CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 16

Select-A-Quest Fair

Have you heard the news? Select-A-Quest & Exploring Majors Fair is coming Spring Quarter!

April 22, 23, and 26th.

More details during the week of April 1st.

Brought to you by the Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP)

Source: Susan Vinson

Research-in-Progress Spring Quarter 2013

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the speakers for the Spring 2013 Research-In-Progress Seminar series. Seminars will be held Tuesdays at 4pm in LB1-205.

All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend and enjoy interesting talks, lively discussions and light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Complete Schedule:

April 9 - “Learning and Transformation at UW Bothell” Dan Jacoby, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

April 16 - "Advancing Atmospheric Mercury Science with Detailed Observations aboard NSF’s C-130 Research Aircraft" Jesse Ambrose, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics

April 23 - (Title To Be Announced) Munehiro Fukuda, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

April 30 - “The Double Bind of Dharun Ravi: Cyberbigotry and the Work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak” Rahul Gairola, Center for University Studies and Programs

May 14 - “Cognitive Radio: Its Promises and Challenges” Tad Ghirmai, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

May 21 - "Desperate women and lonely hearts: (Re)thinking feminism and power relations in the lives of disenfranchised women" Cheryl Cooke, Nursing and Health Studies Program

Source: Dawn Moncalieri, Administrative Assistant Office of Research (425) 352-3677

CUSP Faculty: Canvas Is Upon Us!

Happy spring break CUSP faculty! The CUSP staff is that you are enjoying your well-deserved week away from the campus. As some of you may know, the campus is moving from Blackboard to Canvas after Spring quarter.

What is Canvas?
Canvas is a new learning management system used by all three UW campuses.
Canvas courses are automatically created for faculty through the UW system.
Similar in function to Blackboard, instructors can use Canvas to:

Form more on Canvas, please watch the video below:


Learning Technologies ( is offering workshops throughout the Spring quarter for you to familiarize yourselves with Canvas. However, if you need a one-on-one workshop, feel free to contact Ismaila Maidadi at to set up an appointment.

Mindfulness-Based Depression/Anxiety Support Group

Is depression, anxiety or low moods / anxious feelings interfering with the way you’d like to live your life?

The Counseling Center is offering a free, 6 week mindfulness-based depression/anxiety group for UW Bothell students.

This group is a free, confidential, interactive seminar series. Each week we’ll use group discussion and experiential exercises to explore mindfulness as a strategy for relating
to depression and anxiety.

The group will meet for six Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, beginning April 16th.

If interested, please call to schedule an informational interview (by April 12th) to learn about whether this group would be a good fit for you: 425-352-3183

Source: UW Bothell Counseling Center

Upcoming Student Workshops

 Acknowledging the Work of Others: Avoiding Plagiarism


  • Tuesday, April 9th, UW1-361 | 10:30-12:00 PM
  • Monday, May 13th, UW1-103 | 10:30-12:00 PM

During this workshop you will learn:

  • What plagiarism is, so you can avoid it
  • Three ways to use sources in your writing
  • What resources are available to you beyond this workshop

To Sign up for this workshop, please fill out the form here

Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities

  • Tuesday, April 9th, UW1-103 | 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 17th, UW1-103 | 3:30-4:30 PM

This workshop aims to introduce students to scholarship opportunities and help them become successful applicants.

During this workshop you will learn:

  • How to build your potential to become a successful scholarship applicant,
  • Where to find specific scholarship opportunities
  • How to put together a compelling application.

To Sign up for this workshop, please fill out the form here

Source: Student Success Services

 Conversation Café: "Community"

Conversation Café is a NEW program, facilitated by the Office of Community-Based Learning & Research, which is part of our efforts to build a movement for community engagement at UWB and beyond. It is a space to create connections and identify shared interests throughout UWB in relation to community engagement work. We will engage in conversation sessions throughout Spring 2013 that will unpack and critically analyze our lived experiences in connection to the keyword “community.” We will do this by incorporating a variety of group story-telling, arts-based, and embodied activities.

Our theme for Spring 2013 is “Community.” This word is used so often in daily conversation that sometimes it loses its meaning altogether or is used in ways that mask power differentials. How do you define community? What communities do you identify with? How do you experience “community” in your life? And how do you articulate possibilities and pitfalls of “community?” Together, in our three consecutive conversations, we will investigate and attempt to build responses to these questions through individual and collective processes and conversations.

Who we are seeking:
UWB community members, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and staff. We highly encourage the participation of those who are willing to constructively engage in conversation across interpersonal differences of identity and experience. We are committed to collectively creating an inclusive space that encourages and honors diverse identities and experiences with “community.”

To apply, please visit: 

Applications to participate are due April 3rd by 5:00PM.

Participants should plan to attend all three sessions (April 18th, May 9th, June 6th from 2:30-4:30).

Space is limited, so please apply soon!

We’re looking forward to building critical conversations and practices with you around the keyword “Community.”

Professional Development Series

Take your skills to the next level! An ongoing, interactive series to help students step up their game and be successful in college and their career.

All events are at 2 pm on the dates listed on the UW Bothell campus.

Topics and Dates:

  • Translating Experience to Resume: Emily Christian (April 5) - Room TBA
  • Finding Your Organization's New Leaders: Succession Planning: Jonathan Evans (General Services Administration) (April 12) - Room TBA
  • Networking, Professionalism and Interview Etiquette: Sha’terika Perkins (May 3) - Room TBA

Open to all Students
For more information, please visit:

Questions? Contact Arianna Aldebot (