CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 37

37th, Edition: August 23rd, 2013



Check Out These Fun Fall Courses:

CoffeeDCI: Coffee and Media
SLN: 21270
Instructors: Robin Oppenheimer & Jill Freidberg

Friday's 8:45AM - 1:00PM
UW1 - 010
5 credits

Seattle is a center of global coffee culture, and this course focuses on how coffee is a powerful lens for examining socioeconomic issues such as political change, the power of media, and the economic inequities of globalization. Students will visit a local coffee house, view films about coffee, and research how coffee and its media representations have influenced many parts of our lives.

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great wall of chinaBCUSP CHINESE 101
SLN: 10745
Instructor Wei Gao

Tuesday's and Thursday's 1:15 – 3:15
UW1 - 031
5 credits

A Chinese character is not a box;
Instead, it is a doorway…
The study of Chinese will introduce you not only to another language,
but also to another way of thinking and seeing the world.

Chinese Success Story:

Three years ago when Justin Nygard walked into Chinese 101, he did not know anything about the language. Now he has been accepted by the prestigious Nanjing University and embarked on his new adventure in China for his senior year. This study abroad experience will prepare him for his graduate studies of intellectual property law in the near future. No doubt, more and more students have realized how instrumental the Chinese language is. In his senior year, Kyle Mery dived into Chinese language study seriously. Now he is in China teaching English. When he returns, Kyle will continue to study Chinese history. His goal is to become a professor of Chinese history. Other students expressed their interest in Chinese for other reasons that are also connected to their career choice. For instance, Kang Fu would love to become a simultaneous interpreter for the United Nations. Steven Birnbaum plans to use his Chinese on the business side. After taking 188 in spring, Steve rediscovered his enjoyment of playing Ping-Pong. His critical essay on Sino-American ping pong diplomacy received a perfect score. As a teacher, it is rewarding to see the Chinese orchard on Bothell’s campus has produced some peaches and pears. To get registered, please follow the link.

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Alternatives to Lifelong Incarceration

Group:  Concerned Lifers Organization (CLO) with Rep. Mary Helen Roberts
Date:     September 14, 2013
Time:    1:00 - 4:00pm
Place:  Room UW 2 005, University of Washington Bothell
Event:  Breaking the Life Cycle

A Conference to Promote Practical Alternatives to Lifelong Incarceration

Thesis:  Three decades after the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA) was implemented, the system of incarceration needs to be revisited to address the growing population of lifelong prisoners whose continued imprisonment adversely effects public safety, causes a drain on state resources and is no longer sustainable.


Rep. Mary Helen Roberts, will highlight proposed legislation for the upcoming session.

Sponsors of the CLO:  Dr. Timothy Mullner, Joe Brotherton, Corey Passon, Rev. Paul Benz, and Tim & Connie Wettack will present position papers from CLO members currently incarcerated at the WSRU, Monroe, WA.

Invited guests from the legal community:

public defenders and prosecutors, Bob Kastama, Former warden of Walla Walla State Penitentiary, People4Parole, Columbia Legal Services, Oregon Capital Resource Counsel, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, University of Washington Law, ACLU,  Seattle University, Faith and Action Network and WA Catholic Conference.

There are approximately 20 seats available, so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Gary Carpenter by September 10th.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me (

Sign Up for Smart Start Bootcamp

Smart Start Boot Camp is a condensed version of the Smart Start Workshop Series. It is designed to jump start your first year at UW Bothell before classes begin!

To sign up, check out the website here

College can be fun, exciting, and a little scary. Take the mystery out of college and prepare yourself by attending the Smart Start Boot Camp. Interactive presentations will focus on study skills, time management, reading techniques, budgeting, and technology. The HEROs (Health Educators Reaching Out), a peer educator group, will speak about healthy life styles. Students who complete Boot Camp will also be given a free voucher to for the BBQ at the After Hours Book Store shopping event from 6-10pm at the Book Store. There will be a number of fun games and activities, free food, and special discounts on all Husky Gear for that night only. Have fun, win prizes, and be ready for Autumn Quarter!

Featured Workshops:

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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On Campus Student Employment

Peer Consultants – The Writing and Communication Center

Peer Consultants at the University of Washington Bothell Writing and Communication Center tutor UW Bothell students through individual conferences, group workshops (within and outside of scheduled courses) and peer groups. Our goal is to help students become stronger, more confident writers and communicators. Peer consultants are also responsible for completing projects related to educational outreach, marketing and/or teaching. These tasks have included, for example, visiting classes to publicize our services, and assisting with peer review sessions.

Application Instructions:  To apply, please send the following to Kim Sharp, Writing and Communication Center Assistant Director, at Resume, two writing samples from coursework you have completed within the past year and a cover letter that addresses the following questions: 1. Why do you want to work in the Writing and Communication Center? 2. How could you contribute to the mission and goals of the Writing and Communication Center? (Please refer to For more information, contact Kim Sharp, Writing and Communication Center Assistant Director at or 425-352-5254. Please visit for a detailed job description.

Student Technology Consultant – UWB/CCC Campus Library

Help meet the technology needs of students in the Campus Library Information Commons and beyond, conducting research, writing papers, and working on class projects.  You'll have the opportunity to help patrons access online resources and use Microsoft Office and other applications to complete assignments, and also assist in the circulation of books and laptops. This is a great job for those interested in careers in IT, public service, or communications, and it's also a great way to build skills and experience for your resume!  Up to 19.5 hours per week, with a flexible work schedule.

Application Instructions: For more information on the job, or to complete an application online, go to (UW NetID required)  Successful applicants will be notified via email. For additional questions, contact Library Technology Services at 425.352.3450 or email

Communications Project Assistant- EOC Emergency Radio

Working with the entire UWEM staff and under the guidance of the UW’s Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC) and the EOC communications team, this student will assist the UW Emergency Management Department in the development of a new radio management program for the UW’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

Application Instructions: Deadline: August 31, 2013. For full job description and to apply, search job #71787 on HuskyJobs.

Campus Seismic Resilience Project Assistant- UW Emergency Management

The student will assist the Seismic Resilient University of Washington Ad Hoc Work Group to frame the ongoing discussions and planning efforts that will embed our seismic resilience planning activities within the UW’s operating and capital budget planning process. The graduate level planning student will assist to refine the project scope, design, revision, and implementation of many of the Work Group’s deliverables. Application Instructions: Deadline: August 31, 2013. For full job description and to apply, search job #71784 on HuskyJobs..

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