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June 2019: Paid Opportunity for Student Artists/ Deadline for submission Jan 6

Open Call for Artists: 2019 Arts in Nature Festival (Stipends Available!)

The Arts in Nature Festival is a one-of-a-kind annual event that celebrates art, nature and neighborhood in the lush and expansive landscape of Camp Long, Seattle’s only campground. At the Arts in Nature Festival you’ll find four intimate performance stages, mixed media art installations in 8 rustic cabins, interactive hands-on art and nature activities, and winding hiking trails through the great outdoors.

Hosted each year by Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA), we are currently seeking artists, musicians, and creators of all kinds to contribute! Past artists have included Nikkita Oliver, Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia Renee, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Clinton Fearon, Corrie Befort, Markeith Wiley and so many more.

Perform at the Festival:

DNDA is now seeking artists to participate in the 2019 festival. Musicians, performers, theatre and dance troupes, and more, are wanted for performances in the Lodge, at the Pond, and in the Meadow. Performances must be acoustic and unplugged, though you may bring your own small battery-powered amp. Artist fees are up to $100 per performer per 45-60 minute performance with a general cap of $250 per group. Special proposals for larger scale groups and performances may be considered. Interactive creative or educational workshops are welcome!

Mixed Media Installation Artists Wanted:

Sound and multimedia artists can apply to create weekend-long installations that take place in one of eight rustic cabins throughout Camp Long. Installations must be open and staffed from 11am-7pm on Saturday, 6/29 and 11am-6pm on Sunday, 6/30. Installation set-up hours will take place Friday, 6/28 from 11am-8pm and Saturday, 6/29 from 8-10am. Artists will be paid $300 for the weekend. Artists are welcome to spend the night in their cabin Friday and Saturday night.

How to Apply:

Visit sara.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sara Parolin

Communications & Development Associate

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association – (206) 935-2999

4408 Delridge Way SW,

Seattle, WA 98106


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Henry Art Gallery: Acoustic Ocean and Sin Sol, Forest Memory

I have not been to the Henry for a while, but here are my 2 recommendations:

Ursula Biemann (Switzerland, born 1955). Acoustic Ocean (video still). 2018. 4K video installation with 5.1 surround sound; Duration: 19 minutes.

micha cárdenas (U.S., born 1977) & Abraham Avnisan (U.S., born 1983). Sin Sol, Forest Memory 1. 2018. Digital image of LIDAR scan. Image courtesy of the artists.

Between Bodies

Upper Level Galleries

October 27, 2018 — April 28, 2019

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The Clam Garden Network

Here is the great thing about learning, you think you know stuff, then someone says “clam garden” and you have no idea what they are talking about, so then you have to learn more.

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Adviser’s Digest

Advisers ENTRE Digest | November 1st, 2018

Advisers, please share the following with your students. Our activities are open to students of all disciplines. Thank you!

ATTEND: Team Formation Night #2: Build a Sustainable Future

Thursday, November 1 | 5:30-8 pm | Gould Hall Court | RSVP

At this installment, you’ll hear about the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship competitions, meet students who have ideas or could be on your team, and learn from angel investor Eric Carlson about how environmental innovations help to build a more sustainable future.

ATTEND: Build Your Own Business (BYOB)

Thursday, November 1 | 6 – 7:30 pm | Deloitte Commons, Paccar Hall
Students pitch an early idea, collaborate with one another, receive feedback and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs Jana and Andy Kleitsch, and work through the steps to successfully launch their startup OR move forward with a new idea

ATTEND: Open House – Master of Science in Information Systems

Monday, November, 5th | 6 – 7 pm | UW Medical Center, South Lake Union | RSVP
Join us for an Open House to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Information Systems Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During this session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.

ATTEND: Team Formation Night: Health Care and Life Sciences Innovation

Tuesday, November 13th | 5:30 – 8 pm | BIOE N130

Calling all biology, health science, bioengineers, public health, and other students interested in bringing an idea through a Buerk Center competition. Members from one of our past teams, Nanodropper, will talk about their amazing experience in the competition and beyond as their idea caught national attention.

APPLY: Student Executive Leadership Committee:

Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Contact Terri Butler by November 15th, TLButler, if you are interested in joining the student leadership team for the Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge:

The Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge Student Executive Leadership Committee plays a key role in the development of innovative health-related solutions by inspiring students to form teams to bring new, game-changing ideas forward through the Challenge. Working with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship staff, committee members connect with students across campus to promote the Challenge. The committee will also interact with local business professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors who will serve as mentors and judges to the student teams.

Work Shop Series:

Customer Discovery and Market Validation Shakeout

Thursday, November 8th | 12:30 – 2 pm | HUB 145

Have an idea but aren’t sure of how it would hold up in the real world? Do you even have a market? Considering customer needs up front can save a lot of time downstream when costs start to add up. Join our experts in a shakeout studio designed to help you learn how to reach out to your customer base early for feedback, even before you have a prototype, scope out the competition, and pilot your idea.

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Wildlands Studies an ESRM student shares their experience

Wildlands Studies Trek to Manaslu Base Camp

We woke up to the crisp, dry mountain air that filled the Manaslu Valley. I unzipped our tent and the light fabric crackled like a bag of chips, as the frost that adhered to the material cracked. It was early, the sun was stuck deep behind a 8,000m peak, inching it’s tendrils of warm light towards the valley floor; it would take hours before this light warmed the frozen ground I stood on. The porters and cook staff that travelled with our group had been up long before me, preparing our meals for the day and warming up water for black tea. Today, a group of 14 American college students were going to hike up to the Manaslu Base camp in Nepal.

Our hike started off rather easy, it wound its way around a lake that was a deep milky blue, formed by the influx of element rich water running off of the mass of glaciers above us. This ease would quickly change, mountains in the Himalaya do not meander tenderly into the sky, instead they joust their peak upward, piercing the troposphere, creating a rigid, steep slope on the way. Luckily, our professor stopped us every few minutes to observe the flora and fauna changes as we continued climbing skyward.

About 2 hours into our hike we reached the snow line. At this point we were standing 13,000 feet (4,000m) above sea level, and we still had an additional 3,000 feet to climb to reach basecamp. Many of our group members hailed from coastal lowlands, such as students from UC Santa Barbara, or UC Los Angeles, were elevation gain is an anomaly. There were two of us from UW and even though we frequented the Cascades many times before this trip, hiking to 16,000 feet was uncharted territory for us as well.

Our progression as a group slowed, as we continued to bootpack up the snowed in path, we had to watch our footing so that we would not slide and crash into the person behind us, or tumble downslope. Our breathe became labored as the molecules of oxygen less frequently entered our lungs. We paused as a group and turned around to see a line of yaks, heading gingerly up the trail toward us. Yak are related to cattle, they are also massive creatures able to exert serious amounts of energy, except they exist only in high elevation environments that persist of snowy, cool temperatures. We slumped off trail and let the furry beasts pass. At this point we still had 2 more hours until we were to reach our destination. Some students began to question if they should continue or return back down to camp and enjoy a nice cup of hot black tea. This put our guides and professor in a predicament, they were unsure if they should split the group of students and allow some to continue or to all stick together due to liability and the limited number of experienced guides. A few of us were notably bummed but we decided that sticking together as a group would be best for all. It was one of those moments where your heart sinks at the effort you have already exerted to reach the point you are at, but it also lifts at the prospect of the struggle being over.

Just as we were lifting our packs onto our sweat laden backs, a chipper Scandinavian man came booming down the trail. His energy and excitement reverberated off of the space around him, and rejuvenated our saddened state. He could not believe we were ready to turn around after all the progress we had made to get to this point! He was right, we had not only managed to climb up to this elevation today, but we had spent the last 3 weeks trekking up the Manaslu Valley. He was so positive that we could make it the last 3,000 feet, that we all looked around at each other and at our guide and decided we were ready for the challenge.

Our pace seemed to quicken, and our stops became less frequent for 2,000 feet of climbing. Our Nepali guide warned us that we had 1,000 feet left to climb and it was going to feel like we had boulders attached to our hiking boots, it was imperative that we acclimated slowly at this point. I tucked my chin down into my coat and watched the feet of the Nepali guide in front of me. He would take 100 steps exactly and then pause to allow us to catch our breath….not that it was ever quite possible. Gradually, we snaked up the mountain, flowing along the endless switchbacks, step by step, breath by labored breath. A yellow object appeared ahead of us, it stuck out against the opaic backdrop of glacial fields, and snow wrapped peaks. Initially confused, we all came to realize that the yellow object was a cook tent similar to the one we frequented daily at our own camp. The yellow cook tent was stationed at our destination, Manaslu Base camp, located 16,000 feet up the 8th highest peak in the world.

We pushed onward for the last 100 yards and reached basecamp as a group. Each individual was brimming, and overjoyed to have reached a location on earth that few people are privileged enough to experience. I looked around at our group of students, teachers, guides, each individual carried the same emotion of gratitude and excitement. It was overwhelming to endure such a feat with my peers, to struggle, persist, and reach our destination.

Our professor gave a quick lecture about the glaciology in this region, and our Nepali guide spoke about the economic and cultural importance of expeditions for villages located at the remote bases of these colossal landforms throughout the Himalayan range. These lessons particularly resonated with us, since we were learning about our surroundings as we actively engaged in them, it was the most unique lecture I will ever experience.

Wildlands Studies is an environmentally focused study abroad program that emphasizes integrated learning experiences in the field. Their programs are located throughout the world but all carry the same goal, to enhance students knowledge on the environment and sustainability, while also assimilating fusions of local culture and experiences. My study abroad experience was everything but ordinary, it provided the opportunity for me to learn about different ecosystems throughout Nepal, the various flora and fauna that inhabit these environments, while immersing myself in the communities that depend on them. I grew academically and intrapersonally, a way that was not well defined on the course syllabus.My desire to learn did not cease when our Wildlands professor finished the prescribed daily curriculum , it carried on for the entire 6 week course.

To learn more about Wildlands Studies visit their website at


Come attend an information session on October 23rd at 4 p.m. in Anderson 22 to hear about upcoming programs, speak with a representative, or ask any additional questions!

Written by: Mikaela Balkind

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Help amplify students’ voices!


I’m writing with a request that will help amplify students’ voices about the importance of affordable, accessible higher education opportunities. UW Impact is part of the College Promise Coalition, which brings together leaders and advocates from education, business, labor, and community-based organizations to open up diverse pathways for Washington students to pursue the unique job opportunities in our state. The coalition advocates for opportunity and access to education and training after high school for all Washington students.

CPC has launched a survey to ask students to share their stories. Students’ experiences with financial aid, enrollment, and completion will help the coalition advocate for increased opportunities for Washington students to pursue the education they need after high school to succeed in the career of their choice.

CPC will randomly select one survey participant to receive a $50 Visa gift card. The deadline is Oct. 15. Will you take the survey and share it with your networks so we can hear from a diverse array of students?

The survey is available here:

For questions or comments, you can contact Ingrid with CPC at ingrid.


Christine Newman, MPA

Assistant Director

UW Impact

(206) 853-3455

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UW Global Campus Photo Contest

UW students, faculty and alumni are invited to enter the Global Campus Photo Contest! Share your photos from study abroad, research, vacation or daily life abroad by October 25. Top entries will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair in November. Learn more at

More details:

  • Enter by Thursday, October 25, 2018.
  • UW students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to enter.
  • Photos can be from international study or research, vacation, or daily life abroad.
  • Show us some action shots – you and fellow Huskies getting involved and having fun!
  • Throwbacks are welcome.
  • Top entries will be displayed at the UW Study Abroad Fair, where winners will be selected by public voting.

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Lost Necklace, Please Return If Found


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October 3, 2018 · 1:36 pm


I think this might look really nice in the courtyard J

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What I have been reading this summer at home for fun….

I this habit of getting on a tangent and then exhausting it….so when a student recommend the book Deep Work

it had such a long wait at the library, I had to look up all his other books and read those while I was waiting:

How to Be a High School Superstar: A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

How to Win at College: Surprising Secrets for Success from the Country’s Top Students

I feel this one has some pretty interesting strategies that I wished I knew back in the day…

How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less

Looking to jumpstart your G.P.A? Most college students believe that straight As can only be achieved through cramming and painful all-nighters. But Cal Newport knows that real straight-A students don’t study harder—they study smarter. A breakthrough approach to acing assignments, from quizzes and exams to essays and papers, How to Become a Straight-A Student reveals the proven study secrets used by real straight-A students across the country. You will learn how to:

  • Streamline your study habits to learn more in less time.
  • Take smarter notes (Hint: Less is more).
  • Provide A+ answers on quizzes and exams.
  • Know which reading assignments are critical—and which are not.
  • Choose an A-worthy paper topic.
  • Write stellar prose without the agony.

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Ecosia the Search Engine that Plants Trees as you search

10 Questions and Answers about Ecosia from the founder

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Summer Reading: Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success


John C. Maxwell

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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

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Book Recommendation: Deep Work

I have not read this yet, but it is on my list for this summer…

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he celebrates the power of its opposite: the ability to focus intensely on cognitively demanding tasks; a skill he calls “deep work.”

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.

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Wildlife Computers, interesting stuff right in Redmond Washington

Wildlife Computers is the leading provider of advanced wildlife telemetry solutions. But we don’t just sell tags. Our consultation team—which includes on-staff biologists—works to understand your project goals including what data you need, what animal you are researching, environment, and more.

The team uses knowledge gathered over the last 30 years on best practices, techniques, and procedures to make recommendations for getting the data you need to meet your objectives. Data from our tags appears in more than 2,300 peer-reviewed publications and plays a key role in many management decisions, policy changes, outreach and education initiatives worldwide.

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Brotherhood Initiative (BI) at UW

The benefits of study abroad are well documented, from increased confidence to an expanded worldview — and college students who study abroad are more likely to do better in school and graduate on time.

But that experience is often unattainable for a particular group of students: men of color. Of the more than 300,000 U.S. undergraduates who study abroad each year, an overwhelming majority are white women.

For students at the University of Washington, the Brotherhood Initiative (BI) wants to help level the field.

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BioPots-High-ResBioPots, fresh off its grand prize finish at the EIC, earned the $5,000 Fenwick & West Fourth Place Prize. The UW team hopes to disrupt the garden industry with their biodegradable planter pots made from biomass waste like spent beer grains. BioPots also won the $2,500 Smukowski Family “Best Sustainable Advantage” Prize, which goes to a venture that has incorporated best practices toward resource reduction while bolstering profitability and cost containment.

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Space Plants!

Broccoli in space: How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity

“In order to grow crops for astronauts at the space station or who are lunar- or Mars-based, we can’t ship potting mix or fertilizer to these locations,” said Sharon Doty, a UW professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and a plant microbiologist who isolated and characterized the microbes used in this experiment. “We have to be able to get plants to grow in what is available with the most minimum inputs possible.”

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Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

Without the help of a vaccine, doctors save a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who contracted rabies when a bat bit her at church. The treatment involved putting her into a coma; now conscious, she appears to have no signs of the virus. NPR’s Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Iceland, Renewable Energy & Sustainability | Summer & Winter 2018-19

Home | Programs | Apply

Join The GREEN Program in Iceland this summer & winter 2018-2019 breaks!

With a sustainability foundation, Iceland is a top destination for awe-inspiring adventure travel and eco-tourism. Home to jaw-dropping natural landscapes & pristine topography as well as authentic Nordic culture & welcoming atmosphere,
Iceland is the destination for experiential sustainability education, bucket list adventuring, and unique cultural immersion.

For more information & how to apply, please visit:


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Northwest Youth Corps – Field Leader positions

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is now actively recruiting field leaders to lead our Summer Youth Community Programs! This 5 week community program is a great way for youth and young adults to gain experience in outdoor leadership and conservation careers, as well as build highly generalizable skills such as conflict resolution and interviewing, all while earning a stipend and an AmeriCorps education award.

More details of this position and our Tacoma Sound to Summit crew in general are attached to this message.

Please contact us at (541) 349-5055 or hannahb with any questions!

Youth Corps Community – Tacoma Sound to Summit Programs

Session 1: June 18 – July 20

Session 2: July 30 – August 31

Location: City of Tacoma, Mt. Rainier National Park

Stipend: Leaders receive a living allowance of $4,500 prorated through their term of service, along with earning a $2,200.00 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.

Other Benefits: Comprehensive trainings, including USDA Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance; conservation job experience; federal hiring preference for 1 year after completion

APPLY HERE: or call to request a paper application


2018_Field Leader YCC.pdf

Sound to Summit Flyer.pdf

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