IAS News

Alums produce video of anti-racist poetry performance

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Alums Quinn Russell Brown (’13, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and Aaron Middleton (‘13, Media & Communication Studies) produced a short video of local artist Troy Osaki’s poetry performance, “Year of the Dragon,” a homage to martial arts legend Bruce Lee and his struggle against racism.  When Brown first heard Osaki recite the poem at a fundraiser months earlier, he was deeply moved and approached Osaki about creating a video.  Brown then ...

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Community-Engaged work of Nafasi Ferrell featured in UW Bothell’s annual report

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UW Bothell’s 2015-2016 annual report to donors and community features the community-engaged work of alum Nafasi Ferrell (’15, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies).  For her Cultural Studies capstone project, Nafasi developed and facilitated a three-hour workshop with community members of varying ages in partnership with Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Let’s Talk!! Race and Class Through Hip-Hop and Poetry challenged participants to redefine their understandings of race and class using ...

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Alice Tsoodle shares her career in environmental education

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Alice Tsoodle ('13) holds a Bachelor's in Environmental Studies from UW Bothell, a Master’s in Education from UW Seattle, and UW-REN Restoration Ecology Certificate. Alice’s indelible connection to Bothell’s North Creek Forest began through a course with IAS faculty member Amy Lambert, but her love for the environment began long before.  Originally Alice had considered being a nurse, but an encounter with the film “Sacred Spaces” propelled her in the direction of environmental education...

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Matt Libby shares his career experiences at Boeing with students

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Matt Libby ('14, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) is the 787 Flightline Operations Chief of Staff at Boeing, a top-level adviser who provides executive support to the Everett Delivery Center Director and Superintendent of the 787 Program & Paint Operations.  In this role, Matt manages multiple projects that drive efficiency within the production system and increase customer satisfaction.  Prior to Boeing, Matt worked in retail management, general contracting, and cabinet manufacturing.

Matt spent several years in the workforce...

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Natalie Singer-Velush Receives Honorable Mention from AWP’s Intro Journals Project

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Natalie Singer-Velush (Creative Writing & Poetics, 2016) was named among the 2016 Winners of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Journals Project, with an Honorable Mention for Creative Non-Fiction for her submission “There is But One Choice: Confession or Some Form of Extinction.” The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students enrolled in AWP member programs, as nominated by the programs. Winning selections are published in participating journals, including Tampa Review, Colorado Review,  and Iron Horse Literary Review, among others.  The essay contains an excerpt from her memoir, California Calling, for which she is seeking a publisher.

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