UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 10 – Autumn 2022

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 10 – I hope you all are surviving finals season! It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.



Research Exposed! Course: Winter 2023

Dear Colleagues,

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is excited to announce that the speaker line-up has been finalized for **autumn term’s Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) course. Research Exposed offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty, Research Exposed offers information on the process of discovery, how faculty design research projects, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. This course is especially relevant for students who are new to UW and are looking for ways to build community and engage in experiential learning outside of the classroom. More information can be found here: https://www.washington.edu/populationhealth/2022/11/22/winter-2023-undergraduate-course-highlights-uw-population-health-research/

CELE Center EDUC Courses for Winter ’23!


The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is offering opportunities for UW students to engage with local K-12 schools and earn credit!  If you’re interested in educational equity and gaining direct-service experience working with K-12 students, then we encourage you to enroll in our courses. Our courses are variable credit, count towards the Education and Leadership minors and I & S credits and are graded CR/NC. To get started, consider registering for the below classes on MyPlan:

  • EDUC 260: Equity Issues in K-12 Education (Mondays, 11:30am – 12:50pm, 1 credit)
    • required for first-time tutors/mentors in combination with EDUC 401A or EDUC 401B
  • EDUC 401A: Mentor Field Experience (Wednesdays, 11:30am – 12:50pm, 1-3 credits)
    • support high school students with college access and post-secondary planning
    • mentorship event dates and times will vary and will fall outside of the EDUC 401A class time
  • EDUC 401B: Tutor Field Experience (Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 5:20pm, 1-6 credits)
    • support K-12 students with academic tutoring
    • tutoring hours will take place outside of the EDUC 401B class time

You can find out more information on our website, located here. If you have any questions about enrollment or curriculum, please email celecenter@uw.edu.

Thank you so much, please let me know if you have any questions.


Our Team at Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) K-12 Mentorship and Tutoring Program

SPJ UW Excellence in Journalism & Media Contest Open for Submissions!

Hey writers!

The Society of Professional Journalists, UW Chapter is hosting their first-ever student journalism and media contest!

All undergraduate and graduate students at UW Seattle, UW Tacoma, or UW Bothell are eligible to apply under the categories of News Writing, Narrative Journalism, Multimedia, Sports, and Editorial (e.g. opinion or commentary). You don’t need to be a journalism or communications major to apply!

One winner will be selected from each category by UW Communications Department instructors and professional journalists, and will receive a certificate and a surprise gift from SPJ UW.

Each entry costs $4 to submit, and you may submit as many entries as you like as long as each falls into a separate category.

Visit this form to read the full guidelines and submit an entry by January 3, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Email us at spjuw@uw.edu with any questions or concerns. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your work!


SPJ UW Officers

Society of Professional Journalists, UW Chapter

New Student Technical Writing position in UW Information Technology

New student technical writer job on the communications team in UW Information Technology.

The technical writer will have a unique opportunity to influence a highly diverse community of students, faculty and staff, and to improve their experience in accessing, understanding and being successful in using the technology available for their work and study. And you would author content for a high-profile website that gets more than 3.5 million page views every year.

Our work and strategy in UW Information Technology is founded on the belief that good technology–well-conceived, designed, and delivered–is a powerful force for good at the University.

Job #7276432 in Handshake: https://joinhandshake.com/

WRHC Proposals Due January 23, 2023

Dear WRHC friends,

It was great to see you at the WRHC meeting today. Thanks for the heads up that not all of you received our initial invitation from early October. See below for our invitation pasted below. For California publics, we’ve attached Missoula’s anti-discrimination ordinance (passed in 2010). We will share with your colleagues, but please also help us in spreading the word about our local LGBTQ protections.

You and your team are cordially invited to join us at the 2023 Western Regional Honors Council Conference! This year, the conference will be held from Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1st, at the University of Montana in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 

The theme is Confluence. We will gather where three rivers flow together to share our experiences, discuss challenges and innovations, and ask questions (big and small). Together, on the “river of ideas,” we will learn from each other. But our learning won’t just be in the classroom, we will get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of the Last Best Place.

As students, this is a great time to get out of your comfort zone! You can showcase how relevant your research, creativity, and experiences will be to our future while splitting your time working and playing!

As faculty and staff, your knowledge and insights will help shape the experiences of honors students across the West who are on the fast track to improving our world.

We can’t wait to be immersed in honors education with you. We have booked three convenient hotel blocks within a half mile of our campus (just a short walk across the Clark Fork River) which will allow you easy commuting AND exploring.

We will offer a welcome Thursday night at the best library in the world and will kick off our sessions Friday with a DHC tradition, a hike with Dean Tim Nichols and our beloved faculty member Dr. Bruce Hardy. Presentations will be punctuated with our keynote speaker, Missoula’s-own Hank Green.

To participate in the 2023 WRHC Conference, please follow this link to submit your proposals! Follow us on Instagram @wrhc_conference. 

Proposal submissions are open now and must be submitted by January 23, 2023. If you are eligible and interested, start your application now! Accepted presentations will be announced in early February.

We look forward to reviewing your proposals! If there are any questions regarding the submission process or the conference itself, please feel free to contact dhc@umontana.edu