CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 20

20th Edition: April 26th, 2013

Congratulations to DECA Advisor of the Year: Mary McGuire

UW Bothell's DECA team just returned from the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim.

At the opening session Mary McGuire was recognized as Advisor of the Year for the Northwest region. Mary was cited for her “commitment and dedication to the personal and professional success” of UW Bothell students.

In addition to mentoring 40+ students at UW Bothell, Mary plays an important role in running regional and national events for students. In November, Mary coordinated a very successful regional leadership conference. Students from six colleges met in Leavenworth for a two-day negotiations workshop, Succeeding Through Negotiations.

For the past two years, Mary has directed the international case competition in marketing management, the largest event at the International Career Development Conference.

Source: Pete Nye -

Congratulations Gilman Scholarship Recipients!

Out of more than 2,700 applications, two UW Bothell students were selected for the Gilman International Scholarship Program!

Congratulations to:

Shauniece Drayton - Study Abroad: Zambia
Meliaokalani Lam - Study Abroad: Peru

To view a full list of the students selected to receive a Summer 2013 scholarship, please visit

Source: Natalia Dyba -

BCUSP 120 C Presents: Flamenco of the Spanish Resistance and Music of the Latina American New Song / Nueva Cancion

Members of Sin Fronteras a local Latin American musical group and flamenco artist from Pena Flemanca were interviewed on KBCS on the El Sabor show hosted by Jill Friedberg on Saturday afternoon. The interview concentrated on a collaborative project that will happen this weekend at the Edmonds Community College's Black Box Theater. The collaboration incorporates the Flamenco tradition with the Latin American New Song to speak to music and dance of protest and resistance to fascism. The interview also included two live pieces from the show.

Listen to the show here:

Join Veronica Barrera for an afternoon of music and song written in the resistance to fascism and the Franco regime in Spain that travel with Spanish exiles to Latin America and are revived by the New Song movement in Chile. Local Latin American group Sin Fronteras will be joined by Local Flamenco artists from Peña Flamenco and Gustavo Lopez and Friends for a fusion of traditions founded in the struggle for human rights.

Sunday, April 28, 4:00pm
at the Black Box Theater
Edmonds Community College

For more information, visit:

Source: Veronica Barrera -

Upcoming Student Success Workshops

Managing Your Time Through Setting Goals

Monday, April 29th l 10:30 AM -12:00 PM l Husky Village Community Center
During this session you will learn:

  • How to evaluate the use of your time.
  • How managing your time does not have to feel like a prison.
  • Determine which time management tools work best for you.
  • Strategies that will apply for years to come.
  • What is a good goal?
  • How can I stay on track to reaching my goals?

Acknowledging the Work of Others: Avoiding Plagiarism

Monday, May 13th l 10:30 am – 12:00 pm l UW1-103
During this workshop you will learn:

  • What plagiarism is, so you can avoid it
  • Three ways to use sources in your writing
  • What resources are available to you beyond this workshop

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Social Justice Advocacy Skills Training (SJAT)

UWB/CCC is proud to offer the Social Justice Advocacy Skills Training (SJAT) for students, faculty, and staff. Based on the work of Catholic Relief Services and developed by Just Associates, the Advocacy Skills Training helps participants develop a shared understanding of social justice advocacy, dynamics of political power, effective messaging, and organizing strategies and tactics.

SJAT is an interactive and hands-on opportunity to enhance advocacy skills through the use of case studies and group dialogue.

This training will be facilitated by Kelly Benkert, Assistant Director for Student Leadership in the Center for Service and Community Engagement at Seattle University.

Social Justice Advocacy Training
When : Friday, May 10th, 9am-5pm
Where : CC3-123

Source: Sha'terika Perkins -

B CUSP 188 Chinese Movie Series

Dr. Wei Gao invites you to join her BCUSP 188 course for a movie event!

Chinese Movie: Red Cliff

Time: 1:30 to 3:40 pm on April 26th, Friday (Part I)

Time: 130 to 3:40 pm on May 3rd, Friday (Part II)

Location: UW2 240

Open to UW Bothell Faculty, Staff and Students

Source: Weizhi Gao -


Only 3 more Research in Progress seminars left this quarter! Don’t miss out! Listen to interesting talks and participate in lively conversation while enjoying light refreshments!

April 30 - “The Double Bind of Dharun Ravi: Cyberbigotry and the Work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak” Rahul Gairola, Center for University Studies and Programs

May 14 - “Cognitive Radio: Its Promises and Challenges” Tad Ghirmai, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

May 21 - "Desperate women and lonely hearts: (Re)thinking feminism and power relations in the lives of disenfranchised women" Cheryl Cooke, Nursing and Health Studies Program

Everyone Welcome! Faculty, Staff, Students and the General Public!

Tegrity recordings of most seminars are available at: Please access this link using Internet Explorer from a campus computer.

Source: Dawn Moncalieri -

Research In Action

The Center for University Studies and Programs, the Office of Research and the Campus Library are pleased to announce the schedule of speakers for BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action. Seminars are 45 minutes long, and held on Fridays at 10 am in UW1-050. Everyone including students, staff, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

May 3- “Researching the Seattle Liberation Front through Archival Sources and First-Person Testimony” Linda Watts, Ph.D., Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

May 10– “The Multi Dimensions of Blackness: Cultural Hegemony in the U.S. and
Hispaniola” Marcus Johnson, UW Bothell Senior in Global Studies and Human Rights.

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen -

CUSP Faculty Highlight: Ruth Gregory

The latest short film by Ruth Gregory, A Dose for Dominic, has made the International Documentary Challenge finals! The film is about 5-year-old Dominic Leppell whose parents use medical cannabis to treat his severe case of autism. The film will premier at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday April 30th at 6:30pm. Several of the crew members and Ruth are working on their travel plans so they can be at the screening. They look forward to checking out some of the other Doc Challenge finalists films and hanging out at one of the most prestigious festivals for non-fiction filmmakers in the world!

Source: Ruth Gregory - 

 Services & Activities Fee

The Services and Activities Fee Committee is looking for members!
Member Application 2013-2014

Services and Activities Fees (SAF) are charged to all registered students for the express purpose of funding student services and programs. The level and distribution of the fee is recommended by the SAF Committee, approved by the chancellor, and authorized by the Board of Regents for each academic year.

This is a student volunteer position that meets Fridays at 8:00am-12:00pm. Meeting times are subject to change.

Find out more
Please visit our website to learn more about the SAF committee, process and bylaws.

Applications are accepted on a rolling bases until October 2013.

Fill out an online application on HuskySync today!

Source: UWB Student Life-