UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 3 – Autumn 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

We hope you’re all experiencing a fantastic journey through the honors program this semester. 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.




It’s Just…a Lunch & Learn with Stephanie Smallwood and former US Ambassador, Suzi LeVine

Get insider stories from an interdisciplinary powerhouse whose range of experiences include international leadership during the Obama administration, emergency relief distribution during the COVID pandemic, and dozens of other incredible, impactful jobs.

Bring your questions and your lunch! Beverages and dessert items will be provided.

When: T, Oct. 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Mary Gates Hall, 211

Free/Open to UW Community

Click here for more details and to RSVP: https://honors.uw.edu/event/suzi-levine-stephanie-smallwood-lunch-learn-free-uw-community/

Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers on WAYS OF KNOWING

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:00 p.m., HUB Lyceum

Different disciplines, cultures, and individuals have distinct approaches to gathering information, interpreting it, and forming beliefs. This begs the question: “How do we know things and where else should we be looking for answers?”

Don’t miss the Honors Program’s biggest event of the year, our annual Global Challenges/Interdisciplinary Answers conversation, led by dynamic speakers from a variety of backgrounds, addressing questions curated by students in Honors 100.

Click here for more details and to RSVP: https://honors.uw.edu/event/global-challenges-interdisciplinary-answers-public-2023/

Counseling Center Resources

As the school year gets under way, we want to highlight a couple services and updates from the Counseling Center. 

Let's talk logo

Let’s Talk allows you to drop-in to talk with a counselor. 

Tuesdays 2-4pm               Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Wednesdays 2-4pm         Q Center, 315 HUB

Fridays 2-4pm                   CIRCLE, 250 Schmitz

We also have a Let’s Talk for Referrals to mental health providers off campus, and a Let’s Talk for Survivors of sexual and/or relationship violence.

UW Counseling Center Workshops and Groups

Group therapy provides students the space to get support from, and help mutual growth with fellow students sharing similar experiences or identities.  Here are some groups with current openings:

  • Children of Immigrants Support Group
  • Tired but Wired: CBT for Insomnia
  • Understanding Self and Others
  • Umoja: Support Group for Black and Latine Womxn Graduate Students

Check out our Groups page for descriptions and a list of all the groups.  Groups typically have openings at the beginning of the quarter.  To join a group, call 206-543-1240

The Counseling Center Advisory Board

We are starting an Advisory Board for the Counseling Center this year get input from the campus about student mental health needs. The QR code above is for the student application.  We also have a staff and faculty application as we want your voice represented on our advisory board too!

Pet Therapy

2023-24 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC)

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW. 

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding?  You are the judge! 

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure, and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund.  In work groups, members will learn first-hand what makes an effective application and how dollars combined with accountability and support make ideas come to life. And you’ll gain program management, communication, teamwork, decision-making and leadership skills. The Provost’s Office staff will coach you on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.  

Apply here:  https://forms.gle/YbvpjRdzYwfxoV95A 

Deadline:   November 7, 2023, at 11:59 pm 

Councilmember Duties 


This year the HESAC will do two things; select new projects and oversee the projects selected in 2023; Eat TogetherHuskies’ Precious Plastics, and Pathways for All Huskies. Members will participate in both areas.   

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:  

  • Bi-weekly whole group meetings – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm, on the Seattle Campus or via Zoom (your choice)
    • Autumn Quarter
      • November 21 
      • December 5 
  • Winter Quarter
    •  January 9 & 23 
    • February 6 & 20  
    • March 5 
  • Spring Quarter 
  • March 26 
  • April 2 *note shift*, 16 & 30  
  • May 14 & 28 
  • As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings. 
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selectedIf so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now. 


Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:  

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment. 
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers.  They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve. 

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at katyd2@uw.edu 

Honors Study Abroad: Tokyo, Japan

UW Study Abroad is accepting applications for our popular yearlong exchange to Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.  As a Global Leadership Fellow, you will spend one full academic year studying at Waseda University immersed in Japanese culture and language.  

Students pay UW tuition, receive core Honors credit and UW credit, AND receive free year-long international student housing at Waseda (centrally located). Housing is a very a special perk of this unique program. 

Students from all disciplines who are interested in Global Leadership are encouraged to apply! Some background in Japanese language is suggested, but not required. 

Information Session Details:

Monday, October 16, 3:00-3:50, Honors Library, MGH 211E

Application due date November 30, 2023 (priority). Apply here. 

More information about the GLFP Waseda Exchange here.

You may also contact Honors Program Assistant Director, Honors Program, Brook Kelly at: bbkelly@uw.edu

Tokyo Study Abroad Info Session

Music and Honors León, Spring 2024 Study Abroad in Spain

*Would you like to improve your Spanish, or learn from scratch? 

*Do you like to travel? 

*Do you enjoy music? 

This could be the Study Abroad program for you!


Friday Oct.13th, 12:30pm

Music Building rm.27

INFORMATIONAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNStQh1QeOg

TO APPLY: https://studyabroad.washington.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11878

D Center Memorial Scholarship

. D Center is humbled to further legacies of three UW community members: Carl James Dunlap, John Armstrong and Mary Ellen Waite by awarding $1,000 to three UW students for Fall 2023.

The selection criteria are a UW student who identifies a having a disability and a demonstrated financial need. Wheelchair-users are highly encouraged to apply as Mary Ellen Waite desired to provide direct financial support to them. The intent is to help support students with disabilities who would benefit from financial assistance to continue their pursuit of higher education.

If you are interested to apply, please fill out the application at your earliest convenience. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2023.

See attached for the announcement and if you have any questions, please contact D Center at dcenter@uw.edu.

Art History Amsterdam, Spring 2024 Study Abroad

I would like to draw your attention to this amazing Study Abroad opportunity to study the art and culture of the Netherlands, living (and biking) like a local in Amsterdam, and visiting many towns, such as The Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Haarlem, as well as cities in Belgium, such as Antwerp, Brussels, and Ghent.

Please see the attached brochure for links and details, and note that for all three courses you can receive A&H credits. No art history or humanities prerequisites, but applicants should motivate why they would like to study art from the Netherlands. The deadline is 11/15/23, but earlier submissions are encouraged and the priority deadline is 10/25. Also good to know for international students: this quarter of study abroad, including all fees, is cheaper than one quarter on campus.

Please feel free to email me with inquiries: marek@uw.edu

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