USDA Forest Service: Informational Interviews with David Gross, Forester October 30-31

USDA Forest Service: Informational Interviews with David Gross, Forester October 30-31

Recruiter and Forester David Gross from the United States Forest Service will be holding one on one Informational Workshops next week in Anderson Hall. Sign up for your ½ hour session in Anderson Hall 116. (It is the clipboard on the file cabinet.) David Gross will also be at the UW Goverment Career Fair Wednesday, October 29. Don’t miss your opportunity to speak with him about all of the opportunities for you in the USFS! These spaces fill up quickly so please do not delay if you are interested.

Thursday, October 30th (8:30am-11:30 and 1:30-4:30pm)

Anderson Hall Room 107A

Friday, October 31st (8:30am-11:30 and 1:30-2:30pm)

Anderson Hall Room 107A

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Portraits from time of change in Western Washington logging industry

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications DEADLINE EXTENSION November 3rd

The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

· Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities

· Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner

· Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship

· Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?

· Connection between proposed project, academic studies, and professional/educational goals and objectives

Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to Senator Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and Gene Munro, a lifelong advocate for public service and the wife of S. Sterling Munro Jr.

The application deadline for the 2015 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, November 3rd. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage.

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Scholarship & Fellowship Fair – this Thursday, Oct. 30, 10am-2pm, MGH/ $90,000 to go to grad school/ environmental students wanted

If you are thinking about going to grad school in an environmental field next year or in the future and want to do environmental work for the Foreign Service, go to the Fair and speak with Tessa the Program Officer for the USAID 2015 the Payne Fellowship Program. (2 years grad school, 3 years foreign service, can bring your family with you, 3.2 cum gpa required)

Fellowships for Graduate Studies In 2015 the Payne Fellowship Program plans to award five fellowships valued at up to $45,000 annually for a two-year program. The award includes up to $20,000 per year toward tuition and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master’s degree at a U.S. institution; a $15,000 stipend for each academic year for room, board, books and other education-related expenses; and up to $10,000 per year in stipend, housing, transportation, and related expenses for summer internships (see below). At the conclusion of two years of study, the Payne Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international development or another area of relevance to the work of the USAID Foreign Service at a U.S. graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Two Summer Internships Payne Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues in Washington, DC, will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a USAID Mission that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study. The program will provide stipends, housing, and transportation.

Mentoring Each Fellow will receive mentoring throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at USAID.

Curriculum Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as development, economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration foreign languages, agriculture, environmental sciences, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement. Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Payne Program.

Employment/Contractual Obligations Fellows who successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Each Payne Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Payne Program and the subsequent three year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation.


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Letters of Recommendation Advice/Documents

I went to a presentation about a grad school prep class for psych students and came away with some great documents that will hopefully be helpful to you.


The Right Way to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation.doc

Letters of Recommendation form vic.trac.doc

Advice on Letters of Recommendation.doc

12 Dont in asking for a letter of recommendation.doc

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Physio-Control, Accenture, and More Recruiting UW Students

This is your weekly update from the UW Career Center on full time, internship and InfoSession opportunities at UW Seattle’s Campus. Make sure to check HuskyJobs for detailed information on the below opportunities.

Also, check out our Calendar to see what else we have going on at the UW Career Center


Employers utilize The Career Center to conveniently interview UW students on campus. Here is a list of companies coming on Seattle’s campus to conduct interviews that have resume due dates within the next few weeks:

*Make sure to Check HuskyJobs for additional Postings

Employer Company Info Position Title and HuskyJob ID# Resume Due Date Majors/Masters


Physio-Control We develop technologies and design devices according to the unique needs of our customers. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions, Physio-Control products are designed for you, to work like you work. That’s why our offerings include a full range of services and complementary products that form an emergency response system. Data management software, round-the-clock technical service, training, medical assistance, leasing programs and liability protection all work in partnership to help you perform the most critical task — saving a life.

We will also be on Campus for an InfoSession on 10/30/2014 in DEM 102 at 5:30. Stop by to learn about our opportunities!

Visual Designer/Interaction Designer Intern 84231

Operations & Supply Chain Management intern 84229

Mechanical Engineering Intern 84227

Electrical Engineering Intern 84224

Computer Science Engineering Internship 84223

Marketing Intern 84230

Network Engineer Intern 84228

(*See HuskyJobs for Specific Requirements for Each Position)

11/11/2014 Art- Design










Bio E

Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting and technology services company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Management Consulting Development Program Analyst 84179 11/4/2014 All Majors
JPMorgan With operations in 100 countries, J.P. Morgan is a true global leader in the financial services industry. We believe the true measure of our success lies in the trusted relationships we share with our clients, our reputation in the industry, and the quality and integrity of the services we provide. 2015 Summer Technology Analyst Program 83828

2015 Full-Time Technology Analyst 83829

10/29/2014 Biz Info






Clean Power Research Clean Power Research® builds innovative software products that power the renewable energy industry. Software Engineering Intern 84009

Software Engineer 84008

11/4/2014 EE





· Go to the search bar at the top right of your homepage

· Enter the position ID # and hit search

· Located the position title and click on it

· Read the job description and application information


Employers use InfoSessions as an opportunity to share information about their company and network with UW students and alumni. Here is a list of companies coming on Seattle’s campus to facilitate InfoSessions over the next few weeks:

Employer/ Grad Program Company Info Date(s),Time, locations
Physio-Control Physio-Control is the world’s leading provider of emergency medical response solutions for professionals and lay responders. Physio-Control Team Members are part of a unique group who not only love what they do, but why they do it.

We are looking to connect with students majoring in business as well as the following engineering disciplines: Biomedical, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial

10/30/2014 5:30-7:00 DEM 102
Nordstrom Mobile We are seeking mobile developers and user experience designers. While the most attractive candidates are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science or Interaction Design major, or have hands on experience designing and/or building mobile and web applications, all majors are invited to attend. During this InfoSession we will discuss our approach to mobile technology innovation, our current openings, and will have a panel of Nordstrom Mobile team members to answer your questions.

Refreshments will be served.

10/29/2014 5:30-7:00 HUB 214
USG Corporation For more than 110 years, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements.

Our information session will provide information about our company, what we have to offer and how you can become the next member of our team! The session will take about an hour. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to stop by and see what USG is all about!

10/29/2014 5:30-6:30 HUB 238
Northeastern University Seattle Are you still searching for your post-graduation path to success? If so, Northeastern University’s innovative ALIGN master’s degree programs offer the solution.

Northeastern is a top-50, non-profit research institution with a focus on innovation and engagement with the world. Our ALIGN graduate programs will prepare you for fast-growing and lucrative industries, including computer science, bioinformatics, project management, health informatics, and engineering management.

10/29/2014 5:30-6:30 MGH 134
USC Viterbi School of Engineering The University of Southern California is one of the top ranked graduate engineering programs in the country. The Viterbi School of Engineering offers many opportunities for advancing your engineering education such as doctoral and M.S. programs and REU’s. Attend our information session to learn more about the school – students of every class level are welcome. Applicable majors are engineering or science such as physics, chemistry, geology or biology.

Students that attend will receive an application fee waiver ($85). Professor Mike Gruntman will also be in house to discuss specifics on our Astronautics program

11/5/2014 5:30-7:30 MGH 134



· Look for the purple “Employer InfoSessions” tab at the top right of your home page

· Find the event and click the title

· Click the “RSVP” button at the bottom (*note- some companies also require you to RSVP at their website)

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Bioneers Conference in the Northwest

Join us for a unique 3-day Bioneers Conference in the Northwest! The Whidbey Island Bioneers Conference – a Bioneers Resilient Communities Event – takes place November 7th-9th on Whidbey Island, one hour north of Seattle.
The bioneers are engaged citizens from all backgrounds and fields who focus on solving our world’s most urgent problems within a framework of interdependence: It’s all connected. Just as the web of life is intricately interconnected, so too are all environmental and social issues. We take a “solve-the-whole-problem” approach that is holistic, systemic and multidisciplinary.
This year’s speakers include: Bioneers Founder and CEO, Kenny Ausubel; Native poet and activist, Lyla June Johnston; Seattle hip hop artist, Prometheus Brown; and the former Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn – just to name a few.
Join us for 3 days of inspiring workshops, plenaries, and community activities all at the beautiful Whidbey Institute in the middle of 100 acres of pristine forests.
This conference is family-friendly, featuring a kids program, youth discount, and need-based scholarships for young and low-income leaders. Learn more and register here:
Join us is Seattle on Monday, October 27th for a FREE introductory event at Impact Hub Seattle. Also, consider joining us for dinner and a Special Evening with Kenny just prior to the conference on Thursday, November 6th at the Whidbey Institute. Both events support our Rising Leaders Scholarship Fund for emerging leaders.
And stick around on Sunday afternoon, November 9th, for a special panel discussion: “Living the New Story: A New Cosmology, Community, and Commitment” – honoring Thomas Berry’s 100th Birthday.
Contact Dan with questions, at: or 360-341-6050. Find us on Facebook here:

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UW researchers pulling energy out of the air

UW researchers pulling energy out of the air

UW computer-science faculty members Joshua Smith and Shyam Gollakota are starting a company to produce wireless, battery-free sensing devices that could go on sale within a few years.

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Environmental Innovation Challenge – Team Formation Mixer, Thurs Oct 30, 5:30 EEB 303 All are invited to attend!

Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
Cleantech Innovation + Market Opportunity = Solutions for the Planet

If you have a passion for sustainability and the desire to make an im­pact, this Challenge is for you.

Team Formation Mixers….

Need team members? Come give a 1-minute pitch. Want to join a team? Come listen to pitches and meet potential teammates.

Students from all colleges and universities throughout the Pacific NW are invited. Teams are cross-disciplinary, undergrads to grads.

Team Formation Mixer – Food/Drink!

Thursday, October 30, 5:30—7:00pm, Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) Room 303

Panel of Past Participants &Team Formation Mixer

Wednesday, November 19, 5:30-7:30, HUB 145

$$$ We’ve got funding to help you build your prototype. Applications due December 14.

Learn More: Visit or

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UW Commencement Online Study

The University Marketing & Communications web team is looking for help rounding up students to take a 10-minute online study. This survey will help them better organize content on the UW Commencement website – and therefore improve the overall user experience.

Please click the links below to participate now!


Short ver. for social media:

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University Disciplinary Committee Request

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 2015 and will complete their term at the end of December 2015. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 5-7 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.

Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held at the beginning of Winter quarter in January and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Monday, November 10th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, November 18th.

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Downstream effects of tossed meds, care products studied

Is aquatic life harmed by medicine, shampoo and toothpaste rinsed into our drains?

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Chris Jordan Leadership Fireside Event

Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present: 2014-2015 Leadership Firesides

The popular Leadership Fireside series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of guest speakers means that each Fireside will be unique. These events are a way for students to learn more about and reflect on leadership and build their leadership skills. Students who want to engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend.

The setting is intimate and informal and space is limited for each program. Registration is strongly encouraged so you don’t miss out! Register for autumn quarter Firesides here. You may enter the registration system as many times as necessary.

Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides.

Autumn Leadership Firesides

November 4 | 12:00-1:00
HUB 340
Register here

Lori Matsukawa
Broadcast journalist and civic leader
Lori Matsukawa currently co-anchors KING 5 News. She first joined KING 5 in 1983 where she co-anchored “Top Story,” which takes a daily look at a major local story and co-hosted “Celebrate the Differences,” a weekly KING 5 minority affairs program.

November 12 | 3:30-4:30
HUB Fireplace lounge, 1st floor
Register here

Chris Jordan

Artist and cultural activist
Chris Jordan is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist based in Seattle. His work explores contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives, connecting the viewer viscerally to the enormity and power of humanity’s collective will.

Chris Jordan’s talk is co-hosted with Comparative History of Ideas, College of the Environment, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, French & Italian Studies and The Coastal Society.

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UWCFD: Register now for upcoming events

You’re invited to two upcoming events featuring nonprofit organizations that are part of the UW Combined Fund Drive campaign.

Movable Type Literary Mixer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

4 – 6 p.m.

University of Washington Club

Break the ice with other book lovers! Bring the book you’re currently reading, an old favorite, or even a book you wrote—hardcover, paperback, or Kindle. There will be a cash bar and information on Literary Source, a nonprofit that’s working to build a literate community. Spouses/partners welcome. Space is limited, so register today.

Special Event: Doctors Without Borders

Thursday, November 20, 2014

12 – 1 p.m.

Magnuson Health Sciences Center, T-733

You are invited to hear University of Washington Master of Public Health candidate, Suzanne Ceresko, share her experience as a Doctors Without Borders volunteer. Completing ten Doctors Without Borders missions, Suzanne will discuss a malnutrition project in Ethiopia, a vaccination project in Northern Nigeria and Malawi, and a preventive cholera campaign in Ethiopia. Please register for this free event. Open to all faculty, staff, and students.


Kerri Everly

Development Officer & Campaign Manager

UW Combined Fund Drive

Box 359200

Seattle, WA 98195

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Nitrogen Cycling Postdoc Opportunity

Attached is an announcement from University of Idaho, for a postdoctorate opportunity to research nitrogen transformations in soils receiving dairy manure.

UI Post Doc announcement Soil Fertility.pdf

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Job Vacancy with the Colorado State Forest Service

The Colorado State Forest Service is hiring for a Forester at our Granby District.

Minimum Qualifications:

§ A Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited Baccalaureate or Master’s degree program option is required.

§ Two years of professional forestry experience.

§ Ability to safely operate 4-wheel drive vehicles, forestry machinery and tools; perform strenuous outdoor work in a variety of weather conditions.

§ Successful applicants must have a valid Colorado driver’s license or ability to acquire one upon employment.

Please see the attached for the full Position Announcement, and go to: to apply.

Applications are being accepted until 11:59pm on November 11, 2014.

Should you have further questions, contact:

Sarah Badding

Ph.D. Candidate

Assistant Manager of Human Resources

Colorado State Forest Service

Phone: 970.491.7293|Fax: 970.491.7736
2014-14 Long Position Description_Forester II.pdf

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Spring in LONDON!


Application deadline: November 7, 2014.

During Spring Quarter 2015, the Department of English will again offer its highly successful program of study in London. The program will consist of four courses: London’s Contemporary Theater (ENGL 440) taught by Dr. Carrie Matthews of the UW English Department, Englishes in England (ENGL 372), taught by Professor Gail Stygall of the UW English Department, Art, Architecture, and Society (ART H 399) taught by British Professor Peter Buckroyd, and Contemporary Britain (HIST 490) taught by British Professor Michael Fosdal. Professors Buckroyd and Fosdal are our London faculty, and have been teaching our students to rave reviews for more than ten years. (Three classes are considered a full-time load, but students may take all four if they wish.)

Students in the program will maintain their UW residency and any financial aid eligibility already established. Credits earned will be recorded on students’ UW transcripts and apply directly to UW graduation requirements.

Housing and board (2 meals per day) for students will be arranged with families in London. A London Transport pass, good for travel on subways and buses, will be supplied.

“Studying in London has been the highlight of my time as a UW student. Words can’t really describe how exciting the city is and how much there is to experience and learn. Sometimes I couldn’t believe how much history was at my fingertips. The faculty was great and the classes were fun and interesting. My fellow classmates also became great friends during our stay in London, a bonus which I count immeasurable!”

– Erin McKiernan, past participant

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CEP 200 Winter Course

CEP 200 – Intro to Community, Environment, and Planning

Perfect for freshmen or sophomores looking for an active, small, community-focused, and engaging 5-credit I&S course

A CEP education is fully lived, not taken passively. CEP prepared students for lives in civic leadership and engagement. We emphasize collective practice, active student participation, and professional skills; personal and ethical development; and an interdisciplinary approach to viewing our built environments and communities.

In CEP 200, students learn how to communicate, facilitate, plan and lead groups, while exploring the concepts of “community,” “environment,” and “planning” as defining ideas that shape our work and animate our actions.

This class with change the way you view yourself and your college education

Monday & Wednesday: 1:30-3:50 pm


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Biology Seminar: Dr. Heather L. Eisthen – MON 11/03

Biology Seminar

12:00 PM on Monday, November 3rd in HCK 132

“Tainted love: Origin and evolution of pheromones in salamanders”
Dr. Heather L. Eisthen
Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
Michigan State University

See attached flyer for more information.

For the full schedule you can check the Biology website or calendar.

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Submarine Tour Opportunity

Interested in using your degree, but outside the confines of a cubicle? Do you desire advanced education opportunities, including paid graduate school? Perhaps the outlook of paying student loans for the first 10 years after graduation seems daunting.

I am Brendan Tower, a 2007 UW EE alumnus and Navy Submarine Officer. I direct operations on a multi-billion dollar submersible nuclear reactor, loaded with advanced technology. My job is to know how everything works and to lead its operation. I am writing you today to extend a rare invitation to tour one of our Ohio Class submarines. The US Navy’s Ohio Class Submarines are 560ft long, they displace 18,750 tonnes, and are jammed pack with advanced technology, and I would love to take you on a tour of one of these warships and teach you more about our program.

We have scholarships available where you can earn over $100,000 before graduation, and a job guarantee after graduation in a highly challenging and rewarding field while earning more than 95% of your peers.

The date of the tour is November 13th. Please feel free to respond if interested or if you have any questions.


Brendan Tower

(206) 327-2487

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Tomorrow (10/29): SEFS Seminar Series, 3:30-4:30 p.m.!

Dear SEFS students, staff and faculty,

To fully understand and properly constrain carbon cycling in the Arctic, we need to think about the aquatic environment—but the problem is that we don’t really know what’s going on in those aquatic systems, says Professor David Butman. In his talk tomorrow, he’ll be sharing some unpublished results of a synthesis involving carbon cycling in northern aquatic systems at the scale of Alaska, while also exploring some new science from other researchers that shows just how much we don’t know. So come learn about some new research from one of our new faculty members!

What: “Fitting freshwater ecosystems into the boreal and arctic carbon cycles””
When: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson 223

Check out the rest of the seminar schedule this fall, and we hope you can join us as often as you can.

See you tomorrow!

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