UW Retirement Association

June 26, 2018

UW Encore Digest June 2018

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Engaging Experience for the Greater Good



Commencement 2018 – On June 9 at Husky Stadium, June 10 at Safeco Field and June 11 at the Tacoma Dome more than 9,000 individuals were recognized for their completion of work necessary to receive a degree from the University of Washington. All of the late nights studying, the scores of books read, the sheathes of paper and/or watts and kilowatts of energy used on projects, essays, and theses and the friendships and mentorships formed became embodied in a piece of paper. These graduates’ academic missions could not have been accomplished without a devoted cadre of faculty and staff supporting their efforts. In their time working on UW campuses, UW retirees kept students’ minds inquiring, hearts open, bellies filled and kept the administrative machinery running smoothly. Thank you for all you did and continue to do to help students achieve their goals and to help the university shine the light of discovery into our communities and the world.

Commencement Videos: See a sixty-second video of the UW Bothell commencement ceremonies HERE. See a five-minute video of the UW Seattle commencement ceremonies HERE.

Student Profiles: See profiles of UW Tacoma graduates HERE.


Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities (SIAH) Symposium – August 17 – 9:30am-4:30pm – Location: TBD – Created under the auspices of the Undergraduate Research Program, SIAH gives undergraduates studying in the arts and humanities an opportunity to undertake an extensive research project. The theme of this year’s project is Seattle’s Upside Down: Unearthing the City’s Deeper Histories. SIAH is looking for volunteers to assist with the program’s end of quarter symposium on August 17. Learn more about this chance to support students’ research by contacting Jessica Salvador at dearjess@uw.edu or (206) 543-4282


Please watch the UW Encore e-digest in coming months for meaningful opportunities to be involved in the UW community and its mission in the 2018-19 academic year including: *The Pipeline Project *Husky Leadership Initiative *Undergraduate Research Program *Husky Food Pantry.

Learn more about the opportunities listed above and find links to larger community volunteer opportunity search engines for Snohomish, King and Pierce counties HERE.


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Seattle Hosting 2018 Special Olympics USA Games at UW

Cheering spectators are very welcome to attend the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, July 2-6. You can find a full schedule for all athletic events HERE. A limited number of seats still remain for the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, July 1 at 12:30pm at Husky Stadium. Click HERE to check on ticket availability.




Ray Houle parlayed his love of movement and dance into several careers which intersected with the UW for about 20 years.  Now, in his “retirement,” he has returned to his first love, albeit with a twist….Read the rest of Ray’s story HERE.


Maintaining Campus Connections in Retirement: Have you returned to the UW to lend your skills to a UW program, unit, department or school – either as a volunteer or in a paid capacity? We’d love to hear about your experience as we identify meaningful ways to maintain engagement with the UW. Please email us at uwencore@uw.edu or call 206-685-7728.

Questions? Feedback? Suggestions? Please contact us at uwencore@uw.edu.