May 9, 2012
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
Quick Links

Announcements and Upcoming Events




Important Deadlines  

UW Bothell Students
Happy 2011 graduates



If you plan to walk in commencement, need tickets, or to order a cap and gown, you must do so by May 18.  See the UWB commencement webpage for more information.  


Master's Degree Request 

If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a Master's Degree Request must be submitted to the UW Graduate School by June 1, 11:59:59 PM.



UW Bothell Diversity Survey

Make your voice count and complete the UW Bothell Student Experience Survey by May 18!

The Diversity Council, led by Chancellor Kenyon Chan and Diversity Council Chair Cherry Banks, has developed many important diversity initiatives at UW Bothell. These include cultural events, diversity lectures, diversity club support, academic course development, diversity internship, and the development of a diversity minor. In order to continue their great progress, the Diversity Council created the UW Bothell Experience Survey. The results of the survey, which focuses on diversity,  will be used to improve programs, services, and increase the postive learning experience for all students.  More information and a link to the survey may be found here.






Policy studies students  

      Master of Arts in Policy Studies  

      Graduate Research Conference 

        Friday, May 11 | 10:00am-5:15pm
        UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center

        Full Schedule | Register




      Master of Arts in Cultural Studies  
      Graduate Research Conference

        Friday, May 18 | 11:00am-5:00pm 

        UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center

        Full Schedule | Register   




Huskies on the Town (HOTT) Happy Hour
Thursday, May 24 | 5:00-8:00pm
Pink Ultra Lounge
600 Pine St (4th Floor in Pacific Place)
Seattle, WA 98101

  This monthly Thursday happy hour is for all UWB alumni, and UWB students are also welcome.  Reunite  with old friends and network with UWB alums.  Appetizer and drink specials available.  At each event, the first ten people in the door will receive a HOTT Thursdays deluxe Swag Bag.  Hope to see you there!        



Diversity Theater Workshop & Lecture Demo   

Friday May 25, 3:00 pm 

All are welcome!   
* Through the art of movement, performance, and expression, Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren's Diversity Theater Performance Group will engage students, faculty and staff in a critical discussion about how we collectively define "Diversity" on our campus.  


* The Diversity Theater group will address Feminist, Queer, Disability, Race, Ethnicity and Age Theaters and reflect on how these genres shed new light on identity construction as a performance while challenging socially accepted assumptions.  


* The Lecture Demo will include an interactive dialogue following the performance to engage the audience in a collaborative conversation on how UWB campus performs Diversity through our daily interactions with each other and the spaces we inhabit.


Next Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium        


Bruce Kochis
"Does a Corpse Have Human Rights?" with Bruce Kochis

Tuesday, June 5 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Rose Room (UW1-280)

More information
All are welcome! No RSVP required.



SMARTlab@UWB Showcase

Thursday, June 14 | 10am - 4pm  

UW Bothell, Center for Serious Play (UWBB-107) 


UW Bothell is set to become a host institution for the transdisciplinary, practice-based doctoral
program from the internationally renowned SMARTlab. For twenty years, SMARTlab has been bringing together digital media specialists, education experts, computer scientists, performance artists, community activists, policy makers and scholars committed to researching and co-designing creative technology solutions for real social needs.   


Students are invited to attend this event to meet SMARTlab director Professor Lizbeth Goodman, hear from current SMARTlab doctoral candidates about their research, and experience a SMARTlab workshop first-han.  More information here. To RSVP, email:        

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



As UW Bothell delegates, Cultural Studies students Ty Edwards and EJ Juarez will be attending the University of the Free State (UFS) Global Exchange Summit in Bloemfontein, South Africa in July  The main aim of the summit is to exchange ideas and international experiences in addressing salient issues around race, racism, racial integration and racial reconciliation in higher education.    



Cultural Studies student Cora Thomas has been awarded a generous scholarship by Skagit Women in Business for Fall Quarter 2012.  On May 17 she will receive this award at their annual "Spring Fling" event in Burlington, WA.  Cora became acquainted with Skagit Women in Business while networking on behalf of Skagit Valley wineries between 2008-2011.  Additionally, Cora's poem "When I Am Gone" was accepted to Clamor, UW Bothell's Literary and Arts Journal, and her poem "Paintbrush" was accepted to Yours Truly, Cascadia's Literary Journal.  Both publications will be available on campus late this quarter.   






Randi Courtmanch (Cultural Studies, 2010) has been busy!  Recently, she was accepted into the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, a yearlong certificate program, which brings together artists, curators, scholars, presenters and cultural leaders to encourage innovative and relevant curatorial approaches to presenting time-based art.  Last March Randi presented the short film from her 2010 capstone project, The Black Heart and Other Works at the 2012 CUNY Graduate Center English Student Association Conference, "Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks: Extraordinary Bodies / Extraordinary Minds."   Lastly, Randi is working on a collaborative performance and media-based installation with visual artist, Alma Khasawnih, and it has been accepted as part of Seattle Storefronts 2012 artist roster. Keep an eye out for this installation, which will explore karaoke through live performance and multimedia.     



Jefferson Ketchel (Policy Studies, 2008) will be attending the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program at Harvard University in June. NPLI focuses on meta-leadership in response to emergencies that cross jurisdictional and geographical boundaries. More can be found at      



A panel proposal by Theryn Kigvamasud'vashti (Cultural Studies, 2011) and three other academics has been accepted for presentation at the 2012 National Women's Studies Association Conference. Their panel title is "Abolitionists Futures, Community Accountabilites and, Emerging Movements to Transform Violence," and the conference will take place November 8-11.   



Martha Levenson (Cultural Studies, 2011) is working full time in the Seattle Public Schools where she recently joined a committee looking at transitions at all levels for children in Special Education. Martha's band, Skolkis (Swedish for Truants), is releasing their first CD, titled "Skip!" on May 20. She says,"Come hear us at Folklife!"    



Jeremy Richards (Cultural Studies, 2010) is performing in "Gauntlet,"  a live, improvised video game, which uses real-time avatars as characters in the show, allowing audience members to interact with the actors as video game characters. Details at  






Kari Lerum was invited to the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in March where she presented at a sexuality and gender workshop in the Sociology department (on the politics of the anti-trafficking movement, and becoming a public sociologist); she also spoke on a UM panel on sexual health (jointly sponsored by the Departments of Psychology and Public Health).

Also In March, Kari presented an empirical paper at the Pacific Sociology Association conference in San Diego. The paper  -- a content analysis of approximately 50 Hollywood films telling stories about exotic dancers - is a joint project with MACS graduates Ruth Gregory and Jayne Swift, as well as Portland State University professor Stephanie Wahab.  Additionally, in March Kari participated in a reading/book launch party for Here Come the Brides (where her essay, "My Trojan Dress" was published). The reading was held at the Ms Magazine headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA.    

Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


City of Seattle, Civil Rights Investigator

Closes: May 15


Woodland Park Zoo, Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Seattle

Closes: May 15


King County, Intern-Community Relations-Wastewater, various locations

Paid, from July 2012 to June 2013, 12-30 hrs/wk during summer, 12-20 hrs/wk during school year

Closes: May 20


Snohomish County, Human Services Specialist II-Grant Writer (ECEAP), Everett

Closes: May 21


UW Program of the Environment, Fall 2012 Teaching Assistantship, Seattle

Closes: May 22


Solid Ground, Part-time Family Advocate, Seattle

Closes: May 24


Food Lifeline, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, Shoreline

Closes: May 25


Stewardship Partners, Rain Garden Program Manager, Seattle

Closes: May 25


College Success Foundation, Program Officer - Career Services, Issaquah

Open until filled


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Data Analyst, Seattle

Open until filled


Qualis Health, Program Analyst, Seattle

Open until filled


SEIU, Strategic Researcher, Seattle

Open until filled


Teach for America, Director of Community and School Partnerships, Seattle
Open until filled





Planned Parenthood Votes NW, Voter Engagement Specialist Internship, various communities
20 hrs/wk, $10/hr, June 11-August 4
Closes: May 18
Sightline Institute, Summer Research Intern, Seattle
Volunteer 24 hrs/wk
Closes: May 21

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC), YouthBuild Intern, Everett
Paid, Sept 2012-June 13, 3 hrs/wk
Since 2008, WDCSC has operated "YouthBuild," a job-training and GED attainment program for at-risk youth aged 18-24.  This paid internship runs from September 2012 to June 2013 at three hours a week, and the intern will coordinate the "policy committee," a decision-making body of YouthBuild students. 
Closes: May 31

Asian & Pacific Islander Chaya, Summer Policy Intern, Seattle
Volunteer 12-20 hrs/wk
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program Info Session

Thurs, May 17



Learn about the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, including eligibility requirements and deadlines. PMF is a flagship leadership development program for top students interested in government service.


Job Offer & Salary Negotiations workshop

Fri, May 18, 1:30-2:30pm

Thurs, May 24, 3:30-4:30pm

UW Seattle, MGH 134

"Okay the employer is interested, now how do I get the offer and the salary and benefits I want?" This workshop will address that question and more. What is the employer concerned about? How do I decide between several job offers? When should I accept? How much time do I have to decide? When do I talk money? What if I change my mind? Learn how to solve these issues so that you keep options open and maintain your integrity and worth.


Successful Interviews workshop

Wed, May 23, 3:00-4:30pm

UW Seattle, MGH 134

Are you ready for "Tell me about yourself?" Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get that job offer! The following are addressed: preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other critical and tough interview questions. A role-play is included to demonstrate an effective interview strategy.



Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm

@Lucid Jazz Lounge

5241 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

No Host Bar

Arts Manager, Administrator, Artist - we want to connect! Join us for Happy Hour! The power, intelligence, contribution and creativity of women of color in the arts in Seattle is gravely under-supported.  Let's shift our own energy and strengthen our bond.  Let's just meet each other and share! Encouraged by the power we both feel from our membership in the national organization, Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), dedicated to promoting diversity in the performing arts field and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color in the arts, we are inspired to inject that same level of mutual support into our own community.  Our only agenda is to come together over a glass of wine to share and be encouraged.  We hope you will join us. Questions? Contact Priya Frank at  or Vivian Phillips at



Resumes & Cover Letters workshop 

Fri, May 25, 1:30-2:30pm

UW Seattle, MGH 134  

Is your resume and cover letter up-to-date? Increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search and make sure they target your career goal. Learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and talents. Explore formats that say, "Hire me!" Learn the nuances of email and online resume submissions. 


Sat, June 16, 9:00am-6:00pm

Camp Long Main Lodge, West Seattle

Cost: $180

Exploring and re-membering what it means to be a Spirit inspired leader for the common good is the purpose of this gathering - most importantly what it means for you as you respond to your longing for compassionate social justice. We are in a time of profound peril and profound potential and we invite you to join us as we encounter both. Spirit focused and experiential, this gathering will offer tools and perspectives to celebrate your journey, energize your purpose and inspire your actions.


Career Launch Workshop for Alumni

Wed, June 27, 10:00am-3:00pm

UW Seattle, MGH 241

This workshop features three of our key job search workshops including:

Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Did you know most employers spend only 30 seconds reviewing a resume and cover letter? Learn how to make sure yours stand out.

Conducting a Job Search: What are the most successful job search strategies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a down economy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Successful Interviewing: Learn practical information and tips to help you ace any interview by exploring popular questions and how to answer them, interview preparation techniques and more.

Register online


Fellowships & Funding 


Imagining America invites graduate students with a demonstrated interest in public scholarship and/or artistic practice to apply for a 2012-2013 PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Fellowship. Awardees receive $500 to attend a half-day Fellows Summit on October 4th and the 2012 Imagining America National Conference, October 5th-7th. Upon acceptance of a Fellowship, participants also commit to co-create and participate in a yearlong working group to promote collaborative art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects. For more on the the conference theme and application instructions, consult Imagining America's CFP.
Deadline: June 1

Luce Scholars Program
Provides fully-funded year-long placements in Asia, including stipends, language training, and tailored work assignment, for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia. Applicants must be US citizens under 30, in good health, who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. Contact Natalia ( for more information.
UW Application Deadline: September 10

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Post-graduate opportunity, funded by the US Department of State, to spend a year abroad doing research, graduate studies, or teach English in over 155 countries worldwide. Applicants must be US citizens in good health who will have completed a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. They must have a high level of academic or professional achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and a well-designed project proposal. Foreign language proficiency may be required. Contact Natalia ( for more information.
UW Application Deadline: September 12

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 


City of Seattle Office of Civil Rights Commissions
The Seattle Office for Civil Rights staffs 4 commissions and an advisory board to the City of Seattle: Seattle Human Rights Commission, Seattle Women's Commission, Seattle LGBT Commission, Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities, and the Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Board.  These entities host monthly meetings (generally) which are open to the public.  Consider attending a meeting to learn more and get involved.

The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award - Call for Papers
The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.
The winner of this year's award will receive $1,000 cash prize; Travel and lodging (up to two nights), and complimentary registration to the 14th Annual ILA Global conference, Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging Cultures, Contexts, and Complexities taking place in Denver on  

October 24-27, 2012; Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA; and Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications.
Deadline: June 15 


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