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Week 8 – Winter Announcements

Hi Honors Huskies!

Happy week 8 – I hope you all are surviving the cold! 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.



UW Interdisciplinary Honors-Senior Portfolio Presentations – Special Invite

Hello Honors Community, 

The Interdisciplinary Honors Program at the University of Washington is pleased to invite you to this quarter’s portfolio presentations celebrating our graduating seniors!  Students will share their unique reflections and revelations as they present their Interdisciplinary Honors Portfolios, synthesizing classes and experiences at the UW and beyond. Learn about the many different ways they decided on their majors, found their friends, connected their passions, and weathered the pandemic. Come celebrate with us at this special event! 

Location: Honors Program Suite MGH 211, main suite. 

Two sections presenting on:

Wednesday, March 8, 10:30-11:50 AM

Thursday March 9, 3:30-4:50 PM

A short reception in the main suite will precede the concurrent presentation sessions. Join us for snacks and celebration!

Please rsvp here where you may also view the schedule of events.

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Scholarships 101 for UW International Undergraduate students

Hosted by CIRCLE and the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Award 

What? A workshop and panel session for international undergraduate students to identify and prepare for scholarships.

Who? YOU! International undergraduate students at UW are invited!

Why? Join this session to get a brief overview of scholarships, debunk myths and hear directly from a panel of international students who have successfully received scholarships. Scholarship advisors will also be available to help answer the questions you may have.

When? Wednesday March 1, 2023, 3:30-5 PM

Where? Zoom! Register Here: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ah0SY4tgRg-1OdxkBOwVmA 

Fuel For Finals

With finals coming around the corner, the Office of Student Services invites you to stop by Miller 206 for some treats to Fuel for Finals! This will begin on Monday March 6,2023, and end Friday March 10,2023. You can stop by the office anytime between 9:00am-4:00pm for some goodie bags!

Invitation to Tent City 3 Donation Drive and Delivery

I am reaching out on behalf of the UW NextGen Program to extend an invitation to join us + students/staff from across campus for a delivery and engagement with Tent City on Monday March 6th. We will be meeting at Mary Gates Hall as a group at 5:00pm and bringing donated items down to the community. We would love to have students + staff in the UW Honors program join us!

Info and RSVP Form is linked here.

As Tent City 3 prepares to move to their new site in Ravenna, we are also hosting a donation drive leading up to this event. Bringing items to the delivery on March 6th is optional but appreciated. Students and staff can bring any items to the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) suite front desk located in Mary Gates Hall 171 (or leave at an arranged on-campus location for us to pick up) on or before Monday, March 6th at 5:00pm. Top donation needs include

– Tote bags 

– Plastic tote bags

– Cases of water

– Small (2 to 4 person) tents

– Kitchen supplies (can openers, aluminum foil, saran wrap, paper plates, bowls & cups)

– Building supplies (lumber of all types, zip ties, nails etc.)

– Camping supplies (flashlights, batteries etc.)

– Canned/non-perishable food products

– Toilet paper

– Cleaning supplies

– Hygiene products 

The community also discussed that they are seeking small tents that hold 2 to 4 people. Please feel fre to check out examples via the Amazon links below:

·         Tent Example 1

·         Tent Example 2

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Honors internship opportunity with Nepal based Campaign for Change

Campaign for Change (CfC), is the first and only intersex-led organization, established to address the plight of the intersex community in Nepal. As an organization, we are solely working tirelessly to raise awareness on intersex issues by developing and distributing informative and educational resources on intersex. It brings the need of intersex people to national, regional, and international attention. We lobby and advocate with the government, different institutions, and communities to create a safe and enabling environment for intersex people. We also advocate and support for economic empowerment of intersex people. 

As a small organization, we are always in need of creative minds, fresh and energetic people who are determined as well as enthusiastic to show their full potential. Having a few set of extra hands means we can complete our reports in time, do more thorough research and produce excellent data, reach a wider audience through social media campaigns, and so on. Through these internships, the students can learn about intersex and their issues, since I believe it is a new topic for most of them. They can learn, analyse, and assess the differences in the treatment of LGBTIQ+ community from their and our perspectives. 

Not to mention, they can get insight on how we are strengthening our movement while challenging the patriarchal norms and values in an orthodox society. All in all, this will be a learning experience for both parties as we believe there are always new things to learn.