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.

Notice: Nominate an iSchool instructor for a teaching award!

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NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING ISCHOOL INSTRUCTOR!

The deadline to nominate iSchool faculty for this year’s teaching excellence awards is extended to Friday, May 4. This is a great opportunity to publicly appreciate a faculty member who’s made a particular difference in your life. Recipients will be announced at Convocation.

The nomination is a short survey that takes a few minutes to complete.

Pedagogical Recognition of Our Faculty (PROF): Recognizes exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School.

Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors (TEACH): Recognizes exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by non-tenure track faculty (both full-time and part-time) at the Information School.

Nominees for both awards should:

  • Apply expertise in subject matter to connect with students and make topics relevant to their learning.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and engagement in the learning/teaching process.
  • Inspire independent, original, and creative thinking.
  • Show innovation in course and curriculum design.

Notice: Student ID cards with name change now available

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Names On Redesigned Husky Cards

Beginning today, April 2, 2018, all University of Washington students and employees will have the option to change the name currently listed on their Husky Card, which is also being redesigned with a new look.

The UW ID Center is offering free card exchanges from April 2 through June 1 to those who would like to change the name listed. After this limited time waiver period, the standard $25 replacement fee for name change reprints of Husky Cards will be in effect.

Exchanging Your Husky Card

If you would like to receive an updated card, the office firsts asks to update your name on identity.uw.edu. After two business days, UW students and employees who already have a Husky Card can visit one of our ID Center locations to exchange their card. Your current, active Husky Card must be turned in to receive a replacement during and after the waiver period.

U-PASS holders should allow 24-48 hours for their new card to begin working on transit.

Notice: Nominations for iSchool Teaching Excellence Awards, due 4/16

The iSchool Recognition Committee is seeking nominations for this year’s teaching excellence awards. These awards recognize outstanding contributions to teaching made by faculty at the Information School. The nominations are evaluated and awarded in two classifications:

* Pedagogical Recognition of Our Faculty (PROF): The PROF award is to recognize exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by tenure track faculty at the Information School.

* Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors (TEACH): The TEACH award is to recognize exemplary teaching and outstanding contributions to teaching made by non-tenure track lecturing faculty (both full-time and part-time) at the Information School. Continue reading