CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 38

38th Edition: September 20, 2013

Welcome to Fall Quarter!

Fall quarter is here and we're ready to rock! For some of you, this is your first quarter here at UW Bothell and we want to help you have a successful first quarter. CUSP is here to serve all First Year and Pre-Major students, so come visit us in UW1-080 where we can answer any questions you might have.

Important registration and tuition dates

September 25: First day of classes
September 25: $25 Late registration fee begins
October 1: Last day to add/drop class without $20 fee
October 2: Entry codes needed to add a class
October 11: Tuition due date

See the full academic calendar here

Some other things to remember:

  • Stay in contact with your Academic Advisers, they are here to serve you! You can make an appointment online at
  • Feeling stressed? Visit the Reflection Room in UW1 - 380. This room is a quiet space dedicated to meditation, thinking, praying or whatever suits your needs. There are yoga mats, rugs, and light therapy equipment available for student use.
  • Need a head-start with professional development? visit the Career Center in UW1-161
  • Make sure to visit the Writing and Communication Center for all your writing assignments in UW2-124 and the Quantitative Skills Center for any classes that include numbers in UW2-030
  • The University of Washington has a world class library at your disposal; make use of it.
  • For Counseling Veterans Services, and Disability Resources, go to UW1-173
  • International Students can find helpful resources at the International Student Services ISS website, and can speak with Advisers dedicated to making their transition to our university successful.

If you have any questions please email our office at or come visit us in UW1 - 080 Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Have a great quarter and we look forward to serving you.

Source: Ismaila Maidadi

Professional Development Series Certificate Program

The Professional Development Series is designed to introduce students to basic leadership principles and build them into dedicated, articulate, ethical and confident leaders.

The sessions are geared towards:
1. Exploring principles of leadership
2. Develop leadership abilities and personal leadership styles
3. Articulate skills and experiences learned from positions or classroom experiences to resume
4. Encourage student success after graduation
5. Increase professionalism

In order to receive a certificate students must attend at least six sessions. Sessions are every first Friday of the month until the end of the school year and include topics such as Leadership Styles, Public Speaking and Ethics.  The Professional Development Series is open and free to all students. Sign up on OrgSync!

: Friday, Oct. 4th, 2pm
: UW2-040

Source: Ariana Aldebot

Attention CUSP Students: New Stats Course

The School of Business has added one statistics class due to overwhelming demand. Sign-up ASAP! This course will fulfill your pre-requisite requirements for statistics.

B BUS 215 Intro to BUS STATS
SLN: 22698
Instructor: Maura Shelton

Monday - Wednesday 1:15 PM - 3:15PM | UW2 - 040 | 5 Credits

Course Description:
Introduces descriptive statistics, probability concepts, and statistical inference emphasizing statistical applications useful in decision making and research in the social sciences. Topics include exploratory data analysis, correlation, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression analysis. Concepts are illustrated through case problems in sociology, psychology, consumer economics, and business.

great wall of chinaConference: Re-imagining Criminal Justice

Date and time: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 from 2-5PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (6512 23rdAve NW, Seattle)

Stop by the ACLU-WA’s information table at this half-day conference sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Featuring a keynote address by Jackie McMurtrie, Executive Director of the Innocence Project Northwest.

Questions: Contact Victoria, Mon.-Fri. from 1:30- 3:30 PM at (206) 783-6145

Source: Gary Carpenter