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Summer Employment opportunity for Students

We are starting to post a summer employment opportunity that may interest your students. I work as a field botanist for Sierra Pacific Industries, a company in both California and Washington. We are looking to hire students for the 2018 summer as botanical technicians performing surveys for rare plants on our forestlands in northern California. Your students can learn more about our company at I have attached a position flyer I am hoping you can distribute directly to students you think may be interested
or post on a department job board. Please note the closing date for applications is early February. If you or your students have any questions please contact me at the phone number or email listed below.

Thank you for your time,

~Stephanie Puentes

Sierra Pacific Industries

Botanist, Wildlife and Botany Department

2018 Botany Survey Tech – Summer.pdf


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forestry plan capstone/ info meeting Dec. 5th at 430pm Wink 107

Help write a forest stewardship plan for King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park.

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WashPIRG Sustainability Event

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Canadian Studies Climate Change Courses

Interested in learning about changes in the Arctic? Canadian Studies is offering two interdisciplinary courses this coming Winter Quarter that will expand your knowledge of the Arctic including: climate change from various perspectives and changes in the Arctic environment (taught by visiting Fulbright). See below for course information as well as flyers attached.

Arctic/JSISB 391 or Honors 394C: Climate Change – An International Perspective: Science, At & Activism

MW 1:30-3:20pm | SMI 407
Instructor: Robert Pavia

For the first time in the history of the planet humans are causing changes on a global scale – the Anthropocene. Scientists discovered global climate change, identified its human origins, and are forecasting change to every corner of the globe. There is overwhelming consensus about the facts underpinning our knowledge of climate change but powerful forces are aligned against implementing changes necessary to mitigate climate impacts.

Understanding climate change requires an interdisciplinary approach that considers natural and social sciences, art, and the role of activism. The course begins with the sometimes perplexing science of climate change, in all its disciplines. Interwoven with the science will be discussions of how the Arctic nations and Arctic indigenous peoples are working together to mitigate climate change impacts. But perhaps more interestingly, we will explore how artists and musicians work with scientist to extend the expression of hard facts to intellectual and emotional enrichment. 


Arctic 401: Arctic Issues – The Canadian Arctic Environment

MW 9:30-11:20am | MEB 237

Instructor: Mark Mallory, 2017-18 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies

This course will provide an introduction to the extreme world of Arctic terrestrial, aquatic and marine environments and biota, with a focus on Nunavut, a new territory in Canada that lies fully above the treeline.  The course will be broad in topics; discussions will include the physical and ecological setting, food web, key and iconic wildlife species, threats to their health, contaminants, as well as an environmental and ecological perspective on history, peoples, and current issues. Dr. Mallory will provide numerous examples from his nearly 2 decades of continuing work in the region, from air, land and sea.

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National Garden Clubs Scholarships

The National Garden Clubs offers scholarships to juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing Master’s degrees.  These scholarships are for students planning a career related to gardening, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design, or horticulture.  Full details and the application procedure can be found here:

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Final Reminder – Become LEED Accredited – Seattle – Nov 11

Hello ,

I hope you are enjoying the school year! The LEED workshop turnout is a little weak this year because of the time in the semester and I was hoping you could send a final reminder
about the LEED workshop to the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences at The University of Washington about this great opportunity coming up next weekend!

Please send the final reminder email below to students in all years and any other suitable staff and faculty.

Subject: Become LEED Accredited! – Invitation to the School of Environmental & Forest Sciences – for distribution

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

When: November 11th 2017 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM

Where: UW Seattle – Loew Hall – Room 112


Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green
Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a
quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest
Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

If you are worried about your busy schedule, fear not, as the course is entirely recorded and you can watch the part that you cannot attend or take the whole course online.

This professional designation never expires and you will never have to retest if you pass now!

Early-Bird Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit:



Lorne Mlotek BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M

President, LeadingGreen


B740 Sandford Fleming Building

10 King’s College Road, Toronto, M5S 3G4

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2018 Field Study Programs

The 2018 academic year promises some exceptional programs, including study of Patagonian ecosystems (Chile, Winter 2018), marine ecology in Thailand and Indonesia (Thailand Program, Winter 2018), and Amazon wildlife in Ecuador (Winter 2018).  The complete list of programs is here.

Space is filling up fast, so please alert your advisees of our programs so they don’t miss out.

What: Outdoor study programs that earn up to 15 units of credit toward students’ degrees, feature 300 hours of direct contact and instruction with PhD and MS credentialed faculty who are subject matter experts with a deep passion for their topics.

Who: For undergraduate students interested in environmental studies who desire field study to complete their degree, improve their ability to get a job or get into graduate school.

Why: Wildlands Studies creates academically rigorous, rich, immersive learning experiences that connect students with the natural world, and complement what they learn in the classroom.

Where: Field studies programs are held in 15 locations, including Costa Rica, Australia, South Africa, Belize, Nepal, Yellowstone and many more.

When: Now enrolling students for 2018 winter and spring, and the 2018-2019 academic year

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UW Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The program’s mission is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, focusing on those under-represented in STEM, and broaden their knowledge base in the field of biomedical research, including translational, clinical and basic research; and to inspire students to pursue a career in research, medicine or allied fields, especially in Neuroscience. The 2018 session will run from June 18 through August 10, 2018. Applications will be open on our website from November 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018.


Learn more about the program here.

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Boeing Lecture by Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Prof. Castillo-Chavez is renowned in his field, holds numerous appointments in the US and abroad, has published over 250 articles, and has mentoring 25 postdocs and 42 graduate students, about half of whom were from underrepresented groups. We are honored to have him as our guest, don’t miss this opportunity!
Title:  “Disease Dynamics and Evolution from Communicable to Vector Borne Disease.”
Time of Talk: 10/26 at 4 pm
Reception to follow in Lewis
Location: Smith 205
Abstract: The lessons learned two after years since the official confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa 1 have yet to take hold of the global commons. The need for the systematic exploration and evaluation of strategies aimed at mitigating the impact of outbreaks of diseases like Ebola or Tuberculosis or Influenza or other emergent or re-emergent diseases is now. The challenges are immense due to continuous changing social landscapes due to local, regional and international trade and travel. Outbreaks of SARS, influenza, Ebola, TB, Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya illustrate the crucial role of the ecological, social, political, and economic context within which diseases emerge. In this lecture, I will explore ways of modeling emergent and re-emergent communicable and vector borne diseases.
There are a few slots left to meet with Prof. Castillo-Chavez throughout the day on 10/26:

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Calling all sophomores, juniors, and seniors exploring master’s and doctoral programs at the UW and neighboring universities in Washington or throughout the region and
country. This is an informal event, designed for UW students, alumni, and community members to learn about graduate school and consider ways to prepare right after they graduate or years later.

There will be a raffle with prizes for attendees throughout the entire event!

Thursday, October 26th from 11-3pm in the Intellectual House


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Alternative Spring Break

It’s time to apply for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) – a chance for UW students to contribute to rural and tribal communities around Washington, have a cross-cultural, immersive exchange, and team-teach and mentor in K-12 settings!

We could not be more excited to advertise our two SCIENCE ASB programs (STEM and Environmental Science), flyers attached, which serve youth ages 10-18.

(If you are interested in Literacy ASB, applications will be out for that Monday Nov 13th!)

By building relationships and providing dynamic curriculum, Science ASB programs cultivate an interest in science, the self-esteem, and the leadership of the K-12 youth we work with.

UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they also gain a lot from the experience in return!

For more details:

STEM ASB:  – more questions? Email

Environmental ASB: – more questions? Email

***Open Information Session: Friday, Oct 27th, 4:30pm, MGH 171E***

Priority Deadline for Applications is 11:59pm on Friday November 3rd

STEM ASB application:

Environmental ASB application (new applicants):

Environmental ASB application (returning participants):

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Data Annotation Position

We are a research team in UW CSE and UW Medicine working on a smartphone application for diagnosing concussions (link). Our algorithm involves machine-learning on images of a person’s eyes, so we need to have lots of images annotated with high precision. This entails using a program we have written to step through a video and select points to trace out the border of a person’s pupils.
Ideally, we are looking for someone to label our entire dataset, which we estimate would take ~25 hours. We would offer someone $400 to label the dataset with an extra $100 bonus if it is finished within two weeks after we meet, provided that it meets certain quality measures we have in place. We are also willing to entertain offers to label smaller chunks of the larger dataset at an equivalent hourly rate and bonus structure.
If you are interested or have more questions, please send an email to Alex Mariakakis ( and cc Lynn McGrath ( Thanks!

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Call for Applicants: 2017-18 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council


Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.


What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You be the judge!


The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will:  gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.


Apply here:


Deadline:   5:00 p.m., October 31, 2017 

Councilmember Duties


This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the three projects selected last year – Husky ADAPT, Speak Freelyand UW OpenSidewalks.  Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:


o   Bi-weekly whole group meetings  – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

§  Autumn Quarter

·       November 14 (Gerberding 156) & 28 (Gerberding 156)

·       December 12 (Gerberding 156)

§  Winter Quarter

·       January 16 (Gerberding 156) & 30 (Gerberding 142)

·       February 13 (Gerberding 142)  & 27 (Gerberding 142)

·       March 13 (Gerberding 156)

§  Spring Quarter

·       March 27 (Gerberding 156)

·       April 3 *note schedule shift* (Gerberding 156) & 17 (Gerberding 156)

·       May 1 (Gerberding 142), 15 (Gerberding 142) & 29 (Gerberding 100, CTL Commons)

o   As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings

§  To be arranged by small group members

  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.


Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service


  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at

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Register now for U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity

From: [] On Behalf Of Clay Schwenn
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2017 2:25 PM
Subject: [Advising] Fwd: [Hli-listserv] Register now for U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity

Hello All –

Please forward to your student lists. It’s shaping up to be another fantastic event! And Dubs will be there!!


Clay Schwenn | Director of Academic Services | cschwenn | 206-685-2022

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Date: October 13, 2017 at 2:15:57 PM PDT

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Don’t miss U Lead We Lead 2017: Leadership for Equity on October 26.

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U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity
U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity
U Lead We Lead uses the art of storytelling to motivate leaders of today and tomorrow. As a community, we will dive into timely and relevant questions about leadership for a more equitable world. No lectures here; this event is all about stories, experiences and learning from one another.

Three local luminaries will each share their story and perspectives and call you to action. At U Lead We Lead, you get to hear from inspiring people and meet other Huskies for enriching conversation. U Lead We Lead: Leadership for Equity will inspire you for what’s ahead.

This event is free and includes dinner as well as fun opportunities such as a photo booth, a Dubs appearance, and special giveaways.

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Opportunities for students to make a difference

1. The 2017 Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge — is open to students for the first time! Think beyond plastic and the UN are requesting student and faculty ideas to help address marine debris issues.

Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge – Think Beyond Plastic:

Developing the innovation eco-system for plastic pollution. Sourcing innovation. Accelerating businesses. Cultivating impact investment.

2. Scott Pruitt release the draft EPA Strategic plan along with the message below. I want to inform students and encourage them to comment on this plan where they may see fit. This is the shortest plan ever submitted (I think around 38-pages) so it is totally possible to make it through and voice feedback to the administration.

“I am pleased to provide the draft FY 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan, which is out for public comment through October 31. Consistent with government-wide requirements, the Strategic Plan establishes the goals, objectives, and measures for achieving positive environmental outcomes over the next four years. This draft Plan is designed to refocus the
agency back to its core mission, restore power to the states through cooperative federalism, and lead the agency through process and the rule of law. It captures the key areas I will emphasize as EPA Administrator to transform the way the agency does business.

I believe this draft Plan provides the foundation for a more efficient and effective agency, enabling us to accelerate progress and deliver real, tangible results for the American people. The measures that accompany the Plan highlight the areas of emphasis we will focus on to achieve environmental results that will make a difference for the country. The attached chart illustrates this transformation strategy at-a-glance.

I look forward to engaging with you as we implement the Plan, once it is finalized in early February and issued along with EPA’s FY 2019 Budget.”

The document:

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GPAA EXTENDED Call for GPSS Liaison Applications

GPSS is looking for graduate and professional students to serve as GPSS Liaisons on the following committees and boards. This is a great chance that you serve the graduate
student body; it is a fabulous opportunity to learn how the University runs. For information about the liaison’ terms and expectations, please see M-11-16: Memorandum on GPSS Liaison Term.

To apply, please send your resume and application form to Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim, GPSS President, at

Note that the due date for PACS, SAF, STF, CSFC, and U-PASS AB applications have been extended to Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 11:59 pm. Other committees will be open till their position are filled.


Every Monday, 3:30-5:30 pm in HUB 303

The Student Technology Fee paid by all matriculated students of the University of Washington pays for additional technological needs of students, both in and out of their regular
classes. The STF is entirely student operated and funded. The STF Committee regularly appropriates just shy of $5 million into almost one hundred proposals yearly. The committee
consist of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, STF officers, and ex-officio members appointed by the University
Administration. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.


Every Friday, 1:00-3:00 pm in HUB 303

The Services & Activities Fee (SAF) Committee is a University committee that allocates the Services and Activities Fee paid by students. The SAF Committee develops annual
recommended budgets detailing how funds collected from the S&A fee should be spent. The committee also recommends the fee level each year. The recommended budget is presented to
the Board of Regents for their approval along with recommendations from the Vice Provost for Student Life. The committee consists of 4 ASUW appointees, 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW
Finance & Budget Director, GPSS Treasurer, and 2 non-voting members appointed by the Faculty Senate and 3non-voting members appointed by the University Administration. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.


Every Friday, 3:30-5:00 pm in GBR

PACS is a committee of students, collaborating to advise the Provost on University budgets and initiatives. PACS consists of 3 ASUW and 3 GPSS appointees, ASUW President and
Director of Academic Affairs, GPSS President and Director of University Affairs, ASUW Bothell President, and ASUW Tacoma President. PACS work on the following subjects:

· Annual budgets

· Tuition levels and state tuition policy proposals

· Long-range budget and allocation planning, with particular reference to student concerns

· Admissions and enrollment management

· Advising and collaboration with College Council student members

While adequate knowledge of budgeting and planning will be a plus, it is not required. A committee member’s term is up to 2 years with the consent of the GPSS President. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.


Weekly: See the previous year’s meeting schedule

Campus Sustainability Fund creates a sustainable campus and fosters an environmentally conscious University culture by funding student-led projects that lessen the University’s
environmental impact. The allocation of the Fund is administered by the CSF Committee. The committee consists of 7 student voting members and 3 ex-officios, non-voting advisors. 1 seat is open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.


Biweekly: TBD by committee members’ best availability

The Universal Student U-PASS Advisory Board (U-PASS AB) serves as a student-run oversight committee for the Universal Student U-PASS program. The U-PASS AB is comprised of 6 ASUW
representatives and 3 GPSS representatives. Working in conjunction with advisers from UW Transportation Services and UW Student Life, the U-PASS AB represents the UW student
population’s interest in the U-PASS program and works to ensure its long-term health and effectiveness. 2 seats are open. Applicants may be asked to come in for an interview.


The Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Board works to advise the President and the Provost on the implementation of the policy set forth, to recommend such changes as the
Board deems desirable, and to serve as a resource and guide to EH&S, the University Health and Safety Committees, and the other units with related responsibilities. As part of these duties, the Board:

· Reviews University data relevant to environmental health and safety;

· Identifies and recommends institutional environmental health and safety goals;

· Advocates for a healthy and safe University environment; and

· Identifies areas to best integrate and coordinate University functions and efforts that promote health and safety.

1 seat is open.



If a user of UW Libraries thinks the library has made an error, or if one has a special situation that made it difficult for her to return or renew materials on time, she may
file an appeal. The Library Fines Appeals Committee is the body that reviews appeals and decides if charges may be upheld, reduced, or cancelled. The Library Fines Appeals
Committee consists of a faculty member and students and it makes its decision independently of the UW Libraries. 1 seat is open.


Monthly, 9:00-10:30 am in GRB 142

FCR shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to research. Faculty Code, Sec 42-37. 1 seat is open.


Monthly, 1:30-3:00 pm in Odegaard 320

FCSA shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to non-academic student affairs such as financial aid, housing, regulation of social affairs, eligibility rules,
intercollegiate athletics, and general student welfare. Faculty Code, Sec 42-38. 1 seat is open.


Twice per quarter, 9:00-10:30 am in Odegaard 320

FCTCP shall be responsible for matters of academic and non-academic policy between and among the campuses of the University of Washington. Faculty Code, Sec 42-46. A student who
attended UW Bothell or Tacoma as an undergrad will be prioritized. 1 seat is open.


Check the meeting schedule and locations

FCUFS shall be responsible for all matters of policy relating to university facilities and services such as building needs, space utilization, supplies and equipment,
administrative services, and parking and traffic problems. Faculty Code, Sec 42-39. 1 seat is open.


Every Thursday, Oct 19 – Dec.7, Jan. 4-25 at 5:30-7:30 pm in Maple Hall

The Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) exists as a co-governance committee which enables residential students to take greater ownership in their residential experience by teaching
them about the Housing and Food Services (HFS) budget and giving them space to advocate for their community’s budget concerns. This committee’s major task is to set the FY19 Budget and FY19 Rate Proposal of HFS. 1 seat is open.


Every Tuesday 5:00-7:00 pm in GWN 301

ASUW Senate works increase democratic access to the Association and to provide a broad-based student forum for discussion of salient issues. Along with GPSS Vice President of
Internal Affairs, a GPSS liaison will serve to facilitate communications between GPSS and the ASUW senate body. 1 seat is open.


Thursdays in Oct & Nov, 12:30-2:00 pm

The ASUW Legislative Steering Committee will be responsible for setting this year’s ASUW legislative agenda that is a guiding document for lobbying priorities of the Office of
Government Relations and the ASUW as a whole. A GPSS liaison will work with committee members to identify issues to include in this year’s agenda. Students will have to be
available to meet from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on Thursdays during October and Early November. No special knowledge or experience is required, just an interest in these issues. 1 seat is open.


The HUB Board of Representatives shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of the HUB and help provide the vision, voice, and direction of the student union. The
committee will meet at 3:30-5:00 pm on Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Jan. 18, Mar. 1, Apr. 12, and May. 24. 1 seat is open.


GPSS runs various committees throughout the year. Any graduate and professional student is welcome to join. Your interest and participation will suffice; no previous experience
or expert knowledge is expected. We are looking for people for the following committees:


If you are interested in improving diversity, equity, and inclusion of the graduate student life, this is a committee you want to join. This committee makes plans for and
discussion of advocacy, collaboration, and interdisciplinary efforts for diversity on campus. The more representation we have, the better we can reflect the diversity of our
graduate and professional student body. Its meeting schedule will be determined by the best availability of committee members. Please email to Giuliana Conti, GPSS Secretary, for any questions you may have at


SLAB and FLAB are the steering committees for the GPSS state and federal legislative priorities. Committee members engage with the graduate and professional student body at large
and conduct comprehensive researches to address issues at the state and federal level through legislative agendas and talking points. Members also assist in coordinating “Huskies
on the Hill,” the annual lobby day in Olympia. If you are interested in serving on SLAB and/or FLAB, please email Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs, to


Science and Policy Committee (S&P) works to enhance the discourse between scientists and policy makers through advocacy, professional development, and student empowerment. The
committee assists student scientists in developing their skills in communications across disciplines and to the public; it promotes the public awareness of research at UW and
provides opportunities to develop partnership in the community; and it supports diversity and other initiatives in the science-policy interface. If you are interested in S&P,
please email Matt Muñoz, GPSS Vice President of External Affairs, to or Scott Spencer, committee chair, to


GSEC works to ensure a high quality educational experience for graduate and professional students at UW. The committee assesses graduate student experience through surveys, focus
groups, and discussions with GPSS Senators, organizes social and informational events that build a community among students of different disciplines, promotes GPSS’ services and
goals to the greater UW community, and updates the GPSS Senate on University issues and concerns related to student life. If you are interested in GSEC, please email Tori Hernandez, GPSS Vice President of Internal Affairs, to

Soh Yeun (Elloise) Kim| President

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

University of Washington
office: 206.543.8988
website | facebook

Campus Mail: Box 352238

Postal Mail: HUB 314, 4001 E Stevens Way, Seattle, WA 98195-2238

GPSS Liaison Application 2017-2018.docx

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GBC Case Competition: RIICC Edition



RIICC Edition

Russell Investments International Case Competition

The Russell Investments International Case Competition (RIICC) is an introductory level case competition. This is an annual event where teams of undergraduate business students apply their knowledge to a real-life international business problem. This is a great opportunity if you are just starting off competing in case competitions or are a seasoned competitor.

Learn More

Info Sessions + Team Formation Mixers

Wednesday, October 4th || 12:30-1:30pm (PCAR 456) – TODAY!

Tuesday, October 10th || 12:30-1:30pm (PCAR 456)

Wednesday, October 18th || 12:30-1:30pm (PCAR 456)

Team Formation Mixer & Case Competition Fundamentals Workshop

w/ Leta Beard

Friday, October 27th || 9:45-12:00pm (PCAR 394)

Competition Details

48-Hour Case Analysis

Wednesday, November 1st, 7:00PM – Friday, November 3rd, 7:00PM

Competition Day

Saturday, November 4th

$1000 Grand Prize

$500 2nd Place Prize

$500 Freshman Direct Prize

Registration Deadline

October 29th, 11:59PM


All Foster undergraduates are welcome to register. However, registration is limited to the first 10 Freshman Direct teams and the first 25 general undergraduate teams to sign up.



We are currently looking for students interested in volunteering with this case competition. Volunteering is a great way to watch the competition while developing your leadership and event planning skills.



Global Business Center | Mackenzie Hall 137 | 206.685.3432 | goabroad |

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Tips for Jobseekers Webinar


Join us for a Tips for Job Seekers webinar where we will discuss the USAJOBS application process. You will gain helpful hints and get your questions answered by Forest Service

Date: Thursday, October 12

Time: 11 a.m. PDT

Webinar Link: Tips for Job Seekers Webinar

Dial-in Number: 1-888-844-9904; Access Code: 5128368#

If you aren’t able to attend, or want immediate help now, below are a few resources to help you apply for Forest Service positions through USAJOBS (link is external):

* Tips for Applicants is a guide to understanding and completing the Forest Service application process.
* Watch this How to Apply video (link is external) by the Office of Personnel Management about finding and applying for jobs within the US government.

Here’s another great resource:

Schedule time to visit with me. Here’s a great opportunity to schedule time with USFS Northern Region’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention Program Specialist Amber Kamps.
You can visit with her about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or
finding jobs, and anything else. Sign up for available 20 minute time frames using: If you have a resume, please email it to prior to your scheduled appointment. I will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking.

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Contact Info: Amber Kamps (406) 439-9138

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US Forest Service Northern Region

Early Notice:  Northern Rockies Fire Hire Job Outreach
The Northern Rockies Region of the Forest Service is pleased to announce our hiring event that begins November 1st through November 15th.  We are looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on 11 National Forests located in Idaho, parts of the Dakotas, and Montana.

The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions; including dispatch, engine crews, fuels technicians, hand crews, helitack, interagency hotshot crews, and prevention.

Included is the outreach are GS-04 through 09 permanent fire positions.  The vacancy announcements for these positions will go live and be posted on November 1st on the U.S. Government’s official website at  Those who wish to be considered for these positions in the fire hire event must apply to the vacancy announcements by the cutoff date of 11:59  Eastern standard time November 15, 2017.

Start now in to prepare your profile, upload your resume, collect the additional documentation needed, etc.  This process can take time, so don’t wait until the last minute. 

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OPEN POSITION: Forest Ecology Assistant Professor @ UW-Madison

SUMMARY: Here is a rewarding and challenging opportunity to conduct research and teach in forest ecology. Ideally, the successful candidate will focus on forest and landscape
responses to change agents and the manipulation of forest structure and composition. Our new colleague will create a vibrant research program and make meaningful contributions in
teaching and mentoring undergraduates, graduates, and trainees. The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is internationally known for
its research, teaching, and outreach and we are eager to welcome a new colleague to work and collaborate with us.

DESCRIPTION: The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in forest ecology. Specializations might include
forest community, disturbance, ecosystem, or landscape ecology. Faculty positions carry a commitment to teaching, research, outreach, and service. Duties include developing a
creative and vibrant research program in forest ecology; teaching at least one course in our accredited Forest Science major and a second course that advances the broader
teaching mission; undergraduate advising; and graduate and trainee mentoring. Lastly, we seek candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. Minimum qualifications
include a PhD in forest ecology or closely related discipline; and evidence of established scholarship including a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals together
with the potential for contributions of national and international significance at the Assistant Professor level, success in securing extramural funding, and excellent teaching
skills. More information regarding this position, contacts for questions, and the application process can be found at Apply on-line at

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should upload three (3) separate documents: a cover letter, curriculum vita, and statement of research and teaching interests. In addition, you
will be asked for the contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for assuring full consideration is November 26, 2017;
however this position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. Applications must be received through UW-Madison’s online application
system (via by the deadline date to ensure consideration. For questions about submitting applications, please contact Dean Ladwig in Russell Labs at or (608) 263-4346. For other questions about this position, please contact Eric Kruger, Search Committee Chair, at or (608) 262-4754.

Mark Rickenbach — Professor, Extension Specialist, & Chair — Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology — University of Wisconsin-Madison — 608-263-6710

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