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Burdick Receives State Department Scholarship

Social Work student Morgan Burdick, class of 2017, received a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State to study Punjabi in India this summer. Burdick, who is already proficient in Spanish, Urdu, and Hindi, sees a critical need for social workers to understand and be familiar with the languages and cultures of immigrants and refugees in the Seattle area.
Published: Jul 22, 2016

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Kirsten Thompson to Direct Film Studies

Kirsten Thompson joins the English Department faculty to direct the Film Studies program. Her research and teaching focus on American cinema and media (film noir, crime, blockbuster, and special effects); New Zealand and Pacific film and media; German cinema; and film theory, history, and animation.
Published: Jul 18, 2016

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Students Take Top Awards in Liberal Arts Essay Contest

Junior Sarah Huffman and Sophomore Grace Kurtz took top honors in the college essay contest sponsored by the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts.
Published: Jul 14, 2016

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Meyer-Fong to Deliver Inaugural Lee Endowed Lecture

Professor Tobie Meyer-Fong will present “World of Pan and Wonder: Horizons of a 19th Century Chinese Traveler,” as the inaugural Peter L. Lee Endowed Lecture in East Asian Culture and Civilization on November 14. Her presentation will focus on Li Gui who, from 1876 to 1877, became one of the first Chinese travelers to circumnavigate the globe.
Published: Jul 13, 2016

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MSAL Named in Top 20

SportBusiness International once again ranked the Master’s in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) among its top 20 master’s degree programs in the world.
Published: Jul 12, 2016

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Gunnison Publishes on Women, Crime, and Justice

Criminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison's latest book, "Women, Crime, and Justice: Balancing the Scales," provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of women in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims, and practitioners.
Published: Jun 28, 2016

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Maifeld Elected VP of Arts Educators Association

Professor Kevin Maifeld, MFA, was elected vice president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, an international organization of colleges and universities that focuses on training in arts management and establishing standards of education for arts administration.
Published: Jun 17, 2016

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Alumni Profile: Connie Smith, First Woman to Hold Chief Probation Role

Connie (Gits) Smith, Criminal Justice major class of 1988, is the first woman ever to hold the position of Chief U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officer, Western District of Washington. She has a staff of 110 in five offices that oversee some 1,500 defendants.
Published: Jun 15, 2016

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Student Profile: Heidi Franz '17

She participated in her first bicycle race while studying abroad in Austria. A year later she received the women's overall national title in cycling for Division 2 schools. Although she enjoys bicycling and competing, Heidi Franz is focused on her documentary photography.
Published: Jun 14, 2016

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Alum David Hogan Stars in New Film

As a Criminal Justice major, David S. Hogan, class of 2000, didn’t anticipate having the lead role as an assassin in a movie he produced and starred in. “Paralytic” had its premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 3, 2016.
Published: Jun 13, 2016

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