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Wed Jan 20 09:34:36 PST 2010
This email contains information on the following:
*Become a FIG Leader!
*UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
*Winter quarter scholarship workshops
*National Student Exchange
*Columbia's MA Program in Climate & Society
*Portuguese Coversation Group
Apply to become a FIG Leader! The Freshman Interest Group (FIG) Program is looking for outstanding students like you to be FIG Leaders for autumn 2010.
To download an application and for more information refer to our website: uwfigs.com.
The program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills (i.e., not over-committed), and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students.
Having been in a FIG as a freshman is not required.
As a FIG Leader, students will develop a deeper connection to the University while developing transferable skills in public speaking, discussion facilitation, lesson plan development, and principles of instructional leadership. All of these skills will be utilized while instructing a class of 15-25 freshmen enrolled in General Studies 199.
Training will take place during spring quarter 2010. FIG Leaders are eligible to receive up to 6 credits (3 in spring and 3 in autum) for their commitments to the program, which includes both training for and teaching the General Studies 199 course in autumn quarter.
Applications are available online. Please visit uwfigs.com
The application deadline is Monday, February 1st by 5:00pm online.
For more information please attend one of our information sessions listed below
or email figs at uw.edu.
Jan 20th Information Session, 4:30-5:30, MGH 191A
Jan 21st Information Session, 11:30-12:30, MGH 191A
Jan 25th Information Session, 4:30-5:30, MGH 191A
Jan 26th Information Session, 12:30-1:30, MGH 191A
The UW FIG Program
Becky Corriell, Jen Drumm, and LeAnne Jones Wiles
Please help us to spread the word to your students about the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be on Friday, May 21, 2010.
To present their work at this event, students must submit an application by Monday, February 22nd, 2010.
The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines. Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session. We will also have a dedicated (small) performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations. This year, we are reaching out to our Academic Learning Link colleagues to make a special appeal to social science, humanities, and performing arts students to increase their level of participation. Last year, nearly 700 students participated in this exciting event.
Thank you very much for encouraging your students to apply and attend this exciting event. I hope to see you there.
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Undergraduate Research Program
Mary Gates Hall 120
206.543.4282; urp at uw.edu
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering the following scholarship-related workshops for undergraduate students during winter quarter:
Scholarship 101: Getting Started with the Search for Scholarships
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 12:30-1:20, MGH 120
Specifically designed for freshmen or sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
Scholarship 201: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships & Graduate Fellowships
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 3:30-4:20, MGH 120
Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:00-3:50, MGH 120
This workshop provides assistance to continuing students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
CV Writing Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30-5:00, MGH 258
What is a CV? A Curriculum Vitae is a comprehensive statement of your professional qualifications and activities, similar to a resume. The major difference is that a CV highlights your academic strengths and achievements. In this workshop, we'll work together to polish a draft of your current CV. Please bring your current resume or come prepared with a list of your honors, community service activities, awards, work history, and academic achievements. Space is limited, please sign up for the workshop at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/64935.
Personal Statement Writing Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30-5:00, MGH 258
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing asks writers to outline their strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. This Personal Statement Workshop will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability, but also how their statements provide evidence of their achievements. Space is limited, please sign up for the workshop at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/71650.
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
Center for Experiential Learning
University of Washington
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206-543-2603 FAX: 206-616-4389
I am writing to invite you to consider the National Student Exchange
(NSE). NSE gives you an opportunity to experience a different area
with its unique cultural and academic opportunities. Since NSE's
beginning in 1968, more than 94,000 students have had the opportunity
to participate in NSE, giving them the opportunity to:
· broaden their personal and educational perspectives
· experience new cultures
· explore new areas of study
· learn from different professors
· access new courses
· experience personal growth
· meet new people
· make new friends
· live in a different area
· investigate graduate schools
· seek future employment
Many returning UW students describe NSE as a life-changing experience
which has made them more independent, self-confident and resourceful;
expanded their risk-taking capabilities; and helped them better define
their academic and career objectives. Students who have been on
exchange return to UW with lasting friendships formed with students
from all over the country.
Prior to exchange, you will develop a written agreement to ensure that
the work you satisfactorily complete on exchange will count toward
your degree program here. NSE operates with tuition reciprocity
(tuition paid to our campus or at the in-state rates of the host
campus) and federal financial aid portability. Your nomination for
participation will be done by NSE @ UW, with selection by the host
campus being completed in March. With placement rates of 97 percent,
our students can generally find a location to meet both their academic
and personal objectives.
Think about it. Visit http://www.nse.org. Talk with your parents,
adviser, and professors about this exciting opportunity. Then, plan to
attend one of our information sessions where we will explain the
details of the program, provide brochures, outline application
procedures, and answer all of your questions. The session schedule is:
Wed 1/20 12:30 MGH 191A
Fri 1/22 3:30 MGH 191A
Thu 1/28 11:00 MGH 224
Mon 2/1 2:00 MGH 191A
Tue 2/2 10:00 MGH 136
Applications for next year's exchanges are due by February 1st, with a
space-available deadline until Feb. 12th.
I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. I look forward to
Gateway Center, 171 MGH
nse at uw.edu
Please pass along the information below to any interested students you may know. There is still time to apply to Columbia University's 12-month Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and The Earth Institute.
March 1 is the priority deadline and students who apply by this date are given a decision by April 15th and considered for fellowships. Students who apply by the final deadline on April 1 are also considered for fellowships but are not guaranteed a decision date.
The Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society is a unique, interdisciplinary 12-month program designed to train professionals to bridge the gap between the scientific understanding of climate change and it's impacts on society.
We invite you to learn more about how the degree combines courses in climate science with electives from all over Columbia's graduate schools to make it truly interdisciplinary. The curriculum is designed to be flexible so that students can tailor the program to their own interests. Examples of popular electives include: Alternative Energy Resources, Climate Change Law, Energy, Business and Economic Development, Political Ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and many more.
Graduates in the program have gone on to work in the private, non-profit, and government sectors in organizations such as the United Nations, The Pew Center On Global Climate Change, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Deloitte & Touche, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, CleanTech Group LLC, and many more.
To find out more about the Climate and Society degree, please visit out website at: http://redir.targetx.com/cgi-bin/email/redir.cgi?id=0000692229-104111188
You might also want to check out the webpage for the International Research Institute for Climate and Society with whom we work closely: http://redir.targetx.com/cgi-bin/email/redir.cgi?id=0000692228-104111188
If you are interested in receiving a brochure about the program by mail, have any questions, or would like to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact me by email or phone at arezou at ei.columbia.edu or 212-854-9896.
Arezou R. Paksima
Columbia University | MA Climate and Society
Contact: Master's Program in Climate and Society, 554 Schermerhorn Extension, MC 5505, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027
Are you looking for a fun way to practice Portuguese and meet other people
interested in lusophone cultures? Join us every Friday at 11:30 in LOW
112 for bate-papo! All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!
We hope to see you there!
100/200-level Adviser, Program Coordinator
Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies
spanport at u.washington.edu
C-106 Padelford Hall, Box 354360
Academic Counselor, Lead
Department of Economics
University of Washington
314 Savery Hall, Box 353330
Seattle, WA 98195-3330
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