IAS News

Mindfulmedia artist Drew Stone shares career wisdom through "College to Confidence"

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Drew Stone is a mindfulmedia artist bent towards creativity, design, organizational leadership, games, and forward-thinking culture.

Drew holds a Certificate of Excellence in Filmmaking from Seattle Film institute.  He completed undergraduate degrees in Media & Communication Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’14) at UW Bothell and a Master of Communication in Communities and Networks (’16) at UW Seattle.  He is a Project Manager for the Augmented Reality tool...

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After the MFA: Good things come in small portions

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By Natalie Singer-Velush ('16)

The time spent as a student in an MFA program, especially the early months, can be overwhelming. There are never enough hours to read, to spend with new ideas, to fulfill the requirements of the program, and also follow our own newly developing inquiries and impulses. The time, conversely, is often also highly charged artistically: These new ideas, however demanding and sleep-depriving, activate a desire to engage deeply with language and art and the process of making and investigating these.

One group of IAS’s MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics students responded to that charge by launching a micropress, a project that has evolved as its instigators have, and which has provided space for the incubation and expression of art and ideas within the realm of the program and, now, beyond.

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Mojan Ahmadi presents on game industry resumes at Game Developers Conference

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As Coordinator of Career Services at DigiPen Institute of Technology, IAS alum Mojan Ahmadi (’13, Law, Economics & Public Policy; ’15, Policy Studies) advises students and facilitates professional development opportunities in the video game, entertainment, and technology industry.  DigiPen is a private university that offers bachelor and master degree programs, as well K-12 programs.  Recently, Mojan and colleagues gave a panel presentation on creating effective game industry resumes at the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco ...

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Ronnie Thibault featured by UW Graduate School

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Ronnie Thibault is currently featured on the UW Graduate School website for her work in the interdisciplinary individual, Ph.D. program at UW Seattle.The interdisciplinary graduate program, introduced at the UW in the late 1960s, allows for rigorous academic research outside of a single department. The program is designed to allow students like Ronnie to ...

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

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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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