TAPPI Barbecue!

Come out to the TAPPI Fall BBQ!

It will be on Friday, October 24th at 4:00 PM at Anderson Courtyard. Anderson 22 if it rains.

Come by for food, fun, and good company, and meet your new Class Reps!

Free for TAPPI members. Annual membership is $15. Don’t forget to bring your membership cards! Entry fee is $5 for non members.

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Government Career Fair-October 29th, MGH Commons!

Hello Huskies,

Are you interested in gaining a career opportunity working in a government setting? Don’t miss the Government Career Fair sponsored by the Career Center. We are offering you a great opportunity of interacting and connecting with government employers looking to recruit Huskies for part-time, full-time and internship opportunities. Bring your resumes, dress to impress, and come join us!

Government Career Fair

Wednesday, October 29th, 2-5pm

Mary Gates Commons

Open to all students and alumni from all 3 campuses.

**** The US Forest Service will be attending, so make sure to stop by!

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Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation in Argentina, Friday at 12:30 in 207 Anderson Hall

Pacific Biodiversity Institute presents:
Exploring the Big Wild of South America

Friday * Oct. 24 * 12:30-1:30pm
Forest Club Room – Anderson Hall 207

Through short videos, maps and photos you will glimpse parts of South America where nature’s abundance flourishes like nowhere else on earth. You will meet some of the scientists and conservationists working hard to study and protect these areas and learn about how you can help.

SEE ATTACHED for more info!

UW2014oct24poster.pdf

SAWildlandsPresentations2014oct21.pdf

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Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship: Applications Due October 31st

Application materials are due in 9 days, October 31st. Please note that this year we are requesting that applicants propose a public service project in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization; including a letter of support from their community partner!

If you, or your students, have any questions, feel free to contact me directly or via engage.

Rachel

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, October 31st. Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found at http://www.washington.edu/carlson/jackson-munro-public-service-fellowship/

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

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Fox for Finals….hummmm

http://kuow.org/post/feeling-blue-play-game-socks-fox

If you’re feeling depressed or stressed out, and therapy seems overwhelming, consider spending time with a fox.

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Cascade Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project Winter Season

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Conservation Northwest
Cascades Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project Winter Season
October 2014
Join Conservation Northwest, the Wilderness Awareness School, and the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition for this winter’s field season monitoring wildlife in the Cascades at Snoqualmie Pass!

Fall is here and it’s time to prepare for our seventh season of winter field work at Snoqualmie Pass.

A free training on Sunday, December 7th for monitoring volunteers this winter provides new and experienced volunteers with the tools they will need to carry out snow tracking surveys with the Cascades Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project.

  • Volunteers will receive an introduction to track and sign identification taught by Dave Moskowitz from alison) by November 15th to sign up.

    We will have six transects this year and ten monitoring teams. Volunteers are asked to commit to 3-4 days of field work over the course of the winter, from early January to mid-March. Specific dates vary and are flexible depending on the team your sign up for at the training.

    You must be able to attend the training in order to volunteer.

    Winter Volunteer Training in Duvall, Washington:

    • New and Returning Volunteer Training: Sunday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the alison) and indicate whether you would be a new or returning volunteer to the project.
    • Volunteers will need to bring a lunch, notebook, writing utensil, weather appropriate clothing, track and sign field guides, digital camera (optional), GPS unit (optional), tape measure, and a 6-12 inch ruler.

    We hope to see you there, and look forward to getting out for another great winter monitoring project season!

    Sincerely,
    Alison Huyett, Conservation Northwest

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Please note: This is a periodic email sent to Conservation Northwest members and supporters to update you on issues important to wildlife and wildlands in the greater Northwest. To manage which of our regular lists you are subscribed to, click here.

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‘Nomad’ Micro Home

http://scoutmagazine.ca/2013/10/25/cool-thing-we-want-408-a-vancouver-produced-nomad-micro-home-for-25000/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RSXv1RoV168

We’re digging the Tiny House concept of NOMAD, a 10’ x 10’ micro house with a 60’ loft space developed right here in Vancouver. It’s easy to assemble and flat packed so it can be shipped worldwide. They cost between $25,000 and $28,000, depending on how well you want it to be kitted out. You can also get “green” off-grid models (ie. solar-equipped), but those are custom-priced.

The impetus: “The Tiny House Movement is currently driven by individuals at a grass-roots level who, for the most part, have built their own homes and are living sustainable, mortgage-free lives. Recognizing the importance of these progressive dwellings and the philosophy adopted by their occupants, NOMAD has taken on the challenge of making this affordable housing option accessible worldwide.” Where do we sign up?

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Seminar Tomorrow

Tired of the same old hypothetico-deductive method? Are “small” data getting you down? Then join Professor Christian Torgersen for the seminar tomorrow and learn how to get out of the slump of “normal” science!”

What: “The Fourth Paradigm and data-driven discovery in riverine science”
WhenWednesday, Oct. 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson 223

Also, after the seminar this week, the new SEFS chapter of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) is hosting an “International Dinner and Movie Night,” starting at 5 p.m. in the Forest Club Room! Bring your friends and an international dish to share, and then enjoy a showing of Medicine Man. Contact Miku Lenentine (miku2@uw.edu) or Rachel Roberts (rnr4@uw.edu) if you have any questions!

See you tomorrow!

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Entrepreneurship Minor – Application Deadline this Saturday!

Last chance to apply this quarter to the entrepreneurship minor for non-business majors!

Deadline: THIS SATURDAY, October 25

Start-ups. They only start with an idea.

Your business skills could turn that idea into a reality.

If you’re a visionary with the passion and determination to shape the future, get the business know-how with the Foster School’s new, competitive entrepreneurship minor.

Open to all non-business undergraduates, this 31-credit competitive minor offers students the opportunity to leverage their unique talents, as well as their new-found business knowledge, to achieve their start-up goals.

Learn more or apply now!

Leslie Mabry|Assistant Director
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

UW Foster School of Business, Dempsey Hall 227
206.685-5669 mabryl
Connect with Buerk on Facebook

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Winter 2015 Study Abroad: Costa Rica!

http://depts.washington.edu/sefsblog/winter-study-abroad-costa-rica/

This February, you could earn 12 credits while spending four weeks studying in Costa Rica as part of a field course, “Costa Rica Field Studies: Ecology and Community.” Organized by UW Tacoma’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Programs, the field course will introduce students to issues in tropical ecology, focusing on sustainability and rainforest conservation.

SEFS doctoral student Robert Tournay, who is working in Professors Sharon Doty and Tom DeLuca, is an alumnus of UW Tacoma and took this course as an undergraduate. He’s now handling logistics for the trip—transportation, accommodations, excursions, etc.—and will be traveling with the group to assist Professor John Banks, who is leading the class.

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Successful Interviews: Tips & Strategies

I think this Career Center doc is pretty helpful, they are a free resource for you.

Please remember to use this valuable free resource!

http://careers.washington.edu/sites/default/files/all/editors/docs/workshops/Successful-Interviews-May-2012-vs.pdf

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Forestation and Nursery Intern in Ecuador

Fundación Brethren Y Unida

Want to be part of the team that has planted over 1 million trees in the Ecuadorian Andes? Want hands on experience developing and maintaining a tree nursery? Come live on our organic farm and assist us in our reforestation program. You collect seeds from their natural environments and grow them through our nursery stations to then plant them in Mojanda, the most beautiful place on earth.

Want to know more? Visit our website: http://www.fbuecuador.org.

This position offers room and board in our Volunteer House.

How to apply: Send your resume to Meri Colon at mariacolon406@gmail.com.

http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/JKfk493X723p/

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Legal Operations Coordinator, Environmental Law Program

Calling legal office management professionals, especially if you’re passionate about the environment and saving the planet! The Environmental Law Program (ELP) of the Sierra Club is hiring a Legal Operations Coordinator in our San Francisco HQ. If you’ve got 3+ years of experience successfully running administrative operations, including support for the finance and document management aspects of law practice, here’s your opportunity to work with the best legal eagles in the green movement. For all the details and to apply, click here: http://bit.ly/1s4R8Iz

For more details also visit:

 http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ZjZd9S7J5PbD/

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Community Outreach with Clean Air Council

The Council is looking to expand its community outreach program. Have you ever wanted to work on critical issues, and make the change you want to see in the world? Come join our canvassing team to educate, create awarness and fundraise for the environment. Swift action must be taken to ensure safety for both our local and state wide communities. Clean Air Council is at the forefront of organizations pioneering for cleaner air quality standards.

 For more information, please contact Will at wfraser@cleanair.org or call (215) 567-4004 ext: 123 to schedule an interview.

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Study Abroad Fair – Thursday, Oct. 23 from 10-2 in HUB

If you are thinking about study abroad go to this fair, only happens once a year.

UW’s Annual Study Abroad Fair is scheduled for this Thursday, October 23 from 10am-2pm in the HUB North Ballroom. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about UW’s many study abroad and exchange opportunities. UW study abroad program directors, third-party program providers (CIEE, SIT, CET, etc.) and UW exchange alumni and partner university staff will be present.

http://studyabroad.washington.edu

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Winter 2015 Course: PSYCH 448A

Ecopsychology: Revisioning the Human-Nature Relationship 

Winter 2015

PSYCH 448 A

Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5:20 pm 

Professor Peter Kahn, Department of Psychology 

Credits: 4

No Prerequisites 

Junior and Seniors Only 

Ecopsychology seeks to depend our kinship with nature, and to integrate that kinship with our scientific culture and technological selves.

The evolutionary origins of the human relationship with nature

The psychology of the human relationship with nature

Ecopsychology to shape urban sustainability, human health, environmental education, and the design of new technologies

Abundant research demonstrates our physical and psychological need for nature. And ecological sustainability – humanity living in mutually enhancing relationship with the rest of nature – may well be impossible unless people care for the places they live, together with the other species that inhabit these places. Yet here in the digital 21st century, humans have become more separated from nature than ever before. At this moment in history, how can we broker a new human-nature relationship? In this seminar we take up this pressing challenge, encompassed within the growing field of ecopsychology.

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Pathways Indefinite Posiitons Open Now!

The advertisement for positions under the Pathways Indefinite Internship program is open this week.  This is the program that may lead to a permanent position.  There are a variety of disciplines being advertised from all over the country;  only three in the Pacific Northwest

Interested students should go to USAJOBS immediately to view and apply to these positions.

The ad closes 24 Oct

—————–

David C. Gross

Community Engagement Specialist, Mt. Hood National Forest;

Region Six Corporate Recruiter

780 NE Court Street, Dufur, OR 97021

541-467-5104

dgross@fs.fed.us

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Sustainability Summit

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 4 – 7 p.m

Where: Alder Hall Commons

Description:

Huskies for Humanity speakers’ panel
Alder Commons auditorium, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Panel of deans and students address the topic of “Solving Grand Challenges.”
Featuring:
College of the Environment Dean Lisa Graumlich and PhD student Hilary Palevsky
Foster School of Business Dean Jim Jiambalvo and MBA student Chris Metcalfe
School of Public Health Dean Howard Frumkin and Environmental Health MS student Jessica Levasseur.
Panel will be moderated by Community, Environment, and Planning senior An Huynh.

Poster session and reception
Alder Commons, 5:15 – 6 p.m.
Learn about projects funded by the Campus Sustainability Fund and Green Seed Fund, talk with the students involved about their experiences and network with other Summit attendees.

Husky Highlight keynote speaker
Alder Commons, 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Karen Baebler, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Operations at UW Athletics, will discuss sustainability efforts and achievements.

More information here: https://green.uw.edu/sustainable-festival-2014/summit

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SustainableUW Festival Vendor Exhibition

When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Red Square

Event Sponsors: Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

Description: Dozens of exhibitors who put sustainability first will be on Red Square to inform the UW community about their efforts. Sample sustainable snacks while you browse.

More information here: https://green.uw.edu/sustainable-festival-2014/exhibitors

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Environmental Innovation Practicum

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 4 – 5:50 p.m.
CLEANTECH INNOVATION + MARKET OPPORTUNITY = SOLUTIONS FOR THE PLANET

If you’ve got a passion for cleantech and the desire to make an impact, the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge is for you. In the EIC, interdisciplinary student teams define an environmental problem, design a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates market opportunity and the potential for impact.
What Is Cleantech / Environmental Innovation?
We define cleantech innovation as any product, process or service that reduces waste, minimizes energy consumption, and contributes to a healthier planet. Re-use, recycling, water usage, energy generation, green consumer products, nanotechnology – all are ripe for innovation.

Questions? Contact Pam Tufts: ptufts@uw.edu or 206.685.3813

The Environmental Innovation Challenge is sponsored by Alaska Airlines.

More information here: http://www.foster.washington.edu/centers/entrepreneurship/eic/Pages/eic.aspx

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