CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 14

UW Bothell Annual Chocolate Festival

Do you enjoy chocolate? Join Kristy Leissle, Ph.D. in her DCII Chocolate: A Global Inquiry class for the 2nd Annual UWB Chocolate Festival. Her students are now experts at all things chocolate, and are ready to share all they know about this complex and fascinating food. We'll be sampling single origin dark, milk, white and flavored chocolates this year. A chocolate for every palate!

UW Bothell Chocolate Festival
Wednesday, March 13,
North Creek Events Center

The goal for the festival is not just for you to enjoy chocolate, but to learn from the experts. Near the entrance to the festival will be a basket containing slips of paper with interesting and oft-posed questions about chocolate that, after a quarter of study, all her students will be able to answer for you. Please take one (or more!) and pose the questions to any or all students as you sample chocolate at their tables.

Each student has prepared a poster, advertisement, and flavor profile for their chocolate, so please ask about those too!

Source: Kristy Leissle, PhD

CLAMOR: Submit Your Work!

CLAMOR is Accepting Submissions for our 2013 Edition!


Clamor is the University of Washington Bothellʼs annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community. We foster community by reaching beyond the UW Bothell campus borders for creative works and by offering audiences quality reading, viewing, and listening experiences.

Our goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary, and media work. We provide artists and authors with publication opportunities through our print edition, our DVD, and our website. This year we are now accepting dance and performance pieces as well (record your performances and they'll have a chance to be showcased on our DVD).

This year in the spirit of growth and opportunity Clamor will also provide a venue for artists to display their work at our own art exhibition in Seattle during June. It is optional to have art displayed at the exhibit and can include pieces highlighted not only in our print journal but also author's (multi)media work that appear on our DVD.

We welcome submissions from UW Bothell students, faculty, staff, and creative community members.

Final Submission Deadline is April 1, 2013.

Click here to submit.
(The website will ask you to create an account first before you submit).

If you have any questions feel free to contact us:

We look forward to seeing your creative works!

UW Libraries Undergraduate Research Award

The UW Libraries Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes undergraduate students who have authored superb research projects that demonstrate a creative use of scholarly materials.

Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.

Deadline to submit is
Monday, May 13, 2013, by 5:00pm PST.

Submission criteria and guidelines are available at

Questions? Send them to

Bright Lights Big City

UW Bothell DECA presents its 7th annual auction Bright Lights Big City tomorrow Saturday, March 9th at the North Creek Event Center. Join us for a dazzling night of delicious appetizers, drinks, and fabulous auction items. The auction will help raise funds to send those qualifying DECA members to the national conference in Anaheim, CA in April.

Ticket price: $40.00, includes appetizers from Angelo's Ristorante and two alcoholic drinks.

Auction items include:

  • One Night Stay at Tulalip Casino Resort and Spa and dinner gift certificate
  • Autographed Sounders FC jersey
  • UW Men's Basketball Team signed Basketball
  • Former Seattle Seahawk Matt Hasselbeck signed football
  • Various Restaurant Gift Certificates
  • ...and much more!!

Help us send some very hard working and deserving students to nationals!

Here are the results of our chapter's performance at the Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference in Spokane two weeks ago:

A total of 35 UW Bothell DECA members attended the conference and performed extremely well competing against Western Washington University, Gonzaga University, Camosun College in British Columbia, Shoreline Community College, and Spokane Community College. Two of our teams placed first in their events, two teams placed second, and three placed third:

First place
Noreen Refai and Anas Elmesai in Business-to-Business Marketing
Amit Moolani and Patrick Sa in Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Second place
Peter Chang and Prabaal Banerjee in Business Ethics
Martin Diko and Stephen Kim in Business-to-Business Marketing

Third place
Shaaden Shadman and Aaron Middleton in Business Ethics
Katie Chan and Sai Badey in International Marketing
Sandra Arnez and Jasmin Ordonio in Sports and Entertainment Marketing

It was impossible not to notice us as we stood out in terms of quality and quantity, having the largest delegation at the conference. I’m proud of my team and excited for what’s next. Qualifying members will compete at Nationals in April and in the meantime, we’re working hard to raise the funds necessary to send qualifying members so they don’t have to pay out of pocket. Please support our students by coming to our 7th annual spring auction on Saturday, March 9th, which will be held on campus. Thank you for your support!

Source: Noreen Refai


The Office of Research would like to invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to the Winter Quarter Research-In-Progress seminars. Refreshments served and stimulating discussions guaranteed!

The provision of educational services and experiences that promote positive post-school outcomes for urban youth with disabilities: To what extent is it happening?

Jason Naranjo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Education Program, UW Bothell
Tuesday, March 12th, 4-5 pm, Library LB1-205

Abstract: The purpose of this Research-in-Progress presentation is to discuss the findings from an investigation that examines the reach of evidence-based predictors for improving post-school outcomes for urban youth with disabilities in the areas of education, employment, and/or independent living. Results of this work point to significant gaps in the provision of services and experiences that are associated with improved outcomes for youth with disabilities. Limitations and implications for future practice and research will be described and discussed with a particular focus culturally and linguistically diverse youth.

Tegrity recordings of most seminars are available at Please access this link using Internet explorer from a campus computer, to be able to view the tegrity recording.

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen

Law School Information and Q&A Session

Please join us to learn more about the legal profession, UW School of Law, how to get involved with, and to gain valuable information about law school and the admissions process.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
UW Seattle Campus

5:30pm to 7:00pm - William H. Gates Hall, Room 138

The UW Open House is an event geared specifically for undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds interested in exploring law school and the legal profession. The Open House will consist of a law school information session and Q&A.

For more information please visit:

Questions? Please contact Admissions & Financial Aid at

Hosted by the UW School of Law Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, sponsored by LSAC’s