Law, Societies, and Justice Info Session & Major Application Workshops

Law, Societies & Justice Information Session and Major Application Workshops

Thursday, August 11th, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Gowen Hall, room 1A (Olson Room)

Friday, September 26th, 12:30-1:30pm
Gowen Hall, room 1A (Olson Room)

This is your opportunity to learn more about LSJ’s requirements, course offerings, admissions prerequisites, and application process. The second half of the session will provide tips for writing the personal statement portion of the major application, as well as a Q&A session with the LSJ Adviser. LSJ major applications for Autumn quarter are due October 3rd, so this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered! No RSVP required.

Hope to see you there!


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Florida Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator Vacancy Announcement

The Florida Forest Service is seeking candidates for the statewide Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator position. This position manages the Urban & Community Forestry Grant Program, TREE CITY USA programs, and Florida's Champion Tree Program. The incumbent serves as liaison to the Florida Urban Forestry Council. This position also works closely with other state agencies, non-profit organizations and universities. Statewide program delivery is facilitated through 39 County Foresters and 3 Regional Program Coordinators. The position is located in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at:
The closing date is Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

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AFF Seeks Director, Communications and Policy, other openings soon

AFF is currently seeking a Director, Communications and Policy. Please see the job announcement below and the contact information for our search firm, Waldron, who is handling the search.

Additionally, please check back on our website in the coming few weeks, or contact the same search firm, Waldron, mentioned below, as we’ll also be hiring for the following positions:

· Senior Director, Woodland Owner Marketing: this individual will oversee our woodland owner marketing, communications, and engagement efforts, leading a team of marketing and communications professionals. This includes AFF’s work to reach unengaged woodland owners in important places as well as communications and education efforts with Tree Farmers in the American Tree Farm System®(ATFS) and landowners engaging with AFF through our online tool

· Director, ATFS Network: this individual will provide leadership and support for the American Tree Farm System’s network of over 4,000 state leaders and volunteers across the country that are the backbone of ATFS. This includes helping our leaders and volunteers plan for the future and growing our network of leaders and volunteers.

The American Tree Farm System® and Project Learning Tree® are programs of the American Forest Foundation.

Director, Communications and Policy


Reporting to the Executive Vice President, American Tree Farm System, Woodlands, and Policy, the Director, Communications and Policy leads the development and execution of a vibrant and effective, multi-channel communications strategy to assist AFF’s Woodland Team in accomplishing its priorities, focused on targeted external audiences, and evaluates its impact on such audiences. He or she is responsible for identifying and marketing the value of the brands of AFF, focusing on AFF’s woodland-related programs including the American Tree Farm System to engage external audiences in Foundation activities and priorities.

The Director also facilitates effective relationships with targeted media contacts to advance the Foundation’s woodland-related priorities and provides ongoing professional communications support to AFF’s Woodland programs, when aimed at external audiences. In addition, he or she serves as the main liaison with public relations agencies and supervises/evaluates their performance.

On the policy side, the Director develops and implements political strategies, in collaboration with the Executive Vice President and the Senior Policy Manager, on a set of assigned woodland policy issues, to accomplish the organization’s public policy goals, using multiple channels including direct lobbying, “grassroots” advocacy, and strategic “grasstops” leadership development. This also includes establishingand maintaining a presence on Capitol Hill, building relationships with key congressional officials and committee staff, and with federal agencies, relevant to assigned policy issues.

Finally, the Director works with Development and Program staff to create and implement a communications strategy with sufficient brand power to attract new revenue from targeted funders and donors.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan. Screening interviews will begin by the first week of August.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The new Director, Communications and Policy will demonstrate a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents—coworkers, business and community leaders, donors, board members, volunteers, policymakers, and the general public. The high-potential candidate will be driven to effect positive change by thinking critically and analytically to accomplish clearly identified goals, and translate his/her ideas and insights into coherent action plans.

This role requires an individual who can collaborate with other team members, and model independent initiative and resiliency. The successful candidate is enthused by managing multiple priorities, and can coordinate the steps necessary to produce meaningful results, including managing deadlines and budgets accordingly. The ideal candidate demonstrates leadership capabilities that create a unified and structured environment for an eager team of staff members and volunteers.

Strong candidates will have existing relationships with media contacts and know how to build upon these relationships, and have previous exposure to the policy issues surrounding conservation, forestry, and environmental stewardship. Experience with successful branding and selecting and managing external consultants is desirable.

Key Attributes for Success:

  • Collaborative team player and confident leader
  • Highly developed organization and time management skills
  • Self-starter and problem solver with a sense of urgency
  • Flexible and willing to adapt based on what is learned through experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide array of constituencies
  • Strategic and organized planner, adept at anticipating deadlines
  • Self-aware and perceptive of sensitive or confidential issues


  • Get Familiar with AFF — In the short term, the new Director will work to fully understand AFF’s existing woodland brands, quickly become conversant regarding AFF’s woodland work, and position the organization to effectively tell the story of the value of that work to a variety of audiences. Communications Strategy—In conjunction with AFF Development and Program staff, the new Director will lead the effort to develop and execute a comprehensive and consistent communications strategy with focused messaging for different audiences including donors, the media, and high level policy makers among others.
  • AFF Policy Work — The new Director will quickly become conversant with AFF’s existing policy work, take on leadership of one or two specific issues, and play a continuing leadership role across the entire policy campaign. This will include utilizing multiple political channels such as direct lobbying, coalitions, “grassroots” advocacy, and “grasstops” efforts to accomplish the organization’s goals.
  • Relationship Building — The new Director will gain a comprehensive understanding of key influencers in the media, on Capitol Hill, in the community, among volunteers and long-term supporters, and within the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, public relations, political science, or a related field is necessary; an advanced degree is preferred.

Five to seven years of related experience and supervisory experience required ideally with significant exposure to communications, public relations, media relations, government relations, and policy advocacy.

Must be proficient on an IBM-PC, the Microsoft Office Suite, and have experience with database applications.

To Be Considered

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please submit a carefully crafted cover letter and resume at Cover letters should be addressed to Ed Rogan. Screening interviews will begin by the first week of August

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“Effective Literature Review, ” FREE Workshop for UW Students (Online)

*Effective Literature Review*
A free, tutor-supported online learning course August 4-8, 2014

*Duration*: Monday, August 4, 2014 – Friday, August 8, 2014 (5 days) *Time Commitment*: Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour per day, for 5 straight days *Target audience*: Upper division undergraduates; early stage graduate students (e.g. MA or PhD-seeking)
*Prerequisites*: Access to the internet for each of the 5 days identified. A valid UW NetID is also required.


* This activity-based workshop will help you _build techniques_ for composing effective literature reviews and _increase your confidence_ in gathering literature for any significant research project.
* By asking students to _shar__e__experiences_ with one another, this workshop provides the space and opportunity for you to reflect on your skills and to see how _various techniques and tools_ can be employed to help you find and organize sources.

*Participation Process*: **

* This workshop will take place in Canvas over _5 days_, with no fixed participation times (asynchronous).
* Each day corresponds to one _online module_, which includes a topic overview, resources, an activity, and a discussion forum. * Your contributions to the _discussion forums_ are your means of ‘assessment,’ so you should expect to post to each forum. * You will be guided through the course by a team of _friendly librarian tutors_, who will answer questions and provide feedback.

*How to Join:*

* If interested, please email Robin Chin Roemer ( by no later than Friday, August 1, 2014.
* Space in the workshop is limited, and participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Job Fair for Computer Science and Engineering: Asian Bilingual Career Forum

DISCO International, organizer of the largest job fair for Japanese-English bilinguals, will be holding the Asian Bilingual Career Forum 2014, a job fair targeting bilinguals in English and one Asian language where companies are seeking computer science and engineering majors.

No cost to register or attend the event.

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Hourly student position available ~ the Graduate School


(undergraduate or graduate)

The Graduate School is seeking an hourly student assistant (undergraduate or graduate) to assist with administrative support. This will include reception duties and answering telephones over the lunch period (e.g., noon-1 pm) and miscellaneous office work which may include: archiving files, proofreading, entering data in databases, copying, updating files, making labels, assembling notebook materials, summarizing evaluations from events, running errands on campus, preparing mailing materials, etc. In addition, the student may be called upon to assist at events as needed. Depending on capabilities, some higher level duties (e.g., researching, writing or editing) may be assigned. The assistant will report to the Assistant to the Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean, but will support several administrative offices in the Graduate School.

The candidate should also be available 12-1 pm for front desk coverage. Additionally, work hours are expected to be approximately four hours daily during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm). Schedule flexibility based on the student’s academic needs will be accommodated, but s/he will be expected to work the maximum allowable 19.5 hours a week during the academic year (more hours are available during academic quarter breaks and the summer if desired).


· This position is not a Graduate Staff Assistantship, and therefore is not eligible for a tuition waiver or health benefits.

· This position is open only to current UW students (e.g., will be enrolled during the 2014-15 school year).

· Priority consideration will be given to applicants who are already in Seattle/WA state, and who are able to work at least through June 2015.

Skills: Candidate must work well with people, be resourceful and reliable, and be able to remain calm under occasionally hectic conditions (e.g., busy phones/office). We are particularly looking for individuals with confident communications skills, and who are articulate and possess excellent telephone skills/etiquette. Other desired skills include familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, and other UW administrative systems. Confident oral and writing capabilities will be considered favorably.

Special Restrictions: The candidate will share a workspace with a co-worker with chemical sensitivities and allergies, so the use of perfumes or scented body lotions must be avoided.

The starting salary for the position will be $12 per hour. Increases may be available in the future based on progression of skills and capabilities.

Applications will only be accepted via the graddean.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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MN Habitat Specialist

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the Habitat Specialist position for the Upper Minnesota River Basin. The UMRB habitat specialist has provided an outstanding custom operation creating quality wildlife habitat for eleven years (planting warm and cool season grasses, prescribed burning, maintenance mowing, food plots, invasive tree removal, herbicide treatment, and wildlife management plans). The Specialist will provide “one stop shopping” for landowners requesting help developing or enhancing habitat. Deadline to apply is August 22, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link:

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website. PF BlogOn The Wing Fan Page

Habitat Specialist Minnesota River Job Announcement 2014.doc

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GS-0462-6/7/8/9 Timber Sale Administrator- Sacramento RD, Lincoln NF, Cloudcroft, NM

The Lincoln NF is currently seeking a fulltime, permanent, GS-0462-6/7/8/9 Forestry Technician, Timber Sale Administrator, on the Sacramento Ranger District, with a Duty Station in Cloudcroft, NM. The vacancy announcement is expected to be posted on the website in late August.

If you would like to receive the announcement number when it is assigned, please submit the attached outreach form, or contact: Marisa Bowen, Pre-Sale Forester, (575) 682-5344/email mbowen.

OUTREACH -Lincoln National Forest Sale Admin.docx

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Gen Stud 391N: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students!

GENERAL STUDIES 391 N (2 cred) | SLN: 22580

Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students

2-Day Workshop (September 18 & 19) + weekly follow-ups (Fridays, 2:30-3:20 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive designed for incoming transfer students is an initial 2-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 18 & 19 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with URP staff and interact with peer researchers.

For more information & to request an add code, contact urp.

CC Transfer UGR Intensive Flyer.pdf

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au14 Great Class Opportunity: A Critical Seminar on the Politics and Possibilities of Engineering


ENGR 202E, FALL 2014



Join us this fall quarter for an innovative new seminar! We’ll ask questions like:

• Is technology political? Who wins when a dam is built and who loses when an engineer designs a robot?

• What is the relationship between engineering, technology, society, ecology, and health?

• How can engineers work for social justice at the drawing boat and in their daily lives?

• Who do we engineer for? Who defines the problems we solve? Whose work is considered engineering?

• Why are women and people of color still so underrepresented in engineering classrooms?

These questions and discussions of the context of the engineering discipline and the values undergirding the work of engineers is notably absent from most skill-focused engineering curricula. This seminar is intended to fill this gap by creating a space to reflect on the impact of engineers and technologies on society and to imagine a new kind of engineering and technological development for the common good.

The course is open to all levels and all majors, including non-engineers. Freshmen and sophomores considering engineering but with reservations are strongly encouraged to enroll. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about the subject and participate actively in class. Course assignments will include readings, reflections, and conceptual designs.

Want to connect engineering and social justice?

Email Brian Park (bpark92) for more info!

ENGR 202 E | SLN#: 14250

Grading: 2 Credits | Credit/No Credit

Time: Tuesday, 2:30-4:20 pm | Room: Lowe 118

Facilitators: Brian Park and Eze Klarnet |

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Aut 2014 Course now available: Intro to Linguistics – Upper Division VLPA/I&S, QSR (no prereqs)

LING 400 – Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory (5 credits)

MW 8:30-10:20; EEB 025
This course examines major linguistic theories in phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics; explores a wide range of linguistic fields. Students learn the basics of linguistic analysis and argumentation.

Open to all – no prerequisites!


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Exciting Opportunity for Youth Participation at Sydney World Parks Congress! Deadline Aug. 15


Students and young professionals from around the world are invited to participate in the Responding to Climate Change Stream of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, November 12-19, 2014! Please see attachments for more information on this exciting opportunity.

Potential participants must complete the Participant Information Form and submit to Climate_Change by August 15, 2014.

Please distribute through your networks to interested parties. Contact Climate_Change with questions.

Melanie A. Wood

Project Manager

Climate Change Response Program

National Park Service

1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 200

Fort Collins, CO 80525

970-267-2198 office | 970-420-7206 mobile


Communication Coordinator

Responding to Climate Change Stream

World Parks Congress 2014

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Call for Participants – Youth Engagement in Climate Change at the World Parks Congress 2014.pdf

Attachment A – Participant Information Form.docx

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Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity at Mount Rainier National Park

Do you love amphibians, science, and exploring National Parks? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. This year’s Citizen Science program will be starting up around late July and will run until mid-September.

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct amphibian surveys to document the presence or absence of amphibian species at various lakes, ponds and wetlands including historical Western Toad sites. As a volunteer you would be part of a small group that will hike to pre-determined sites and help conduct amphibian surveys. You do not need any previous experience and surveying equipment will be provided. You may volunteer once or multiple times throughout the season. If you need to stay overnight for a few days, free camping is available at Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanapecosh and Longmire campgrounds, however, there is no long term housing available. We are conducting both day trip and overnight backpacking surveys throughout the park.

If you are interested and available to volunteer during the time period from late July to mid-September then please email me back and indicate:

· Your phone number and preferred email

· Preference on volunteering for day surveys or overnight backpacking trip surveys

· Your experience and comfort level with hiking/backpacking

· Any physical limitations you may have

· Approximately what date or dates you are available

· Preference on which days of the week you prefer to volunteer (weekends, weekdays, etc)

I have added two attachments to this email that provide some additional information. If you choose to volunteer I will provide you with more details when I hear back from you! Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program. If you have any questions feel free to call me at laura_davis. I look forward to hearing from you!


Laura Davis

Citizen Science Coordinator

Mount Rainier National Park


(360) 569-6756

Volunteer Information.docx

Volunteer Agreement.docx

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Iowa Regional Representative

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the Regional Representative position in Iowa. We seek an individual with the talent, passion and desire to promote and grow the Nation’s leading upland wildlife habitat conservation organization. Deadline to apply is August 12, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link:

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website. For more information about the position, contact Tom Fuller, North Region Director at 319-321-9775 or tfuller . PF BlogOn The Wing Fan Page

Regional Position – IA 0714.docx

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MN State Coordinator

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the State Coordinator position in Minnesota. This individual will lead the Minnesota team to implement the priorities of the National Strategic Action Plan, including refining and delivering the Minnesota State Strategic Plan. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link:

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website. For more information about the position, contact Tom Fuller, North Region Director at 319-321-9775 or tfuller . PF BlogOn The Wing Fan Page

MN State Coordinator 0714.docx

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Modern Greek language online!!!

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to take Modern Greek Language online!

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AU14 Two Entreprenuership courses available to non business students

Emily Cox Pahnke is teaching two sections of ENTRE 370, Intro to Entrepreneurship and a special topics class, ENTRE 490, Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Fall, and is looking for some assistance in getting the word out to interested students! J

ENTRE 370 is a great intro class, and like most other business classes is not open to non-business students until the first day of class. However both sections have about 20 spots left- so interested students should attend class on the first day and register themselves that day. If they do not meet the pre-requisites but are interested in taking the class, they can email Emily at eacox to request to be allowed in the section. She will then keep a list of approved students and get it over to me on the first day of classes, where students will be added based on space availability and on a first come first serve basis. Unlike most business courses, this is one class where the professor is allowing some flexibility in the pre-reqs (though this may not always be the case.)

ENTRE 490 -Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs is open to all non-business students NOW who are sophomores and above- and will explore big problems and opportunities facing society, ranging from healthcare, education, and big data to poverty. The course examines how solutions to these massive challenges can be researched, validated, and implemented using such entrepreneurial skills as creativity, opportunity recognition, business models, pivoting, and execution. Entrepreneurship is both an individual and team activity. Therefore this course incorporates both individual and group efforts. Students form project teams early in the quarter and meet regularly to prepare for class discussion.

So if you have any students interested in creating their own businesses, or have the entrepreneurial spirit, please have them check these classes out. Also, Entre 370 counts for the ENTRE minor and may be a great way to help students figure out if they are interested in pursuing that..

490 flyer #1.pdf

Entre 370 flyer.docx

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Job: North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Education and Outreach Assistant at NOSC WCC IP 2014-2015.pdf

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NASF E-Newsletter: Green Infrastructure and Carbon Fiber from Trees


NASF’s Washington Weekly Report

Read it all on the NASF blog

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The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland are looking for a 120-Day Detailer for a GS-0343-5/7/9 Natural Resources Program Analyst to start as soon as August 18th (duty station Bend, OR).

This position will soon be advertised to fill permanently as well. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for the position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination.

Please send the attached response form to identify your interest in the detail opportunity, permanent position or both

no later than August 1st.

Natural Resource Program Analyst Detail outreach_7_18_2014.doc

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