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April 1, 2019

Grad Student Spotlight: How Kickboxing made me a better Teacher, Researcher, and Engineer

Eldridge portrait with ECE in the background

Guest post from Eldridge Alcantara, UW Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Cardio Kickboxing Group Fitness Instructor. Even though I was setting aside a pretty good life already in San Diego, CA, where I was born and raised surrounded by a large Filipino family, close friends, and a full-time engineering…


February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Practice Self Love this Valentine’s Day

Students in Red Square with Valentines

Valentine’s Day is known for a lot of things—roses and chocolate, to name just a few. It’s a day to celebrate significant others, family, and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to remind yourself to practice some self-love as well. With the gloom of winter weather, the stress of midterms season, and finals seemingly…


January 29, 2019

UW’s Lincoln Johnson Awarded Top Student Life Honors

By the UW Student Life team We think Lincoln Johnson (Associate Vice President for Student Life) is an extraordinary individual. And it turns out we’re not alone… We are overjoyed to announce that Lincoln has been awarded the AVP Student Affairs Professional Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). NASPA is the…


January 18, 2019

Student Voices: Perspectives on Leadership from the Husky 100

Every year we get the opportunity to celebrate some incredible students from UW’s three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma) as the Husky 100. This recognition honors 100 students for their exceptional contributions on and off campus and for truly making the most of their Husky Experience. These students prove that leadership is far from a…


November 5, 2018

12 New (School) Year Resolutions

January may be the most popular time to take on a new project or goal, but for those of us still in school, September seems like a whole new year, too. Why wait until 2019 to start on some resolutions? Here are a few ideas to choose from, or to inspire your own resolutions. Find…


March 20, 2018

Dr. Denzil J. Suite elected as NASPA board chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 Seattle, WA Dr. Denzil J. Suite, Vice President for Student Life at the University of Washington, has been elected as the next Board Chair of NASPA, the world’s leading association for student affairs professionals. Dr. Suite, who previously served as a Member-at-Large on the NASPA Board of Directors, began…


November 22, 2017

Reflections on gratitude from your fellow Huskies

November can be tough. Between the early darkness of Daylight Savings Time, seemingly endless midterms, and Seattle’s ever-present rain, it’s a point in Fall Quarter when it’s easy to get stressed out, overwhelmed, or just a little down, so it seemed like time for a little positivity. With Thanksgiving coming up, I decided it was…


October 3, 2017

21 Tips for making the most of your first year at UW

Check out the first in a series from student blogger Hannah, a UW junior studying Marketing and English who is also involved with the American Marketing Association and Her Campus UW. When not pitching, writing or editing UWSL blog posts, she’s probably making PowerPoint presentations for a case competition or ordering a vanilla latte on the Ave. Hey…


April 11, 2017

How are you feeling?

As we start spring quarter and celebrate the change in season, it is also important to acknowledge that some within our campus community are facing challenges from a range of stressors: from a polarized political environment to academic and personal difficulties.  Such challenges can add stress to what are already demanding times.  The time is…