CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 35

35th, Edition: August 9th, 2013

Check Out These Great Autumn Classes

Education and Popular Culture
Fictional Representations of Educators in Film
(VLPA) - 5 credits - B EDUC 250 - SLN 10883
Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Teachers have been a recurring subject of mainstream movies for decades. In this course we will examine these films, as well as others, in an effort to develop critical analyses of how such movies portray teachers and the profession of teaching. The lenses of race, class, and gender will figure prominently throughout our analyses.

“From Siblings to Schools: How We Develop Socially”
B EDUC 391C -“Special Topics in Education” (5 cr) -SLN: 10886
Tues. & Thurs. 1:15-3:15 p.m.
Instructor: Cheryl Gordon
An introduction to ways in which different relationships reflect and contribute to what children view as ‘normal’ and acceptable.

Open to all undergraduate students

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World Record Attempt at World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight

Seattle is attempting to break the current Guinness World Record for the world’s largest water balloon fight, and you can help! The current record, held by the University of Kentucky, is 11,622 par­ticipants, and over 200,000 water balloons!

This event is a fundraiser for Camp Korey, which provides free summer camp experiences for children with life-altering medical conditions.

When: Saturday, August 17th,  4:00pm

Where: Seattle Center, International Fountain & Fisher Plaza

Cost: $25

For more information, and to sign up, click here.

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Summer Career Service Events

Below are some events that Career Services is sponsoring this Summer:

August 13th: Alumni Panel 9:15 - 10:15a UW1 020

August 15th: Personal Statement Writing Workshop - 2:00 - 3:30pm UW1-211

Career Services offers a wide range of resources and activities that empower students to EXPLORE academic and career options, BUILD marketable experiences and job search skills, and CONNECT with the employment community. Offerings include career counseling and coaching, internship advising, graduate school advising, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, an online job and internship database, career events and much more. Appointments and full details are available online at

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Autumn Involvement Fair

Thursday, September 26th
The Promenade by the Library

The Involvement Fair provides students the opportunity to find out about the different services and clubs available on the CCC & UWB campuses and local community. Participants take advantage of the fun atmosphere and get free publicity for their organization, and it’s a great way to recruit and show new and returning students what campus and community organizations have planned for the upcoming year. Sign up on OrgSync, under “Forms!”

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