Meet the New ECC Director Feb. 7

Meet the New ECC Director Feb. 7

Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D in welcoming new Ethnic Cultural Center Director, Marisa Herrera, on Tues., Feb. 7, from 3-5 p.m. in Condon Hall, 711E. Faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to meet the new director during this special event featuring a short program, mingling and dessert. Read… Read More


Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Pledges $100K to Intellectual House

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Pledges $100K to Intellectual House

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has pledged $100,000 to support the design and construction of the University of Washington’s Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility to be built on the UW Seattle campus that will serve Native American students, faculty, and staff.  The donation will be matched by the UW’s matching fund initiative, yielding a total of… Read More


Herrera Joins OMA&D as New ECC Director

Herrera Joins OMA&D as New ECC Director

Marisa Herrera, formerly an assistant director of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford, has joined the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) staff as the new director of the Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)/Theatre, effective Dec. 15. “Marisa brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the position from her previous work in student services,… Read More


New Ethnic Cultural Center To Be Named In Honor of Dr. Samuel E. Kelly

New Ethnic Cultural Center To Be Named In Honor of Dr. Samuel E. Kelly

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) new Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) will be named in honor of the late Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the department and a pioneer for diversity on campus. The UW Board of Regents approved the naming of the center at its… Read More


Peoples To Receive 2012 Odegaard Award

Peoples To Receive 2012 Odegaard Award

Gertrude Peoples, a special assistant with the University of Washington football program and the former director of the UW’s Student-Athlete Academic Services, is the 2012 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange announced Monday. The award will be presented at the… Read More


OMA&D Mourns Loss of Gordon Hirabayashi

OMA&D Mourns Loss of Gordon Hirabayashi

The UW alumnus who opposed the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II has died at the age of 93. Hirabayashi was one of over 400 UW Nikkei students forced to leave campus in 1942. He was featured in this New York Times article.


Call for Volunteers – 2012 MLK Day of Service

Call for Volunteers – 2012 MLK Day of Service

Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D staff and students in a day of volunteering on Jan. 16, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are asked to sign up by Jan. 13. For more information or to R.S.V.P., visit the ECC web site.


Fleming Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Fleming Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Husky football legend and former Washington state senator George Fleming, ’64, was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Sat., Dec. 31, at the Pasadena Convention Center. He was also honored during both the Rose Bowl parade and game on Mon., Jan. 2. Fleming, a running back and kicker, helped the Huskies to… Read More


UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa

UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa

The Black Student Commission, Black Student Union and Ethnic Cultural Center came together to host the UW’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration in Kane Hall, Dec. 6. Faculty, staff, and students attended the event held in commemoration of the African American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. The Walker Ames… Read More


Long Journey Home Planning Committee Members Reunite

Long Journey Home Planning Committee Members Reunite

Members of the Long Journey Home Planning (LJH) Committee reunited at a special reception on Wed., Nov. 30, in Suzzallo Library, marking the culmination of the process to honor over 400 Nikkei students at UW that were forced by the federal government to leave campus and report to internment camps during World War II. In… Read More