June 13, 2012
School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
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Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcement and Upcoming Events 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

       

Congratulations Class of 2012 

   

Congratulations to our graduates on this great achievement!  

 

Students at commencement 
   Master of Arts in Cultural Studies

    Heath Davis, Katie Grainger, Shana Hirsch, Ken
    Matsudaira, Ariel Roy, Nancy Li Will, and Steve Will
  

   Master of Arts in Policy Studies 
    Mike Barta, Kristopher Dane, Dylan Dentremont,
    Kiley Faherty, Ashley Hamilton, Joe Lang, Julianna
    Mandler, Paula Matano, BJ Myers, Vy Nguyen, Cynthia
    Reese, and Timothy Ruppell
 


We look forward to seeing where life takes you.  Keep in touch!



2012-2013 Graduate Student Liaisons Elected
 

Katherine Shaw (Cultural Studies) and Megan Dunn (Policy Studies) have been elected by their cohorts as Graduate Student Liaisons (GSL) for next academic year.  The GSL is a volunteer position intended to enhance collaboration among students, faculty, and staff in the development of the Cultural Studies and Policy Studies graduate programs. As representatives of their graduate programs, Katherine and Megan will facilitate communication among first-year students, second-year students, and program faculty and staff; assist with the shaping of program events; and participate in relevant program and committee meetings.  Thanks, Katherine and Megan, for your willingness to serve in these vital roles!

   

    

UPCOMING EVENTS     

  

Huskies on the Town (HOTT) Happy Hour for Alumni 

 

Thursday, June 28| 5:00-8:00pm

6023 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

 

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.  See you there!       


 

Career Launch @ UWB 

    

Friday, July 20, 11:00am-3:00pm

UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center

 

UW Bothell alumni will be on campus to help with job search strategies, networking, resume review, interviewing, salary negotiation and more! Tickets are $10 at the Cashier's Office. Lunch is included and prizes will be awarded. Open to current students, grads and alumni. Learn more and see the schedule.   

 

 

SAVE THE DATES: Convergence on Poetics Conference

 

MFA in creative writing and poetics

 

September 27-30, 2012

UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center

 

As the inaugural event of the new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics program at UW Bothell, Convergence on Poetics queries the current understanding and practice of poetics within writing communities and the academy. The conference consists of keynote panels, poetics postings, and author performances. All events will be scheduled singularly, so that a conversation of the whole can address, in the words of George Oppen, "the meaning / Of being numerous."  This conference will include several public offerings, so mark your calendars!  More details 

 

 

Have a great summer!  

       

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Students

    

Ty Edwards (Cultural Studies) has been awarded the 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year by UW Bothell Student Life. Ty has also been elected by ASUWB as the 2012-2013 Director of Student Advocacy. 


Amy Patterson
(Cultural Studies) has been selected as a 2012 Disability Studies Program Harlan Hahn Endowed Fund award winner. The award will fund her capstone research project, "Visualizing Down Syndrome in Ukraine." 


Rachel Tomczek
(Cultural Studies) will begin her capstone research at Oxbow Farm this summer.  She plans on volunteering with the farm through their partnership with the Wilderness Awareness School and working with their summer camps, agritourism and school farm tours in the fall.  Rachel says, "Happy summer gardening!!" 

 

  

    

Alumni

 

Manik Ahuja (Policy Studies, 2008) recently completed his second year in the PhD Program in Public Health at the University of Connecticut.  He is currently working on his dissertation entitled "How do we create systems that provide access to public health data that is usable to diverse stakeholders?"  He is focusing on cell suppression, which is one of the most frequently used techniques to prevent the disclosure of sensitive data in statistical tables, and aggregation of public health data.  To learn more, visit this project link.    

 

  

Trina Ballard (Cultural Studies, 2011) is very busy!  She was accepted to Oregon State University's PhD in Education, which beings this fall, and she is getting married in September to Mark Southern, CFO of a construction company.  Trina continues in her role as Site Director at Central Washington University-Kent, and writes: "[we] are still accepting students, especially the BA in Education with Science endorsement, so send me your interested students!"    

 

 

Abigail Echo-Hawk (Policy Studies, 2009) is presenting "Infant Mortality prevention in Seattle's Native American Community: A Social Justice Approach" at the Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities Annual meeting in June 10-12   On April 16-17, Abigail co-presented "Reflective Practice in Teams: The Promoting First Relationships Way" with Dr. Jean Kelly (UW School of Nursing) at the "We Are All Related: Building Relationships To Promote Quality Implementation" Tribal Home Visiting Grantees meeting sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services HRSA.  For the past year, Abigail has been leading an effort to make breastfeeding discrimination a civil rights offense in Seattle. This April the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the legislation that Abigail helped write, adding breastfeeding women to a protected class.  Abigail thanks Policy Studies faculty for their contribution to this endeavor - an article written about it made national news and was covered by over 400 news outlets!    

 

 

Shana Hirsch (Cultural Studies, 2012) will be attending the Rural Sociological Society Annual Conference in Chicago from July 26-29 where she will present part of her capstone project on a panel. The panel is entitled: "Food Regimes: New, Old, and Responses," and her presentation title is: "Sheep, surveillance, and the transformation of food: Livestock identification tagging in the crofting communities of Scotland."   

 

 

Joe Lang (Policy Studies, 2012) directed the first annual ATCO Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, at Snohomish Golf Course in support of the Natalie Kay Lang International Student Scholarship.  Joe's sister, Natalie Kay Lang, was a beloved Admissions and International Student Advisor at UW Bothell where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (1997) and was working on her Policy Studies master's degree.  Natalie was awarded the prestigious 2004 Staff Award from the ASUWB in recognition for her outstanding dedication and commitment to international students, and in 2008 she was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award.  Natalie was passionate about raising funds for the International Student Scholarship at UW Bothell, and the scholarship was renamed in her honor. Through green fees and many generous donations, the golf tournament raised $4,900 for the scholarship.   

        

 

Faculty

 

On May 30, UW Bothell's Office of Research hosted "Discourse 2012," a faculty professional development event.  The evening's entertainment, modeled after the TED and Chautauqua talks, featured faculty members from each program or school delivering 5 minute lightning talks about their new and innovative research ideas and directions. Several Cultural Studies and Policy Studies faculty presented, including:

 

- Diane Gillespie: "Values Deliberations and Collective Action in Rural Senegal: Tostan's Community Empowerment Program"      

- Dan Goldhaber: "Human Capital Policies that Treat Teachers as Individuals"   

- Ted Hiebert: "Imaginary Solutions" 
- Paul Hill
: "Academic Research on Policy: What it can (and can't) Contribute"  
- Kari Lerum: "Transgender Lives, Commercial Sex Work, and Seattle-based Networks for Social Justice"    

- Julie Shayne: "Taking Risks: Feminist Stories of Social Justice Research in the Americas"    

 

    

Julie Shayne's lightening talk at Discourse 2012 discussed her edited book project on activist scholarship. Julie is eager to get back to the project this summer and is co-authoring the introduction to the collection with Cultural Studies alum Angelica Macklin.

 

 

Kari Lerum is the lead author of a new journal article accepted for publication in the inaugural (June 2012) issue of "Anti-Trafficking Review": Kari Lerum, Kiesha McCurtis, Penelope Saunders, and Stéphanie Wahab. 2012.  "Using Human Rights to hold the US Accountable for its Anti-Sex-Trafficking Agenda: The Universal Periodic Review and New Directions for US Policy"  Anti-Trafficking Review 1 (1).    

 

 

Amoshaun Toft presented a paper titled "Contesting the Deviant Other: Discursive Strategies for the Production of Homeless Subjectivities" as part of an extended session titled "Talk in and for Action: Connecting Communities Through Discourse" at the International Communication Association annual conference in Phoenix.    

 

Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  

 

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County, Policy Committee Coordinator, Everett
Paid, 3 hrs/wk, Sept '12-June '13,
Closes: June 15

 

Washington State Democratic Caucus (House of Representatives), Research Analyst
Closes: June 18

Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development), Community Partnerships Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 22

Washington Environmental Council, Communications Associate, Seattle
Closes: June 22

King County, Department of Executive Services - Facilities Management Division, Project Program Manager IV, Seattle
Closes: June 25

King County, Department of Community & Human Services, Youth Homelessness Project Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 26
 
SEIU Healthcare 775, Research Analyst, Federal Way
Closes: June 30

Youth in Focus, Executive Director, Seattle
Closes: June 30

Vittana Foundation, Regional Program Manager, Southeast Asia, Seattle
Closes: July 1

Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound, Recruitment Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Seattle
Open until filled
 
Reach Out and Read Washington, Assistant Director, Seattle
Open until filled

Reach Out and Read Washington, Program Specialist, Seattle
50% travel throughout Washington
Open until filled

Seattle Arts Museum, Public Relations Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Washington Dental Service, Sr. Program Officer - Oral Health in Medical Setting, Seattle
Open until filled

Western States Center, Uniting Communities Washington: Asian & Pacific Islander Community Consultant
Temporary, based in King or Pierce County, 20 hrs/wk through Nov 2012
Open until filled

Western States Center, Uniting Communities Washington: African American Community Consultant
Temporary, based in King or Pierce County, 20 hrs/wk through Nov 2012
Open until filled

Western States Center, Uniting Communities Washington State Coordinator, Seattle
Temporary, full-time through Nov 2012
Open until filled

World Vision, Advocacy Integration and Campaigns Manager, Federal Way
Open until filled

  

 

Internships

 

Artist Trust, Communications Intern, Seattle
Closes: June 15

Washington Office of the Education Ombudsman, Communications & Community Relations Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, hours unknown
Closes: June 15

City of Kirkland, City Manager's Office Intern
Paid, hours TBD
Closes: June 19

Village Reach, Health Systems Group Intern, Seattle
Paid, 18-30 hrs/wk
Closes: June 30

Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Washington, Strategic Partnerships Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12-20 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Global Visionaries, various internships, Seattle
Volunteer, 8-15 hrs/wk, 6 month commitment
Open until filled

Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC), Summer Research Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-15 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Steve Hobbs for Congress, Congressional Campaign Intern, Lake Stevens
Volunteer, hours TBD
Open until filled

      

   

Career-related Events

 

Dependable Strengths Workshop for Alumni
Friday, June 22 & Monday, June 25
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni
Co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Association, the Dependable Strengths two day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities. The focus is a nontraditional job search process. Each participant identifies what they enjoy, things they do well and events or experiences in which they take pride.

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 early!

  

Academic Careers: CVs
Mon, July 9, 12:30-1:30pm
UW Seattle, Smith 120
Having your CV up to date is always a good idea because you never know when a fellowship, TA/RA, or job opportunity will arise. We'll discuss tips regarding CV preparation, review a few sample CVs, provide time for you to reflect on your CV, & answer your questions.  This event is for grad students & postdocs.  No registration required.

 

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!)
Fri, July 13, 1-2pm or Tues, July 24, 4-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
This workshop is for those of us (including one of the facilitators) who are, shall we say, "network challenged". Whether you are in the job search, exploring career options or researching graduate school opportunities, you will learn some easy, non-threatening ways to connect with others to meet your goals. Includes "the approach," ways to get "them" talking (so you can rest - and listen!), dealing with silence, getting the info, and how and when to move-on and follow-up. You will discover the excellent conversationalist that you are!     

 

Friday, July 20, 11:00am-3:00pm
UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center
UW Bothell alumni will be on campus to help with job search strategies, networking, resume review, interviewing, salary negotiation and more! Tickets are $10 at the Cashier's Office. Lunch is included and prizes will be awarded. Open to current students, grads and alumni. Learn more and see the schedule.

Career Panel & Networking Reception for Alumni
Wed, July 25, 5:30-8:00pm
UW Seattle, UW Tower Auditorium
Join employer representatives for a panel discussion that will include tips for landing interesting positions. A networking reception will follow.  A complete list of participating employers will be available by mid-July.
Panel Discussion: $5 UWAA Members/$7 Non-Members. Networking Reception: $7 UWAA Members/$10 Non-Members

Career Launch Workshop for Alumni
Thurs, Aug 23, 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.

 

 

Fellowships & Funding 

 

Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship: Scholarship + Professional Skills Development for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
With support from the Jones Foundation, The Entrepreneurship Center is offering several fellowships for UWB undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. The program includes: up to $1500 in scholarship funding, professional skills development, and networking with business mentors. Download an application form. For more information, contact Barry Weisband, Director of the UWB Entrepreneurship Center, bweisband@uwb.edu.
Deadline: June 30

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 (NDyba@uwb.edu) 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 (NDyba@uwb.edu) for more information.
UW Application Deadline: September 12


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

Art and Social Change Symposium: An Open Dialogue, Call for Presenters
Planned for October 12-13, Arts & Social Change is a regional symposium for arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government staff, and community leaders to address the role that the arts can play in creating awareness, inspiring understanding and developing policies to address social change.
Deadline: June 15

TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism, Call for submissions on "death"
Death is celebrated in some cultures (Dia de los Muertos, New Orleans jazz funerals), mourned in many, but always deeply interwoven into the popular imagination. But are all deaths equally mourned? Are all lives fully celebrated? In what ways does Death reveal (in practice, through complicating lenses, or as metaphor) how we hold Life-socially, politically, philosophically, and otherwise?
Deadline: Aug 15

Serving Up Summer - Free Summer Meals for Kids
The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years and under. Each day we provide lunches and fun activities for youth over the summer. This program is brought to you through the collaboration of the Dale Turner Family YMCA, Northshore YMCA, Northshore School District,
Vineyard Church/Turning Point, Ronald United Methodist Church, the Edmonds School District, and Fantazimo. Meal sites are in Shoreline, Lynnwood and Kenmore.  If you are interested in volunteering click here for more information.

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.