CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 22

22nd Edition: May 10th, 2013


Springfest 2013

The biggest event of the year, SpringFest 2013, is coming soon! SpringFest is a yearly tradition that UW Bothell has had for the past few years. SpringFest for short, or Spring Festival, is the biggest event of the year that is put up to celebrate and honor students for their hard work and completion of an academic year.

Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 12pm-6pm for all activities and 6pm-9pm for the concert
Place: On campus

At SpringFest, there will be:

  • Live DJ during the day
  • Food from our local food trucks such as burgers, gyro, ice cream sandwich, cotton candy.
  • Many carnival games such as dunk tank, ring toss, mini golf, etc.
  • Other interesting activities such as caricature, fortune telling, and arts & crafts.

All activities will go from 12pm to 6pm, and continued by the concert from 6pm to 9pm (featuring the amazing Lions Ambition and Theoretics with our comedian/magician as an emcee Derek Hughes.)

Everything is Free for Students if they bring our Student ID, but Staffs and Faculties are welcome to join although there maybe additional charges for food.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Hang Le, at, or the event planner at

Clamor & Yours Truly: Collaborative Launch Party

May 29, 11am to 3pm, Mobius Hall

This year UW Bothell’s Clamor and Cascadia’s Yours Truly are joining forces to celebrate the 2013 publication of both literary and art journals. The highlight of the party is an art gallery displaying student work from both journals. Come join us and see the musicians/authors perform their pieces live and meet the artists that have their work on display.

Activities include

  • Spoken word
  • Mural painting
  • Henna
  • Face painting
  • A raffle
  • A poi performer
  • Open mic
  • and more.

Food is provided! Take home your very own copy of both journals (limited copies available). This party is coordinated by UWB Clamor and Cascadia’s Creative Arts Club. Free admission. The art gallery in Mobius will be open for viewing from May 27 to June 3.

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Upcoming Student Success Workshops

Practical Strategies for Multilingual Students
Friday, May 17th | 1:00-2:30pm | UW1-060
This vocabulary workshop will discuss practical strategies that ESL students can use to enhance their vocabulary acquisition and the learning of English. Sponsored by the Writing and Communication Center. Designed and facilitated by Dr. Young Min.

Acknowledging the Work of Others: Avoiding Plagiarism
Monday, May 13th |10:30 AM-12:00 PM | UW1-103
Do you ever wonder what you're supposed to cite in your papers? If you're using someone's ideas—but putting it in your own words--do you have to credit the source? What if it's from the Internet? Why do your professors think citing sources is such a big deal? In this workshop we'll explore common pitfalls that can lead to unintentional plagiarism. We'll then examine three ways to properly use sources in your writing and give you tips to make the whole process easier. We'll also give you resources to use to continue learning after the workshop is over. 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.

Sign up for these workshop here:
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Third Thursday Theater: Staged Reading

Third Thursday Theatre's (Fourth!) "Staged Reading" is happening Thursday, May 16th @ 7:30-8:30pm in UW2-211. Refreshments Provided.

Third Thursday Theatre is a collaboration between UW Bothell students and performance faculty. While we have begun with Staged Readings, our vision encompasses theatre workshops, guest speakers, performances, and other theatrical events.

Third Thursday Theatre was created because of a desire for live theatre on what is still, in spirit, a commuter campus. We believe that, while UW Bothell students have busy lives, they want to experience live theatre both as performers and as audiences. Third Thursday Theatre's Staged Reading Series was designed to accommodate students' availability for rehearsal and performance while meeting the need for theatre on campus.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend and—it is our hope!—to participate in future presentations.
For more information on upcoming events, visit us at:

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Are you having difficulty in a class?

First, talk to your instructor. Is there hope of you redeeming your grade? Are you using every available resource to help you in the class such as the Quantitative Skills Center or the Writing Center? Look at your study/work/life balance. Are you devoting enough time to your classes?

If this isn’t working out, then consider the following:

Should you change your class to the S/NS option?
Can you still stay in the class and still do the work and learn from it? If so, you might want to consider this. The positive is the S/NS option will not impact your GPA, and you can still stay in the class and do the work. If you get a 2.0 or above you will get credit for the class and it can count toward your general electives. The negative is if you get less than a 2.0, you won’t get credit for it. However, If you get above a 2.0 the class cannot count toward prerequisite or program requirements. It can only be applied toward general electives. So if you need the class for a prerequisite, you’d have to take it again. In other words, S/NS graded courses may not be used to satisfy major or general education requirements.

You have until May 19 to choose this option. You can do this on-line through My UW. If you need on-campus assistance, you must do this no later than May 17. Last day to change to or from S/NS grade option. $20 fee*- May 19.

Should you consider dropping the class and taking a “W” (withdraw)?
If you are in a situation in which you think you can’t make up enough ground to pass the course, this might be a good option. If you don’t really need this class to meet a requirement, this might be an option. However, you are only allowed one “annual” drop a year (from AUT - SUM) and if you are getting financial aid, dropping a class may take you below full time status and impact your financial aid. Check with Danette Iyall in Financial Aid about this. If you choose this option, you will need to do this no later than November 11. You can do this on-line through My UW. If you need on-campus assistance, you must do no later than May 17. The Late Drop period ends May 19.

Please note that with department approval, you may repeat a class only once. For additional information about grading, GPA computation, academic standards, low scholarship and grade appeals, please see:

If you are having difficulty in your classes we encourage you to talk to an advisor further about these options. You can make an appointment through our online system:

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