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69th Edition: October 27th,  2014

DESC Homeless Shelter Service Activity              Ferguson: What's Next

Professional Developmental Series Workshop    Open Learning Lab UW2-140

Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations      Spookatcular

Dine-N-Dialogue Cultural Appropriation and Holloween Costumes

Research and Progress 2014 Fall Schedule         Down for Movie Week?

Useful Workshops!                                                Veterans Open House

Chek This Awesome Art Course Out                  Dia De Los Muertos


DESC Homeless Shelter Service Activity

 Group photoIn just 3 hours, students re-painted two entire floors of the historic "Union Hotel," which serves as a permanent home to 52 formerly homeless people who have suffered from serious mental and addictive illnesses. In a debriefing with the student volunteers, Volunteer and In Kind Gifts Manager Donald Rupp said "it's all about dignity."

Last Wednesday students from Jennifer Atkinson and Julie Shayne's course on "Place and Displacement in the Americas" partnered with Downtown Emergency Services Center to improve a homeless shelter in Pioneer Square. What you have done today is improve the homes of people in the most vulnerable circumstances. When they walk back into these rooms, their home will not only look brighter and cleaner, but they will be reminded that people in the community care about their lives and have come here to help. There are days when those simple gestures can make all the difference.


Ferguson: What's Next

UWB1 Building Photo 

Tuesday, November 4th, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Discovery Hall-061

Join the First Year & Pre Major (CUSP) Office for a fireside chat on Ferguson, Missouri and the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown. 

We will be hosting Dr. Alexes Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology at UW Seattle, Dr. John Vinson, Chief of Police, UW Police Department, and Marcus Johnson, graduate student from the masters of cultural studies program at UW Bothell 

The conversation will be moderated and the audience will have the opportunity to interact with our guests and each other.

Professional Development Series Workshop

Opportunity to furthering your professional and personal leadership skills

Get your apps in, attend the sessions, and the Universal Leadership Conference to earn you certificate in leadership and professionalism. Our first session was a huge learning success, so don’t miss out!

Applications are due by 8:00 am on Monday the 27th.

For more information and to sign up, please visit


The Open Learning Lab UW2-140

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Features: Apple IMaces, Window Computers, Hi-Res Scanners, Husky Print Capability, One-on-One Digital Media Production Tutoring, Canvas, Pantopto and E-portfolio support

+ Come get help from learning tech tutors:

+ The Open Learning Lab tutoring calendar can be found online at:

Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination

Deadline for nominations is 5:00 PM Friday, December 12th

Each year the University of Washington Bothell recognizes a deserving instructor whose teaching represents the best qualities of UW Bothell faculty. The DTA is a once-in-a-lifetime award, presented each spring quarter. To nominate an instructor who inspires excellence and supports active, continuous learning, submit your one page nomination at:



Spook Photo

Thursday, October 30th
Location: Mobius Hall
​5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The 5th annual SPOOKTACULAR is a family friendly Halloween-themed carnival with a ton of fun games and prizes, photo booth, costume contest, and face painting. All ages are welcome! Please invite your friends and family.


Dine-N-Dialogue Cultural Appropriation and Holloween Costumes

Thursday, October 30th
Location: IDEA Project (UW1-161)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What costume are you wearing this Halloween? Come have lunch with your Social Justice Organizers for an interactive conversation about the ways costumes can reinforce stereotypes - and how to avoid them, too! Free and open to all students.


Research and Progress 2014 Fall Schedule

Nursing and Health Studies Oct 28th


Collaborating with Strangers Workshop


Nursing and Health Studies Nov 18th


Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Nov 25thEngineering a Better Health Care System



Down for Movie Week?

Join us to celebrate  

Seattle South Asian Movie Festival Flyer





SSAFF 2014 is a 10-day film festival for people to discover, experience, and enjoy through a wide variety of films on gender, human rights, LGBT issues, education, and the environment. It brings to you some of the most thought-provoking, radical, and innovative films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Canada, UK, and USA.

Where: Mobius Hall, Cascadia Community College, and at Roxy Cinema Renton

For more information and movie schedules please visit:

Source: Co- Director Alka Kurian

Useful Workshops!

Writing Hand Photo

Get valuable experience through these upcoming workshops that will enhance your collage success. All workshops will be offered Fridays, from 11:00am-1:00pm




October 31 Financial literacy--improves students' understanding of how to manage debt (student loans and consumer debt) while in college.

 November 7 Scholarships and other ways to pay for college--helps students develop strategies to cover the cost of their education at UWB.

November 14 Undergraduate research--teaches students how to access campus-level resources and faculty to gain experiences related to their academic interests in research settings.

November 21:Mindset and stereotypes--helps students adopt a positive attitude towards learning that encourages them to explore different learning experiences.

Check This Awesome Art Course Out

BIS 440: Arts of Social Transformation is a public art course designed to familiarize students with the impact this art form can have on individuals, local communities and society at large.

Twelve UW Bothell students and twelve Monroe prisoners will be selected to participate in this collaborative art course to be held at the Monroe Correctional Complex during Spring quarter 2015, on Fridays, from 2-4pm.

Limited space available.  Interested students must apply by Nov. 1st, 2014 to allow time for background checks and training through the Department of Corrections.

Please contact: Gary Carpenter (Lecturer)


                              Veterans open house

On Tuesday, November 4th 2014 from 12:00-1:30pm, the UW Bothell School of Business invites all advisors and students who have served in the Military to join us for a special Military and Veteran Outreach Event at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue.

This catered event is for all current and former Military Service members to learn about special resources available to them within UW Bothell and in the local community. Special guest speakers will include Chancellor Yeigh and Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean of the School of Business.

Veterans Open House source:


                                 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL



Día de los Muertos

October 27th

                                   El dia de los muertos

Come participate with our interactive display of Día de los Muertos. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to bring mementos and photos of deceased loved ones.

The Spanish program at University of Washington Bothell will be constructing an ofrenda at the Food for Thoughts on October 27th from 1:00 – 3:00pm

This will be a participatory altar for the campus community. Feel free to add mementos and photographs to honor deceased loved ones.

DO NOT bring the only copy of your favorite photo. To ensure nothing precious gets lost, we will only accept photocopies or spare reprints.

For more information contact Vilma Illanes at






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