IAS News

Students learn about transforming activist learning into social justice careers

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On January 23, UW Bothell hosted the event “Transform Activist Learning Into A Social Justice Career,” a panel discussion, networking event, and resource fair. Co-sponsored by Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS), the Diversity Center, and Career Services, this gathering featured the voices of four professionals working in the social justice arena, three of whom are UW Bothell alumni, who discussed how they’ve translated their values and skills into meaningful careers.

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Six students in Intro to Journalism class published

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Six students from Kristin Gustafson’s autumn Introduction to Journalism class got published in local, community news sites. The course centers around fundamental journalism skills in reporting, writing, and media critique. The version of the 200-level course that Gustafson teaches gives students hands-on journalism experience through engagement with online media and community newspapers. Students visited one of five local news organizations mid-quarter and then submitted original news articles by the end of the quarter to those same sites. The International Examiner published ...

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Jennifer Atkinson interviewed on "Teaching in the Age of Eco-Grief"

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson spoke with Sarah Jaquette Ray, producer of the podcast Big Planet, Big Feels.  Ray met Atkinson when she gave a talk last December at UW on eco-grief and the climate generation.  Ray learned about Atkinson’s course on environmental depression, sparking an interest in interviewing her for this podcast. The class was so radical, it was covered on the front page in The Seattle Times.  Atkinson recently ...

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Kristin Gustafson and Hannah Horiatis featured in UW Bothell News

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's Introduction to Journalism course was covered in a feature on UW Bothell's News site. The article, which also features alum Hannah Horiatis ('18, Media & Communication Studies), begins:

"When University of Washington Bothell students learn journalism through community newspapers, they also learn about the ethnic and geographic communities served by the papers," said Kristin Gustafson ...

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Kat Sweet is changing the world through bikes

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Kat Sweet enrolled at UW Bothell with 20 years of experience as a mountain bike competitor and coach.  After earning her degree in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior in 2011, Sweet started her own mountain bike coaching business — Sweetlines — with an interactive, interdisciplinary approach she’s still using. “To have a school where everything is interactive, where you had an interdisciplinary look at every topic, has absolutely helped my business be something greater than just about bikes,” Sweet said. Read how ...

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