June 15, 2011
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
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Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events


New Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Master's Degree Program Begins Autumn 2012


Developed by Professor Jeanne Heuving, the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and Poetics at UW Bothell is dedicated to helping each student develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery. Through an emphasis on poetics, or why we write how we write, we invite students to participate in a forum and laboratory that focuses on the pursuit of creative writing in a rapidly changing society.   


Program information, the application process, course of study, and faculty bios are now available online.



MAPS studnets with W   



    Master of Arts in Policy Studies

    10th Anniversary Celebration


    Friday evening, November 4, 2011

      North Creek Events Center, UW Bothell




The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Join current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and policy professionals in marking this achievement.


Since launching in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies has provided a transformative graduate education to more than 160 students and alumni. The 

Policy Studies program enables students to translate interdisciplinary understandings into the professional competence essential to making substantive contributions to their communities.



CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Join the student/alumni committee! Volunteers are needed to assist with planning and promotions. Please contact Lisa Olason to get involved: lolason@uwb.edu. 



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Congratulations Class of 2011   
Photo by Lisa Olason
Cultural Studies students pose for Lisa Olason



Photo by Lisa Olason
Lisa snaps these proud Policy Studies grads


Policy Studies Alumna Earns Recognition



Abigail Echo-Hawk (Policy Studies 2009) was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award at Sunday's UW Bothell graduation ceremony.


Established September, 2000, the UW Bothell Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding alumni who have exhibited distinguished professional achievements and/or community service since graduation from the University of Washington Bothell.


Congratulations, Abigail, on this important and well deserved recognition.



Cultural Studies



Shana Hirsch will be attending the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) program Norway this summer.

ICRPS is a co-learning experience of international, multi-disciplinary faculty, guest speakers, graduate students and professionals. Participants study the many facets of rural policy, from policy formulation to policy impacts, and explore similarities and differences between their countries and those of other participants. 



Christine Nelson (2010) has accepted a position as Youth with Disabilities Counselor with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Christi will be implementing rehabilitation practices for youth and providing assessments, one-on-one communication, and care.



While still working full time with KUOW public radio, Jeremy Richards (2010) is now the corporate services lead for Unexpected Productions, coordinating improv comedy workshops for businesses ranging from Microsoft to State Farm. Learn more at unexpectedcommunications.com.   


Jayne Swift (2010) has accepted an admission offer from the University of Minnesota's Feminist Studies PhD. program. After an intensive search, application process, waiting period, visits, and evaluation of offers Jayne is very pleased with their offer and the choice of the University of Minnesota Feminist Studies.  


Congratulations to all! 


Policy Studies 



Mary Jonasen (2010) is proud to announce that Housing Hope and HopeWorks, the new non-profit she helped to establish, has launched their first social enterprise business, GroundWorks, a landscaping vocational program that provides advanced education classes and on-the-job training.  Learn more about this program and other Housing Hope/HopeWorks initiatives.





Professor JoLynn Edwards has been elected to the Board of Early Music America, a national organization that promotes the performance of and scholarship in European art music from the Middle Ages to the classical era of Mozart and Haydn. Congratulations, JoLynn, as you join this distinguished board.



Career and Professional Development

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  


826 Seattle, Programs Coordinator
0.75 position
Closes: June 17

Sustainable Business Consulting, Sustainability Associate, Seattle
Closes: June 19

Seattle Public Utility, Senior Public Relations Specialist 

ID: 331070 

Closes: June 21  


State of Washington, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, Research Analyst, Olympia
Questions? Contact Policy Studies alumnus, John Lee: john.lee@leg.wa.gov
Open until filled; first application screening: June 24


Free & Clear, Research Grants Manager, Seattle

HuskyJobs: 55075

Closes: June 25


Suburban Cities Association, Senior Policy Analyst, Tukwila

HuskyJobs: 55030 

Closes: June 25  


United Way of Snohomish County, Senior Manager, Impact & Community Investment, Everett 

Closes: June 27  


Cascade Land Conservancy, Green Cities Project Manager, Seattle 

Closes: June 30

Center for Health Training, Evaluator, Seattle
Closes: June 30

UW Women's Center, Seattle
Administrative Assistant (HuskyJobs: 55269)
Assistant to the Director (HuskyJobs: 55264)
Development and Grant Writing Assistant (HuskyJobs: 55266)
Closes: July 2  


REI, Director of Goverment Affairs, Kent

Open until filled



REWA, Director of Public Policy and Community Advocacy, Seattle
Open until filled  

UWB Quantitative Skills Center, Tutor

Quantitative Skills Center tutors help students, faculty and staff with any aspect of the quantitative process.  If you have a passion for math and helping people, this could be the job for you!  QSC tutors are required to attend all staff meetings and trainings to discuss techniques and improve skills.  Light clerical or educational outreach tasks may also be assigned to tutors when time permits.  Download the application and return it to Erin Hill: ehill@uwb.edu.

Open until filled 


UWB Writing Center, Peer Writing Consultant

The Writing Center is looking for new Peer Writing Consultants to begin work Summer Quarter. We are looking for students in all academic programs who talk energetically and think deeply of writing, and for folks whose language and writing backgrounds represent the diverse populations we work with in the Writing Center. 





U.S. Department of State, Various Internships - Spring 2012 
Washington D.C. & Various Overseas Locations
Deadline: July 1
Select 'Learn More' under 'Student Internships'

Puget Sound Energy, State Government Affairs Intern, Bellevue
HuskyJobs: 55216
Closes: July 2   
Intern at Amnesty International Western Regional Office
Volunteer, part-time
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is offering field internships for individuals who are passionate about human rights and eager to learn more about how field work, organizing, and grassroots campaigns contribute to the realization of human rights in the US and abroad. The internship provides opportunity for growth as human rights defenders and provides interns with education, tools and resources to be leaders at Amnesty International and the broader human rights and social justice field. General internships are also available. To apply, please submit a cover letter (one page maximum) and application to Sara Schmidt, sschmidt@aiusa.org. Please outline your reasons for seeking the internship and summary of your experience and qualifications. If you have any questions please contact Sara by email or at (415) 288-1865.
Deadline: Rolling Acceptance   

CAIR-WA, Summer internships, Seattle  

Volunteer, 20 hrs/wk

CAIR is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. 

Open until filled 


Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, flexible hours

Open until filled  

League of Education Voters, Policy/Research Intern, Seattle  

Volunteer, Summer quarter, min of 8 hrs/wk  

Open until filled    


UW Center for Human Rights Internship Database 

Check out this new database which features Seattle-area organizations that are open to working with student interns.  


Career-related Events


Look to the Library for your Job Search Tools (FREE)

Fri, 6/17, 9-10:30am

Worksource Redmond

7735 178th PL NE
Redmond, WA 98052  

KCLS librarian Fred Gurney will host a workshop that demonstrates the latest job-search, career and financial tools available through the library homepage. He will show you websites and databases that are geared for struggling small businesses, finding a new career path, searching for a job, and coping with the financial and psychological pressures that result from tough times.  Tickets available on first-come, first served basis!


Career Launch on the Summer Solstice

 Tues, 6/21, 12:00 - 5:00pm

North Creek Events Center

Congratulations! You've graduated...now what?? Several UW Bothell alumni will be at this information packed event to help your with job search strategies, networking tips, and interviewing and salary negotiation tactics.  We will also review your resume for you.  Lunch will even be provided, so what are you waiting for?  Launch your Career!  Tickets are available for $10 at the Cashier's Office. 


Career Search Optimization seminar (FREE)

Bellevue Place Hyatt
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004

Tues, June 21, 5-8pm

Paul Anderson of ProLango presents this free seminar, "Today's Job Market Demystified." Job seekers will learn about recruiting techniques, company blacklists, common job seeker mistakes and how to maximize job fairs and recruiting events.

Register here 





Fellowships and Funding


Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Scholarships and Grants 

Each year, the Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to undergraduates and graduates in Labor Studies. For example, the Martha H. Duggan Fellowship awards $10,000 for graduate students and Best Paper Prizes award $250. Learn more about what's available.
Most deadlines: June 13


Luce Scholars Program Information Session
Tues, July 26, 3:30pm
MGH 258, UW Seattle 

Juniors, seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program. The UW is able to nominate three students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.  During the current application cycle for the 2012-13 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2012, will have received at least a bachelor's degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are NOT eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. UW campus application deadline: September 14, 2011.

Learn more and RSVP here  

UW Bothell Believe Student Support Fund  

Up to $750 non-renewable scholarship for currently enrolled UW Bothell students who are members of an underrepresented group or community for participation in extracurricular competitions, conferences and academic events. Due consideration will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate qualities of character and leadership and who exhibit a strong commitment to community service and academic achievement.
No deadline; applications continually accepted on a rolling basis



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


"Food Networks: Gender and Foodways," Call for Proposals 

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

September 26-29, 2011

Deadline: June 30


Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference "Culture Matters," Call for Proposals 

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012
Deadline: Sept 19






The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To inquire about disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.3581, or email dss@uwb.edu.