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Apply for an ASUW Job!

Fellow Huskies,

Would you like to find a job for this next academic year?

Fantastic, because we want to give you a job.

ASUW IS CURRENTLY HIRING

Your student government is hiring over 55 paid positions this spring, all geared to provide programs and services to the UW student body for next year. Any UW student can apply for these jobs, no matter what year, major or residence you have. The best parts about these jobs?

Well, first off – you will get paid. Next – you get to work in the brand new HUB. Also – you get to set your own hours.

What could be better?

Not much, so if you have time today —

VISIT US AT OUR JOBS FAIR,

TODAY @ RED SQUARE

11 AM – 2 PM

Already intrigued, well no need to wait. Click HERE.

But I am sure you are wondering, what kinds of jobs we are talking about? Well, let me elaborate:

Advancement. Like fundraising and alumni relations? Look into our Advancement Chair position, which directly coordinates to provide funds for our Husky Pride scholarship and ASUW endowment.

Arts & Entertainment. You know those huge concerts on campus, like Fall Fling and the Spring Show? Well, our own A&E puts on these concerts, as well as film previews. If you are interested in the entertainment business, or just want to have fun planning programs – take a look!

American Indian Student Commission. Always been interested in issues facing Native students? Gone to the winter or spring Powwow, and been utterly inspired? Check out the Director position for this commission!

 Asian Student Commission. Want to represent our Asian students on campus? Love the yearly talent show, and the diversity this commission brings? Check out our Asian Student Commission Director position!

Bike Shop. Are you one of those classica Seattlites that have to have their bike wherever they go? Scoff at cars? Repair your bike on your own time? Check out our Bike Shop Manager position. You will have an entire shop on your hands to manage, and get irreplacable experience.

Black Student Commission. Care about the issues and organizations for Black students on campus? Take a look at this Director position, and have a large part in influencing their experience on campus!

 Board of Directors. Want to take part in directly managing the ASUW? The Personnel Director and Finance & Budget Director are both hired positions. Look for these positions online later this week.

Office of Communications. Like publicity, promotions, and just designing materials to get the word out there? We have a Multi-Media Coordinator, Digital Promotions Coordinator, and Graphic Design spot ready and available!

Experimental College. Those cool after-school classes can’t happen without an Assistant Director – take a look!

 La Raza Student Commission. Interested in the issues facing Latin@/Chican@ students on campus? Inspired by our recent Quinceanero? Look at our Director position!

 Off-Campus Housing Affairs. After living in the residence halls, a local apartment, a not-so-local house, or Greek system – would you like to help students find housing? Are you interested in promoted better living standards? Check out OCHA, and its lovely staff!

Office of Government Relations. Has the current political climate just made you frantic for change? We currently have five positions available to help advocate for students on campus and in Olympia!

 Pacific Islander Student Commission. Do the issues facing PI students on campus get you involved and intrigued? Is Spam or Poly Day what you look forward to most? Check out our PISC Director, and the change that they are able to make on campus!

Queer Student Commission. Look at our QSC Director position, and they change that they are able to make and resources they provide to queer UW students! And you even get to put on the Drag Show!

Rainy Dawg Radio. Music is incredible, and so is our radio station. We have five positions available to get involved and even manage our school’s radio station! Take a look now!

Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence Activists. This powerful entity helps run programming and provide resources to lower risk for sexual assault on campus. Join this valient cause, and apply for one of the two positions available today!

Student Health Consortium. Pre-health student, looking for even further involvement in your community? The SHC Director is perfect for you!

Student Senate. Provide leadership for your body of student voice, and look at applying for our Senate Clerk position!

 Technology. Computer genius? Love website design? Come join us! We have a Computer Administrator position, and two Webmaster positions at the ready!

UW Leaders. Is personal growth important to you? Do you believe in what leadership can do? UW Leaders is an ASUW program entirely dedicated to building student leaders. Take a look at our Director and Assistant Director positions for more information!

 Office of Volunteer Opportunities. Want to make the opportunities at ASUW known to the rest of campus? Heard of ASUW Ambassadors, and want to lead it? Apply for these two new positions, they will be coming online this week!

Women’s Action Commission. Passionate about the issues facing female-identified students on campus. The WAC Director is perfect for you!

If any of these even sparked your interest, apply now! We are looking for students like you, and we are not successful as an organization if we do not get passionate students like yourself. So during your math class, or while you enjoy the sun in the quad…

VISIT JOBS.ASUW.ORG NOW!

We look forward to your application, and everything you can bring to the campus.

If you have any questions about ASUW Jobs, please contact the ASUW Personnel Director at asuwpd@uw.edu.

Loyally,

Conor McLean

President Associated Students of the University of Washington (206) 543-1780 http://www.asuw.org/

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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)
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Tuition increases got you down?

Fellow Huskies,
Are you tired of the tuition increases?  Do you want to do something about it?  Check out the ways below to get involved right now to Save Our State and other ways to impact your campus.
Get Involved
1. Save Our State Rally and Huskies on the Hill- Sign Up and Attend!
2. Are you interested in performing drag?
3. Women’s Political Action Training
4. Speak up in Support of Transit


Events
5. FREE “Miss Representation” Screening
7. Broken Bodies, PBP: Police Brutality Profiling
8. Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop 
9. [M]aking our [L]egacy [K]nown Hip Hop Show February 3, 2012 in Kane 130 at 7:30pm
Get Involved


1. Save Our State!  State financial support for the University of Washington has declined by 55% over the past five years, causing a 37.4% increase in tuition in the past two years alone.  Students are facing higher tuition, cuts to financial aid, the elimination of programs and larger class sizes with fewer TAs.  It is time for legislators to take a balanced approach and find new sources of revenue for higher education.  BARK against budget cuts!

Here are four ways that you can make a difference:
    1. Attend the Save Our State Rally on January 26th at 1:30pm in Red Square
    2. Sign up for Huskies on the Hill 2012 Lobby Day - Friday, February 3 from 9AM to 5PM.  Join hundreds of UW students who will travel to Olympia to talk to legislators about the importance of higher education.  Transportation will be provided. 


2. Are you interested in performing drag? 
The annual ASUW Drag Competition will be held Friday February 24th 2012 at 7pm in Meany Hall and we are currently looking for acts for the show. Last year we had over 1000 people attend and we are looking to make even bigger and better this year. Auditions will be held the 1st-3rd of February. If you are interested, please email asuwgblc@uw.edu to set up an audition slot or for more info!


3. Women’s Political Action Training
Join the ASUW Office of Governmental Relations and ASUW Women’s Action Commission for a political action training! Featuring a panel of local women leaders, the event will emphasize the importance of becoming involved in the political arena and how to do so.
Featured panelists include:
Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington Provost
Linda Mitchell, President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington
Noel Frame, Washington State Director of the Progressive Majority
The event will be held January 30th at 5pm in Savery 156.
 


4. Speak up in support of Transit!

Governor Gregoire has proposed a $3.6 billion transportation package that dedicates 72% to roads and 4% to transit.  This is a step forward from the past, but well-short of being balanced. The legislature will now consider the proposal. Please email your legislator and ask them to balance the package in support of transit.


Events

5. “Miss Representation” Screening:
Come join the UW Women’s Center, NEW Leadership Puget Sound, the ASUW Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists, and the ASUW Women’s Action Commission for an on-campus screening of “Miss Representation!”
The screening will be followed by a discussion/reception; more details TBA.
To see the movie trailer, visit here (official) or here (extended) and for more information about the film, visithere.
The event will be February 8th at 6pm in ARC147.
6. The 11th Annual ASUW “Vagina Monologues”


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 7pm in Kane 130.


7. Broken Bodies, PBP: Police Brutality Profiling
Friday, February 10th, 5PM-7PM
University of Washington, OUGL (Odegaard Undergraduate Library), Room 220
This workshop will talk about POOR Magazine and its connection to the issue of police brutality in the disability community featuring Leroy Moore. Police brutality in the disabled community will be discussed as well as how Hip-Hop artists use their talents in cases of police brutality. Leroy will also discuss the origins of Krip Hop Nation and talk about current projects and activism opportunities.



8. Under 1 Nation: Zulu & Krip-Hop 
Saturday, February 11th, 5PM-9PM
University of Washington, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
This a multimedia presentation featuring Hip-Hop performances by artists with disabilities including Leroy Moore and King Khazm. Using Hip-Hop as a cultural platform, organizing hip-hop and disability will be discussed as well as the justice system’s relationship to the Black and disability community. This presentation will feature music, audio, and film presentations as well as a panel discussion.



9. [M]aking our [L]egacy [K]nown Hip Hop Show February 3, 2012 in Kane 130 at 7:30pm
Acts from RoyceTheChoice, GMK, JusMoni and Sean Carson
Loyally,


Conor McLean
President
Associated Students of the University of Washington
(206) 543-1780
http://www.asuw.org/
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A Gift Card, Zombies and Chipotle

 

Fellow Huskies,

Welcome back and a happy 2012 to you all.  See below to find out how you could win a $50 gift card to the U Bookstore and how you can hear Max Brooks, son of the infamous Mel Brooks, discuss how to survive the Zombie Apocalypse!  

1. Help Improve the ASUW Experimental College, win a $50 U Bookstore gift card!
2. Feedback needed for a Student Food Cooperative on campus!
3. An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 
4. The ASUW Office of Government Relations needs your help. Save Work Study and keep landlords accountable.
5. UW Relay for Life needs you to fight cancer at Kickoff and Chipotle!

1. Help improve the ASUW Experimental College, and enter to win a $50 University Bookstore gift card!
The ASUW Experimental College is a student-run program offering low-cost non-credit classes in a variety of topics, including dance, arts and crafts, and much more.  We’re looking for feedback from students that will help us better serve the student body.
Click here to take the survey.  We will hold a random drawing for a $50 University Book Store gift card among those who complete the survey by midnight on January 16, 2012.  It should take about 10 minutes to fill out, and anyone with an active UW NetID is eligible.
To learn more about the Experimental College, or see our class schedule for this quarter, visit www.exco.org.  Classes begin on January 17.
2. Feedback needed for a Student Food Cooperative on campus!
The UW Student Food Cooperative (UWSFC) is exploring options to provide healthy, sustainably-sourced food in a way that best meets the needs of the campus community. They are currently working with ASUW on developing plans for a student-run, retail food cart in Red Square, and would greatly appreciate your input on the project. Please take this quick survey to voice your desires, interest, questions and concerns for this proposed addition to the campus food system!  And if you have any questions about the UWSFC or would like to get involved, contact info@uwsfc.com.
Click here to tack the survey.
3. An Evening with Author Max Brooks: 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 
The 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
Thursday, January 19th
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 Thursday, January 19th to learn from the expert!

$7 with UW ID at the By George Newsstand
$12 General Public here 
4. Save Work Study and keep landlords accountable.
Are you on Work Study? Did you know that the State Legislature is looking to eliminate all funding for the work study program this session? This means YOU  & 7,600 students across the state would be out of a job next year. This won’t happen if the ASUW Office of Government Relations has anything to say about it! Email Sarah Round and share your story. She will help you get in contact with Legislators and you could be a part of saving work study from the chopping block.

Do you live in less than desirable living conditions off-campus? Is there mold in your apartment, an inadequate source of heat, or is your housing not in good repair? The ASUW Office of Government Relations will be testifying in front of a housing inspections stakeholder group and would love to share your story and create a policy that will hold your landlord accountable. Email Sarah Round with your story. 



5. UW Relay for Life needs you to help fight cancer at Kickoff and Chipotle Night!

Hello Huskies!

Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime?! We want YOU to help us change those statistics and beat the odds!

Learn how you can join us in the fight against cancer and be a real life superhero by stopping by the UW Relay For Life Kickoff Event this Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6 pm in the Architecture building, room 147! There will be information, FOOD, prizes, awesome superhero t-shirts to buy, a fun picture booth, CAPES, and much, much more! You’ll have a chance to learn how you can get involved and sign up then!

AND if you’re a big fan of Chipotle and want to raise money for a great cause, swing by there on Wednesday, January 11thanytime from 5-9 pm with a flyer and 50% of your profit will go back to support UW Relay For Life! It’s a great way to enjoy some delicious food, and fight cancer all at the same time!!

We hope to see you around this week!!

Questions? Email us at uwrelay2012@gmail.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Hope to see you there!
UW Relay For Life Planning Committee



Loyally,



Conor McLean

President
Associated Students of the University of Washington
(206) 543-1780
http://www.asuw.org/



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Odegaard Renovation, Budget Cuts and Campus Events

Fellow Huskies,
Do you want to have a say in the future of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library?  If tuition increases or financial aid is cut, will you still be able to attend school?  See below for two important actions you can take right now.

1. Odegaard Undergraduate Library Renovation Survey
2. Budget Cuts & New Revenue
3. Campus Events
4. Get Involved- the Vagina Monologues and Everybody EveryBODY Fashion Show

1. Odegaard Undergraduate Library Renovation

Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey on the renovation of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. The Washington State Legislature has provided a little over $16.5 million in the 2011-13 biennium to renovate Odegaard to support 21st Century students and learning.  No tuition dollars from students are being used to fund the renovation and future renovations are dependent on additional state or outside funding.  In order to ensure that students have an opportunity to participate in the renovation, please follow the link below and fill out the student survey.

Odegaard Undergraduate Library Renovation: Student Survey

2. Budget Cuts & New Revenue


As you may know, the State Legislature will be convening on November 28th for a Special Session to make $2 billion in cuts out of the $8.7 billion discretionary budget. To give you an idea of the magnitude of this cut, funding for 2-year and 4-year public institutions and financial aid make up $1.4 billion of the discretionary budget. The Governor has suggested up to a 20% cut to Higher Education Institutions and severe cuts to financial aid. The University of Washington has already been cut 50% in the last 3 years, leading to double-digit tuition increases. But there is something that you can do about this!
Write to your Legislators NOW to tell them to support new revenue and preserve funding for higher education.
In order to mitigate the cuts, the ASUW is advocating for the following policies:
1. End B&O and sales tax breaks for high tech firms with more than 250 employees to bring in nearly $80 million of new revenue for higher education.

2. Allow property tax levies limited to 10-15 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for community and technical colleges.

3. Allow four year universities to diversify their endowments and other institutional resources to create new revenue for campus specific financial aid.

If you would like more information refer to the attachment on this email.

Please speak to your legislators about the importance of new revenue and preservation of funding for higher education by sending them a message here!

 

 

3. Campus Events

- On Monday November 21, 2011 The ASUW Black Student Commission will be holding a forum in the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater at 6:00 pm on the division caused by different skin tone in the Black Community. How have we allowed it to be relevant in character? “The Black America, a Divided Community: Different Color Crayons in the Same Box”.

- This Tuesday, November 22nd the ASUW Student Senate will be discussing Resolution R-18-4, “A Resolution in Support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement”.  The resolution was approved by the Student Senate last week but referred back by the ASUW Board of Directors with some recommended changes.  If you would like to join the discussion, please come to the Student Senate meeting at 5:00 pm in Gowen 301.

- The ASUW Black Student Commission and Black Student Union presents: Kwanzaa on December 6, 2011 in Walker Ames. Doors open at 6:30 and the ceremony starts at 7:00PM.

- The Husky-Pride Fund T and tank are now available in the University Bookstore (both at Odegaard and on the Ave). $5 from the purchase of every shirt goes to the Husky Pride Fund, a scholarship for students by students that helps support student emergency situations as well as student activities. This scholarship fund is available to both in state and out of state state students. Help make a difference for a fellow husky by buying the t-shirt today.


4. Get Involved – Vagina Monologues and Everybody EveryBODY Fashion Show

- The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is seeking students, staff, and faculty who are women, female-identified folks, transmen and genderqueers from all communities to audition for UW’s 11th Annual “Vagina Monologues” production, to be performed February 16th, 17th, and 18th of 2012. For more information on how to apply to audition, visit here. Auditions will be held the week of Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. The Commission is also seeking new, student-written monologues to be included in the performance!  For more details, visit here.

- The ASUW is planning our FIFTH annual Everybody Every BODY Fashion Show.  Sign up to be a model in the positive body image fashion show by filling out this survey.

 

Loyally,

Conor McLean
President
Associated Students of the University of Washington
(206) 543-1780
http://www.asuw.org/

 

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Discussion with President Young

Fellow Huskies,

Wonder what our new UW President, Michael K. Young, has planned out for the University of Washington?  Well now is your chance to find out! See below for how you can meet him and other amazing opportunities happening across the UW campus this week!

 

1. ASUW Student Senate Forum with UW President Michael K. Young

2. Take a Stand Against Budget Cuts.

3. Husky Pride Fund: Husky T Now Available

4. Celebrate the UW’s 150th Birthday on Friday November 4th

5. Digest of News and Events on Campus

1. ASUW Student Senate Forum with UW President Michael K. Young:
The ASUW Student Senate is having a forum with new UW President Michael K. Young this coming Tuesday, November 1st in Gowen Hall 301 from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. This is a rare opportunity for students to engage in a direct conversation and meet our new husky leader. Come ask questions and listen to President Young’s agenda for your university. Senate meetings are always open to the public.
2. Take a Stand Against Budget Cuts!
Students have bailed out the state budget for too long and as a result have faced skyrocketing tuition increases, the elimination of services and programs, fewer course offerings, exploding classes sizes, and deep cuts to financial aid. To close the budget shortfall, Governor Gregoire has proposed $82 million in cuts to our University and has proposed eliminating the State Need Grant. Over the last three years the University of Washington has lost 50% of its state funding, resulting in catastrophic tuition increases. Take a stand and email your legislators here. Tell them that now is the time to invest in higher education and how the tuition increases have affected the quality of your education and your ability to pay.
3. Husky Pride Fund: Husky T Now Available
The Husky-T and tank top will be available for purchase at the U Book Store this week. $5 from every sale of the Husky T will support the Husky Pride Fund. The Husky Pride Fund is a grant fund that is for students by students. It goes directly to support costs of student emergencies. It will also go to pay for student activities for low-income students so that everyone can share in having a Husky experience.

4. Celebrate the UW’s 150th Birthday on Friday November 4th:

The UW will officially mark its anniversary with “W Day.” There will be a celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Red Square with free t-shirts and Cupcake Royale cupcakes. More information is available here.
5. Digest of News and Events on Campus:

a. The 5th Annual Higher Education Summit:

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s (GPSS) annual summit features opening remarks by the University of Washington President Michael K. Young and many other distinguished participants including the President of Washington State University Elson Floyd, Washington State lawmakers Rep. Reuven Carlyle and Sen. Derek Kilmer, and University of Washington Interim Provost Doug Wadden. The overall focus of the summit is on the ability of Washington residents to attain an advanced degree at a public institution given shrinking public assistance and increasing student debt burdens.  There will be Q&A sessions at the end of each panel and a period for open discussion at the end of the program.

b. Express your Opinion on the Transportation Future of Washington State:
Funding for Washington’s transportation system is insufficient over the long term. The Governor has identified that the system needs a 10-year sustainable investment strategy and has charged the Connecting Washington Task Force with reviewing statewide transportation needs, recommending the most promising investment options and revenue sources to address top priorities. Tell the Task Force  what you want them to prioritize by filling out this brief survey.

c. Remember to Vote!
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.  Check it! Stamp it! Mail it! Buy stamps at the UW Bookstore campus branch in Odegaard or at the post office at 4244 University Way NE. Can’t buy a stamp? Use that U-PASS!  Ballot drop boxes are located at: King County Administration Building 500 4th Ave & Magnuson Park 6344 NE 74th St. Questions? Want to encourage other students to vote? Contact: Angie Weiss, the ASUW Organizing Coordinator at asuwogr1@uw.edu.

d. Dia De Los Muertos:

Join the ASUW La Raza Commission and constituents in celebrating our annual Dia de los Muertos event! Dia de los Muertos celebration is Tuesday, November 1, at 7:00 pm in the ECC lounge/711E in Condon Hall. Come and participate in sugar skull decorating, face painting, making flor de muerto (flower of the dead), and enjoy free pan dulce and Mexican hot chocolate. Learn about the traditions, celebrations, and history of the day of the dead during Dr. Lauro Flores’s presentation.

e. Free Movie Screening:

Join ASUW Arts and Entertainment and The Husky Snowboarding Team on Tuesday November 15th in Kane Hall for a free UW screening of the Red Bull action sports documentary, THE ART OF FLIGHT. With stunning visuals and cutting-edge filmmaking, the film follows a handful of professional snowboarders as they tackle some of the most beautiful and dangerous mountains in the world.

f. “The Black America, a Divided Community: Different Color Crayons in the Same Box”:

On Monday November 21, 2011 The ASUW Black Student Commission will be holding a forum in the Ethnic Cultural Center Theater on the division caused by different skin tone in the Black Community. How have we allowed it to be relevant in character? “The Black America, a Divided Community: Different Color Crayons in the Same Box” at 6:00 pm.

g. SARVA Volunteers Needed:

Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA) is now accepting volunteer applications. Our volunteers go through weekly training throughout winter and spring quarters and participate in Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Awareness Month events in April. The application is due Friday, December 2nd by 9pm, and is available here.  For more information, visit our website at sarva.asuw.org!

 

Conor McLean
President
Associated Students of the University of Washington
(206) 543-1780
http://www.asuw.org/
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