The door of each office in Mackenzie Hall is adorned with a little metal placard, meant to display name plates, business cards, or office hours. For L.A. Smith, this 3×2-inch rectangle has been the frame for nearly a thousand pieces of art. Every day, Smith displays a new finger-length canvas on her office door. These [...]
The UW chapter of Engineers Without Borders approaches each new project with a simple question. “We go to the community and ask what are their greatest needs,” said group president Bryan Bednarski, a junior in the Department of Electrical Engineering. The answer isn’t always so simple, but the aim is always the same: “We want [...]
Congratulations! We made it through the holiday season with a little less stress. Now it’s time to reflect on 2015. Do you remember what your goals were for the year? Were you successful? No matter what your answers may be, carve out some time this week to try these tips for reflection and goal setting: [...]
Are you hosting a holiday party soon and need a little inspiration for the menu? We definitely left inspired after attending Chef Tracey MacRae’s cooking demo at the Chef’s Table in Lander Hall last week. Chef Tracey, campus executive chef for Housing & Food Services, not only cooks divinely but is also a joy to [...]
It is already the end of December and before we know it, 2016 will roll in. What are your goals for next year? Do you want to lose weight? Exercise more? Eat healthier? Or are you interested in venturing into new hobbies, meeting new people, or volunteering more? More than half of Americans set a new [...]
As joyful and fun as the holidays are with my kids, I find myself thinking about those I’ve lost over the years. My Aunt Erma and Uncle Buffy spent over 23 holidays with us. Every year on Christmas morning there would be a special present under the tree from them. It would always be our [...]
The first time Kathie Friedman taught a class about immigration, in 1991, she assigned her students to write a fictional story for their final project. None of them were immigrants, or even knew any immigrants, so they were tasked with estimating what the newcomer experience might be like. "I said, 'It's gotta be feasible, you need to do research. But you can create your characters,'" Friedman, an associate professor in the Jackson School, recalled.
The Whole U was so excited to partner with faculty from the Center of Family and Child Well Being to host a panel discussion on popular parenting styles. Free range, attachment, and helicopter parenting were all on the agenda. Our panel consisted of Dr. Liliana Leguna, director of the Center for Child and Family Well [...]
Don’t just make a resolution this year… make a new you. Each week of the Dare to Do challenge will encourage you to step outside your norm: Dare to Move, Dine, Praise, Pause, Care, Explore, Simplify, and Connect. Weekly articles will provide ideas and resources to make it possible. We are also daring you to [...]
The women you see before you are bent but not broken, Harmed yet not harmful. Quiet but not silent. Have tripped, yet will never fall. The women you see before you are women without a home, not homeless women. Strong, brave, cultured, passionate, and surviving. —- And all with a [...]
Welcome to week 6 of The Stress Less Holiday Challenge! This week, we’ll explore ways to spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank. Let’s talk presents. Gift-giving is often a huge source of stress during the holiday season. Not only do we have to worry about finding the “perfect” gift for family, friends, and neighbors, [...]
Welcome to Seattle, where the Space Needle soars overhead, fish fly at the market, and majestic Mount Rainier looks on from the distance. And… where rents rise, construction cranes loom, displacement runs rampant, and thousands live on the street. It’s a city in flux, to say the least.