UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Apr. 18 - 25, 2008

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*NEW*
Specialty coffee lecture

Tuesday, April 22 from 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Ken Redding, former vice president of business development at Starbucks, and Jeff Angell, president of Pura Vida Coffee company, will speak about the specialty coffee industry in a special lecture at UW Tacoma Tuesday, April 22. Presented by Milgard School of Business faculty member Tracy Thompson.

*NEW*
UW Tacoma Career Fair 2008

Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building atrium

Local and national employers will gather to recruit workers for internships and full- and part-time jobs at UW Tacoma's annual Career Fair Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. The event is free and open to the community. For information and a list of participating employers, visit the Career Fair Web site.

*NEW*
Washington Weekend 2008: From reef-dwellers to Renoir

Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25

Enjoy special nights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and the Tacoma Art Museum April 24 and 25 as part of the 2008 Washington Weekend celebration:

UWT Night at Point Defiance
Thursday, April 24, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Join UW Tacoma students, faculty, staff and alumni for a family evening of fun and education at the scenic Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Take a private tour of the beautiful South Pacific and North Pacific aquariums, listen to a special presentation by UW Tacoma alum Karen Povey and enjoy a hosted reception of beverages and hearty appetizers. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for current UW Alumni Association members, $5 for children 12 and under and free for currently enrolled UW students.

Adventures in Light: The Reniors' 'Family Pictures'
Friday, April 25, 5:45 to 9 p.m.

Participate in an exclusive, private guided tour of the "Renoir as Printmaker: The Complete Works" collection, followed by a hosted reception and guest lecture by Dr. Claudia Gorbman. Dr. Gorbman will take you through a dazzling multimedia presentation on the Impressionist connections of artist Pierre Auguste Renoire and his son, French filmmaker Jean Renoir. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for current UW Alumni Association members and free for currently enrolled UW students.

Registration is required in advance for both events. Learn more and register at the UWT Alumni Association Web site.

Want to check out the UW Tacoma campus? Take a tour.
Every Tuesday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Get the grand tour of the UW Tacoma campus. Tours are offered every Tuesday, and leave from Admissions in the Science Building, Room 105. Learn more at www.tacoma.uw.edu/enrollmentservices/admissions/visit.

For a map of campus and driving directions and parking information, go to www.tacoma.uw.edu/campus_map/.

UW Tacoma This Week is a service of the University of Washington Tacoma's Public Relations & Communications office. For more information on these events or other UW Tacoma news, call (253) 692-4536.

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April 17, 2008