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Week 10 – Spring Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 10 – I hope you all are surviving finals season! It’s Thursday which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below. We also have more seats open in Honors 394 A! See the information below:



Reminder: Evans School Lunch on the Lawn Information Session for Juniors and Seniors

Wellness and Resilience Series: EDUC 215 and 216

Are you still learning to tackle academics, shifting back from virtual learning, and/or all the challenges around the multiple pandemics still ongoing? Are you interested in growing your professional skills? Or maybe you’re just interested in personal growth and living your best life here at UW and beyond?

When thinking about registering for autumn quarter, remember to consider EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond.

The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce!

In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their well being in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

For EDUC 215, there are two times and modalities to take this 5 credit class that also provides SSc credit. The first section will be fully in person meeting for lectures on Tuesdays from 2:30-5:20pm PST with a one hour in person quiz section on Fridays for small group activities. The second section is a fully virtual section with virtual lectures on Thursdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST and then virtual synchronous quiz sections for one hour on Fridays. Asynchronous accommodations for lecture can be easily coordinated (synchronous participation in the one hour quiz section on Fridays is required). 

If you have already taken EDUC 215 (formerly EDUC 200 for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years), we recommend our new course EDUC 216: Thriving on the Path to Happiness. This new course will follow the same format as EDUC 215 and build on the skills learned in the first class to help students experience more joy, build stronger relationships, cultivate a growth mindset, and increase opportunities for success and development in personal and professional endeavors.

EDUC 216 will be offered on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST with one hour quiz sections on Fridays. As with EDUC 215, EDUC 216 is a 5 credit course that provides SSc credits. EDUC 215 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite class for EDUC 216.

Both classes will also be a part of the new Education Studies open enrollment, minimum requirement major along with two new classes coming in the ’23-’24 school year: EDUC 317 Emotion Regulation: Dialectics and Application and EDUC 381 Interpersonal Effectiveness and Coaching in Social Emotional Learning.

EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond and EDUC 216 Thriving on the Path to Happiness allow students to work towards their best lives while earning course credit! Remember to register for these classes while there are still a few spaces left!

More Seats in Honors 394 A Open!

There are more seats open in Honors 394 A! See the course description below:

Within an indigenous pedagogical format, this interactive class will be used as a space to do lovework and critically engage with notions of love, where our understandings of love have come from, and how we can proceed with a love consciousness. We will ponder and attempt to perceive how love is incorporated into our daily lives.

We will vision possible logic trajectories and frames of understandings in which love, or lack thereof, is included – both individually and societally. Musical, biological, philosophical, psychological, religious, political, cultural, artistic, linguistic, and social perspectives of love will be discussed. We will search for love knowledges and we will seek stories about love in our own lives. We will look at how love has been used in history and then, we will vision how love can be put into action as a force for creating our futures that include values of equity, anti-oppression, and positive changes within social institutions.

This course is intended to be an intervention into contemporary practices so that we can better understand our connections and relationships. It is an encouragement to act in ways that better respect ourselves, others, and our world.

Specific skills we will practice to enhance our perceptions, ponderings and critical thinking are: build community, work together, develop awareness, share ideas, listen, hear, read, write, speak, sing, find joy and humor, make connections, balance, foster wonder, respect, imagine, vision, strategize, tell stories, and practice self-love.