Notice: Welcome to the 2013-14 Academic Year!

The staff in Student Services is excited to start another academic year! We planned a number of events for fall quarter including a chats with the Dean, a variety of career workshops and meet-the-firm events, as well as our traditional Halloween Open House. For our online students: watch for ways to attend these events online or listen to the recordings at a later date.

Here’s a guide to the information you’ll find in this document:

New Faces

  • Students Services Staff Changes
  • New iSchool Faculty

iSchool Facilities

  • After Hours Access to Mary Gates Hall
  • iLounge and iSchool Computer Lab Etiquette
  • Husky Card Access


  • Student Services blog and Facebook
  • Advising emails

iSchool Committees and Student Leadership Council

Funding to Present at Conferences

Fall Events/Activities

  • Conversations with the Dean
  • Student Services Open House
  • Career Events

iSchool Merchandise on Café Press­­

New Faces

Student Services Staffing Changes

Welcome our new staff member:  Jason Boyd!

Jason Boyd is our new MSIM/PhD Program Advisor. Jason will serve as the primary advisor for the MSIM and PhD students.  A special thanks to Martez Mott who served as the student representatives on the search committees for this position.


New iSchool Faculty

The iSchool is welcoming four new fulltime faculty members this fall.

iSchool Facilities

After Hours Access to Mary Gates Hall

To avoid being escorted out of the iSchool labs when MGH is closed, you need to have an official permit issued by the iSchool. These permits will allow you to stay in MGH from building close to 3 a.m.  No students should be in MGH between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Building permits will be issued at the end of October to those students who request them. These permits are valid for the 2013-2014 academic year and expire on June 13, 2014. Permits must be requested each fall quarter. If you would like a building permit, please complete the survey at

Deadline to request a permit is Friday, October 30.

Regular Mary Gates Hall hours are:
Sun thru Thu: 7 am to 12 am (midnight)
Fri and Sat: 7 am to 9 pm
MGH is closed on holidays and has shorter hours during quarterly breaks.

iSchool Shared Space Etiquette

The iSchool has several spaces available for iSchool students’ use.  The iLounge (MGH 424), Computer Lab (MGH 440), and (when not being used for classes) the Classroom Lab (MGH 430) are available iSchool for students to use to support your academic activities.  These spaces are accessed with your husky card.  The expectations of the iSchool are that these environments be welcoming and comfortable for ALL iSchool students.

Computer Lab Norms may be found at

iLounge Norms: This space is open to use by all iSchool students, staff and faculty as well as the custodial staff of Mary Gates Hall.  The kitchen space is shared and each individual user is responsible to clean-up after himself or herself.  This includes dishes, microwave, table tops, countertops and the fridge.  Once a quarter, members of various iSchool student organizations do a general cleaning of this space.

Behavior in both the computer labs and the iLounge is governed by the UW Student Conduct Code.  Additional information about conduct expectations may be found at

Problems Accessing an iSchool Space?

If your Husky card is not working in the computer lab or iLounge, contact the iSchool facilities manager Carmen Cook at

iSchool Communications

Keeping You Informed

As a reminder, our primary mode of communication to iSchool Students regarding academic issues is by email to your UW email account. It is your responsibility to be aware of the information we send to your official UW email address.

In addition to email, Student Services uses a number of other communication mediums to manage the various types of announcements we are asked to forward to students. Announcements about UW activities, professional events or other opportunities for students that aren’t directly related to your academic program are posted on the Student Services blog. In addition to the blog, we also have a Facebook page as well as a twitter account.

Here are the links:

Emails for Advising Questions

Have quick advising question?  Send it to one of our advising emails.

  • PhD – Program Staff: Ashlee or Jason.  Advising Email:
  • MLIS – Program Staff: Ashlee or Marie.  Advising Email:
  • MSIM – Program Staff: Gary or Jason.  Advising Email:
  • INFO – Program Staff: Gary, Dowell, or Tori.  Advising Email:
  • Career – For career advising appointments.  Advising Email:

iSchool Committees and Student Leadership Council

Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a group of student leaders who serve as an advisory committee to the Dean and other administrators of the iSchool.  In addition, this group selects student representatives for several iSchool committees as well as allocates funding to iSchool student organizations. This year’s councils members are:

  • James Chang – IUGA President
  • David Ewald – IUGA Vice President
  • Chelsea Nesvig and Emily Bolton – ALISS co-presidents
  • Rachel Foshag – ALISS vice president
  • Katie Ho – AIMS President
  • Alark Patel – AIMS Vice President
  • Norah Abokhodair – DSA Representative

Looking for ways to get involved in the Information School?

The iSchool is seeking student representation for the following iSchool committees: Academics Council, Diversity, Facilities and Research.

As a committee member, you will be responsible for attending committee meetings to represent the student perspective, participating in committee activities and reporting pertinent committee topics to the iSchool Student Community. In addition, you will be asked to attend periodic Student Leadership Council meetings to update them on the work of the committee you represent. Serving on the committee is a great way to learn about what is happening in the iSchool as well as work closely with members of the iSchool faculty, staff and administration. Student Representatives are selected by the Student Leadership Council.

The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, October 13, 11:59 p.m. The application can be found at

More details about what these various committees do and, if available, when they meet are included in the survey.

Conference Funding

Presenting at a Professional Conference?

The iSchool has funding available to help subsidize the cost for MLIS, MSIM and INFO students presenting at a conference.  These funds are requested through your academic adviser.  More information is available on the iSchool website at

Fall Quarter Events

Conversations with the Dean 

Each quarter Dean Bruce holds informal meetings with small groups of iSchool students. These meetings are a chance for students to talk with the Dean about their experiences at the iSchool and the UW. There are two Conversations with the Dean scheduled for fall quarter:

  • Wednesday, October 23, 12 to 1:30, MGH 310D
  • Thursday, November 21, 12 to 1:30 , MGH 310 D

Space is limited for both events. If you’d like to participate, send an RSVP to

Student Services Halloween Open House

Save the date—Thursday, October 31, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, MGH 470. Costumes welcome.

Career Events

  • Resume Review Day, Sept 27: 8:30 – 4:00 pm, MGH 416
    Get your resume reviewed by the iSchool Career Services Advisor before this fall’s career fairs! Sign up for a 15 minute slot in iCareers.
  • PwC Information Session, Oct 1, 12:30 – 1:30 pm,  MGH 420
    Meet with the PwC recruiting team to learn about technical advisory positions with PwC.
  • Career Fair Success, Oct 8: 12:30 – 1:30 pm , MGH 420
    Come to a workshop by Vic Snyder of the UW Career Center to guarantee your career fair success.
  • International Student Career Connections Program (ISCC), Tuesdays Oct 8 – Nov 5, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, MGH 258
    This 5 week program helps international students prepare for their US job and internship search.
  • Don’t Be Awkward, Oct 16, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, MGH 420
    The iSchool’s 3rd annual Don’t Be Awkward Networking workshop will teach you to prepare an elevator pitch and talk professionally in any setting.
  • Resume Review Day, Oct 21, 9:00 – 4:00, MGH 416
    Get your resume reviewed by the iSchool Career Services Advisor before this fall’s career fairs! Sign up for a 15 minute slot in iCareers.
  • Business Casual, Oct 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, MGH 420
    What is business casual dress? Learn about the details here.
  • Cisco Office Hours, Oct 22, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, MGH 258
    Drop in for office hours with Cisco recruiters to learn more about the company.

iSchool Merchandise on Café Press

Looking for some iSchool Swag?  You’ll find it on Café Press.  Funds from this site help to support student organizations.  If you’re looking for something with an iSchool logo and you don’t see it here, contact a club officer and ask them to add it.

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