February 2017

Samantha St. John named Executive Director for Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

IAS alum Samantha St. John (’07, American Studies) has proudly accepted the role of Executive Director for Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.  The appointment was made after a regional search process in which St. John surfaced as the frontrunner. Her background includes over 15 years of business management, marketing, and communications experience, representing nonprofits, start-ups, and businesses large and small.  She is well-known and respected by Chamber members, as well as the business community at large, due to ...

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Dan Berger joins the blogging team at Black Perspectives

IAS faculty member Dan Berger joins the blogging team at Black Perspectives, a project of the African American Intellectual History Society. Berger was one of 13 scholars from around the country to join the blog. He will be writing monthly pieces for Black Perspectives. His current article, "Black Genealogies of Power," looks at ...

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IAS students Kyra Laughlin and Cecilee Fernadez win T-Mobile Equity and Inclusion grant!

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Student Representative Kyra Laughlin and Cecilee Fernadez presented their proposal at the UWB Equity and Inclusion conference on behalf of their new student-led organization Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E). S.A.V.E, along with four other student groups, competed to win a $5,000 grant provided by T-Mobile. The conference concluded with the announcement that S.A.V.E and Indigenous Summit were co-recipients of the grant and ...

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Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher represent at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference

IAS faculty members Rob Turner and Jason Lambacher, along with Jean McGregor from Evergreen State College, ran a workshop at the 2017 Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference held at Gonzaga University in Spokane on February 16.  The title of the 75 minute session was How Do We Address the Political Ecology of Education for Sustainability?  In this Solutions Roundtable session, Jason, Jean, and Rob shared resources that place sustainability objectives and proposals, as well as the shifting perspectives of our students, in a ...

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Ashley Magdall maximizes student opportunities to grow her career

Ashley Magdall (’15) was a triple major – yes, a triple major in Global Studies, Media & Communication Studies, and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior.  While at UW Bothell, she cultivated interests in feminism, psychology, social justice, and media activism, and this richness translated into three degrees.  Ashley also took advantage of mentors and opportunities at UW Bothell.  She worked as a resident advisor in student housing, a student assistant in Human Resources, and for the IT department throughout her undergraduate career.  Because of her drive and taking on additional responsibilities ...

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