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TLC Spring Applications Open!

  • Are you a graduate or undergraduate student taking a reading- or writing-intensive class?
  • Is English your second, third, or fourth language?

Then consider joining the Targeted Learning Communities (TLC) program. Sign up today!

*Deadline: Saturday April 10th* (May still be taking applications, reach out via email)

 

WHAT WOULD I DO IN A TLC?

TLCs are meant to help you support your classroom learning, combine your personal goals with your academic goals, and create a learning community. If you join a TLC, you’ll be paired with 6-15 fellow students and 1 tutor-facilitator from our center. You will work together to decode academic and cultural norms, practice language acquisition, and develop collaboration skills. Your group will meet once a week on zoom for an hour for 7 weeks (weeks of Apr 12-May 24), however, some groups may start earlier depending on how quickly they fill up and can continue meeting after the first week of March if they so desire

 

TLCs can cover many topics, including:

  • Reading difficult course texts
  • Participating in class discussions and activities
  • Understanding assignments/feedback
  • Interpreting classroom and cultural norms
  • Finding support services
  • Professional development (resume, cover letters, etc.)

 

HOW TO JOIN TLC

  1. Make sure you one of the group meeting times work for you:
  • Undergraduate
  • Sarvin’s group: Tuesday 9:30-10:30am
  • Gio’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30am
  • Fernanda’s group: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Ashika’s group: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

 

  • Graduate
  • Brodie’s group: TBD (check our website for updates!)
    Emily’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
    Safiya’s group: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30

 

  1. Fill out this sign-up form by Saturday, April 10th. Remember that TLC is on a first come, first serve basis so sign up as soon as you can.
  2. Expect an email from your peer facilitator by that Monday with a Zoom link for your weekly meetings.

 

If you have any questions about TLCs or forming a group, please contact Sarvin at sarvinm@uw.edu.

 

 

NEW ONLINE WORKSHOPS

The online workshop program aims to support multilingual and international students by strengthening foundational writing, reading and speaking skills through applicable exercises. It is designed to offer an environment where students are provided with the necessary building blocks to become confident and independent writers capable of producing quality work.

The Workshop program will cover many topics, including:

  • academic cultural norms
  • working collaboratively with instructors and peers
  • participating in class discussions and activities

Zoom links will be sent close to the date of the workshop; sign up here.

 

—–DATES—–

Workshop I: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1pm

We will engage with three predominant genres explored in introductory writing courses. Additionally, we will familiarize ourselves with English writing conventions and the structure of academic essays.

 

Grad Student Career Essentials Virtual Sessions

Graduate Student Career Essentials: Virtual Sessions 1 & 2

Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (PST)

Session 1: Career Exploration Insights & Strategies (4:30 pm – 6 pm)

Session 2: Networking with Professionals (6 pm – 7:30 pm, space is limited)
Registration required for each session: http://bit.ly/30x60Gl

 

Open to graduate students across the UW tri-campus. Zoom links will be e-mailed to registered participants in advance of each session.

 

Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the Career & Internship Center (Seattle campus) are partnering to host virtual career development sessions in spring 2021, focused on graduate student career exploration beyond academia.

 

Virtual Session 1: Career Exploration Insights & Strategies

 

During Session 1, you will learn:

  • Career insights from guest speakers. These are professionals working outside of academia who have earned UW doctoral degrees in the Social Sciences and STEM fields
  • Ways to identify your job skills and how to showcase them
  • Strategies for an effective job search
  • How to start your action plan for career exploration

You’ll also be able to ask questions of Career & Internship Center and Core Programs staff during the session.

 

Virtual Session 2: Networking with Professionals (space is limited to 30 participants)

 

During Session 2, you will be able to:

  • Network with professionals working outside of academia who have earned UW doctoral degrees in the Social Sciences and STEM fields.

Send questions to cpinfo@uw.edu

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@uw.edu

Upcoming Events for International and First-Gen Graduate Student

Virtual Support for International Graduate Students: An Interactive Event to Boost Your Productivity

Monday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., RSVP (Science & Engineering Grad Students)

Tuesday, March 2, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., RSVP (Social Science & Humanities Grad Students)

Send questions to Ziyan Bai: baiziyan@uw.edu

International graduate students, do you want to boost your productivity for the final stretch of the quarter? Have you found it challenging to stay motivated during this time? The Center for International Relations & Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) and Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) offer an opportunity to get virtual support for your final projects. Sign up for one of two study groups in your broad discipline to work on individual assignments, get consultations on your writing from OWRC staff, or practice presentations with CIRCLE staff.

 

Virtual Movie Nite: For First-Gen Graduate Students!

Friday, February 26, 5:30-7 p.m., Online

Cost: $3.99 to rent video on Amazon (must also have a Prime membership)

RSVP to receive watch link

 

Send questions to cpinfo@uw.edu

 

First-gen graduate students are invited to attend virtual movie nite, featuring the award-winning film Real Women Have Curves (PG-13, 2002), starring America Ferrera. Hang out from the comfort of your home and watch the movie with your favorite snacks! The watch party will include an optional live chat box. Use this feature to say hi to your peers or share your thoughts or reactions to scenes in the movie. RSVP for more details. This event is a collaboration between Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board.

 

A first-gen graduate student is in the first-generation of their family to earn a Bachelor’s degree—and now working towards a graduate degree.

 

2019 Kickball Kickoff – Katy Straalsund Memorial Foundation

Greetings from the Team at Katy Straalsund Memorial Foundation!

We are pleased to announce that we are already busily planning for our biggest fundraising event of the year.  We will be hosting the third annual “Let’s Kick Domestic Violence” Kickball Tournament at Horn Rapids Park in Richland Washington on August 23 and 24.   Based on your suggestions, this year we are tweaking a few things to make tournament and fundraiser even more fun and relevant. Our big feast and fundraiser portion of the event is being moved to the Thursday evening prior to the tournament.  This “Kickball Kickoff” will be hosted at White Bluffs on Thursday August 22 from 5 to 9 PM and will feature fabulous food, games, live music, and of course, White Bluffs Craft Beer. We are working on some great games and great prizes for you and a whole new chance auction format.  We are excited with the change as it will allow us to devote more time to inform you of what the foundation has accomplished thus far and where we are headed in the coming years. We hope to see you and your team there. Get to the Kick Off early and the first beer is on us!

The kickball tournament will be underway Friday evening and all day Saturday as in past years with a 16-team double elimination format.  We will also be having live music and keeping the beer garden open late on Friday and Saturday. At the tournament’s end, we will celebrate with pizza, beer, pop, and awards at the field.

We hope that you will be back again this year as sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.  We will be sending out this year’s initial flyers and poster within the month and encourage you to share with your friends, teammates, and associates.  As always we expect the event to fill up early so please don’t hesitate to send us a message and confirm your involvement this year. We would love to have you as a sponsor and volunteer.  As before our sponsorship levels are Gold $2500, Silver $1500, and Bronze $1000. Once again we will also be offering a single Platinum level at $4000 with Golf Cart valet, drink wristbands and a gourmet breakfast cooked by Team Katy.  Last year, this level went to Team Subaru. Who will it be this year?

Please confirm your involvement in this year’s event as soon as you can and get out there and start practicing!  This year Team Katy wants our Trophy back and we are getting serious!

Straalsund Memorial Foundation

info@katystraalsund.org

A Certain Kind of Brilliance: A Femme Identity and Art Workshop

CALLING ALL FEMMES, INCLUSIVE OF ALL GENDER EXPRESSIONS ~ IDENTITIES ~ ORIENTATIONS ~ IDENTITY AND ART WORKSHOP & CHANCE TO PERFORM

RSVP for the Tuesday, 1/29/19 (6:15-9:45 p.m.) workshop here by FRIDAY 1/25/19:  

https://goo.gl/forms/qGPwowp9LW3wC6OA3

A Certain Type of Brilliance is a performance series celebrating femmes’ ability to pull amazing things out of thin air, to create on a dime, to use our vulnerability and creativity as our greatest assets in resistance to oppression.  The next round of shows will be on stage at Gay City from Feb.7-17th. UW Students will be highlighted in the February 8th & 14th shows.  AND, the producers are still seeking 4 performers for those two shows, if you are interested in performing, please fill out the form at this link by Friday 1/18/19:   https://tinyurl.com/y7qrdrm7

Liz Cruz (show creator) and Ila Dola-Borg (performer) are bringing to the femmes of UW a critically theorized intersectional identity and art workshop, with the intention of connecting QTPOC & white femme students with this work. They will facilitate a 3.5-hour workshop for femme-identified (and femme-curious) students on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:15-9:45 p.m. (following Gender Discussion Group).  Students who attend this workshop will have the opportunity to explore their personal femme identities, experiences, and stories in community with one another through a variety of discussions and activities.  They will leave with a piece of art they’ve created based on their explorations during the session.

A Note on Femme Identity:  ‘Femme’ means a lot of different things to different people; this is part of the beauty of femme identity.  For many of us, femme is a queering of femininity, a politicized expression of gender, a space to transgress expectations.  For the purpose of this project, ‘femme’ includes anyone who identifies with the word, inclusive of all genders, bodies and expressions.  

So much information about the show: https://sites.google.com/view/certainbrilliance/

More about A Certain Type of Brilliance: https://sites.google.com/view/certainbrilliance/overview

Again, you can RSVP for the workshop here:https://goo.gl/forms/qGPwowp9LW3wC6OA3