"We are UWTacoma" storytelling

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August 28, 2019

What does community mean to me?

Some of the stories that we’ve collected as part of this project have come to us through interviews and others have come by way of responses to writing prompts. Below is a creative piece, a poem written by Dani Combs, a 2019 UW Tacoma graduate, that expresses the power of the community built by students…


August 19, 2019

My UW Tacoma Experience: A Tale of Three Persons

Below is a story written by Margaret Lundberg for the April 2019 kick-off for our storytelling project: “Although there are so many people who have had an influence in my life over the 8 years I’ve spent on the UW Tacoma campus—including faculty like Nicole Blair who was not even one of my professors but…


August 9, 2019

“If one thing is constant at UW Tacoma, it is change…”

Kim Davenport, a part-time lecturer at UW Tacoma in Culture, Arts and Communication–a division of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences–recently filled out an online writing prompt as part of our storytelling project. Below is the story she shared in response to the question: If you could tell one story about your time here…


August 1, 2019

Unexpected Opportunities

Margaret and I recently had the opportunity to interview Rebecca Dickson, a UW Tacoma Alumni who recently graduated with her degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Throughout her interview, Dickson spoke often about the unexpected opportunities she received during her two years attending UW Tacoma.   When asked about her decision to attend UW Tacoma,…


July 23, 2019

A Mid-term Report

We are a little more than half-way through with our Storytelling Project, and so far we’ve had countless interviews, numerous story submissions, and tons of questions about what we are trying to accomplish with our project. We’ve had the incredible experience of hearing stories not just from students, but also members of the faculty and…


July 12, 2019

UW Tacoma – A Story of “Countless Opportunities”

Margaret and I recently had the opportunity to interview Anna Salyer, a part-time librarian, recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, and UW Seattle Alumni. As a student at UW Seattle, Salyer was in the first class for the Master’s of Library Science to have a computer lab and was part of the first presentation class…


June 7, 2019

Celebrate finals week with us by telling us your UWTacoma story

We are celebrating the end of finals with our Jelly Bean Drawing! Throughout the month of May students, faculty, and staff have had the opportunity to enter our drawing by guessing the number of jellybeans in our jar, submitting a story (in-person and online), or participating in an interview. We will be holding our drawing…


June 5, 2019

Karin Dalesky – A Story of Redemption

We cannot forget what this campus was built on, who it was built   for–working students–helping them to attain and finish their degrees. ~Karin Dalesky   Karin Dalesky is a UW-Tacoma Alumni and staff member. She has been affiliated with the University for 23 years – three as a student and the rest advising graduate and…


May 23, 2019

Sharing our (first) Stories!

Yesterday, we held our second pop-up story collection event, with our third and final event coming up next Wednesday (noon to 1:30 pm) in the atrium of the Birmingham Building (BBB). We hope many of you will stop by, pick up a writing prompt (or two!) and share your UW Tacoma stories with us. Rachel…


May 2, 2019

“We are UWTacoma” kick-off event

  Last Wednesday, April 24th, marked the start of our campus-wide storytelling project, We are UWTacoma. Sponsored by a grant from the Strategic Initiative Fund, the project kick-off event, held at Anthem Coffee and Tea, featured interviews and storytelling shared by all who attended.  Our project intern, graduating senior and Writing Studies major Rachel Howe,…



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