UWAA Member E-news
September 2009

From the Executive Director

Paul Rucker
Paul Rucker

As UWAA members, you’ve chosen to support the University of Washington. Our pledge is to support you in return. That’s why I’ve compiled a short list of links I think you’ll enjoy. Stay up to speed on UW news, sports, research and more. Wherever you are, the UW is just a mouse click away. More.

Columns Insider

Hoo Hoo House, Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, 1909; UW Libraries Special Collections

Hoo-Hoo's House Is That?
The UW Club is celebrating its 100th year and September's Columns magazine introduces you to the building’s original occupants: a lumberman’s fraternity called the Hoo-Hoo. Get to know the Hoo-Hoo and learn more about UW Club history in this Columns Insider that's exclusive to UWAA members. More.

(Purple and) Golden Opportunity

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Win 2 Seats to the UW World Dance Series
Enter to win two tickets to the Paul Taylor Dance Company on Oct. 8. This opening-night perfomance kicks off the 2009-10 UW World Dance Series with a true U.S. treasure and some of the world's most exciting contemporary dance. Enter now.

Congratulations to Jennifer Anderson, '90, '99, who won last month's $350 package of sun-blocking apparel from ExOfficio.

Alumni in the News

Staten Island September 11 Memorial (photo courtesy the Staten Island Borough Presidentís Office)

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Staten Island September 11 Memorial, created by UW grads Masayuki Sono, ’96, and Lapshan Fong, ’96, ’98. It commemorates the 267 Staten Island residents who died in the World Trade Center attack. See a slide show and learn more about the memorial.

Find out what Anna Faris, '99, and several other alums are up to. More.

What's Happening

Savery Hall's New Look
Newly remodeled Savery Hall is brighter, more energy-efficient and again open for business. Learn more about its renovation and see a slide show of the stunning, reborn building. More.

Washington Warm Ups

Washington Warm Ups
Cheer on the Dawgs when they're on the road at our Washington Warm Ups, the official pre-game parties for Husky away games. Enjoy the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad and get ready for the game with fellow alums and UW fans. The party starts on Saturday, Sept. 26 before UW takes on Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. We'll see you there! More.

Member Benefits

Ready, Set...Go Husky!
Summer’s over, classes are nigh and football’s in season. Do you have your Husky gear (and want to save 30%)? Know where to catch a game? We've got a slew of Husky-centric benefits just for you. More.

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Check out other great benefits and Dawg Deals you could be using right now!



Career Resources for Older (& Younger) Alumni
Alumni can take advantage of two offerings from Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal in September: the Job Resource Clinic is open to all alumni, while the Passion Search workshop specifically targets more experienced alumni who are in transition or considering transition. More.


Costa Rica

Discover Amazing Costa Rica
Our February tour to this fascinating country sold out so quickly we’ve added a second date in March! Don’t miss your chance to discover the exotic flora and fauna, towering volcanoes, stunning sunsets, wildlife and more that make a trip to Costa Rica a tropical educational journey. More.

Find other exciting UW Alumni Tours...

We Heard You...

We Asked. You Answered. We Listened.
In April, we started sending brief e-mail surveys to get feedback from you to help us make your membership experience even better. Each month, we'll address one of your questions or comments. First up: "...my lifetime card has worn and it needs replacing. Any chance of getting a replacement?"

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Pride Point

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

Did You Know?

The Daily, UW’s independent student newspaper, was one of 13 college media groups to take top honors in the Four-year Daily Tabloid Newspaper category at the 2009 David L. Adams Apple Awards in New York City.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Publications

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Regional Alumni Groups

Stay connected to the UW wherever you are. Regional alumni groups host events and activities throughout the year. See what's happening near you:

Student Calling Program

UW student callers help the University keep in touch with alumni and friends by giving them an opportunity to talk to a current student about campus life, to update their contact information and to support the University. Learn how your gift has made a difference to one particular student caller.