CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 44

44th Edition: November 1, 2013


First Year and Pre-Major Updates

Find Your Registration Date : Know when registration opens for you, so you have the best shot at getting into your first choice classes.

First Year Advising Appointment : If this is your first quarter at UW Bothell, make sure to sign up for your First Year Advising Appointment before November 20th! Check your email to see which advisor you have been assigned to.

Discovery Core II Courses are online : Check out our website for a list of descriptions, instructors, dates and times for each course.

My First Year Guide : Check out our guide for First Year students at UW Bothell and look for our weekly emails each Monday.

View the Complete Academic Calendar

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Study Abroad Opportunity - Thailand

Study Abroad LogoWant to trek in Northern Thailand? See Angkor Wat? Take a boat on the Mekong River? Ride an elephant? Eat tremendous Thai food?  And earn 12 CUSP credits in the process?

Well you can! James Reinnoldt and Prof Tasha Buttler will direct the UWB CUSP Program to Thailand and Cambodia during the Spring Quarter of 2014 from April 01 through June 6th.  The application deadline is November 15 and space is limited.  Financial Aid is available! 

Don't miss out! Find full details and an application here.

There will be an informal information session on Monday November 4th, 3:00-3:30 PM, UWB Commons.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Department: Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP), UW Bothell
Estimated Program Dates: March 31 - June 6, 2014
Note: This program was originally scheduled for Winter 2014 but has been shifted to Spring 2014. If you are interested or have any questions please email James Reinnoldt at
Estimated Program Fee: $6,800 (will be confirmed by time of application)
Credits: 12
Program Director: James Reinnoldt, (CUSP)
Application Deadline: DEADLINE EXTENDED November 15, 2013
Pre-Program Orientation Session/Classes: During the Winter Quarter, there will be two mandatory orientation classes held on Saturday mornings and also one on Saturday March 29 at the UW Bothell Campus. Additional dates TBA.

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Still Deciding On A Major? Check Out These Info Sessions:

Interactive Media Design Information Session

Please attend the information session and learn about this new major. You can take the IMD prerequisites in Winter and Spring 2014 to apply IMD for Autumn 2014!

IMD Information Session (UW1-103)

  • 11/12 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 12/5 (Thursday) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you can’t attend any of the information sessions, visit the IMD website or contact the IMD advisor, Keiko Miyamoto at We’re happy to answer any questions or schedule a meeting with you.

BA in Health Studies Information Sessions

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Come learn more about majoring in Health Studies! Choose from 3 sessions below:

  • Monday, November 4, 4-5pm in UW1-103
  • Wednesday, November 13, 3:30-4:30 in UW1-103

For questions about the Health Studies Information Sessions, please contact Kerri Hatfield,

Time Management Workshop

28,835 jelly beans. How do you allocate your most precious commodity? Come learn how to manage your time with CANDY and set goals for success!

Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00pm, Husky Village Community Center

Come at 5pm tp ask an academic advisor from CUSP quick questions about registration and your class schedule.

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Research in Action

Research in Action 2 credits Fridays 11am to 1pmThe Office of Research would like to invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to the Autumn Quarter Research-In-Action seminars. Join us for exciting discussions!




“Art not for “art’s sake”: Facilitating Critical Multicultural Citizens in First Grade”
Janelle Silva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Friday, November 8th, 11:00am, UW1-021

This seminar is part of the BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action seminar series. Presenters speak for approximately 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute question and answer period. All are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

Click here for a full list of upcoming seminars

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen at

DCI Art and Performance: Student Performances

Instructors: Randi Courtmanch and Carolyn Bodle

DCI Art and Performance 2013's course visited the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle where they had a tour of the sculpture park and then the students created and presented site-based performances.

Below is a group photo in front of the iconic Alexander Calder Eagle sculpture at the park.

students in front of art

In the second photo two of the students, Johannes Gees and Will Useman, participated in Mayor McGinn's 'My Favorite Things Tour' at the Seattle Art Museum as part of the class.

my favorite things tour participants

Source: Carrie Bodle -