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The Jackson Munro Public Service Fellowship (formerly the Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship) encourages a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community.

Jackson Munro Public Service Fellows are selected based on the strength of a public service project proposed in collaboration with a public sector (non-profit or governmental) organization.

Factors influencing the selection of Munro Public Service Fellows include:

  • Historical commitment to and involvement with community engagement activities
  • Depth of partnership/relationship with proposed public sector partner
  • Scope and impact of proposed work during the Fellowship
  • Potentially sustainability of proposed project, how will the organization sustain this work at the end of your Fellowship?
  • Connection between proposed...
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When?  Wednesdays at Noon (specific dates below)

 Where?  Gather round the Big Table outside of the Philosophy Office in Savery Hall 361


October 14              Human Rights                      Bill Talbott

What does it mean to have a human right to asylum?  What is that a right to?  What should the U.S. be doing to secure that right for asylum seekers from the Middle East?  

October 21              Justice                                    Michael Blake

Is it always unjust for a country to keep out those who would prefer to enter that country? Are there some people who have special rights to enter?  How should we identify those people?

October 28              Compassion                         Colin Marshall

Can we really feel compassion for the millions of refugees? If so, should we?

November 4            Religion                                 Michael Rosenthal

Is religion or culture...

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October 10 8:00pm Ethnic Cultural Theater -- FREE! 

"I believe in the power of a story. It lightens burdens. It spreads love."

A one-night only staged reading of Advocates for Youth's Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign performed by the University of Washington's Undergraduate Theater Society, co-presented by the Human Right to Family Planning Conference 2015.

1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime -- but these stories are rarely heard and often misunderstood. This production is based on real stories of abortion and reproductive health made by real women. We invite you to join us for an honest and powerful representation of abortion.

The performance will last approximately one hour -- after the performance audience members will be able to ask the ensemble questions about this performance and begin a dialogue about the realities and dimensions of abortion stories. 

To learn more about...

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Attention Huskies!

Welcome back to campus! We hope you had a great summer! Have you been looking for the perfect job or internship?  Then, don’t miss the chance to chat with more than 130 employers at annual UW Business Career Fair!  All UW students are welcome.


Monday, October 12, 2015

2-6pm, HUB Ballrooms

Open to all UW students and alumni!


Attending employers are looking to hire a variety of majors for internships, part-time or full-time career opportunities. The one thing they all have in common?  They’re looking to hire Huskies! 


Companies include: Accenture, Amazon,  Anheuser Busch, Bloomberg, Boeing, Capital One, Concur, Deloitte Consulting, Hitatchi, Honeywell, KeyBank, Lands’ End,  Tableau, Wells Fargo, Weyerhaeuser and many more! See attached link for employer list.

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The Elections Administration Committee (EAC) is currently looking for four dedicated individuals interested in interning with UW's on-campus elections! This year we are looking for interns in the following areas: Marketing, Programming, Volunteer & Outreach, and Elections Day Operations. Interns will get the opportunity to witness the elections process from the inside, as well as gain leadership experience and make amazing connections on campus. If you are interested in this opportunity or want to learn more you can visit the ASUW Suite in the HUB 121F. Otherwise, the application is available now until October 20th and can be found on

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Princeton in Asia

Information Sessions:

Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in the foothills of the Himalayas, reporting for a leading newspaper in Myanmar, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia. 

Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through...

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Hello Huskies,

 We hope you are well and the quarter is going nicely so far. Are you interested in working for a tech company but aren’t a computer science student? Join us to learn about the hundreds of jobs in tech companies for non-tech majors! Hear from a panel of employers (DocuSign, Expedia, Google, Payscale) about what those jobs are and how to apply for them. Come for the panel and stay for time to mingle and talk with panelists after the event. 

 Careers in the Tech Industry for All Majors

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
4:30-6:30pm; HUB # 214

 No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited.  Questions? Email or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing at this fun event!

 For all other upcoming “Careers In…”Employer Panel events, please click...

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Husky Toastmasters’ hosting an Open House on Thursday, Oct. 8th from 12:00pn – 1:00pm in Schmitz Hall 170

 Start the new school year out right!!

 Come to Husky Toastmasters’ Open House to learn how to improve your public speaking skills as well as how to work giving and receiving effective feedback.  Toastmasters’ is an inexpensive and fun way to work on the very skills that will help you succeed in the classroom.  The Open House will feature an experienced Toastmaster, Bruce Meaker, leading a workshop on effectively evaluating (and being evaluated by) your peers.  There will be plenty of Toastmasters on hand to tell you all about the Toastmasters’ communication program and how it can help you in your academic career and beyond.  Husky Toastmasters will provide complimentary food and drinks. Staff and community members are welcome as well!

 Open House: Thursday, Oct. 8th from 12:00pn – 1:00pm in Schmitz Hall 170

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On behalf of European Horizons and Yale University, I would like to invite your students to apply to our annual European Student Conference (ESC 2016) on February 5th and 6th 2016.

The objective of ESC 2016 is for students to deal with the challenges that confront the European Union. To this end, ESC 2016 will feature six workshops: Economy and Innovation, European Identity, Democracy and Institutions, Immigration and Integration, Transatlantic Relations, and Entrepreneurship.

Each Workshop will consist of 15 students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as of policy advisers from European and international institutions and professors from renowned American universities. At the end of the Conference, participants will have generated policy-papers on the aforementioned topics that will analyze the dimensions of the challenges, propose policy prescriptions for the European Union to adopt, and outline how they, as students, can work towards...

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The Fritz Scholarship application for study abroad is now open.  Students planning to study abroad during winter or spring quarter 2016 should apply now.  The deadline is November 6th.  The application is open to declared majors in the Social Sciences & Humanities with a 3.0 gpa or above. 

This year the application has changed slightly.  Students are asked to submit a CV in addition to their essay.  The essay prompt and application details are available online at

We currently have two workshops planned to help your students submit a competitive application.  Please encourage them to attend—they can RSVP using the link below.

Fritz Scholarship Application Workshop

·         Tomorrow, October 6th at...

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