IAS News

Local writers share at "MFA Careers and Writing Futures"

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A panel of local writers met with MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics students and alumni to share their career trajectories and advice for the road.  They discussed how their MFA degrees have enhanced their writing, ways they’ve sustained their practices creatively and financially, and what professional opportunities they see for emerging writers.  Panelists included MFA alumni Margaret Chiavetta (’14) and Travis Sharp (’15), and Priscilla Long, and Sarah Mangold.

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Jin-Kyu Jung and Taylor Frazier Publish "A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Relationship Between Crime and Community Gardens"

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A recent IAS graduate, Taylor L. Frazier ('15, Law, Economics & Public Policy), and IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a paper, “A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Relationship Between Crime and Community Gardens: A Case Study of Seattle’s P-Patches from 1996 to 2006,” in the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

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Brittaney Bunjong to Appear in November Issue of Allrecipes.com Magazine

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Media & Communication Studies (MCS) major Brittaney Bunjong is a foodie. Inspired by her mother she has been interested in food all her life. Her blog, “Plenty of Pineapples,” was started as a hobby in which she shared recipes from her Thai and Hispanic background.

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Kristie Johnson discusses career with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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Kristie Johnson ('07, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) visited campus to share her career journey in the public sector.  Kristie is the current Public Records Officer and a Legal Services Supervisor for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO). Having worked for the KCPAO since 1997, Kristie has held many positions which include: Office Manager and Staff Supervisor of the Juvenile Division (2013-2015), Public Records Officer (2008-2013), and Criminal Division Paralegal (2003-2008). Kristie has used her IAS education to help her excel specifically in public speaking, an area that has never been comfortable for her. Kristie is passionate about helping others...

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Giselle Cárcamo Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference

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Alum Giselle Cárcamo (’06, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior; ’09, MSW) was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Universal Leadership Conference, a student-run conference that provides training and opportunities to understand and reflect on the interconnectedness of service, social justice, and leadership.  Honoring the theme of “Radical Community,”  Cárcamo shared her perspectives as an international student from Peru who deeply craved a community that valued her identity.  Through relationships with faculty and engagement with ...

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