CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 45

45th Edition: November 8, 2013
Faculty Reading: Ben Gonio

First Year and Pre-Major Updates

Find Your Registration Date : Know when registration opens for you, so you have the best shot at getting into your first choice classes.

First Year Advising Appointment : If this is your first quarter at UW Bothell, make sure to sign up for your First Year Advising Appointment before November 20th! Check your email to see which advisor you have been assigned to.

Discovery Core II Courses are online : Check out our website for a list of descriptions, instructors, dates and times for each course.

My First Year Guide : Check out our guide for First Year students at UW Bothell and look for our weekly emails each Monday.

View the Complete Academic Calendar

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Interested in Education? Check Out These Winter Courses

BEDUC 391A Special Topics: World Englishes | SLN 10941

Mondays & Wednesdays | 3:30 - 5:30pm | 5 Credits

Examine the spread of English around the world and the current and
future status of the English language. We will discuss the variety of
ways in which people use and appropriate English for their purposes
in various contexts as well as the diverse beliefs and ideologies that
people hold about English as a lingua franca. Reflect on the essentialist
and ethnocentric assumptions of the notion of the native speaker
of English, the ownership of English, and the Standard English.

Approved for Education and Society Minor

BEDUC 476 Digital Literacy: New Literacies in Digital Learning | SLN: 20468

Wednesdays | 5:45 - 8:50pm (25% hybrid) | 5 Credits

What does it now mean to be literate In this age of rapid, networked, global communication, when we all must sort through multiple sources of information, when digital tools enable everyone to create and publish multiple media, when political and civic organizing happens within digital social media?

What do we need to know to be able to read all forms of media critically, to contribute to the global conversation, and to create multi-media projects for telling one’s story? This class will include both critical and theoretical readings on the rapid shifts in digital culture and hands-on experience with becoming a networked digital learner. All tech skill levels welcome --- all that is needed is an openness to play with new ways of connecting and creating.

Approved for Education and Society Minor, Teaching and Learning Minor, and MCS elective credit.

BEDUC 491A Special Topic: School-to-Community Transition for Vulnerable Youth | SLN: 20799

Mondays & Wednesdays | 8:45 - 10:45am | 5 Credits

Emphasis will be placed on the movement from school to employment,
continued education, and community life. The course will consider the
influences that place, ability, race/ethnicity, gender, and social class have
on shaping outcomes experienced in early adulthood

Approved for Education and Society Minor

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Still Deciding On A Major? Check Out These Info Sessions:

Interactive Media Design Information Session

Please attend the information session and learn about this new major. You can take the IMD prerequisites in Winter and Spring 2014 to apply IMD for Autumn 2014!

IMD Information Session (UW1-103)

  • 11/12 (Tuesday) 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • 12/5 (Thursday) 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you can’t attend any of the information sessions, visit the IMD website or contact the IMD advisor, Keiko Miyamoto at We’re happy to answer any questions or schedule a meeting with you.

BA in Health Studies Information Sessions

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Come learn more about majoring in Health Studies! Choose from 3 sessions below:

  • Monday, November 4, 4-5pm in UW1-103
  • Wednesday, November 13, 3:30-4:30 in UW1-103

For questions about the Health Studies Information Sessions, please contact Kerri Hatfield,

Earn Your University of Washington Business Degree in Bellevue

Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) Info Session:

Earn your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration at the Eastside Leadership Center located in Bellevue.  This University of Washington Bothell School of Business Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to complete their degree in a two-year cohort program.  Please join us to learn more about this unique opportunity.

Friday, November 08, 2013 | Eastside Leadership Center | 12:30-1:00pm

Friday, November 15, 2013 | Eastside Leadership Center | 12:30-1:00pm

The Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) is part of the University of Washington Bothell’s School of Business. Located in Bellevue, WA, the ELC is home to the University of Washington Bothell Leadership MBA program and the BA in Business program. The UW Bothell School of Business also holds its executive education programs at this fully equipped campus building that has high-tech classrooms, student lounges, conference facility and faculty offices.

The ELC is conveniently located at 2515 140th Ave. NE in Bellevue, right off the 148th Ave exit on SR- 520. The convenient location allows residents of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Issaquah or people who work in these cities to drive to day and evening classes without getting on to I-405 or SR-520 at peak driving times.

To RSVP, please email Susan Gibson at

Please include “ELC RSVP” in the subject line, your first / last name and which info session you will be attending (ELC or UWB) in the body of the text. 

Research in Action

Research in Action 2 credits Fridays 11am to 1pmThe Office of Research would like to invite students, faculty, staff and the general public to the Autumn Quarter Research-In-Action seminars. Join us for exciting discussions!




“Experimenting with Evolution in Action”  
Kristina Hillesland, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,  Arun Noranarith, Trevor McKoy, and Colin Feng, Undergraduate Students, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Friday, November 15th, 11:00am, UW1-021

This seminar is part of the BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action seminar series. Presenters speak for approximately 45 minutes followed by a 15 minute question and answer period. All are welcome to attend the seminar portion of the class.

Click here for a full list of upcoming seminars

Source: Charlotte Rasmussen at

UW Bothell Founders Fellow Scholarships for Undergraduates

The University of Washington Bothell Office of Research is pleased to announce that the application period for 2013-2014 UW Bothell Founders Fellow Awards for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity is now open. These awards are possible because of the generous support of the UW Bothell Founder’s Endowed Fellowship.  The purpose of these awards is to encourage and recognize the participation of undergraduate students in research in all disciplines and inter-disciplines represented on the UW Bothell campus.  These awards will allow students to focus more attention and time on their research, scholarship and creative activity.  Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.    We are offering workshops to help students through the application process. We are asking that students register for these workshops so we can prepare materials.   

Students can register here:

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Workshops:

November 14th, UWB Founder's Fellow Application
3:30 - 5:30pm UW1-370

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Early Call for Clamor Submissions

Attention all students! Clamor 2014 is now open for early submissions  for possible publication in our print, web, and digital formats. Clamor accepts artistic work in many formats, including:

o Visual Art—drawing, painting, photography, computer art, mixed media
o Images of 3D art—sculpture, textiles, jewelry, land art, glass
o Media Art—video, audio, spoken word, music, performance, remix
o Creative Writing—poetry, prose, experimental writing, mixed genre

You may submit up to three pieces in each of the three categories: Creative Writing,  Audio/Video, and Visual Art.

Clamor 2014 is using a new submissions system that should make submitting creative work easier than ever.

Early Submission Deadline: November 17, 2013 (decisions announced by mid-December)

Email us with any questions:

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Faculty Reading: Ben Gonio - Tiger Among Us

Ben Gonio will be doing a staged reading of "Tiger Among Us" November 13th for the Multicultural Theatre New Play Festival. It will take place at the  ACT Theater. See the link below for more information.

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