Student Internship with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Student Internship with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
The Duwamish, Seattle’s only river, has been declared by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Superfund
Site, one of the most hazardous toxic sites in the nation, and its health and future are at a critical moment. After
February, 28, 2013 (release date for EPA’s proposed cleanup plan), the affected communities and residents of the
greater Seattle area will have 105 days to provide their comments, input and concerns. 

ESRM 489 (5 credits): Costa Rica Exploration Seminar/ Info Session Feb. 14th 9am and 4pm

Environmental & Forest Sciences Costa Rica: Natural History of Costa Rica
Location: Various Locales (cities, mountains & beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific slope)
Department: School of Environmental & Forest Sciences
Course Listing: ESRM 489 (5 credits)
Dates: August 30 – September 22, 2013
Program Fee: $3,900 (Financial aid often applicable)
Program Director: John Marzluff (Environmental & Forest Sciences), Marc Miller (Marine Affairs), Jack Delap (Environmental & Forest Sciences)
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION: February 14th, 9am & 4pm; Anderson Hall, Room 30
Are you interested in natural science and human culture? 

Reminder – Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Deadline

Application Available until February 18, 2013

Over 700 Scholarships Available for High Demand Majors

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is available until February 18, 2013. Click here for application. Please advertise to those students who are interested in earning a first bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care.

Thank you for promoting this great opportunity,Vickie Rekow
Director, Scholarship Services

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is administered by the College Success Foundation

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
1605 NW Sammamish Road | Suite 200 | Issaquah, WA 98027
Phone: 1-877-899-5002
Email: info 

Disability in Limited Resource Environments: Study Abroad in Brazil, Summer 2013

Just a reminder about this great study abroad opportunity in Brazil in A term in Summer 2013. The deadline to apply is about one week from now. The program would be of interest to people studying topics like: global health, human rights, social justice, pre-health, social welfare, disability, politics, diversity, and sociology. See below and also the attached flyer for more information. 

Lower Division Spring Courses of Public Health Interest

Please share these lower division spring courses with your interested students:
HSERV 100 Personal and Public Health (3) I&S
Provides an overview of the key components of health and wellness including the balance between individual responsibility and social determinants of public health, emphasizing a holistic preventative model. Incorporates self-assessment and considers the impact of personal, family, social, cultural, and environmental factors on health. 

PERS 2013 Annual Meeting – Call for abstracts

This is a great local conference being held just over the boarder in Tsawwassen, BC this year. Additionally, for students they offer free registration in exchange for volunteer hours (jeannie.gilbert) and travel grants (applications due April 1st). Both graduate students and undergraduates researching PNW estuaries and coats are encouraged to apply. More details below:
Pacific Estuarine Research Society 36th Annual Meeting
Towards an Estuarine Ethic: integrating science and stewardship
The theme for PERS 2013 is in the spirit of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic, where he promoted a personal environmental ethic in which homo sapiens was a member, not a master of the community or ecosystem. 

SAFS Majors (and prospective majors) – Spring Quarter Courses and Registration Info

The Spring Quarter 2013 Time Schedule is now available (All UW or FISH only) – registration begins on February 15. Below is a list of courses that satisfy degree requirements, for reference.


If you have started or completed the BIOL series, BIOL 180, 200 or 220 would also be a good choice (since many upper division FISH courses have BIOL as a pre-req) – note that BIOL 200 has a pre-req of CHEM 220. 

Spring 2013 Online Courses Available

Register for Spring 2013 online courses
Register now for spring quarter online classes. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of the University of Washington’s online courses. As a UW matriculated student, this spring you can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of your normal tuition load and pay an online fee of only $350 per class. These select online courses are offered in a group-start format, which means you can interact with your classmates and complete the course during the quarter. 

A few updates from Hall Health Mental Health

I have a few updates from Mental Health @ Hall Health:

The email us directly or call the MH front desk , MSW, LICSW has been offering a group for people at any stage of the “coming-out” process. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive and affirming environment where individuals can explore thoughts and feelings around sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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