Seattle Idealist Grad Fair

  • Host: Seattle University Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Leadership Programs
  • When:Monday, November 3, 5:00-8:00pm
  • Where: Seattle University, Campion Hall – 914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122
  • What: FREE graduate school fair that is open to the public, where individuals can meet representatives from 80 social and civic minded grad programs such as public health, public policy, social work, international relations, nonprofit management, and more.

Complete details are on our website, and outreach materials can be found here.

Doctors without Borders: On Campus Event

Thursday, November 20, 2014

12 – 1 p.m.

Magnuson Health Sciences Center, T-733

You are invited to hear University of Washington Master of Public Health candidate, Suzanne Ceresko, share her experience as a Doctors Without Borders volunteer. Completing ten Doctors Without Borders missions, Suzanne will discuss a malnutrition project in Ethiopia, a vaccination project in Northern Nigeria and Malawi, and a preventive cholera campaign in Ethiopia. Please register for this free event. Open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Submarine Tour Opportunity

Brendan Tower, a navy submarine officer, is offering this unique opportunity to tour a submarine and learn about their the navy’s nuclear program:

From Brendan:

Interested in using your degree, but outside the confines of a cubicle?  Do you desire advanced education opportunities, including paid graduate school?  Perhaps the outlook of paying student loans for the first 10 years after graduation seems daunting.

I am Brendan Tower, a 2007 UW EE alumnus and Navy Submarine Officer.  I direct operations on a multi-billion dollar submersible nuclear reactor, loaded with advanced technology.  My job is to know how everything works and to lead its operation. I am writing you today to extend a rare invitation to tour one of our Ohio Class submarines. The US Navy’s Ohio Class Submarines are 560ft long, they displace 18,750 tonnes, and are jammed pack with advanced technology, and I would love to take you on a tour of one of these warships and teach you more about our program.

We have scholarships available where you can earn over $100,000 before graduation, and a job guarantee after graduation in a highly challenging and rewarding field while earning more than 95% of your peers.

The date of the tour is November 13th. Please feel free to respond if interested or if you have any questions.


Brendan Tower

(206) 327-2487

Research Opportunity: Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences (MIMSUP), Applications Due Nov 7

From the MIMSUP Website: The National Science Foundation-funded MIMSUP program is designed to increase diversity within the next generation of marine scientists. Participants receive intensive training in the marine sciences and in professional opportunities available to those who choose this career path. Applications are encouraged, in particular, from U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders). Applicants should be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university.

Eight selected students spend two quarters (January 6 – June 12 with a spring break from March 21 – March 30) at the Shannon Point Marine Center taking introductory and specialized courses in the marine sciences (31 quarter credit hours), attending seminars and workshops, exploring career opportunities, and engaging in supervised research. They also attend a regional or national scientific meeting. After the program, students return to their home institutions to complete their undergraduate programs.

For more information, stories, and videos:

Students: Opportunity to Join the University Disciplinary Committee

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC).  The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University. Students who have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code can appear before the University Disciplinary Committee or may choose to have an informal hearing with a Community Standards and Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Additionally, the UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 2015 and will complete their term at the end of December 2015. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be enrolled full-time (either undergraduate or graduate) and be in good academic standing. Additionally, students must be able to commit to meeting as a committee 5-7 hours per month and should be interested in gaining leadership skills through serving on this University Wide Committee.

Students are selected at random from those students who identify an interest in the University Disciplinary Committee and then training is provided for those selected. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held at the beginning of Winter quarter in January and details will be provided to selected students.

If you are interested in submitting your name for random selection of students to serve on the UDC, please email me directly at In your email, please include your name, major, college or school, and year in school. This is the only information I need prior to randomly selecting students. The deadline to submit your name for random selection is 5pm on Monday, November 10th. Students will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected by Tuesday, November 18th.

Thank you and best wishes for the end of the term.

Julie A. Draper Davis, PhD
Associate Director
Community Standards and Student Conduct

Box 355836, Seattle, WA 98195-5836
Schmitz Hall Room 447
206-685-6194 office

2015 Bonderman Travel Fellowship – Funding to Explore…

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available for the 2015 cycle. This extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge is made possible by the generous donation of Mr. David Bonderman. It offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. The criteria for application eligibility is outlined below.

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2015. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.


All applicants must be enrolled and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing and a degree application on file, AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • at least a 3.7 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2015; OR
  • participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2015. Undergraduates in one of these honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.7 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 12, 2015.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at:

Green Dot Fall Quarter Bystander Trainin

Green Dot Fall Quarter Bystander Training

We are excited to announce Green Dot’s Fall Quarter Bystander Training and we want you to come be a part of it.

For those of you who are not aware, Green Dot is a movement spreading across our campus with the goal of putting an end to sexual violence in our community. For more information on Green Dot, visit our website:

Students who have completed the Training have said they got out of the experience:
-an opportunity to meet other students
-the confidence/skills to step in and make a difference in the campus community
-a great addition to their resume and professional experience
-a free UW t-shirt and tasty Chipotle!

If you are interested, follow the link below to find out more information and sign up for the Training on November 15th.