Student Tax class TODAY 2/26/15

Student Tax class for US Residents:

You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form and how it relates to education tax credits plus tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

February 26, 2015

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Location: Odegaard room 220

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Spring 2015 Course: GEN ST 297 C1 Exploring SAM majors

GEN ST 297 C1 Exploring SAM majors
SLN 14535
1 credit
Thursday 03:30-04:20
MGH 271

This seminar is designed for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students wanting to explore the vast array of science and engineering majors available at the UW. Each week there will be a faculty member from a different science or engineering program who will introduce their academic discipline to us. Be prepared to learn about majors you may not have heard of before!

Department: Materials Science & Engineering/Earth and Space Sciences Instructor: Melissa Pritchard/Dana Hansen

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Environmental Management Keystone Project Symposium Please Join Us!

Please join us as we hear about the 2015 Environmental Management Keystone Projects at our annual Keystone Project Symposium!

This year, UW graduate students have come together to work with partner organizations on projects that address complex environmental challenges:

· Adaptation Strategies to Protect the Coastal Culture of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

· Citizen Science and Emergency Response

· Social and Policy Dimensions of Geoduck Aquaculture in South Puget Sound

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 4:00-6:30pm
Venue: HUB Room 145 // 4001 Stevens Way NE // Seattle, WA 98195​

Format: Project presentations followed by a reception

No registration required. Please view and share the attached invitation for more details. We look forward to seeing you on March 12!
EMS invite 2015_Final.pdf

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Renewable Energy Outreach Associate with 3Degrees

Are you interested in working on environmental issues? With the #1 REC trading company in North America? 3Degrees is looking for hardworking and talented individuals to join our team as Renewable Energy Outreach Associates in Seattle. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in an entry-level position in the renewable energy industry – particularly the fields of community organizing, sales, and education.

OUTREACH ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Communicate directly with utility customers about Seattle City Light’s Green Up program with the ultimate goal of enrolling them in the program
* Interact with the public in a variety of settings including festivals, storefront tables, community events, and going door-to-door in select neighborhoods
*Describe and discuss the Green Up program with customers, answer customer questions, and keep up-to-date on program information
*Set up displays, tents, banners, and booths and properly store and maintain all equipment and materials
*Provide all enrollments and detailed information on each outreach experience to the Outreach Coordinator
*Meet with the Outreach Coordinator and attend meetings and trainings as requested

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
*Dedication to sustainability and renewable energy
*Strong communication skills
*Positive, enthusiastic, and outgoing
*Organized and responsible
*Ability to work evenings and weekends
*Access to reliable transportation and Internet

No experience required

$12.50-$20+ (wage + commission)

http://3degreesinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/

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Student Assistant/ Lab Aide

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General lab maintenance (autoclaving, dishwashing, and cleaning laboratory benches)
  • Preparation of reagents and culture media
  • Plant care and propagation
  • Bacterial culture and assist in construction of vectors for plant transformation
  • Assist in creation of transgenic plants
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of Biology 200
  • Ability to demonstrate basic problem solving

Educational Benefits:

  • Practical problem solving.
  • Learn sterile technique, media preparation, and use of laboratory equipment.
  • Gain experience in a research laboratory contributing to a research project.
  • Re-enforce classroom concepts and vocabulary in a working research laboratory

$10/hour

More information on Husky Jobs

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GS-07 Wildlife Biologist position (Term-seasonal)

The Prineville District is advertising a GS-07 Wildlife Biologist position and I’d like your help in spreading the word. This position will cover a variety of wildlife work such as basic survey and monitoring of both vegetation (e.g., Forest, range, riparian) and critters (e.g., sage-grouse, spotted frogs, raptors, bats, etc); helping implement habitat improvement projects (Shrub-steppe, Ponderosa pine); applying mitigating measures for other program’s projects; likely leading field crews and helping with data crunching and analysis. This position will complete both wildlife and botany field clearances so plant identification is an important skill to have or be able to quickly develop.

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates and seasonal employees looking to take the next step in their career.

The advertisement is not open very long, so please route promptly.

Below is the link to the GS-07 Term-seasonal Wildlife Biologist job announcement on USAJOBS:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395686500

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Information Session Announcement: International Development Certificate

International Development Certificate Program Information Session

Monday, April 6

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Parrington Hall Commons (Room 308)

The 16-credit International Development Certificate program (IDCP) offers students a foundation for addressing complex questions of poverty and development. The goal of the certificate within the student’s UW study is threefold:

· to understand the main debates, players, policies and values within international development;

· to be familiar with a common set of skills and applied approaches;

· and to appreciate the perspectives and methods that other disciplines bring to address current development challenges.

The certificate is a cohort model that builds a network of individuals across campus with similar interests.

Curriculum

  • Three required core courses (10 credits)
    • PBAF 531: Economic Literacy for Development
    • PBAF 533: International Development Policy and Management
    • PBAF 532: Professional Seminar: Transitioning to the Field
  • Two elective courses that cover areas or methods focused on international development (6 credits)
  • A short summative paper as a final project

Application Process: Please visit our website for application instructions. Applications are due on April 24, 2015.

More Information: Please see the attached flyer or visit our website for more information about the program.

If you are unable to attend the information session but would like to learn more, please contact Caitlin Blomquist at devcert@uw.edu or 206.616.1613.
IDCP Flyer 15-16_Reduced Size.pdf

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Forester (Silviculture) Outreach

​The Superior NF will soon be advertising to fill a Forester (Silviculture) position in Grand Marais / Tofte. This outreach is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. This position may be advertised under the Recent Graduates Program, one of the Pathways programs, and concurrently as Demo and Merit Promotion opportunities.

Please contact 218-663-8075 or ehahn@fs.fed.us if you have any questions.

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Upcoming Events

1) Rising from the ashes: Long term effects of wildfire on stream ecosystem management
Emily Davis MS Thesis Defense
March 2, 9:00 AM
FISH 203

2) Complexity and Connectivity in Nature: Toward a Spatial Ecology of River-Riparian Ecosystems
Dr. Colden Baxter, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Stream Ecology Center at Idaho State University
Monday, March 2nd, 4:30 pm in FSH 102

Research conducted in the Stream Ecology Center focuses on rivers and streams, but more generally on the ecological linkages between water and land. Reciprocal connections such as those between streams, floodplains, and riparian forests are critical to watershed ecosystems, and they couple land and water in their vulnerability to the agents of global environmental change. Research led by Dr. Baxter is aimed at improving our understanding of the basic nature of such connections and the consequences of their disruption by human activities, but also contributing to better-informed conservation and stewardship.

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Community Based Leadership Courses for Spring!

The Carlson Center is excited to support two Community-Based Leadership courses for undergraduate students during Spring Quarter!

Are Do-Gooders Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Civic Engagement (General Studies 348A; SLN 14542)

Are you committed to giving back? Trying to make a difference? Want to get more out of your volunteer experience? During Spring Quarter, we invite you to join in a critical reflection on what it means to “do good”.

General Studies 348 will offer a hands-on opportunity to explore the concept of civic engagement. Students will critically reflect on their own service experiences through the lens of academic theories, engage with principles of community work, and learn from the experiences of community leaders. The course will draw heavily on students’ involvement in service and will weave these together with elements of other academic coursework and future academic/career goals.

The course has a required service-learning component; students are encouraged to utilize current service commitments toward this requirement, though individualized support will be offered to those looking for a service opportunity. This is a three-credit course that is offered as credit/no credit. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM in Mary Gates Hall.

Those interested in the course should email engage@uw.edu with questions and/or to request an add code.

Digital Storytelling and Global Citizenship (General Studies 349; SLN 14543)

We live in a globalized world. In this class you’ll explore concepts of global leadership, think critically about what others are doing to make a difference, and develop your skills and understanding of what it means to lead and to work in a team. The course is designed so each team includes exchange students from Waseda University in Japan and resident UW students.

This exploration of global leadership is done by working in small teams to create a 3-5 minute digital story about an issue they share a passion around. (No previous experience with digital movie making is required!) Stories should reflect knowledge gained from interviews with people dedicated to working on the issue, personal understandings and experiences from members of the storytelling team, and concepts of service and leadership explored throughout the course. The course will conclude with a public viewing of the Digital Stories held in a theater on the UW campus.

This three-credit seminar course is offered on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:20PM; a weekly one hour lab is also required (Tuesdays from 2:30-3:20 or 5:30-6:20). Request an add code by emailing taso@uw.edu.

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Exciting Course Open to All Majors – BBUS 460 – Sustainable Business

BBUS 460: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS (5 credits) – OPEN TO ALL MAJORS

SPRING 2015 (SLN #10773)

Professor Kevin Laverty

Becoming more environmentally sustainable without forgoing traditional indicators of success (e.g., profit margin and return on invested capital) is one of the critical challenges facing contemporary business. It is clear from weekly and even daily news about business that many companies are taking steps to reduce toxics and limit greenhouse gases, and are developing new products and services and business processes to become more “sustainable.” At the same time, many start-up firms in energy and other sectors see opportunities to embrace sustainability as a core value central to their business model.

All this is very exciting, but at the same time, executives deeply involved in sustainability initiatives will tell you that it is hard work. There remain challenges that are fundamental in all areas of business, from manufacturing to marketing to accounting and beyond.

We will take on these challenges in this course. We will look at the literature and hear from industry leaders in sustainable business. We will examine specific problems and opportunities in industry sectors such as energy, transportation, manufacturing, and food.

Students who take the course will understand and be proficient in discussing and writing about the challenges of sustainable business. The course will address these challenges from perspectives of the business, of stakeholders, and various professional disciplines. Students will have the opportunity, either working as part of a team or independently, to design and complete a research project on a company, industry, of topic of personal interest.

This course is open to all majors.

For any questions about the course, please contact Kevin Laverty at Laverty or 425-352-5338.

**ESRM students can petition up to 7 credits to count towards their upper-division coursework requirements 

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Spring 2015 Course: Community, Technology, Literacy and You – Starting From Where We Are

EDUC 401P

SLN: 13592

Time: Wednesdays 3-4:20pm

Location: TBA

Class Starts:  04/01

Facilitator:   Ivette Bayo Urban:  ibayo@uw.edu

In this seminar, we will be addressing community informatics issues around literacy and digital access.  The class will be project-based and explore concerns such as how to promote digital literacy and early literacy.  It will investigate themes around access to information and technology in partnership with Casa Latina, a local non-profit. Topics and potential projects would engage students in multiple phases of a large-scale community project centered on literacy and inclusion, grant administration and reporting, and curriculum development and implementation for adults, children and families.

Our learning objectives will span individual, team, community and project while bringing in students’ rich experiences and education.  Additionally, projects and readings will guide students through areas of racial and cultural awareness, consciousness and positionality through engagement with different socio-economic and cultural communities.

This is a great opportunity to engage in community projects and explore Capstone ideas while earning credit.

Key Words:  demystifying technology, community informatics, children & youth services, community-based projects, diversity, social justice, non-profits, policy implications, racial and cultural awareness, Project VIEWS2.

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Spring 2015 Course: Environmental Education for Liberation

EDUC 401K

SLN: 13587

Facilitators: Katie-Rose Taulbee  (taulbee@uw.edu) and Ashley Young (ashyoung@uw.edu)

  • Date/Time: Wed 3:30-4:50pm
  • Location: MGH 228
  • Class Start Date:  04/08

Environmental Education for Liberation

This course examines environmental education (EE) as a tool to free students and teachers of any age from the constraints of current systems. During this seminar students will dig into the research and literature supporting environmental education as vital to our development and health as humans. We will practice the skills and tools necessary to effectively teach environmental education in a various settings and dig deep into some case studies of effective environmental education that is liberating students’ minds as well as their communities.

In addition to the seminar students have the opportunity to work with one of several amazing environmental organizations or school gardens.

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)

3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)

4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)

5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

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Spring 2015 Course: Learning for Life–not for labor or grades

EDUC 401D

SLN: 13580

Time: Mondays, 1:30-2:50

Location: SIG 228

Class Starts 04/06

Facilitator:  Che Sehyun:  talk2us@experienceease.com

This seminar is designed as an eye-opening, mind-training, smile-making, community-building experience that teaches students how to use the school experience to develop more fundamental life skills, such as concentration, awareness, understanding and ease of body & mind. Students will not only learn these fundamental life skills, but will also benefit from them immediately in their studies by learning how to effectively take notes, problem-solve, prepare for exams and write evidence-based arguments.  It is said that experience is the best teacher and that the best students are the ones who teach what they’re learning—so this seminar also provides students a tutoring opportunity (and dance lessons) at a community center run by Massive Monkees, a world renown hip-hop dance group, where we will work with local middle & high school students and local non-profits.  We provide the material, training, opportunity, support and experience to unearth your fullest potential—can you dig it?

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)

2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)

3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)

4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)

5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

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FIS Nantes program

The application deadline for the FIS Nantes program is approaching (March 1st,) but we still have openings in the wonderful UW program taking place in our sister city of Nantes. There is still time to look into this opportunity to earn 15 UW credits (VLPA, 10 counting toward the French minor and 15 toward the French major)! The Language requirement is 103 and the program is NOT restricted to French majors or minors.

If you are just now hearing about this program, or have recently begun considering it but need more time to complete your application, please contact:

Hélène Vilavella-Collins

FIS Nantes and Paris Program Director

helenev@uw.edu

https://frenchitalian.washington.edu/study-abroad/autumn-nantes

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Literacy Through Photography Seminar for Spring (VLPA)

Literacy Through Photography

EDUC 411A

SLN: 13593

Facilitator: Christine Stickler (castick@uw.edu)

  • Class meets on Tues & Thurs.
  • Start Date: 04/07
  • Time: 10:30-12:20
  • Location: Smith 109

LTP encourages students to find their voice through photographs and written text. Photography as a medium of communication is particularly accessible to children. The students photograph scenes from their lives and these images become the catalyst for subsequent written investigation of self, community, family, and dreams. Students represent themselves with photographs and words while increasing their means of expression.

UW students will explore the principles and practice of LJTP themselves during the seminar and facilitate the curriculum in an elementary or middle school classroom. There will be a culminating show of UW and John Rogers work with all students coming to the UW.

Seminars will be held each Tuesday from 10:30 – 12:00. Students will travel to John Muir Elementary on Thursdays. Transportation will be provided. Vehicles will leave campus at 10:30 and return by 12:20.

There are a limited number of spaces available for this program. For questions about this seminar and placements, contact Christine Stickler at castick@uw.edu.

Required text:
Literacy & Justice Through Photography: A Classroom Guide
Wendy Ewald, Katherine Hyde, Lisa Ford

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SPRING 2015: JSIS 202 Intercultural Relations in an Interdependent World

Considering a major in International Studies? This required course is a great introduction to the major.

JSIS 201 – Making of the 21st Century – is also offered this Spring.

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SEA Semester visiting UW on March 4th

Want to study abroad? Looking for an adventure? Come eat FREE PIZZA and learn about SEA Semester on Wednesday, March 4th in MSB 123 at 1pm.

SEA Semester offers field-based, environmentally focused programs for all majors during the semester and summer. Students spend half of the semester in Woods Hole, MA and then the remainder of the semester as a full working crew member aboard our sailing school vessels in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Western Europe/Mediterranean or Pacific. In addition, students participate in hands-on, authentic oceanographic research. Many of our programs can fit into your academic goals at UW.

Can’t make it but are interested? Contact Michelle Rossi, the SEA Semester Admissions Counselor for UW, at mrossi@sea.edu with questions.

UW spring 2015.pdf

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Seeking Intern- Laughing Crow Farm & Bainbridge Vineyards, Bainbridge Island, WA

Our internship program is shared between Laughing Crow Farm and Bainbridge Vineyards. Laughing Crow Farm has about two acres in rotated annual vegetables, specializing in potatoes, garlic, onions and peppers. We use draft horses for plowing and cultivating when possible. Bainbridge Vineyards has been growing wine grapes in the Puget Sound for over 30 years, and has recently reopened as a worker owned business. We make all of our wines from our seven-acre vineyard. We sell our products on farm and at local farmers markets. Both operations neighbor each other on the oldest continuously farmed property in our county, a short ferry ride from Seattle and close to great hiking on the Olympic Penninsula.

This is primarily a work-based internship with most learning happening in the field. We do some structured classes, but have found it meaningful to take time during the work day to go over topics that are pertinent to the task at hand. You will get a well-rounded, hands-on experience of small-scale vegetable farming, including exposure to propagation, irrigation, soil preparation, weed management, season extension techniques, harvesting, insect & disease control, marketing, etc. You will also gain a thorough understanding of vineyard management in the Puget Sound region. We offer further learning opportunities in draft horses, fruit tree management, pruning and wine making for those that are interested, self-motivated and willing to commit time above and beyond the internship daily expectations. We arrange occasional field trips to other farms and workshops that address some aspects of small-scale farming not covered in our program.

We are looking for an individual with a positive attitude, enthusiasm about farming and local food, a desire to learn, a dependable nature, a strong back and good knees, comfort with working independently, and willingness to work hard outside in all weather for long hours at repetitive tasks. Good people/ communication skills are important, as you will be working as part of a group and participating in weekly farmers’ market sales. Prior farming or gardening experience is preferable but not necessary. Commitment to starting your own farm business, interest in draft horses and wine grapes are a plus!

Housing is provided. Interns have individual rooms in a group house near the farm, that is shared with interns from neighboring farms. Stipend will be discussed in the interview process.

Interested applicants should send a resume and the contact information for 3 references to bainbridgevineyards@gmail.com and robin@bainbridgevineyards.com.

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PhD opportunity in forest ecology and silviculture at Michigan Tech

PhD opportunity in forest ecology and silviculture at Michigan Tech

The Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab at Michigan Technological University is seeking a PhD student interested in the ecology and silviculture of the Lake States forests beginning in the fall of 2015. Research in the lab focuses on the inter-relationships among forest composition and structure, ecological processes, and the full range of ecosystem services across scales from individual trees, to stands and landscapes. We are specifically interested in recruiting a PhD student to study silvicultural treatments in Northern Hardwoods forests supported through a research assistantship.

Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate as an active member of a research group, be self-motivated and comfortable working independently, and conduct fieldwork in variable weather conditions. Strong written and verbal communication, and computational skills are required. Prior experience participating in or leading field research is desired. A Master’s degree or work experience in a related field is an advantage.

Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (http://www.mtu.edu/forest/) is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management. We currently employ 24 tenure-track faculty, 8 research faculty, 23 research professionals, and 14 administrative/support professionals and enroll 155 undergraduate and 75 graduate students.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolls nearly 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.
Interested candidates should contact me (Dr. Yvette Dickinson, yldickin@mtu.edu). To apply, please email your CV, GPA, GRE scores (if available) and a written statement describing your research interests and previous research experience. Review of applications will begin 20 February 2015 but will continue until the position is filled.

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