IAS News

Diane Weber stays politically engaged through Democrats Abroad

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After a long career in public service, IAS alum Diane Weber relocated to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For many retirees, a life of leisure ensues, but Weber’s political work keeps her quite occupied.  After the 2016 election, she felt compelled to take action and joined Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. With 42 country committees throughout the world ...

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Mary Howisey leads Alumni Council’s Husky 5K efforts

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On Saturday, May 18, more than 1,300 walkers, strollers, joggers and runners will take to the streets of Bothell for the 14th Annual UW Bothell Husky 5k. Since the first race in 2006, proceeds from the Husky 5k have resulted in more than $160,000 for scholarships. Alum Mary Howisey has volunteered every year helping to secure sponsors, rallying people to participate, and managing race-day logistics. For the past two years she has lead ...

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Early grad Deidre Woods traces her journey to UW Bothell

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Last December IAS launched the Early Grads campaign to reconnect with our “founding alumni” (1991-2003). This group played an important role in shaping the campus and creating a legacy of excellence. Now thriving in their lives and careers, we want to celebrate their stories. One alum who’s reconnected through the campaign is Deidre Woods.

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Green building champion Tadashi Shiga reconnects with UW Bothell

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Alum Tadashi Shiga (’96) is an evangelist for sustainable living. Shiga’s passion for energy efficiency runs deep, as do his local roots as a third generation Seattleite. With 20+ years in real estate development, it was the 2007 economic downturn that sparked Shiga’s passion for green building. Faced with the market’s uncertainty, he began researching sustainability and energy efficiency for homes, eventually ...

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Comics aficionado T. Andrew Wahl curates exhibit and launches speaking tour

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In February, IAS alum T. Andrew Wahl began traversing the state with his presentation, Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other, as part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau.  In this interactive presentation, he explores how everything from social movements to business concerns to changing demographics have shaped the reality seen in the pages of comics. Wahl’s talk will bring him to dozens of communities on both sides of the Cascades throughout 2019 and 2020. Wahl has also ...

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