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Movie Screening: Crisscross by Allison Ross

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity would like to invite you all to a movie screening of the film, “Crisscross” by Mary Gates Venture Scholar Allison Ross.

The film is set in Seattle and is an adaptation of “Hamlet” by Shakespeare. There will be two movies, each running approximately 20 minutes.  The first will be a narrative and the second a “commentary” in which Allison will reorganize the clips in such a way as to exemplify the three themes that she is conveying through the proof of concept film: adaptation, open-ended narrative and ethical ambiguity.

There will be a Q&A with Allison immediately following the films. Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided by the Mary Gates Endowment and Undergraduate Research Program.

Event Details:

Tuesday June 10th, 2014
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Center For Experiential Learning and Diversity
Mary Gates Hall Room 171-E

RSVP HERE: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/460

Take a break from studying and check out this great student film!  We hope to see you there!

Summer Course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio


Full Summer Term (June 23-Aug. 22)
T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm
SLN 11610
2 credits, CR/NC


Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Lauren Brohawn, brohal@uw.edu, Undergraduate Research Program

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).

IMPACT: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

You are invited to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Student Art Show Opening next Wednesday, April 16th from 3:30-5pm. Enjoy some light refreshments while viewing and celebrating the student artwork displayed in EXPD, 171 Mary Gates Hall.

We hope to see you there!

EXPD Art Show Invite

Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) invites YOU to participate in our 3rd Student Art Show!

Impact: Aspirations Shaped by Undergraduate Experiential Learning

We encourage all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph, piece of art or writing that illuminates their experience.  You don’t have to think of yourself as an artist or a photographer to participate!  The piece of art can be one that you created or, if a photograph, one that was taken of you during your time here at the UW.  The only requirement is that it captures a moment of discovery or exploration that you experienced (and be appropriate for display on the UW campus – no depictions of drugs, alcohol, and no explicit or offensive photos, please!).

Along with your photo or art piece, please include a short description (about one paragraph) of what’s happening in the photo/artwork, why it was a great moment, and how your participation in an EXPD program has influenced your aspirations.  Deadline for submissions: April 4, 2014!  Submit your descriptions and artistic works at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/robinc/227177.

EXPD will print, mount, and/or hang all pieces in our Center accepted by April 11, 2014.  You will be invited (along with your family, friends, and other supporters) to an Art Opening and celebration of the submissions in EXPD on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.  

EXPD Programs:
Carlson Center for Service & Leadership; Early Identification Program (EIP); Global Opportunties; Jumpstart; Mary Gates Endowment; McNair Program; Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards; Pipeline Project and Undergraduate Research Program

If you have questions, please contact expdart[at]uw.edu. If you would like to submit a photo but need a camera, please email castick[at]uw.edu to arrange for checking out a camera.

Integrative Knowledge E-Portfolio Workshop

What’s an integrative knowledge e-portfolio and why should I make one? During this interactive workshop offered by the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD), you will answer these questions and gain an overview of building an online integrative knowledge portfolio, demonstrating your learning in and outside the classroom. Whether you are interested in developing an e-portfolio for a class, for potential employers to complement your resume, or as a way to document and reflect on your experiences, this workshop will provide you with a starting place. This workshop will:

  • Guide you through short hands-on activities that will allow you to begin identifying deep connections between your learning, your experiences and your life-goals
  • Share example integrative knowledge e-portfolios
  • Provide you with resources for creating your e-portfolio

Join the folks over at EXPD and learn how to showcase your learning in connection with real-world experiences! RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/428, though drop-ins are always welcome!

Winter Workshop Dates:

  • Thursday, February 13th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, MGH 171
  • Tuesday, February 25th, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, MGH 171

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) Drop-in Hours

As you may know, the Undergraduate Research Program is part of the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD).  EXPD is made up of nine programs that emphasize community engagement (Carlson Center, Jumpstart UW, and the Pipeline Project), research (EIP, McNair, and URP), and merit scholarships (Global Opportunities, Mary Gates Endowment for Students, and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards).

If you are interested in learning more about the basics of any or all of these programs, you can meet with an EXPD staff member during EXPD drop-in hours: Thursdays, 1-4 pm, 171 Mary Gates Hall.

You can also get updates via the EXPD facebook page.

2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair


Thursday, October 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Mary Gates Hall Commons

The 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

Dawg Daze Open House and Info Sessions

Did you know the URP is just one of nine programs in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity? Come find out all the ways you can be engaged outside the classroom. Stop by the open house or come by for one of our workshops, including an Introduction to Research workshop.

EXPD Open House

Tuesday, September 24th
12:30-4:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall 171
(Dawg Daze event link)

Come and learn about the opportunities available at the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity at our Open House and workshops! We’re excited to meet you and help you get involved with our nine programs related to community engagement, research, and scholarships. Please visit us during one of these events: Open House – come have some snacks, and talk to advisers about our programs!

Scholarships workshop – 1:30 to 2:30pm in MGH171E
Community Engaged Programs workshop – 2:30 to 3:30pm in MGH171E
Research workshop – 3:30 to 4:30pm in MGH171E

Our center connects students with opportunities to engage with Research, Community Engagement, and Scholarships, and includes 9 programs. Visit us at http://expd.washington.edu or on Facebook for more information!