Student Life Weekly Newsletter

January 11th - 15th

Global Student Welcome

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Monday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Top Floor of the ARC

Join us for Global Student Welcome 2016 on Monday, January 11th from 5:30-8PM to welcome students from different cultural backgrounds and celebrate the amazing diversity we have on campus together! This year the Intercultural Coordinators will be hosting our annual event with UWB and Cascadia partners. Join us in the ARC to make new friends, build community, eat FREE FOOD from around the world, and enjoy student-led dance performances and activities. All clubs and student organizations on campus are invited to table and present.

Career Speaker Series: Paul Birkeland

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Tuesday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, CC1-041

Paul Birkeland is an independent consultant specializing in strategic energy management. At this meeting, he will briefly present the principles of strategic energy management, how those principles apply to sustainability efforts in general, and the ups and downs of being an independent consultant.

Come enjoy in-depth discussion and free pizza! We hope to see you there!

Club Fair

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Wednesday 3 PM - 5 PM, Mobius Hall

Hey everyone! Are you interested in joining a club? Stop by the Club Fair on Wednesday to find out more about what clubs we have available and connect with other students. We will be serving free treats and refreshments such as hot chocolate, apple cider, tea, muffins, cookies and more! See you there!

Washington State Supreme Court is Coming to Campus!

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Thursday, 2nd Floor of the ARC

The Washington State Supreme Court will be hearing three cases on our campus on Thursday, January 14th. About 3-4 times per year, the Supreme Court goes on the road to hear cases in different public settings, complete with bailiff, TVW live broadcast, and all.

The justices will hear two cases in the morning (9:00 am and 10:00 am) and one at 1:30 pm. They will allow some time for questions before they recess for deliberation. Cascadia faculty are welcome to bring classes to hear one, two or all three of the cases. Individuals are also invited to attend.

Beginning of Quarter Celebration

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Thursday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, The Center CC1-002

The Beginning the Quarter Celebration is a collaborative event between Veterans Resource Center, The Center for Culture inclusion and Community, and International Programs to build community though the sharing food, story and laughter. Don't forget to stop by and join us to celebrate the beginning of the quarter!

Everyone is welcome to join. See you there!

Scholarship Opportunity!

Want help to pay for college?

Attention Math and Science students … Transfer Degree students … Engineering and Nursing Students … First in Family and LGBT students! ONE simple application allows you to be considered for a Cascadia College Foundation scholarship. 25 - 30 scholarships will be awarded this year to help you achieve your goals – averaging $1,550 per award. The application and guide are available NOW on the college’s scholarship webpage. Submit your application by email at, or drop it off at the 1st Floor Information Desk or the Foundation Office (CC2-281E).

The deadline is 5:00 PM, March 4th, 2016. All Cascadia students and prospective students are invited to apply.

Join us for a FREE 3-day Retreat!

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Friday, January 22nd - Sunday, January 24th

Join us for a three day retreat at Treacy Levine Center in Mount Vernon, WA to deeply engage with UW Bothell and Cascadia students through dialogues and activities exploring topics of identity, culture, oppression, and resistance.

Register at:

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and spots are filling up fast!

QUEER I AM: Deadline Extended!

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The 2nd Annual Queer I Am LGBTQ+ Student Summit Exploring Culture & Pride is now seeking workshop proposals. Queer I Am aims to create a liberating space that engages Queer individuals and their many communities in developing a sense of belonging and pride in Queer culture.

The workshop committee encourages proposals featuring a wide variety of topics that align with our values, goals, and intended outcomes. We welcome proposals from faculty, administrators, staff, students, community members, and other professional educators. We are looking for presenters of all experience levels and co-facilitation is encouraged. Workshops will be 75 minutes in length and are scheduled for Day 2 (March 26th). A $100 honorarium will be provided per workshop, which may be donated back to the summit at the presenter’s request.

We especially encourage topics connected to Queer Culture & History, Skill Building, Intersecting Identities, Self-Preservation, and Community Healing.

Previous workshop titles include:

· Trans 101

· LGBTQ 101

· Our Stories, Our Voices: Insights into lives of lesbians 70 and older

· Building a Better Masculinity for Our Movement

· Queer Performance, Theatre, and Abjection

· So You Want to Be An Ally

· Effecting Positive Change Using Established Systems

· Poetry for the Revolution

· When the World Asks You to be Either Queer or Asian American, Do You Choose Only One?

· Shifting the Paradigm: How We Influence and Change Our Places of Work and Education

· Self-Preservation in Times of Oppression

· Butches, Femmes, Daddies, Bois, Tops, Bottoms, Bulldaggers, & Lipstick Lesbians: Queering Gender & Sexuality, Historical & Contemporary “Queer”ies


Proposals must be submitted in electronic format (send as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF file) with the following document title format: Last Name First Initial (Coordinating Presenter) Workshop Title (first 2-3 words only) (e.g., JohnsonRBeforeStonewall.pdf). We encourage all proposals be sent on or before the December 18th, 2015 priority deadline for fullest consideration. We will continue to accept proposals until January 10th, 2016. You are strongly encouraged to submit proposals as soon as possible. Send to the QIA Committee at

Notifications will be emailed on or before January 31st, 2016. Students seeking coaching or advice as they craft a workshop proposal are encouraged to contact Mimi Alcantar ( For general information about the summit, please contact Karama Blackhorn (

Students of Color Conference

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The Center for Culture, Inclusion, and Community “The Center” is pleased to announce that applications for the Annual Students of Color Conference are now available. If you are interested to participate at the conference stop by “The Center “to get more information.

The 26th Annual Students of Color Conference, “This is Our Time: Truth Redefined!” will be held in Yakima, Washington on Thursday, April 21st to Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. The Students of Color Conference brings together over 850 students from 37 community colleges across the state to discuss topics that include ethnic and racial identity development, academic success, skills for promoting social justice, and intercultural communications. All registration costs, accommodations and transportations will be covered by “The Center” for those selected to attend.

The participant must be a student at Cascadia College for Winter 2016 and Spring 2016 with the 2.5 or above GPA to be eligible to attend the conference.

The applications are available at the Center CC1-002 and Open Learning Center CC2-060

Deadline: February 5th by 6pm

If you are interested, please contact Larissa at:

Make a Difference: Join a Campus Committee!

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What Are The Committees?

Positions are available on:

Services & Activities Fee Budget Committee - The Services & Activities Fee Budget Committee reviews requests by student groups, offices and departments to utilize student fees for programs and initiatives within their area. These requests are made throughout the year. During Winter and Spring Quarters, the committee will review requests for the following academic year and make recommendations for approval of allocations to the Cascadia Student Government.

Meeting Frequency: As needed. Multiple times per week February, March & April 2016 (except during quarter break)

Faculty Tenure Review Committees - Tenure Review Committees shall meet with the tenure candidates assigned to them at least twice per quarter until the probationer is granted tenure, tenders her/his resignation, or is notified of non-renewal.

Meeting Frequency: At least twice per quarter, plus additional work

Commuter Services Task Force - The Commuter Services Task Force is a joint committee chaired by UWB and Cascadia administration. The purpose of the task force is to review proposals and make advisory recommendations regarding transportation management operations and plans. Previous discussions have centered on parking expansion, parking fee adjustments and commuter accessibility.

Meeting Frequency: Once per month on Fridays (specific dates already determined)

What Do I Do Next?

Applications and more information are available here.

Questions? Email Becky Riopel at

Application deadline is Friday, January 22.

Food Trucks

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Monday, January 11

The Peach & the Pig @ 11

Tuesday, January 12

Curb Jumper Street Eats @ 11

Ezells Fried Chicken @11

Mr Gyros Food Truck @ 3

Wednesday, January 13

Gobble @ 11

Roll OK Please @ 11

Mr Gyros Food Truck @ 3

Thursday, January 14

Ezells Fried Chicken @ 11

Spicy Papaya @ 11

Big Dogs Hot Dogs @ 3

Friday, January 15

The Ultimate Melt @ 11