CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 36

36th, Edition: August 16th, 2013


Student Leadership and Development Opportunity

A great opportunity to take a course taught by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Susan Jeffords. This is a comprehensive course on higher education and is an exceptional opportunity for first generation college students!

How Universities Work

Instructor: Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Fall Quarter - BCUSP 131 J, 2 credits

Fridays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UW1 – 221 | SLN: 10808

Register now!                                          

Course Description:

The choice to attend an institution of higher education is a significant commitment of time and money for today's student and participatory student governance is increasingly central to decision making in higher education.  Participants in this Special Topics seminar, led by our Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, will explore the histories, structures, trends, trajectories and cultures of American research universities in order to better understand the challenges and privileges of their institution of higher learning at a time when their own role has never been more central.  From boardroom to checkbook, get a glimpse behind the scenes of UW Bothell at a moment of significant growth and development.  This course welcomes students with a wide variety of interests, including student leadership, policy studies, finance, management, higher education,....  This inaugural seminar will include a mix of guest speakers, field excursions, small group discussions, hands on experiential learning and real-time problem solving.

Live Bold

BOLD invites you to Leadership Lessons with Karen Bryant, CEO Seattle Storm. Come get your BOLD on and hear this inspirational and influential leader share insights on how the Seattle Storm achieved legendary status as a two-time WNBA Championship Team. The event includes a presentation in Club Live at Key Arena and a Seattle Storm game with VIP Passes that same evening! We will meet at the Suite Entrance at Key Arena at 4:30 pm on August 20, obtain our VIP passes to hear Karen Bryant in Club Live, then attend the Storm Game. Pre-event registration and payment are required by August 16. 

Click Here to Register

The $30.00 fee is payable by cash or check only. Please mail your payment to the address below or deliver it in person to the School of Business Office, UW1 – 381, by August 16. Learn more about BOLD Leadership Lessons at

Source: Susan Gibson - Email

Student Employment Opportunity

poster with job informationThe Writing and Communication Center is hiring Peer Consultants for fall quarter.

We welcome applications from current and incoming graduate and undergraduate students. 

Students who have worked in our Center have found it to be a valuable professional development experience.

Peer Consultants at the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communication Center tutor UW Bothell students through individual conferences, group workshops (within and outside of scheduled courses) and peer writing groups. Our goal is to help students become stronger, more confident writers and communicators.

Peer writing consultants are also responsible for completing projects related to educational outreach, marketing and/or teaching. These tasks have included, for example, visiting classes to publicize our services, and assisting with peer review sessions.

Check out the job description on the WaCC website for more information and how to apply.

Source: Kim Sharp -

World Record Attempt at World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight

Seattle is attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for the world’s largest water balloon fight, and you can help! The current record, held by the University of Kentucky, is 11,622 par­ticipants, and over 200,000 water balloons!

This event is a fundraiser for Camp Korey, which provides free summer camp experiences for children with life-altering medical conditions.

When: Saturday, August 17th,  4:00pm

Where: Seattle Center, International Fountain & Fisher Plaza

Cost: $25

For more information, and to sign up, click here.

Source: ISS -

Autumn Involvement Fair

Thursday, September 26th
The Promenade by the Library

The Involvement Fair provides students the opportunity to find out about the different services and clubs available on the CCC & UWB campuses and local community. Participants take advantage of the fun atmosphere and get free publicity for their organization, and it’s a great way to recruit and show new and returning students what campus and community organizations have planned for the upcoming year. Sign up on OrgSync, under “Forms!”

Source: Student Life -

Attention Students: Smart Start Bootcamp

Smart Start Boot Camp is a condensed version of the Smart Start Workshop Series. It is designed to jump start your first year at UW Bothell before classes begin!

To sign up, check out the website here

College can be fun, exciting, and a little scary. Take the mystery out of college and prepare yourself by attending the Smart Start Boot Camp. Interactive presentations will focus on study skills, time management, reading techniques, budgeting, and technology. The HEROs (Health Educators Reaching Out), a peer educator group, will speak about healthy life styles. Students who complete Boot Camp will also be given a free voucher to for the BBQ at the After Hours Book Store shopping event from 6-10pm at the Book Store. There will be a number of fun games and activities, free food, and special discounts on all Husky Gear for that night only. Have fun, win prizes, and be ready for Autumn Quarter!

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