated, and returned to WSC–and FBI criminal record check initiated (scheduled).*