Funding: iSchools Promotional Video Contest


iSchools Promotional Video Contest: You could win up to $5,000

The iSchools organization announces a video contest that seeks to foster interest in the field of information and promote study at an Information School. Prizes of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 will be given for the top-three most innovative and impactful videos, respectively. The top five finishers will also be offered up to $1,000 in travel support to attend iConference 2016 in Philadelphia.

The submission period is Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, and the contest is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, the general public. Participants are invited to submit two-minute videos that speak to information as a field of study or to iSchools as exciting, new programs that educate undergraduate and/or graduate students to solve the information problems of the 21st Century.

Contest submissions will be judged by a panel of iSchool deans. Winning videos will debut at iConference 2016, which takes place March 20-23, 2016 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Videos will also be used on the iSchools Organization website and through other channels to promote the iSchools organization and the mission of Information Schools.

Click here for details, including eligibility, contest guidelines and links to the online entry form.

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StudentOrgs: Queer Art Book Submissions


The ASUW Queer Student Commission Queer Art Book is still accepting submissions!

We are extending the deadline to Sunday, May 17th at 11:59 P.M since we have expanded the topic to broadly include gender and sexuality!

You DO NOT have to identify as queer to make a submission. You don’t even have to be an artist to make art!  As long as your piece is centered around gender and sexuality, you are welcome to submit! This is a showcase just for you.

This is a great opportunity for you to publish your work and to show your talent. We will put your work on a printed version as well as an online version (pending technical expertise) of the Queer Art Book, and distribute them across campus.

ASUW Queer Student Commission Facebook page:

Event: D Month is Here!

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D Month is here! All through April the ASUW Student Disability Commission and the D Center are celebrating disability and d/Deaf culture, justice, and intersecting identities. All events are free and open to the public:

Poetry Workshop With Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
April 14th, 4:00-5:30 pm HUB 337

Panel on Psychiatric and Medical Abuse
April 14th, 6:00-7:30 pm, HUB 340

Body Map Reading with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
April 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm, Parnassus Cafe (basement of the Art Building)

Allah Earth: The Cycle of Life with Sabina England
April 25th, Time/Location TBA

Writing Workshop for Sick and Disabled People of Color
Lead by Aurora Levins Morales
April 26th, 12:00-5:00 pm, The D Center (MGH 024)

Aurora Levins Morales
May 2nd, 2:30-4:30 pm, HUB 340

For more details and accessibility info, check out the ASUW Student Disability Commission and the D Center Facebook page at:

Student Orgs: Apply to Be an ASUW Queer Student Commission Intern



The ASUW Queer Student Commission is looking for interns that are interested in Programming, Advocacy, Publicity, and Community & Outreach! In their respective positions, each intern will work closely with the director, gaining experience in upholding the ASUW Queer Student Commission’s mission. Internships will be dynamic, fun-filled experiences to build community and learn the skills necessary to be a leader in the queer community. All identities are welcome to apply!

Learn more about the mission statement and the available positions at
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Application closes on October 17th, 2014 at 11:45pm.

Student Regent Selection Committee

This from ASUW:

Dear Huskies,

Welcome back! Today I’m writing to let you know that the Student Regent application for 2011-2012 is now available. As Student Regent, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact for all students at the highest level.

The University of Washington Board of Regents is the University’s governing body whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate the University, as provided by state statute.  The Board of Regents consists of ten members, one of whom is a student.  The Student Regent represents the varying perspectives of students at the university – both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students at the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The Student Regent is appointed by the governor to serve for one year.  The role and voice of Student Regent will be especially important in the coming academic year as the University is faced with many difficult decisions.  
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Volunteer Opportunity: CORE

Are you looking for a way to get involved on campus?  Are you interested in talking about important issues that affect our campus community?

The Committee Organizing Rape Education (CORE) is an entity funded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW).  We are a group of peer facilitators on campus educating the community about issues surrounding sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence.  Our volunteers complete at least 36 hours of training during winter and spring quarter where they learn about different issues and support resources.  Then, we present to campus groups like Greek houses, FIGS, and RSOs the following fall quarter.  We also organize Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness (SARVA) Month in April where we put on events throughout the month to involve the community and educate everyone about sexual assault and relationship violence.

If you’re interested in volunteering, check out the application attached to this e-mail or stop by the CORE office (HUB 113) to pick one up.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, you can contact us at 206-543-4238, asuwcore@u, or stop by HUB 113.