CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 29

29th Edition: June 28th, 2013


Happy 4th of July!

CUSP wishes students, faculty and staff a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! Check out the articles and events below to stay connected and up to date with the best resources available to you as you celebrate America.

Photo Credit: Erika Schultz at The Seattle Times

Fall Scholarship Opportunities


July 16th, 2013 l 3:30 PM-4:30 PM l UW1-103

Do you want to get a head start on scholarships for the upcoming academic year? Could you use some tips on how to increase your chances of receiving an award? Are you curious about scholarship opportunities to help you study abroad, do research, or develop your leadership skills? This workshop will provide an overview of scholarship search resources and focus on scholarships with Autumn Quarter deadlines, including the UWB General Scholarship, Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarship, UWB Undergraduate Research Awards, and funding for study abroad.

During this workshop you will learn:

• Where to find specific scholarship opportunities,
• What scholarships are coming up in the fall,
• How to put together a compelling application.

Presenters: Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards; Financial Aid

Please register for this workshop at:

Source: Natalia Dyba -

Career Center Summer Events

Below are some events that Career Services is sponsoring this Summer:

July 2nd: Resume Seminar 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020

July 16th: Workplace Etiquette and Skills 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020
Special Guest Jim Reed, West Region Commercial Executive for Banner Bank July 16 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020

July 23rd: Networking 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020
Special Guest George Northcroft, Regional Administrator for U.S. General Services Administration

July 23rd: Northwest/Arctic Region 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020

July 30th: Community Based Learning and Research Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

July 30th: Credit Reporting 101 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020

August 5th: Technical Resumes 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 050

August 6th: Scholarships and Study Abroad Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

August 13th: Alumni Panel 9:15 - 10:15a UW1 020

Career Services offers a wide range of resources and activities that empower students to EXPLORE academic and career options, BUILD marketable experiences and job search skills, and CONNECT with the employment community. Offerings include career counseling and coaching, internship advising, graduate school advising, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, an online job and internship database, career events and much more. Appointments and full details are available online at

Source: Kim Wilson -

Attention CUSP Faculty: Call for Proposals

UW Bothell BuildingAssociation for Authentic, Experiential, Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
Regional ePortfolio Conference
at the University of Washington Bothell (20 miles northeast of Seattle)

Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21, 2013

Using ePortfolios for Global Learning and Other High-Impact Practices

Call for Papers

When we examine the list of the American Association of Colleges and Universities’ “high-impact practices,” we readily see that ePortfolios can foster learning from these practices by providing a space for students to reflect upon and make connections among their myriad learning experiences. Moreover, as our students increasingly see themselves as global citizens, and are focusing more on study abroad and on global issues in their own communities, the “Diversity/Global Learning” set of pedagogical practices can be particularly enriched through ePortfolios.

In addition to diversity and global learning, AAC&U-identified high-impact practices include:

  •  First-year seminars and experiences
  •  Common intellectual experiences
  •  Learning communities
  •  Writing-intensive courses
  •  Collaborative assignments and projects
  •  Undergraduate research
  •  Service-learning/community-based learning
  •  Internships

Capstone courses and projects
We invite submissions for 25-minute, 50-minute, or poster sessions. Although the proposals need not specifically address the theme of the conference, we will give preference to those that relate to the theme. We especially encourage interactive sessions that aim to engage audience members.

Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: Monday, August 5
  • Notification of acceptance or decline: Friday, August 16
  • Discounted early-bird registration deadline: Tuesday, September 10\

More conference details:

Proposal Submission
To submit a proposal, please visit:

Source: David Goldstein -

Study Abroad: A Critical Introduction Pre-Departure course (2 credits)

Autumn Quarter 2013
Tuesdays 11:00 - 1:00

This course prepares students for the life-altering experience of studying abroad. Designed to address the needs of both seasoned travelers and those who have rarely set foot outside of the country, this course will offer a complex look at the industry of global travel. Here, students will explore the history and power dynamics involved in the tourist industry, and will learn to question their own roles in this industry. We begin with a survey of the history of tourism, and grapple with the controversial topics it encompasses, including issues of colonialism, status and power, race, sex and desire. Wherever it happens, tourism as an industry transforms places and identities. In this seminar, students will consider various approaches to “responsible travel” and reflect on the ways that their own study abroad experience may both mirror and challenge the well-worn image of the “American tourist”.

Source: Dr. Michelle Kleisath -

Study Abroad Student Experiences

Winter Quarter AbroadHave you been thinking about studying abroad? Read about CUSP student Maggie Yaddoff’s adventures in Costa Rica.

Summer is a great time to start planning for your study abroad experience. Winter 2014 study abroad programs are now accepting applications and there’s a special opportunity just for CUSP students, to spend Winter Quarter 2014 studying in Thailand!

CUSP Thailand: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia Winter Quarter 2014!

CUSP Thailand: Globalization and the Societies of Southeast Asia is a unique 12-credit study abroad program, based in Bangkok, Thailand, geared at pre-major students. Financial aid and scholarships are available. Learn more from the program website and by attending information sessions on July 1 and July 8. For priority consideration, apply by July 14.

Study abroad advising, including walk-in appointments, is available all summer long in UW1-161.

Source: Natalia Dyba -

Learning Technologies Blog for Faculty

This reminder is for all UW Bothell faculty to sign up for the Learning Technologies Blog. This blog is continually updated with posts on new and emerging technologies and how to best incorporate them in to an educational setting. Stay up to date on the best way to help your students learn!

Visit to sign up!

Source: UW Bothell Learning Technologies Blog