Student News

February 15th-February 21st

Work Study Position Available!

The Disability Resource Center is looking for a work study eligible student to work two 3-hour shifts as a disability assistant. Both shifts are 9am – 12 noon, Mondays and Fridays for the remainder of the semester.

If you are available for either or both of those, please contact Dimitri Azadi as soon as possible at Thank you!!


Cornish Art faculty member Cable Griffith's recent painting Two Lights in the Woods was nominated for the City Arts Winter Artwalk Awards!
Cornish Foundations faculty member Rob Rhee was also nominated for the City Art Winter Artwalk Awards!
Jovino Santos Neto's Quinteto has a new video called Flowing of the Night. This Quinteto also includes Cornish faculty members Chuck Deardorf, Mark Ivester, and Ben Thomas.

Click here to listen to Flowing of the Night.

Black History Month Events!!!!

Library Displays!

Library Display Cabinet/Case

Presented by POC-Union and Inclusivity & Diversity Committee

February 16-29, 2016

2nd Floor, MCC

Collection Display

Library, 2nd Floor MCC

Curated by Hollis Near and the Cornish Librarians


As you may have noticed our apparel stock is pretty low. We are working on revamping our apparel options and would love your opinion!!

Stop by the Student Life Front Desk and fill out an apparel survey! Help us make our apparel better!

Projects, Dance Concerts, and More!

Feb/Mar Usher opportunities at the Playhouse

We need Ushers! This position is not paid, but volunteers do get to see the show for free and we have some GREAT performances at the Playhouse in the next few weeks. Anyone interested can email me directly ( indicating which shift they'd like to work. The schedule is listed below with starting times!

Spectrum Dance Theater, Rambunctious 2.0,

THU Feb 18, 6:15pm

FRI Feb 19, 6:15pm

SAT Feb 20, 6:15pm

SUN Feb 21, 12:45pm

Seattle Women's Chorus, CAMP,

FRI Feb 26, 6:45pm

SAT Feb 27, 12:45pm

SAT Feb 27, 6:45pm

SUN Feb 28, 12:45pm

Genre Bender, presented by City Arts,

FRI Mar 4, 6:45pm

SAT Mar 5, 6:45pm

Have a voice in City of Seattle budgets or work on youth programs

Anyone between the ages of 11 and 25 is invited to propose and work on programs and services to be funded by the City of Seattle. Be part of civic government by attending these upcoming "Large Idea" assemblies or commenting on the social media pages

From Rahwa Habte, City of Seattle Youth Engagement Strategic Advisor:

"We are two weeks into Youth Voice, Youth Choice and have collected close to 200 funding ideas from people of all ages. We have recruited a couple dozen youth budget delegates that will help us to develop these ideas.

We are super excited and wanted to let you know there are two more large idea assemblies that you can participate in. Remember, people off all ages are welcome to come pitch ideas, but only young people (ages 11-25) can help us develop them into fundable projects. We also have our social media pages up (woot) which I have included below for you to like and share at your pleasure. I hope to see you at an assembly!"

Upcoming Large Idea Assemblies:

Southeast Seattle – Thursday February 18th @ 3:30pm at New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave South)

Downtown/Seattle Center – Tuesday February 23rd @ 5:00pm

Seattle Center Armory Loft Room #2 (305 Harrison Street)

Social Media Pages:

Facebook -

Twitter -

Our hashtag on both is - #YouthVoiceSea

City website:

Cornish College of the Arts Spring and Summer Extension Courses

Cornish Extension Programs provide community members of all ages with instruction and access to the arts at the highest level in an inclusive environment that nurtures creativity, intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning.

When - Spring extension courses start in March 2016 after spring break and summer courses run from May - August 2016.

Where - Cornish College of the Arts

Any cost associated - Varies depending on the course - please contact the extension office if you are a current student and want to register:

If you are interested, go here to find out more information or contact Alison Staplin Dean, Director of Extension Programs, at or (206) 726-5148.


Leadership 1000 Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington state. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor.

Annual awards range from $2,500-$5,000 per year.

Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

Approximately 60 applicants will be selected this year.


The online application must be submitted by February 24, 2016.

Transcripts and recommendations must also be postmarked by February 24, 2016.

View Eligibility & Application >

Governors’ Scholarship - Up to $20,000

Governors’ Scholarship - Up to $20,000

The Washington State Governors’ Scholarship for Foster Youth helps young men and women from foster care continue their education and earn a college degree.

Annual awards range from $2,000-$4,000 per year.

Renewable for up to five years.

Approximately 50 applicants selected this year.


The online application must be submitted by February 29, 2016.

Transcripts, letter of recommendation and court documentation must also be postmarked by February 29, 2016.

View Eligibility & Application>

Passport to Creativity - Adobe Contest, Free World Travel

Adobe is offering college students with a passion for travel and conservation – and an interest in photography or videography – a chance to take a life-changing trip and turn it into a world-changing creative installation.


Adobe is working with Passion Passport to give six students from around the world the chance to travel to one of three of the world’s most protected natural environments.

On location, students will use Adobe Creative Cloud to capture and interpret the environment’s sights, sounds, and sensations.

Each student’s creative output will be showcased through an immersive, multimedia installation that recreates their expression of the protected landscape in an urban environment.


Simply tag the videos or photos in your Instagram feed that best showcase your creativity, and your perspective on the world, with #MadeThis and #PassportToCreativity to be considered.

Application deadlines depend on where in the world you’re located.

For the USA / North America: February 23rd 2016

4Culture Opportunites

What is 4Culture?

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage, and create arts and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors.

Learn more about them here.

Seattle, WA + University Bridge residency

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks a lighting artist or lighting artist team for a unique project-based artist residency in the southwest tower on the University Bridge. The selected lighting artist(s) will undertake an in-depth exploration of Seattle’s three historic bascule bridges: the University, Fremont, and Ballard bridges, and create a conceptual plan for lighting each bridge.

Eligibility: Open to qualified artists and artist teams living in within 100mi of Seattle.

Deadline: February 16, 2016, 11 p.m.

Budget: $15,000


February got you stressed? Try this 29 Day Mindfulness Challenge!

I challenge you to dedicate 10 minutes a day to a mindful practice! What is mindfulness, you say? Well, mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness. So, ten minutes of mindfulness practice can look like many things...

  • Ten minutes of seated meditation- listen to your thoughts without judgement. Choose a focus point like counting, a light in the body, or the rise and fall of breath.
  • Ten minutes of listening to the breath. Put all of your focus into the rise and fall of breath.
  • Ten minutes of mindful yoga, running, tai chi, showering... any physical action where you keep your awareness open to every present moment.
  • Ten minutes of mantra meditation. Choose a mantra and focus on the message.
  • Ten minutes of guided listening meditation. There are many tapes that can guide you through the practice. Jon Kabat Zinn has some excellent recordings!

If you are participating, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL at and we will add you to the chart. Check in with student life once a week to fill up your star chart, and at the end of the challenge, we will celebrate with a MINDFUL CUPCAKE PARTY!

Feel free to email me as well if you want to talk about mindful practice or if you need help choosing a daily practice!

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