Your Chance to Speak with the Board of Regents

Fellow Huskies,
The UW Board of Regents is holding a special forum to hear students’ comments about the budget and tuition rates Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the William H. Gates Law School Room 133 (see campus map here).  This is your opportunity to learn about the budget and give the Regents your opinion before tuition goes up.  For more information, see the attached notice or check out the Facebook event here.
There are many, MANY exciting things happening on campus in February.  Check out the Events and ways to Get Involved below:
Events on Campus
1. ASUW Women’s Action Commission “Vagina Monolgues” — February 16, 17, 18
2. ASUW “Everybody EveryBODY Fashion Show” — February 23
3. ASUW Queer Student Commission “Annual Drag Competition” —  February 24
4. ASUW American Indian Student Commission “Annual Winter PowWow” — February 25
5. “An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack” — February 28

Get Involved 
6. Campus Sustainability Fund Application 
7. The Safety Campaign “Huskies Choose Safety”
8. Off-Campus Housing Affairs Survey
9. Speak up in support of funding your education! 
10. Protect your rights as a tenant!


Events on Campus
1. The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is proud to announce the 11th Annual ASUW “Vagina Monologues” production! The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. The production is a part of “V-Day,” a global campaign to end violence against women. This year’s performance is proud to elaborate on previous years with the addition of several original monologues written by University of Washington students! All performers and staff are UW undergraduate and graduate students. The event will be held February 16th, 17th, and 18th at 7:00 pm in Kane 130.

2. The ASUW is proud to present the 5th Annual Everybody EveryBODY Fashion Show celebrating positive body image with 150 student models, photo booth, live DJ, and tons of freebies! Check it out this Thursday, February 23rd in Kane 130, doors open 6:30. It’s free but come early or you won’t get a seat!

3. The ASUW Queer Student Commission is excited to announce the annual Drag Competition on Friday February 24th at 7pm in Meany Hall. This year’s show will feature student performances and be hosted by the hilarious brothers Al & Will Lykya. The event is free, but you must get a ticket available at one of the following locations: By George Newsstand, Residence Hall front desks, and the Q Center (450 Schmitz Hall). Make sure to get your ticket early because last year they ran out!

4. The annual American Indian Student Commission (AISC) Winter Pow Wow is just around the corner. We will be Pow Wowing it up over at Indian Heritage High school (Wilson pacific middle college), just 10 minutes from the UW, on February 25, 2012. This is an awesome cultural event filled with Traditional Native American dancing, singing, drumming, food and vendors. It is totally free and open to everyone!! The first Grand entry will be at 1pm and the event will last til 10:30pm. Please come and help us to make this the best one ever! If you would like more information, please contact Brittany Barrett (AISC) at asuwaisc@uw.edu

5. ASUW Arts and Entertainment, First Year Programs, HUB Soundbites and Humans Vs. Zombie Tag present:
An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 
Tuesday, February 28th –> date was moved due to the “snowmageddon” 
Kane 130 at 7:00pm
Max Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost Zombie preparedness experts. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Brooks is the preeminent authority on dispatching the relentless, flesh-eating armies of Zombies that seem to be everywhere these days. Join us on Tuesday, February 28th to learn from the expert!

$7 with UW ID at By George newstand
$12 General Public here 



Get Involved
6. Do you have an idea for how to make this campus greener? Are you a student group looking for funding to put on an awesome event about environmental sustainability? Or maybe increase awareness of composting and recycling to increase environmental awareness? Well here is your chance – The Campus Sustainability Fund has over $70,000 left to spend this year and will be accepting the second round of applications on February 20th. You can apply by emailing your project idea with a budget request to csfcoord@uw.edu. Projects under $2,000 can be submitted on a weekly basis.  Past CSF projects include: UW Farm Expansion $78,307, Bike Repair Stations $7,237, “Tapped” the movie for Earth Day $295, Yard Waste Composting Site for UW Seattle Campus – $78,637 Change is more than just and idea ….. Apply now! Find out more at the CSF websitefacebook twitter , or email

7. The Safety Campaign “Huskies Choose Safety” has officially begun.  Please forward the safety video and survey through facebook, twitter or email to your friends, family and co-workers.  Check out the website here.
Survey: Take the ASUW Safety Survey and you could win 2 free tickets to “An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack for February 28th!  The survey will only take a few minutes and will help ASUW learn where to increase safety efforts on campus!!  Remember: Huskies Choose Safety!

8. WIN A $50 GIFT CARD TO THE UW BOOKSTORE!  The ASUW Off-Campus Housing Affairs and the North of 45th Committee have created a survey regarding information on housing and rental-related issues. The survey will help ASUW to better identify concerns and housing plans for students who live in the Seattle area and UW Residence Halls. Two participants will be chosen at random to win one of two gift cards.  Click here to take the survey now! 

9. Speak up in support of funding your education! 
In four years the University of Washington has been cut by 55% resulting in 65% overall increase in tuition. The State Legislature is cutting $2 billion of the state’s budget and planning on cutting a big chunk of UW funding. Cuts to UW=increases in your tuition. The ASUW Office of Government Relations is going to several of Legislators’ town halls on Saturday, February 18th and we invite you to stand with us in support of our education. Contact Angie Weiss, the ASUW OGR Organizing Coordinator at asuwogr1@uw.edu for more information.

10. Protect your rights as a tenant!
The State Senate unanimously passed the first half of the Fair Tenant Screening Act (SSB 6315), but action is still needed to pass the second half, SB 6321! Call your State Senators before the end of Tuesday to push the bill through! The portion passed will require landlords to provide adverse action notices, the criteria that they will use in deciding who to rent to, and creates a stakeholder group that will meet over the interim to study portable tenant screening reports or another means at addressing the high cost of tenant screening reports. The second bill, SB 6321, would prevent a landlord from denying housing to a tenant who prevailed in eviction court, or sought a domestic violence protection order against an abuser. Follow this link to email your Senator (Modify the message to thank your Senator for passing the first bill, SSB 6315, but that action is still needed for SB 6321)
Brittany Pham

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