October 10, 2012
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
Quick Links




MFA Hosts Successful Convergence on Poetics

IAS launched its new MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics with a rousing national conference Convergence on Poetics September 27-30.  Nearly 200 local and international conference participants, including IAS faculty members Jeanne Heuving, Amaranth Borsuk, Rebecca Brown, Sarah Dowling, Ted Hiebert, and Joe Milutis, explored current understandings and practices of poetics within writing communities and the academy. The conference included poetry readings, artist talks, keynote panels, performances, and short "postings on poetics." The Convergence is an annual public event integrated into the curriculum of the MFA, so don't miss it next year!



IAS Graduate Office Welcomes Meredith Field  


Please welcome Meredith Field who will be taking on the new position of Marketing and Events Coordinator in the IAS graduate office beginning on October 15.  She is an accomplished writer and editor with extensive experience in program administration, grant oversight, education, outreach, and event planning. She has served as Technical Assistance Specialist for the Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) at the University of Iowa, Program Assistant at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and Coordinator for Senior Volunteer Assistance Program (SVAP) in the Attorney General's office of Hartford, CT.  She has an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa and a BA in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College.   



UPCOMING EVENTS              


Husky Tailgate

UW vs. USC Warm Up and Viewing Party Oct. 13 at Safeco Field - Tickets Limited!
Think tailgate before a game but on a much bigger scale. Join 4,000 Husky fans in The 'Pen inside of Safeco Field, partying together with music, great food and reasonable beer prices. UW Bothell will have a reserved section with games, prizes and a raffle to win tickets into the game. Your ticket gets you a $10 food and drink voucher plus VIP access to the UW Bothell section. Students $10 and Alumni & Friends $15. Check the alumni website for more information and to purchase tickets.  


Miss Representation Screening and Panel Discussion    



Thursday, October 18th, 6-9 pm, North Creek Events Center
Screening and Panel Discussion of the Award Winning Documentary Miss Representation.   


How do you feel about women's image today? Miss Representation explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.



Chalk It Up Design Competition! 


The Kick-Off Event for the 2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design 
UWB Commons and Promenade, October 18, 2012 from 12-6 pm
Sign in: 12- 1 pm: commons lobby, competition from 1:15-3:15 pm,voting and other surprises 3:15-5:15 pm, announcement of prizes 5:30 pm!

Spaces Limited: Early Registration Recommended
For more information or to sign up contact Aina Braxton at ainab@uw.edu


School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium 


Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.       


"The Black Book of Nazi Terror in Europe: An International Collaboration between Artists and Writers, Mexico City, 1943" with Deborah Caplow
Tuesday, November 6, 4:00 - 5:30pm
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)


Please visit the web for detailed information, upcoming presentations, and past colloquium archives.         







Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



Christa Bell (Cultural Studies) will be speaking on a panel at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) in Oakland, CA in November.  The panel is: From "Super Bass" to "Stupid Hoe": Contextualizing the Black Sexual Politics of Nicki Minaj and her presentation is (tentatively) titled, A Visual History of the Lewd in Black Women's Performance Art 


Christa will also premiere an excerpt from her new performance art piece, 1001 Holy Names for Coochie: A Mantra, A Meditation, A Movement, at the Seattle Art Museum, October 12, 6-9 pm in the Simons Boardroom, as part of the opening events for Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Talena Kettrell (Creative Writing & Poetics) will begin a writing residency at Lake Forest Park Elementary where she will use the school as a laboratory for creative ideas regarding literacy as a fine & visual art and work with students using the Common Core Standards to improve their overall writing skills. Also, Talena's nonprofit project Her Best Self is looking for volunteer female mentors who are willing to invest in a young woman's quest for self-discovery and improvement. Find more information on their website at www.herbestself.org   



Mona Halcomb (Cultural Studies, 2011) will be a co-presenter at the 2012 National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD) conference which will be held October 12-14, 2012 in Seattle. NCDD is a network of 1,600 organizations and individuals who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, and act together on today's toughest challenges.  NCDD serves as a gathering place, a resource center, a news source, and a facilitative leader for this active community centered around the practices of dialogue and deliberation. Mona will present at the workshop: Reexamining the Indigenous Deliberative Democracy Practice -   Past & Present.

David Ryder (Cultural Studies, 2011) has been producing promotional videos for UW Bothell since graduating from the Cultural Studies program in 2011 and as of October 1 he has a 30-second spot that he produced airing as a commercial on local CBS affiliate KSTW CW11/Seattle.

Priya Frank (Cultural Studies, 2011) will be a panelist at The Arts & Social Change Symposium taking place Oct 12-13 at the Seattle Center. Her panel will be on October 12th in the Art Critics session from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.  This panel session examines the intersection between art critique and social change. Priya Frank will discuss world music artists in the context of contested spaces and redefined identities. Jen Graves and Misha Berson will provide insight into their roles as art critics at two major Seattle newspapers and how criticism can be used as a vehicle to broadcast artistic intentions toward social justice.

Joy MacTavish-Unten (Cultural Studies, 2010) was a speaker at the DONA International Doula Conference in Cancún, Mexico, in July. Her session was titled "Supporting LGBTQ Families: Cultural Competencies for Doulas." Joy has also recently accepted a position as the Project Coordinator for the Puget Sound worksite lactation support outreach project for the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington (BCW) a program of WithinReach, a non-profit organization working together to promote, protect and support breastfeeding as a vital part of the health and development of children and families. She looks forward to bringing her research, analysis and cultural studies skills to use in this important role.

Ericka Weathers (formerly Wiggins) (Policy Studies 2011) will be presenting at the 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 25-27, 2012. She will be presenting results of an evaluation of the Seattle Public School's Family Support Program. Ericka contributed to this evaluation through my role as Research Coordinator in the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy at the University of Washington.  



Carrie Bodle presented at  Our Creative Society: Beyond Art. Creative Thinking in Contemporary Culture at the Cornish College of the Arts this weekend.  Our Creative Society, the first of an annual program centered on a theme that reflects the cultural currents and discourse taking place at the College and in the community, presents this year's theme: Beyond Art. Creative Thinking in Contemporary Culture. Carrie presented her work during The Art of Science session on Saturday, October 6 during the Day of Ideas

Carrie will also be performing at the Surrey Art Gallery, outside of Vancouver, B.C., on October 21 at a symposium: Sound Thinking. This year's symposium-Snap, Crackle, Hum: Electromagnetism, Electricity and Audio Art-is a series of presentations and performances by artists, audio-art specialists and technologists that investigate the complex relationships between sound, electromagnetism, technology, nature and culture, and how electromagnetic technologies are reshaping human subjectivity and the social world. Carrie will be presenting her work Sonification / Listening Up alongside key figures in the sound art field such as Douglas Khan author of Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts.



Amaranth Borsuk's experimental "technotext" Between Page and Screen has been garnering positive reviews. An epistolary encounter between two characters -- P(age) and S(creen) -- the "digital pop-up book" raises questions about the stability of literary texts in a digital age and the (false) distinction between disembodied writing and embodied performance. The first edition is nearly sold out, with a second on its way.  



Rebecca Brown has been chosen to take part in the Mw (Moment Magnitude) exhibit at the Fry Art Museum. Mw is an ambitious cross-platform project of visual art, performance, production, rehearsal, specially commissioned artworks, music, dance, literary events, design, and arts engagement programs showcasing exceptional artistic practice in Seattle. It will be on view from October 13, 2012 to January 20, 2013.


Bruce Burgett and UW Bothell Vice Chancellor Susan Jeffords contributed to a new report published by the Big 10 Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) on "Making a Case for the Humanities: Advocacy and Audience." The report emerged from a 2012 Modern Language Association plenary session organized by Teresa Mangum of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. Other contributors to the report are Barbara McFadden Allen (Director of the CIC), Esther Mackintosh (President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils), and Scott Jaschik (reporter for Inside Higher Ed.).


Jeanne Heuving published an interview with Nathaniel Mackey in Contemporary Literature (University of Wisconsin Press) in their summer 2012 issue. Mackey's work is defined by his commitment to serial composition and improvisatory modes, drawing inspiration from jazz and world music. He is a National Book Award winner and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


Ted Hiebert has been busy this month, opening three new exhibitions of his work. "Hunting Orange Rabbits" at Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle, WA runs until September 29. "Between Magnets" at Noxious Sector Projects, Seattle, WA runs until September 30. "Electroprojections," a project of the Noxious Sector Arts Collective, includes Hiebert's work in a group show curated by Cara-Ann Simpson at G3 Artspace in Kingston, Australia.


Dan Jacoby participated this month in an invitational think tank at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design at the University of North Carolina Asheville intended to support the creation of new apprenticeship models among master craftsmen. Professor Jacoby's expertise in this area emerges from research conducted for his book, Laboring for Freedom, and his current scholarship on labor politics and educational policy. Jacoby also gave a talk at the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center comparing our work on the Bellevue Teachers Strike to the Chicago Teachers Strike.


Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, drawing on his experience as UW Bothell Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning, recently delivered a Skype keynote address to the National Seminar on Academic Leadership, organized by the Centre for Education beyond Curriculum at Christ University in Bangalore, India. 



Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Cultural Access Fund, Director, Seattle
Closes: Oct 15

King County Public Health, Logistics Program Manager Public Health Preparedness, Seattle
Closes: Oct 15

Tacoma Community College,  Director - International Programs
Closes: Oct 15

City of Seattle, Transportation Planner II (Paratransit Service Planning)
Closes: Oct 17

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), Project Manager, Renton
Closes: Oct 19

Snohomish County, Communications Specialist II, Everett
Closes: Oct 19

Berk & Associates, Project Associate, Seattle
Closes: Oct 25
HuskyJobs: 64845

Cascade Bicycle Club, Legislative Affairs Manager, Seattle/Olympia
Open until filled

Creative Circle, Social Media Specialist / Copywriter, Seattle
Open until filled

Digital Kitchen, Junior Creative, Seattle
Open until filled

Digital Kitchen, Sr. Creative - Writer/Conceptualist, Seattle
Open until filled

League of Education Voters, Policy Director, Seattle
Open until filled
Raikes Foundation, Program Officer, Early Adolescent Strategy, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Theatre Group, Community Programs Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Theatre Group, Digital Communications Assistant, Seattle
Part-time (20 hours/week)
Open until filled

Senior Services, Assistant Director, Information & Advocacy, Seattle
Open until filled

Sesame Communications, Freelance Contract Proofreader, Seattle
Open until filled

SIFF, Public Relations Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Washington Community Mental Health Council, Policy Analyst, Seattle
Open until filled





API Chaya - Peaceful Families Taskforce, Research Assistant/Interviewer Intern, Seattle


Volunteer, Part-time
Closes: Oct 25
HuskyJobs: 64879

Alliance for Education, Data Analysis Intern, Seattle
Closes: Nov 7
HuskyJobs: 65192

Senator Patty Murray, Volunteer Internship, Seattle
We are still accepting applications for the constituent advocacy intern positions in the Seattle office for the fall and winter quarters. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the constituent advocacy process and the inside operations of a United States Senate Office. More information can be found on our website.
Closes: November 15 for winter, January 15 for spring, March 15 for summer



Career-related Events


Arts & Social Change
Fri-Sat, Oct 12-13
Seattle Center
This 2-day regional symposium will address the role that diverse arts play in creating awareness, inspiring cultural understanding, and developing policies to address equity and social change.
Cost to attend: $100.  Volunteers needed.

Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program Webinar: Decoding the Application Process
Tues, Oct 16, 1:00-2:00pm
Graduate students and recent alumni! Join us for a webinar to learn about the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF), the federal government's prestigious leadership development program. You will learn from new fellows and agency recruiters about eligibility factors, how to submit a strong application, and the steps in the PMF process. Two-year, post-graduate leadership development program, sponsored by the federal Office of Personnel Management, for top students interested in government service. Program combines paid work assignments with classroom training and development opportunities. Must receive advanced degree between Sept. 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013 or have received advanced degree no earlier than Nov. 5, 2010.   
Application period: Nov 5-19, 2012

Ambassador James Gadsden - Careers in and scholarships for the Foreign Service
Wed, Oct 17, 4:30-5:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1 3rd Floor Vista

Social Media - Find Jobs and Explore Career
Wed, Oct 31, 3-4pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
Accelerate your job search or expand your career exploration through social media. Attend this workshop to learn how to best use Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn to begin or advance your career. Tips & how-to videos & success-stories will be shared in this workshop. All students & alumni are welcome!

Job Offer & Salary Negotiations
Nov 1, 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.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Nov 2, 12:30-1:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking.

Fall Career Mixer
Wed, Nov 16, 5-6:30pm
UW Bothell, UW2 Commons

Dependable Strengths Workshop for Alumni
Fri, Nov 16 & Mon, Nov 19
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.



Fellowships & Funding 


U.S. Department of State Student Experience
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America's principle foreign affairs agency.  The unpaid Summer 2013 internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in - and with - Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America's diplomatic efforts.
Deadline: Nov 2

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
This two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, potential for accelerated promotions, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs have the opportunity to be hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, and financial management.  For information and applications: Students must apply through the PMF website and USAJobs .  This is a multi-phase application process, including both online and in-person segments.  Must receive advanced degree between Sept. 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013 or have received advanced degree no earlier than Nov. 5, 2010.   All disciplines are eligible. 
Application window:  Nov 5 to Nov 19, 2012, 8:59 PM PST

Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship
Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented business, law, policy, and education graduate students with diverse professional backgrounds and helps them launch high-level education leadership careers through the Graduate School Fellowship. There are two placements for the Graduate School Fellowship - the 10-week summer placement and the yearlong placement.
Priority deadline: Dec 12

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, Public Art Inventory Project
City of Kirkland's Cultural Arts Commission is looking for assistance with inventorying their public art collection through photography, text, and other mediums, as well as exploring ways to promote the collection. Contact Lisa if you are interested.

Jack Straw Productions Artist in Residency Programs: Writers Program, New Media Gallery, Artist Support Program
The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.
Deadline: Nov 1, 5pm

The Banff Centre
Banff, Alberta, CANADA
The Banff Centre is the largest arts incubator on the planet. Our mission is inspiring creativity. Over 6,000 artists, creators, and thinkers from across Canada and around the world participate in Banff Centre programs every year. At the Centre, they find the tools and the support they need to think dynamically, to take risks, and to imagine.  Upcoming programs include:

In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge | February 11 - 23, 2013
Apply by November 15, 2012

Spoken Word | April 3 - 12, 2013
Apply by November 15, 2012

Writing Studio | April 29 - June 1, 2013
Apply by November 15, 2012

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