Monthly Archives: April 2016

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Quinn


UW Tacoma SIAS Faculty Member and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Jennifer Quinn, has committed to walking 10,000 steps a day!

Dr. Quinn got a FitBit two years ago and it has drastically changed her lifestyle.  She went from walking 2,000 steps a day to a goal of walking 10,000 steps a day.  Dr. Quinn also  promotes her healthier lifestyle by her outlook on math and how it can be utilized.  She is currently illistrating a young adult novel that “integrates that beauty [beauty in people] with the functionality of math”.

To read more about Dr. Quinn’s healthy lifestyle and her current book project, please visit The Whole U for the full article “Faculty Friday: Jennifer Quinn

Global Honors Students Shine at Honors Conference

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Four Global Honors students–Kellsey Bledsoe (Environmental Studies), Bronwyn Clarke (PP&E), Kate Drohman (Accounting) and Mason Pellegrini (Writing Studies), were accepted to present their 2015-16 Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement (BFGE) research at the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) Conference, which was held in Riverside, CA this weekend.

Bronwyn and Kate presented their project, How to do Global Research: You don’t have to go to Haiti, in the conference’s ‘Innovative Education’ session (photo 1). This drew upon their recent experience conducting primary research in Los Angeles public schools. Kellsey and Mason presented their project, Environmental Activism Strategies and the Palm Oil Crisis, in the conference’s student poster session (photo 2). For their stellar efforts, they were awarded third prize in the highly competitive Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts category.

Please join me in congratulating Kellsey, Bronwyn, Kate and Mason for representing UW Tacoma in such a prestigious setting, and for earning high recognition from our regional honors peers. They will also be presenting their research at the 2016 Global Honors Colloquium in William Philip Hall on Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13 – don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch them and other top-notch presenters in action!