Events: Men of Color in Engineering Leadership Series

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Prof. Strayhorn, who holds a bachelor’s and a master’s from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in higher education from Virginia Tech, joined The Ohio State University (OSU) faculty in 2010 and became the youngest full professor in the university’s history in 2014. He was the founding director of OSU’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity and Academic Success (IDEAS) and former director of CHEE, OSU’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE).  Prof. Strayhorn, is a well-known academic. He gives frequent talks and lectures across the country, addressing issues of student success and achievement.

Events: D Month is here!

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Welcome to the spring quarter! As it is now the month of April, what this means is that it’s time for D Month!

What is D Month? Started a few years ago, D Month is a month-long series of events meant to celebrate and advocate for disability rights, issues, and culture. We have four more D Month events coming up, featuring a wide array of speakers!

  1. Shain Neumeier: Institutionalization and the Continuing Struggle for Disability Liberation. Friday, April 14. HUB 250. 7PM – 9PM. FB event
  2. Mia Mingus: Disability in Queerness, POC Communities, and Transformative Justice. Monday, April 17. HUB 332. 5:30PM – 7:30PM. FB event
  3. Lydia XZ Brown: Struggling with Disability Justice: Self-Work, Collective Accountability, and Community Care in the Movement. Friday, April 21. HUB 334. 7PM – 9PM. FB event
  4. Panel on Intersections of Disability and Public Health. Tuesday, April 25. HUB 334. 3:30pm – 4:30pm. FB event to come soon!

All events have CART captioning and ASL interpreting requested, and air purifiers will be provided.  For the safety of community members with chemical sensitivity, please arrive scent-free.

Events: Q&A–International Students and US Politics

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In light of the current political climate in the U.S., FIUTS is hosting an event intended to help international students explore some of the questions they may be having. This panel and discussion is an opportunity for students to hear from campus departments about what they can and are doing to support international students, and students will be able to ask questions of these offices and share their experiences with each other. The panel features representatives from International Student Services, the Counseling Center, Student Legal Services, and the Division of Student Life. Please share this opportunity with your students.

Questions and Answers: International Students and U.S. Politics
April 12, 2017
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Smith Room, Suzzallo Library

StudentOrgs: SPEP Leadership Applications

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The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions. SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students. If you might be a good fit, please apply by March 26th.

Why apply for a SPEP leadership position?

  • Because #RealDawgsGiveBack!
  • FREE FOOD, always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Networking opportunities with UW Foundation board members and Advancement staff
  • Non-profit work, marketing and event planning experience

The service period is September 2016- June 2017, with an offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, in mid-June.

Please send Elaine Carpenter the following before March 26th at 11:59 pm to secure your interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) they are interested in
  • Available interview times (March 30, 31 and April 3,4 between 9AM and 4PM)
  • Resume
  • (Unofficial) Transcript

Events: GPSS Conference on May 6

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As the end of the quarter is coming, you must be busy working on your term papers and projects. Why don’t you share your wonderful work right on our campus? GPSS hosts a conference for UW graduate and professional students on May 6. This conference is to think about what we do and study as graduate and professional students in the changing geopolitical climate. We want this conference to be interdisciplinary by inviting students of all possible fields from humanities to engineering to business. This will be a good chance for you to share your current work and build a conversation with peer graduate and professional students. You don’t need to travel far to have critical and thought-provoking conversations about what our work signifies and how it contributes to today’s society.

An application is truly simple – just submit a proposal in 350 words or less. “Our Work Now: The Critical Role of Graduate and Professional Students in the Post-Election America” is open to any UW graduate and professional students. Our themes are various on purpose so that any student can be part of. They are:

  • Business and Trade
  • Citizenship and Immigration
  • Communication and Information
  • Education
  • Health and Environment
  • Policy, Governance, and Activism
  • Science and Technology

There are poster sessions and panels where you can have a conversational presentation than a formal paper presentation while you can present your paper in a formal academic style as well.

The due date is Mar. 5 (Sunday). Please check more information about the conference at http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/2017-conference/

GPSS sincerely hopes that all of you join this conference to share your work with other UW grad and professional students across disciplines and programs. PLEASE apply IMMEDIATELY!