CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 33

33rd, Edition: July 26th, 2013




Study Abroad: Thailand

photo of thailandAmazing opportunity alert: Study abroad in Bangkok, Thailand with the Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP). Registration deadline is July 30. 

For full information check out the study abroad online brochure.


ACT Theater New Play Award: CUSP Lecturer Ben Gonio

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CUSP Lecturer Ben Gonio would like to invite you to a free reading at ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle, near the Washington Convention Center this weekend. The reading will be of a developmental piece that Gonio has been helping his former UW Drama Professor with. He will be portraying various parts.

July 27-28, 2013
Falls Theatre
Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (with one intermission)

ACT's 2013 New Play Award recipient is Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky by Mark Jenkins. Jenkins' play is a story based on real events, about a Cambodian family who lives through the American bombing of Southeast Asia, survives the horrors of the killing fields and the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, struggles to adapt as immigrants in modern Seattle, and has to fight for a place in America where incarceration and deportation are a constant threat.

This is a free event, but an RSVP is strongly recommended. Please refer to the link below for reservations:

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MyPlan Enhances UW Student Planning and Advising

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UW students can now use a new online academic planning tool, MyPlan, to more easily find courses, develop an academic plan, track progress, and get adviser input.

For a quick overview, watch the “Welcome to MyPlan” video at MyPlan Help.

Funded in part by the Student Technology Fee, MyPlan is available to students through MyUW or at UW-IT is developing MyPlan with students, advisers, and central student services offices.

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Chocolate Events Near You

If you are in the campus area next week, Dr. Kristy Leissle has a chocolate event happening nearby that might entice you!

Chocolate from Tree to Bar by Dr. Chocolate
Presented by Kristy Leissle, Ph.D.
Learn about all things chocolate, from cocoa's origins as a fruit on a tree through the process by which beans are manufactured into chocolate bars. Enjoy a connoisseur tasting of milk, white and single-origin dark chocolates. Discover which is the best chocolate for you.
Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of Bothell Library.
Burien Library, Saturday, August 10, 1pm

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