Summer Drama Classes


There is still space available in several fantastic drama classes this summer! Earn VLPA credit, get personalized attention in smaller classes, and have a lot of fun!

Drama 259, Beginning Acting, taught by L. Zane

A-Term MTWTh 10:50-12:50 Hutchinson 218

An introductory acting class designed for all levels. No experience necessary. The course will involve work with contemporary texts, plays and screenplays, improvisation and theater games. The primary aim is to stimulate the imagination and to inspire insightful and authentic storytelling. Acting is a child’s game – at the adult level – come play!

Drama 490, Singing for Actors, taught by Scott Hafso

A-Term June 20th-July 8th MWF 9:40-11:40 HUT 208

This course prepares actors to sing for auditions and on stage. In addition to developing singing skills, the class explores song structure and interpretation, and the application of acting theory to song performance practice. The course culminates in a cabaret-style performance, open to the public.

Drama 457, Creating Drama, taught by L. Zane

B-Term TTH 1:10-5:00 HUT 218

In this course students will experiment and explore various ways of creating and building stories for the stage. Using a combination of published and original text, we will assemble a ‘play’ to be performed at the end of the term. Various performance and storytelling techniques, including improvisation and theater games, will be employed as investigative tools. The subject matter, the selection of material and the means of production, will be defined and developed by the student cohort, with faculty guidance and mentorship.


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REMINDER: Vote on Your Graduation Gift – Campus Sustainability Fund Projects

Dear 2015 College of the Environment Graduating Students,

At the College of the Environment we’re examining our sustainability: How can we use less, learn more, and solve problems? What’s the perfect integration between personal action and organizational responsibility? Students have held us accountable for walking our talk. We wanted to show you that while you were learning in the classrooms, we were learning from you.

This year, the College of Environment, in partnership with the Student Advisory Council, has decided to fund student projects jointly with the Campus Sustainability Fund. These projects are local, environmental in nature, and give back to the Husky community. And, because we know you want information and input, the Student Advisory Council is soliciting your voice – as the graduating class – on which project to invest in. Please cast your vote via this quick survey:

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Autumn 2016 course offering: ARCH 564-Environmental Design & Well-Being

Arch 564 A – Environmental Design and Well-Being
Tuesdays 2:00-4:50 Arch 100
Autumn, 2016
Instructor: Bob Mugerauer

The course analyzes how environmental design (broadly understood) can promote well-being in natural systems and human life-worlds. It explores 1) current knowledge about climate change and organism-environment dynamics, 2) theories of health and complexity, 3) ideological barriers and the power of images, 4) new materials, 5) “high-tech” and “low-tech”/vernacular alternatives for ecological design and planning.

Course Overview and Curriculum Content:
The course will explicitly identify, describe, and analyze the major dimensions of environmental design that bear on the well-being of natural systems and human life-worlds. It will be a site for students to articulate and justify non-arbitrary positions concerning which dimensions inhibit and which promote the health of the earth and life. Students will become familiar with current alternative theories of ecological, sustainable, and green design; complexity and self- organization theories as they bear on buildings, landscapes, cities, planning, design processes, and decision making; relevant knowledge bases in the natural and social sciences; major contending world views, ideologies, and practices; the power of images to influence perceptions and values; comparative studies of the production, use, and “end-state” of low-technology and vernacular materials-processes as well as those of high-technology (bio-mimicry, smart materials, trans-materials, etc.).

Learning Goals and Objectives:
To understand the general issues, major alternatives, and most important features of environmental design and of natural-human systems well enough a) to make positive contributions to the practices and disciplines for which the student will be responsible as a professional and b) to be familiar enough with the remaining aspects to understand why cooperative work is required with other professionals, researchers, and clients and to have a sense of how to work as a member of multi-disciplinary, multi-profession teams. MAXIMUM ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WAYS IN WHICH THE COURSE IS A SITE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EACH STUDENT’S PERSONAL GOALS, STYLE, AND TRAJECTORY.

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May 6, 2016 · 11:26 am

Honors Field Studies Courses

Summer 2016 Field Courses 
The Honors Program is excited to launch the Interdisciplinary Honors Field Studies Program (IHFSP) in Summer Quarter, 2016. Courses within the IHFSP demonstrate “field studies” in its broadest and most inclusive sense offering place and community based learning across a broad range of disciplines. These courses are purposefully designed to challenge students to explore interdisciplinary education through experience and create important connections between community and classroom. IHFSP courses happen domestically, providing an exciting alternative to international programs that allow students to explore the diversity and complexity of American culture, environment, and identity.

Students who wish to receive Honors Experiential Learning credit for these courses must complete the Experiential Learning Application for summer term. Unless you will be assuming a leadership role in the class, or the class has a focus in service, research is the most eligible category for Experiential Learning.

Registration for all Field Studies courses will be for Honors students only until Monday, May 1st. After 5/1, we will open up registration to all UW students.

In Summer, 2016 the Honors Field Studies Program will offer the following courses:

  • HONORS 394 A: METROPOLIS: The Real and Imagined Cities of the Pacific Northwest (I&S/VLPA)
  • HONORS 220 A: Natural and Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest (NW)
  • HONORS 220 B (offered jointly with ENVIR 495C): Landscape Change in the Pacific Northwest (NW)
  • HONORS 230 A: In Your Name: Education Inside Prison (I&S)

For more information visit:

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Learn a South Asian language at UW Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Sanskrit, Pali and more

The South Asia faculty in Asian Languages and Literature have created YouTube videos about the benefits of studying these languages for international careers. We encourage you to consider taking one of these languages and challenging yourself!





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Nominate an Outstanding Professor

Who inspires you?

The UW’s Tolo Chapter of Mortar Board invites all undergraduates to nominate an outstanding professor who has inspired and has made exceptional contributions towards the education of UW

Mortar Board’s Excellence in Teaching Award annually recognizes an extraordinary professor who has proven to be particularly dedicated to the intellectual success of undergraduates. Over the
years, selected professors have represented a diversity of academic departments. Nominated faculty must hold an academic appointment of Lecturer or abovefor this award.

All nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award must be received by this Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 11:59pm.

To nominate a professor, go to

The oldest continuing national honor society at the University of Washington, Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and
service. Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter, was founded at the University of Washington in 1909, is the oldest continuing honor society on campus, and has included numerous distinguished alumni.

For more information, e-mail Mortar Board, Tolo Chapter, at , the website at, or email .

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Watershed Restoration/Environmental Education AmeriCorps Positions Available

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) is recruiting applicants for environmental AmeriCorps Members for the Fall 2016-17 program, and we thought the students and recent graduates from your Environmental program would be an excellent match.
 SNAP AmeriCorps Members serve 11 months with a Sierra Nevada, California enivronmental nonprofit or agency. Members conduct and lead watershed restoration projects, do ecological monitoring, conduct environmental education and outreach, and recruit and manage volunteers, as well as participate in career development and training. This is a unique opportunity for students and graduates to gain valuable experience in environmental organizations and agencies while working on key environmental issues facing communities in the Sierra Nevada.

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Graduates must register at by May 25th.

The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How:

Who: Lavender Graduation is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergraduate or graduate/professional) for graduation in the 2015-2016 (including fall 2016) academic year. Guests do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender orientation/identity/expression to participate or attend this year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome!!!

What: The best party on the UW Campus, of course.

When: TUESDAY, June 7, from 6-8:30 PM.  Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 PM.

Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court) on the University of Washington campus.

Why: The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans, two-spirit, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS.

How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING, please register at by May 25th.  Guests can RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite.  As for attire, participants and guests can wear whatever they want. If you want to dress up, or down, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night!

For more information about the event, contact or call (206) 897-1430.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Applications now open: Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship

In 2016, we are piloting a summer intensive Jackson Munro experience with students funded to engage in a public service project between June 20-August 19th. Award amounts range from $3,000-$4,000 during summer quarter, depending on the number of Fellows selected. In addition to a monetary award, Jackson Munro Fellows are also supported through workshops and individualized coaching and mentoring throughout the summer.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected for a summer intensive experience based on three primary factors:

  • An established partnership with a non-profit or public sector organization
  • A collaboratively thought out plan for a summer intensive project that will benefit the partnering organization while increasing student skills and learning
  • An articulation of how the work of the Fellow will contribute to their development as a public servant and leader

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

The application deadline for the 2016 summer intensive Jackson Munro Fellowship is May 9, 2016. Students can learn more, and access the on line application, by visiting,

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

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Student Job Opportunity

The Student Calling Program employees between 70 and 80 student callers, and 8 student managers. On a nightly basis (Saturday-Thursday), callers engage in quality conversations with alumni and work to acquire gifts for the university. This is a great job for students looking to increase many skills including but not limited to: verbal communication, sales experience, and working as a team. We  employ students from all different majors and interests across campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with professional Advancement staff, enjoy flexible schedules and work in a fun, laid-back environment.

The job application is attached in this email and is due on Friday, May 13th. Students wishing to turn in an application can email it to

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Ecosystem modeling post-doc with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research scientist position in the area of marine ecosystem modelling. The incumbent will work to implement an individual-based-model (IBM), representing larval and juvenile salmon, into an existing Salish Sea plankton ecosystem ROMS model to simulate their migration and feeding behaviour in the Strait of Georgia. Research will be conducted at the Institute Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.

Applicants should have a PhD in oceanography or related science. Candidates would have experience with ocean science, a good understanding of plankton dynamics and fish larvae, and the ability to analyze simulations by making use of model output and oceanographic datasets. A demonstrated ability to work across physical and biological disciplines is preferred, and the incumbent will be expected to interact with fisheries biologists and ecologists within the SSMSP. Marine ecosystem and oceanographic modelling experience is highly desirable.

The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year, and available immediately. Applicants should send a CV, letter of research interests, and list of references to Angelica Peña (

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SAFS in the News: Global ocean fish populations could increase while providing more food, income

SAFS professors Ray Hilborn and Trevor Branch are featured in UW Today:

‘Most of the world’s wild fisheries could be at healthy levels in just 10 years, and global fish populations could greatly increase by 2050 with better fishing approaches, according to a new study co-authored by University of Washington researchers.

The new report, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also explains how the world’s fisheries could produce more seafood and increase profits for fishermen by 204 percent by the year 2050, if reforms such as secure fishing rights are implemented now.

“We’ve uncovered a really important insight: there is urgency and tremendous upside in reforming thousands of fisheries around the world,” said Ray Hilborn, a co-author and UW professor aquatic and fishery sciences.’

By Michelle Ma, UW Today (adapted from an Environmental Defense Fund release)
Read more!

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program – info sessions for undergrads, grads & alumni

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

The Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards & the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will offer the following information sessions this spring:

In person: Tuesday, May 10, 201610:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Allen Auditorium (room 181L)

Webinars (To Register: Tuesday, June 21, 20164:00-5:30 p.m.

NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.

Eligible fields include the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), but there are also a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology, among others. We encourage all students in these fields (or planning to be in) for their graduate research to consider applying for this fellowship.

Rising seniors, graduating seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school starting in fall 2017 can apply this year and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend.  UW graduate students who will are starting graduate school in autumn 2016 are also eligible as are (usually) graduate students beginning their second year of studies in autumn 2016.  This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2017.

The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines are usually late October. Even though the official announcement may not come out until August, students are encouraged to start early on this process!

Basic eligibility criteria:

  • Research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences) 
  • US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline 
  • Students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations) 
  • Students who have not earned a previous graduate degree 
  • Graduating senior undergraduates and alumni who plan to apply to begin graduate studies in fall 2017


Additional details are available at and

Please feel free to contact us for questions and application support, based on your student status:

Undergraduate students & alumni:   Robin Chang,; and Emily Smith,

Graduate students: Marilyn Gray,

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Call for Volunteers on May 13-14, 2016: Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium in Seattle, WA

Call for Symposium Volunteers!

The coordinators of the Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium are recruiting volunteers for this year’s  Symposium scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 in the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) at the University of Washington (UW).

We have a number of volunteer shifts available, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Please sign-up for volunteer shifts on UW’s Catalyst by May 6, 2016. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.

If you have additional questions, please contact Clarita Lefthand-Begay at by Friday, May 6.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on May 13-14, 2016!

Sign-up to volunteer at:

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Celebrating open and connected rivers: “Share your Story” for World Fish Migration Day

Just imagine for a minute if all the stories from around the world about what connected rivers mean for fish and people were collected in one place…well, the FEC lab is partnering with Society for Conservation Biology and World Fish Migration Foundation on an ambitious project for the upcoming World Fish Migration Day to do that, and are asking for help/stories/social media love – whatever you’ve got!
#1 Got a story to share about why open and connected rivers are great for you, for fish, for the world? We’d like to include it in the video compilation which will stream for 24 hours on World Fish Migration Day. Existing videos are great, or people can make simple ones. Instructions to make and upload videos are here:

#2 Like the idea and want to spread the word? Here’s some sharing options:
FB post: Got a story about rivers, migrating fish, and people to share? Make or submit a short (< 5min) video by May 7th to celebrate World Fish Migration Day here!
Tweets: Share your (fish) stories! Seeking short videos to celebrate World Fish Migration Day #wfmd2016

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Seattle MESA – Autumn Tutoring Opportunity

This is an invitation to the University of Washington student body from Seattle MESA.

Wouldn’t you like to start the autumn quarter participating in a worthwhile service to our community?  Seattle MESA would like to offer you that opportunity.  We are looking for UW students that would like to spend a few hours per week tutoring high school and middle school students in math and/or science.  You don’t have to be in a STEM field to volunteer, you just need to be as dynamic as you want to be!!!  Service is the key and Seattle MESA will prepare you to be effective.  This is a phenomenal opportunity to learn, to grow and to serve.

If you are interested, email for information or simply register for C ENV 420 and select a tutoring session (QZ section).

We look forward to working with you.

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Husky Food Pantry Open to anyone with a Husky Card

The Office of the VP for Student Life, in partnership with the ASUW Student Food Cooperative, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Centerand the HUB, is launching a campus food pantry that aims to provide basic nutritional assistance for UW students, staff, and faculty. To participate in the pantry, the only requirement is a Husky card. The Pantry seeks to create a welcoming space where all members of the campus community have access to nourishing resources so they can thrive. No Husky should go hungry.

Campus food pantry offerings are shelf-stable, non-perishable items, including:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned chicken, tuna and salmon
  • Soups and stews
  • Peanut or other nut butters (especially crunchy)
  • Shelf-stable milk alternatives (rice, soy, hemp, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Cooking oil
  • Toiletries


Upcoming UW Campus Food Pantry dates and times:

May 2, 11am – 7pm in HUB 214

May 2, 11am – 7pm in HUB 214

May 16, 7pm – 9pm in ECC

Follow on Facebook for updates and happenings:

Learn more at: UW Student Life

Questions or comments? Interested in volunteering? Please contact or 206.543.4972

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UW Study Abroad – Winter/Spring 2017 Exchange Deadline is May 15

Are you interested in studying Biology in Australia? Communications in New Zealand? Business and Asian Studies in Singapore? Engineering in Germany

With 55 direct exchange programs in 27 countries, UW has numerous international opportunities for students in a variety of majors. Most of the exchanges are available as either semester or year-long programs.

The priority deadline for winter and spring 2017 exchange programs is May 15.

UW Study Abroad is also excited to announce several endowed scholarships for exchanges including a new scholarship for students participating in the University of Canterbury exchange in New Zealand and another for STEM students studying in Asia. Visit our scholarships page to learn more.

For more information on exchange opportunities, visit or stop by 459 Schmitz Hall between 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. daily.

E-mail us at with your questions.

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Fall REU Program at BIOS | One Month Left to Apply!


Applications are due May 31st 2016!  

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during Fall 2016 (arrive August 28th and depart November 19th 2016).

An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in the marine and atmospheric sciences.

REU Students at workFunding includes air travel to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend to cover miscellaneous expenses.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects, under faculty supervision and mentorship, in several active and ongoing research areas. In 2016, students can select from the following projects:

  • Coral Culture Studies for the Establishment of Coral Gardens for Sustainable Restoration
  • Effects of Parental Depth on the Growth and Survival of Juvenile Corals
  • Computational Zooplankton
  • Determining the Optimum Optical Depth for Lionfish in Bermuda
  • Evaluation Of Feeding Behavior By Invasive Lionfish Using DNA Barcoding
  • Isotopic Analyses of Dissolved Nitrous Oxide by Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy
  • Nitrous Oxide Cycling in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific
  • Attenuation of Carbon Export in the Oligotrophic Sargasso Sea: Linkages to Particle Source and Upper Ocean Physics
  • Spatial and Temporal patterns of Bacterioplankton Lineages Within the Oxygen Minimum Zone of the Sargasso Sea.
  • Dynamics of the Spring Bloom Observed with Underwater Gliders
  • Analysis of Multi-Hazard Climate Drivers
  • Analytical Perspectives on Hurricane Risk

REU Students at workFurther information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here, including eligibility and application information, student testimonials and more detail on potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2016. BIOS maintains a Facebook page where you can find out more about the programs we offer, read about current and past interns who have conducted research, and receive updates on ongoing projects at BIOS!

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study
  • Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2016
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
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The application deadline is May 31st, 2016. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions; contact BIOS Education, University Programs, for assistance as required. Underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require additional information on BIOS’s REU program or other BIOS education programs.

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