Notice: OWRC Writing and Research Support for UW Students

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The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for all writers on campus. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Meet our tutors and librarians here.

The OWRC also offers:

Support for International and Multilingual Students 

  • Targeted Learning Communities (TLCs):Weekly, small group tutoring for three to five international and multilingual students from the same course. TLC groups support students’ classroom learning, combine personal goals with academic goals, and create long-term learning communities.

Support for Graduate Students

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat:Week-long, writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. The retreat consists of presentations, workshops, solo writing time and daily sessions with a peer tutor.
  • Open Writing Circles:Weekly, writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers meet in Allen Research Commons to sit and write together to provide light structure, goal-setting, and some companionship.

Satellite Site Tutoring

  • Allen Research Commons: Drop-in sessions for graduate student writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in and cannot be booked in advance.
  • Health Sciences Library:Writing consultations for Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students.
  • College of Education:Writing consultations for College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.

The OWRC also offers support to direct to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, click here.

Notice: Applications Open for the 2018-19 Husky Leadership Certificate Cohort

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This program gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences and skills in a way that I hadn’t been challenged to do before. On top of that, I was able to find a clear and confident way to articulate those skills both in person and online.” – Husky Leadership Certificate alumnus

Applications are LIVE for the 2018-19 cohort of the Husky Leadership Certificate program. We are seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Our leaders are change-agents, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, athletes, educators and more. This is your opportunity to reflect on your leadership development journey during your undergraduate education.   Continue reading

Notice: Scam Warnings Sent to International Students

Criminals Stealing Money from International Students by Phone

Be careful if you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the U.S. government or the police and demands money. These calls are fake, and are from criminals. They want to scare you and steal your money!

  • Do not give payment information by phone to someone calling you with threats: credit card numbers, online account transfer information, or other personal financial information!
  • Do not buy gift cards to pay someone calling or emailing you with threats!
  • Do not give personal info to someone calling or emailing with threats: copies of your immigration documents, UW account info and password, social media info, etc.
  • Do not agree to meet an unknown caller at a strange address (parking lot, grocery store, etc.)

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Notice: Need Student Health Insurance? Share your experience!

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If you are a student at UW Seattle who is uninsured or underinsured and would like to share your experience navigating the healthcare system through a 30-minute interview, 60-minute focus group, video clip, OR written story, please contact us at uwship2@gmail.com.

We are a group of MPH students advocating for the reinstitution of a UW health insurance plan. Your stories will help us inform UW policy makers of the need for a student health insurance plan. Participants can earn up to $50.”

Thank you for your time,
UW SHIP2 Student Team
uwship2@gmail.com

Notice: Drop-In Mental Health Resources for Students for Spring Quarter

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Here are some drop-in mental health resources for spring quarter.  These are FREE resources available for students.  No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.  More information and flyers available via hyperlink.

  • Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 2-2:45pm (NEW TIME) on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall
    • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.
  • Mindfulness for Anxiety, Depression and Trauma Workshop 2-2:45pm on several Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays for students’ convenience in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews the symptoms of generalized anxiety, major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder.  Participants can learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (focused on building skills in the areas of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (focused on how thoughts, mood and behaviors interact).  Goals:
    • Increased understanding of mental health symptoms
    • Effective coping strategies to practice
    • Specifying personal goals and/or goals for treatment
  • Mental Health for the People workshop with Andrea Salazar on Friday 6/1 at 3pm in 401 Schmitz Hall.  This is a new quarterly workshop series is focused on mental health topics from a social justice perspective. The topic for spring quarter is The Impact of Colorism on Communities of Color
  • Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center
    • Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
    • Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB
    • Offered during the 10 weeks of each quarter.