Rainbow Grads’ Kick-Off Celebration

Join Rain­bow Grads as we cel­e­brate the start of the school year! Rain­bow Grads invites incom­ing and cur­rent LGBTQ grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents and their allies to attend the annual Rain­bow Grads Fall Kick-Off Cel­e­bra­tion. This event is our biggest of the year and is a great way to get plugged in to the queer com­mu­nity across cam­pus as well as to learn about Rain­bow Grads’ social events through­out the year. It’s also an oppor­tu­nity to enjoy free drinks, free food, and great music!

The Kick-Off Cel­e­bra­tion will be held Thurs­day, Octo­ber 8th, 5 – 8 pm in 300 Fluke Hall. To RSVP, visit our Face­book page atfacebook.com/RainbowGrads, go to our web­site at students.washington.edu/rbgrads, or find us on Twit­ter @RainbowGrads. Every­one is welcome–we hope to see you there!

–Your Rain­bow Grads Board

Graduate School Funding Sessions in October

GFIS Work­shop: Find­ing Fund­ing for Grad School
Thurs­day, Oct. 1, noon–1 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, Research Com­mons, Green A
Learn the resources for find­ing fel­low­ships, schol­ar­ships, grants, and employ­ment to help finance grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion, research, and travel. Don’t let fall fund­ing appli­ca­tion dead­lines pass you by!
More infor­ma­tion →

Inter­na­tional Stu­dents: Find­ing Fund­ing for Grad School
Thurs­day, Oct. 8, noon–1 p.m.
Seat­tle cam­pus, Research Com­mons, Green A
Same con­tent as above, but geared specif­i­cally toward inter­na­tional stu­dents.
More infor­ma­tion →

REPOST: Part-Time Cognitive Therapy Assistance from PhD or Grad Student Sought

From Kath­leen Lemly (https://www.law.washington.edu/directory/Profile.aspx?ID=703)

Look­ing for a per­son­able PhD, post grad or grad­u­ate stu­dent to pro­vide some part-time in home tutoring/assistance to charm­ing, very  bright pro­fes­sional who had right brain stroke.  Fun, healthy, ath­letic and attrac­tive older man with excel­lent short-term and long-term mem­ory has some chal­leng­ing areas that he needs extra prac­tice in.  Is see­ing ST on out­pa­tient basis.   If inter­ested, please call 206–399‑1008 or 685‑4525. Start date – late Sep­tem­ber or early Octo­ber.  Pay rate depends on qualifications.

Friday Volunteer Opportunity at Hearing Speech and Deafness Center

The Hear­ing Speech and Deaf­ness Cen­ter has a won­der­ful vol­un­teer oppor­tu­nity on Fri­days start­ing immediately!

This vol­un­teer oppor­tu­nity is an 8hr/week require­ment, cov­er­ing the Speech Front Desk on Fri­days. It is a great chance to learn the behind-the-scenes of what goes on in a Speech prac­tice, as well as a fan­tas­tic net­work­ing oppor­tu­nity. The Speech desk Vol­un­teer checks in patients, man­ages the clinic sched­ule, sup­ports the SLPS, han­dles pay­ments and insur­ance infor­ma­tion, and other var­i­ous “office duties” as needed.

If you are interested:

1) Please review the posi­tion descrip­tion: Speech Vol Opp_HSDC

2) Com­plete a vol­un­teer appli­ca­tion form at: http://www.hsdc.org/giving/volunteer/

3) Sub­mit you infor­ma­tion to Stephanie Rusk using the con­tact infor­ma­tion below and men­tion how you heard about this opportunity.

Stephanie Rusk, Cen­ter Sup­port Specialist

Hear­ing, Speech & Deaf­ness Center

Artz Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Cen­ter      Direct: 206.323.5770
1625 19th Avenue                        Video Phone: 206.452.7953
Seat­tle, WA 98122                        Fax: 206.328.6871
www.hsdc.org                               Email: srusk@hsdc.org

PhD and 2nd Year MS Students Needed to Rate Videos in Research Study


 2nd Year Speech Pathol­ogy Master’s Stu­dents AND SLP PhD Stu­dents Needed for Rat­ing Videos for Research Study.  This study is for stu­dents who will be enter­ing their SECOND YEAR of their Master’s Pro­gram in Autumn Quar­ter or ANY PhD SLP Students

Pur­pose:  Researchers at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton are con­duct­ing a study. We are devel­op­ing a pro­gram to train med­ical stu­dents and allied health stu­dents how to com­mu­ni­cate effec­tively with patients with com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders. We are seek­ing speech-language pathol­ogy grad­u­ate stu­dents who would be will­ing to watch videos of med­ical / allied health stu­dents who have par­tic­i­pated in our train­ing pro­gram. These stu­dents will be con­duct­ing sim­u­lated inter­views with stan­dard­ized patients por­tray­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion dis­or­ders. We would ask you torate the stu­dents’ com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills using a rat­ing form. Data from this study will be used to eval­u­ate learn­ing out­comes from the train­ing, and will be used to mod­ify the train­ing in the future.

Inclu­sion criteria:

  • Enrolled in Mas­ter of Sci­ence pro­gram in Speech-Language Pathol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton (either core or med­ical SLP pro­gram ok) OR PhD SLP program
  • Have your own com­puter and inter­net access where you can view the videos on a secure web­site and com­plete the eval­u­a­tion forms online.

What you would be asked to do:

    • Attend train­ing ses­sions. We pre­dict two group train­ing ses­sions of about 2-hours in length (snacks pro­vided). Train­ing is ten­ta­tively sched­uled for Tues­day Sept. 29 in the morn­ing with a pos­si­ble sec­ond ses­sion Wed. Sept. 30 in the afternoon.
    • Rate videos of med­ical and allied health stu­dents con­duct­ing sim­u­lated med­ical inter­views with stan­dard­ized patients por­tray­ing apha­sia or dysarthria asso­ci­ated with Parkinson’s dis­ease. This can be done on flex­i­ble time at flex­i­ble loca­tions with your own com­puter / inter­net.  You will be asked to rate 12–15 videos. Rat­ing requires up to 2.5 hours.  If you would like to com­plete addi­tional video sets you may do so.

Addi­tional information:

    • You will be paid $50 for com­plet­ing the research task (one set of 12–15 videos). If you com­plete addi­tional video sets, you will be paid an addi­tional $50 for each video set com­pleted (each set con­tains 12–15 videos).
    • Par­tic­i­pa­tion in this study is vol­un­tary. You may stop at any time.
    • Par­tic­i­pa­tion in this study is not related to any employ­ment, aca­d­e­mic, or med­ical care rela­tion­ships you may have with the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. Your aca­d­e­mic stand­ing in the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Speech Pathol­ogy pro­gram will not be affected by your deci­sion about par­tic­i­pat­ing in this study.

Con­tact infor­ma­tion:  If you are inter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing or have ques­tions about pos­si­ble participation:

Car­olyn Bay­lor, PhD, CCC-SLP

Email: cbaylor@uw.edu (please note we can­not guar­an­tee con­fi­den­tial­ity of email)

Phone: 206–221-3563 (please leave mes­sage with con­tact information)


Mike Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

Email: mburns@uw.edu


Grad Student Jobs — Honors Program Admissions Readers

The Hon­ors Pro­gram is once again seek­ing to hire two grad­u­ate stu­dents for grad­u­ate stu­dent ser­vice appoint­ments dur­ing Win­ter Quar­ter 2016. These posi­tions offer a valu­able hands-on oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate with higher edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als in the review of under­grad­u­ate fresh­men appli­ca­tions to the Hon­ors Pro­gram for Autumn Quar­ter 2016. It is an excel­lent chance for grad­u­ate stu­dents inter­ested in higher edu­ca­tion to learn more about the eval­u­a­tion process.

The Uni­ver­sity Hon­ors Pro­gram is an inno­v­a­tive and col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity engaged in rig­or­ous inter­dis­ci­pli­nary explo­ration. Stu­dents can pur­sue Hon­ors as a gen­eral edu­ca­tion track, as an in-depth pro­gram within their majors, or as a com­bi­na­tion of the two. They may apply as new fresh­men, at the end of their first year, or once they’ve selected a major. We pre­pare our stu­dents to ask and answer bold ques­tions about the chal­lenges fac­ing our ever-changing world. Our stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in small classes with fac­ulty from across cam­pus and work across the uni­ver­sity, chal­leng­ing them­selves and each other to take intel­lec­tual risks and com­mit to con­scious global citizenship.

A detailed posi­tion descrip­tion can be found on the UW Hires Sys­tem under Req­ui­si­tion #: 124978 - please note that it closes on 10/9/2015.

Thank you,


Brook Kelly
Asso­ciate Direc­tor of Aca­d­e­mic Ser­vices
Uni­ver­sity Hon­ors Pro­gram
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, Seat­tle

UW Welcome Events for New and Returning Grad Students

On behalf of Core Pro­grams in the Grad­u­ate School, wel­come to all our new and return­ing grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents!  We are thrilled you are at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, where you will have a new year of oppor­tu­ni­ties to strengthen and grow your intel­lec­tual and pro­fes­sional skills. This fall, we encour­age you to tap into resources that can help you thrive as you nav­i­gate grad­u­ate stu­dent life.
Here are just a few ways to get you started:

Find your ground:  Grad­u­ate school is about nav­i­gat­ing a com­plex set of aca­d­e­mic, pro­fes­sional and social expe­ri­ences.  Whether you are new or return­ing to cam­pus, this can some­times feel over­whelm­ing and unwelcoming–especially if you belong to an under­rep­re­sented com­mu­nity based on race, gen­der, sex­u­al­ity, class, abil­ity or cit­i­zen­ship.  One way to coun­ter­act this feel­ing is to say to your­self, “I do belong here.”  You are in grad­u­ate school to enhance or find your career path, give back to your fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties, or make impor­tant con­tri­bu­tions to research and inno­va­tion.  For even more tips and strate­gies on how to coun­ter­act feel­ings that you don’t belong, check out these resources:  here and here.

Get to know depart­ment staff:  From orga­niz­ing ori­en­ta­tions, pro­vid­ing a sup­port­ive ear to stu­dents, or ensur­ing that you ful­fill your degree require­ments, Grad­u­ate Pro­gram Advi­sors (GPAs) are often your first point of con­tact into grad­u­ate school.  They also pro­vide impor­tant admin­is­tra­tive sup­port for grad­u­ate pro­grams.  Feel free to reach out to your GPA, as they have a wealth of expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of your cam­pus.  If they don’t know the answer, they can often con­nect you with cam­pus resources that serve the needs of grad­u­ate students.

Attend depart­ment events:  Whether they are fac­ulty or peer pre­sen­ta­tions, depart­men­tal meet­ings, work­ing com­mit­tees, or peer pub nights, there are numer­ous oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­nect with peers, staff, and fac­ulty through­out the year.  These co-curricular spaces pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for you to glean infor­ma­tion such as how to develop strong pre­sen­ta­tions, pick up dis­ci­pli­nary lingo (don’t worry if you don’t know all the terms yet), learn the spo­ken and unspo­ken cul­ture of your grad­u­ate pro­gram, and fos­ter col­le­gial rela­tion­ships with fac­ulty and peers.  Remem­ber to pace yourself–you need not attend every­thing as you are already busy.  We know from expe­ri­enced grad­u­ate stu­dents that it’s best to attend events that make sense to you and your schedule.

Pre­pare for grad­u­ate sem­i­nars:  It’s totally nat­ural to feel excited and anx­ious about attend­ing your first grad­u­ate seminar–especially if you don’t know what to expect or are the first per­son in your fam­ily to attend grad­u­ate school.  For­tu­nately, Dr. Ralina Joseph, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion at UW Seat­tle, pro­vides use­ful tips on how to pre­pare for class.

Find your com­mu­nity:  The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is a big place, with three cam­puses and mul­ti­ple off­site research loca­tions.  We know that a feel­ing of belong­ing on cam­pus is crit­i­cal to your suc­cess as grad­u­ate stu­dents.  It makes a dif­fer­ence to find and con­nect with peo­ple that can sup­port your whole self–and not just your role as a grad­u­ate or pro­fes­sional stu­dent.  To help you find your com­mu­nity, check out the list below of wel­come events and orientations.

Best Wishes On a New Aca­d­e­mic Year,

Kelly Edwards, Jaye Sablan, and Ziyan Bai
Core Pro­grams Staff




Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 18, 2015
9:30 am — Noon, Ori­en­ta­tion @ HUB Lyceum, UW Seat­tle
4:00 pm — 8:00 pm, BBQ @ Gas Works Park, Seattle

Spon­sored by the Foun­da­tion for Inter­na­tional Under­stand­ing Through Stu­dents, all new inter­na­tional grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents are invited to attend this ses­sion to:

–Hear sto­ries of suc­cess from a panel of expe­ri­enced inter­na­tional grad­u­ate stu­dents
–Learn more about lead­er­ship in the Grad­u­ate School
–Meet staff who can con­nect you with a vari­ety of cam­pus resources
–Learn about impor­tant visa reg­u­la­tions per­tain­ing to grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional students

Later at 4 pm, meet out­side of the Burke Museum Cafe in order to head down to Gas Works Park for an American-style BBQ.  Meet cur­rent stu­dents, com­mu­nity mem­bers, and other inter­na­tional stu­dents and schol­ars.  Enjoy a game of soc­cer or fris­bee.  Post­docs and fam­i­lies wel­come!  All food, condi­ments, water and sports equip­ment pro­vided by FIUTS.

Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 22, 2015, Noon — 1 pm
Atmos­pheric Sciences-Geophysics Build­ing, Room 610, UW Seat­tle
RSVP here.

The Husky United Mil­i­tary Vet­er­ans (HUMV), UW’s largest stu­dent vet­er­ans group, in con­junc­tion with the UW Vet­er­ans Cen­ter, will be host­ing an ori­en­ta­tion lun­cheon for grad­u­ate stu­dents who are vet­er­ans.  The pur­pose of this lun­cheon is to wel­come incom­ing grad­u­ate stu­dent vet­er­ans and help famil­iar­ize them with their new home at UW.  Though the event is geared toward new stu­dents, any cur­rent grad­u­ate stu­dent vet­eran is wel­come to attend.  The intent of this lun­cheon is to inform vet­er­ans of the resources avail­able to them on cam­pus and in the local com­mu­nity, to answer any ques­tions stu­dent vet­er­ans might have about the tran­si­tion process (e.g. hous­ing, child­care, ben­e­fits), and to help build the vet­eran com­mu­nity on cam­pus.  We hope to see you there!

For ques­tions, con­tact Bran­don Ray, Grad­u­ate and Pro­fes­sional Stu­dent Sen­ate (GPSS) Liai­son for HUMV.

Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 28, 2015
9 am — 11 am (Doors open at 8:30 am)
Rainier Vista Lawn, UW Seattle

Husky Sun­rise is the 2nd annual wel­come event for grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, hosted by the Provost, the Grad­u­ate School and the Grad­u­ate and Pro­fes­sional Stu­dent Sen­ate (GPSS).  Take advan­tage of this unique oppor­tu­nity to min­gle with Deans, Fac­ulty, and Stu­dents from across all aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines.  Hot break­fast includ­ing bacon, eggs, and mimosas are guar­an­teed for the first 600 guests.  Vegan and veg­e­tar­ian options will be avail­able.  The pro­gram begins at 9 am which includes a cam­pus resource fair, pic­tures with Harry the Husky, and music by the Husky Band.  All incom­ing, as well as cur­rent grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents, are invited.
All guests must bring their Husky Card and those wish­ing to have mimosas will need to pro­vide addi­tional iden­ti­fi­ca­tion prov­ing they are 21 and over.  For guests requir­ing accom­mo­da­tions, please e-mail gpss@uw.edu, so arrange­ments can be provided.

Fri­day, Octo­ber 2, 2015
Noon — 1:30 pm
HUB Lyceum, UW Seattle

Les­bian? Gay?  Straight-ish?  Queer?  Two-Spirit?  Ques­tion­ing?  No labels needed?  Excited about start­ing school?  Us too!  Come on over to be wel­comed and cel­e­brated as the Q Cen­ter and the ASU Queer Stu­dent Com­mis­sion kick off the new year with a free lun­cheon.  Every­one is wel­come.  Free food, great speak­ers, and lots of fun for all!  Be there for all or part of it!  Com­mu­nity, alumni, fac­ulty and staff are wel­come to attend and sup­port our new and return­ing stu­dents at this annual free lun­cheon on campus.

Thurs­day, Octo­ber 8, 2015
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm
CoMo­tion Incu­ba­tor Idea Lab (300), Fluke Hall, UW Seattle

Rain­bow Grads invites incom­ing and cur­rent LGBTQ grad­u­ate and pro­fes­sional stu­dents, post­docs, and their allies to attend the annual Rain­bow Grads Fall Kick-Off Cel­e­bra­tion.  This event offers a chance to get plugged in to the queer com­mu­nity across cam­pus and to learn about Rain­bow Grads’ social events through­out the year.  It’s also an oppor­tu­nity to enjoy free drinks, free food, and great music!

Thurs­day, Octo­ber 15, 2015
4:00 pm — 7:00 pm, Ori­en­ta­tion
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm, Recep­tion
UW Club, UW Seattle

This is the Grad­u­ate Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Minor­ity Achieve­ment Program’s (GO-MAP) sig­na­ture event of the year and a great chance to meet new and return­ing UW Grad­u­ate Stu­dents of Color and Fac­ulty and Staff of Color across all dis­ci­plines.  New stu­dents of color are encour­aged to attend the ori­en­ta­tion from 4:00 — 7:00 pm to engage with fac­ulty and stu­dent pan­elists address­ing strate­gies on how to thrive in grad­u­ate school.  New and cur­rent grad stu­dents of color are invited to the recep­tion at 7:00 pm for good food, great com­pany, and dancing!

Constitution Reading: Thu Oct 15th, Noon

Dear Speech & Hear­ing Sci­ences Colleagues,

For the tenth year in a row, the Suz­za­llo & Allen Libraries will be the site of campus-wide, 75-minute pub­lic read­ing of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion. The pub­lic read­ing is a sim­ple yet inspi­ra­tional act. We gather together one hun­dred read­ers (each per­son reads about five sen­tences) and lots of lis­ten­ers. We would be hon­ored if mem­bers of the Speech & Hear­ing Sci­ences com­mu­nity were involved as read­ers or atten­dees. One need not stay for the entire event but can come and go.

WHAT: UW Reads the Con­sti­tu­tion
WHEN: Thurs­day, Octo­ber 15, 2015, 12:00 — 1:15pm
WHERE: Out­side the Suz­za­llo Library Main Read­ing Room (3rd Floor, Suz­za­llo Library)
QUESTIONS: E-mail Gov­ern­ment Pub­li­ca­tions, govpub@u.washington.edu, or call Cass Hart­nett, U.S. Doc­u­ments Librar­ian, 206–685-3130.
READER SIGN-UP: Via the web at http://tinyurl.com/uwreads2015
MORE INFORMATIONhttp://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/constitution

Thank you so much,

Cass & the Con­sti­tu­tion read­ing plan­ning group
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Cass Hart­nett, Librar­ian
Gov­ern­ment Pub­li­ca­tions, Maps, Micro­forms & News­pa­pers
Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Libraries
Suz­za­llo Library-Box 352900
Seat­tle, WA 98195–2900
TEL: 206.685.3130 FAX: 206.616.6135
cass@uw.edu / www.lib.washington.edu