Camp Promise-West is looking for volunteers this summer

Do you still need something fun to do this summer? Are you energetic, creative, and enthusiastic? Do you like working with youth and being a part of a FUN team? Are you looking to gain experience in the healthcare field or working with people with special health care needs??

If YES, then Camp Promise-West is looking for YOU!

We are currently recruiting volunteers who are mature and responsible individuals, who like working hard and who are willing to learn. Camp Promise-West is a 1-week overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy and select neuromuscular diseases, and we believe all kids should get to experience the magic of camp, regardless of their medical needs or physical abilities. Our schedule is jam packed with theme days, pranks, costumes, summer fun, and activities that are 100% wheelchair accessible. We provide camp and medical care free of charge to our campers and highly value our volunteers who help make this happen.

Available positions include:

1) 1) One-on-one counselors to provide friendship, assistance and personal care to campers.

2) Program staff (photographers, yearbook editors, sports, drama, music, etc)

3) Medical staff (nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, etc)

This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are dedicated to giving back to their community, or those who are interested in a career in the healthcare field and who are looking for experience working one-on-one with individuals with special health care needs. Many (but not ALL!) of our volunteers are pre-health students (medicine, nursing, PT/OT, etc) or interested in social work or counseling, or grad students/professionals in these fields. While, helpful, experience is not required as we provide all necessary training at our Orientation session prior to camper arrival.

Our volunteers are of all ages, come from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country, so whatever your skills may be, if you are committed to making camp the best week of our campers’ year, we’d love to hear from you!

The details:

§ Dates: August 23-29, 2015

§ Location: Vaughn, WA

§ Requirements: Be at least 16 years old, submit an application, complete an interview, and pass background & reference checks.

§ Application deadline: May 31, 2015

§ Website: camppromise.org

How to Apply:

Visit www.camppromise.org/apply

Questions?

For more information, please contact Director Terin Izil at terin or405-459-7447.

2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair taking place on June 11th from 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Eastern Time!

Promote the Event to Your Predental Network

As of 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time today, we are delighted to report that more than 1,000 predents have registered for the event!

In order to assure an even larger number of students receive information about the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair, please share the attached email with your network of students.

A Valuable Event For Advisors

This event is not just for students – you too can benefit from attending the 2015 ADEA Predental Student Virtual Fair. Log-in on June 11th to:

· Receive tips from Cassandra Flambouras, ADEA’s NAAHP representative, who will share best practices on how to best support students on their path to pursuing a career in dentistry;

· Learn the meaning of holistic review and its impact on the dental school application process;

· Hear more about the FREE resources, including ADEA GoDental and ExploreHealthCareers.org, that are available to help you motivate and mold the next generation of dentists and allied dental professionals.

Register today!

Thank you for your help spreading the word about this important event. We look forward to a very successful event, and we hope to “see” you on June 11!

Best,

Chonte, Emily, Liz and Sam
ADEA Virtual Fair Team

Aspiring Docs blog update

We’re pleased to announce that the aspiringdocs.

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May 18th scholarship due date: Domingo-Viernes Scholarship

NOTICE: The Domingo-Viernes Scholarship is due in one week, on May 18th. Please encourage students to apply.

The University of Washington’s Center for Labor Studies is proud to announce a scholarship for high school and community college students incoming to the University of Washington in 2015-2016, the Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship. It is available to students who are incoming to the University of Washington, qualify for financial aid, and have an interest in social justice and human rights.

Please provide information about this scholarship to your students. We have attached a flier with further information on the scholarship. It is also pasted below. If you have any questions or would like further information about the scholarship, please let us know. Our phone number is 206-543-7946. We hope some students from your school will be able to apply.

Please confirm with us that you have received this information. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
University of Washington, Center for Labor Studies

Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship
*Please post where ever scholarship information is available to students*

(This information is also available at http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/resources-domingo-viernes.html)

$5,500 scholarship for students entering or transferring into the University of Washington

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington and the Inlandboatmen’s Union, Region 37’s Alaskero Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship in honor of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two inspiring leaders of the Seattle labor movement. Gene grew up on a farm in the Yakima Valley and began working in the Alaska salmon canneries at the young age of 16. Gene was a state wrestling champion and attended Central Washington State College on a full ride athletic scholarship. Silme graduated with honors from the University of Washington and went on to found the Seattle chapter of the Union of Democratic Filipinos. Together, they formed the Alaska Cannery Workers’ Association and fought the brutal working conditions and racist management of the industry.

Despite opposition from all sides, Gene and Silme founded the Rank and File Committee in 1977 to struggle for union democracy and fair working conditions. They were elected to the leadership of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 37 in 1980, and worked hard to build links and solidarity with the people of the Philippines. Tragically, both were murdered on June 1, 1981. Corrupt former Local 37 President Tony Baruso and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos were later implicated in the assassination. Their memory lives on as inspiration to workers and students striving for justice.

Who should apply?

The scholarship is awarded yearly to students entering or transferring into the University of Washington who are committed to the principles of justice and equality and have demonstrated financial need. Students with an interest in labor studies or a family background in labor and social justice are encouraged to apply.

You must have demonstrated financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify. More information can be found at http://www.washington.edu/students/osfa.

Those who do not meet FAFSA requirement are highly encouraged to consider other scholarships offered by the Bridges Center. More information is available at: http://depts.washington.edu/pcls

How do I apply?

To apply, a student should verify that they have financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and prepare the following materials:

1. A brief written statement by the applicant explaining her or his commitment to the study of labor or to involvement with the labor movement and social justice.
2. A letter of support from a teacher or community member.
3. Up to date contact information, including e-mail, mailing addresses, and phone number.

Send applications by mail or e-mail to

Andrew Hedden, Program Coordinator
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
University of Washington
Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195-3530
hbcls

Applications are due Monday, May 18, 2015.

Questions?

For more information regarding the Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship in Labor Studies, visit the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies website at http://depts.washington.edu/pcls/ or contact:

DomingoViernesScholarship_Flyer.pdf

Seattle AWIS: May 20th – Leadership: An interview with Rhonda Rhyne

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents: An interview with Rhonda Rhyne,
Medical Technology CEO, Board Director and Women’s Leadership Author

May 20th, 2015 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
There are universal leadership skills you can develop in order to succeed in your desired career.
Our speaker serves as a role model and mentor to those in all stages of their career. She will share her
experiences and provide advice that can help make your career path less daunting and the journey more enjoyable.

Ms. Rhyne is author of “Keys to the Corner Office: Success Strategies for Women by Women”

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Introductions, Program
7:45pm – Networking and Dessert
Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking
As parking will be a challenge tonight. There is Free Parking in front and side of Thomas Building
and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women!

Please Help Advertise by Printing and Posting our Seattle AWIS Event Flyer.
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website.
For additional event information please email programs.

Medical/Dental Brigade information and funds request

​Please see the message below:

Dear Shoreline Community College Affiliates,

As a graduate of Shoreline Community College I would like to ask for your assistance. This year I am volunteering my services with the Seattle University Chapter of Public Health Brigades. It is a chapter affiliated with Global Brigades Inc., a non-profit organization (501 3c) that works in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Ghana. Together with 30 other students in the medical field I will go to a rural area of Panama that has limited access to healthcare and we will provide comprehensive health services in our fields. We will have the privilege to volunteer alongside licensed medical professionals and also provide prevention programs through dental hygiene and public health workshops.

This is Seattle University’s third health oriented Brigade, and as a global citizen I want to work towards a more humane world, especially for those who are underprivileged. Through our involvement, we can not only alleviate the suffering of people who are presently ill but also educate younger generations about preventable diseases and the health practices they should follow.

In order for this effort to be a success, we need to raise enough medical supplies to send to Panama to give to the families we will see in the clinic. Therefore, we are looking for sponsors to support this mission to serve others. I need to raise approximately $2,000 and as much supplies as possible.

If you would like to help sponsor my trip, please take a look at my fundraising profile at https://www.globalbrigades.org/empowered/chapter/seattle-university-medical-brigades-chapter/member/zabrina-duncan or contact me if you can donate supplies. Donations can be made by using a credit/debit card or E-check through our profile online. If you would rather donate using a check, please make all donations out to Seattle University and in the memo please write “Seattle University Public Health Brigade Club for Zabrina Duncan.” These checks can be sent to our address on the top of the first page.

I truly appreciate your time and consideration. Please call, email or write to me with any questions. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Zabrina E. Duncan

Diagnostic Ultrasound major | College of Science and Engineering | Seattle University | University Liaison to Ultrasound Club

duncanz1@seattleu.edu

(206) 841-2103

NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION?

Come to a FAFSA workshop. A Financial Aid advisor will be available to help you.

DATES: Thursdays: MAY 7, 21

Mondays: JUNE 1, 15, JULY 13, 27, AUG 10, 24

TIME: 2:30 – 4:00

LOCATION: Shoreline Workforce Education Computer Lab, FOSS, 5101

WHAT TO BRING:

Your tax information or estimates, including

parents’ tax information if applicable

UW Health Graduate School Fair- next week, May 19 – open to everyone!

Have you been thinking about pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, rehabilitation medicine, or other health-related fields? Please come join us for the 2015 Health Graduate School Fair.

Health Graduate School Fair

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015; 2-5pm

Mary Gates Hall, Commons

The Health Graduate School Fair is hosted by the Career Center and Alpha Epsilon Delta(AED), is a great opportunity for you to connect with representatives from over 45 health-focused graduate and professional programs, who will be on-hand to meet with our UW talented students and alumni interested in continuing their education in the health sciences. Whether you want to attend graduate school at the UW, elsewhere in the United States, or even internationally, the Health Graduate School Fair has something for you!

For a complete list of registered programs and institutions, as well as tips on how to prepare, please visit http://careers.washington.edu/Students/Health-Fair.

Questions? Please contact careerevents or 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing you on May 13th!

Seattle AWIS: May 20th – An interview with Rhonda Rhyne

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents: An interview with Rhonda Rhyne,
Medical Technology CEO, Board Director and Women’s Leadership Author

May 20th, 2015 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
There are universal leadership skills you can develop in order to succeed in your desired career.
Our speaker serves as a role model and mentor to those in all stages of their career. She will share her
experiences and provide advice that can help make your career path less daunting and the journey more enjoyable.

Ms. Rhyne is author of “Keys to the Corner Office: Success Strategies for Women by Women”

Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Introductions, Program
7:45pm – Networking
Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking
As parking will be a challenge tonight. There is Free Parking in front and side of Thomas Building
and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women!

Please Help Advertise by Printing and Posting our Seattle AWIS Event Flyer.
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website.
For additional event information please email programs.