UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Feb. 1 - 8, 2008

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Advising Tuesday at UW Tacoma
Tuesday, Feb. 5 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 320

Interested in earning a UW degree in Tacoma, but don't know where to begin? Start here - at UW Tacoma Advising Tuesday. On the first Tuesday of every month, UW Tacoma admissions advisors host an information session to answer questions about the university and offer campus tours and admissions advising for anyone who is interested in applying to UW Tacoma as a freshman or transfer student. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions Advising and Outreach at (253) 692-4742.

Program information sessions: Already know which UW Tacoma degree you want? Learn more about our programs at one of these information sessions:

  • Master of Education, Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 405.

Lecture on paganism

Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Guest speaker Ocean Wyndsong will discuss traditions, beliefs and branches of Paganism. The free event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board. For information, e-mail uwtsab@u.washington.edu or call (253) 692-4684.

Lecture: The Middle Passage in American History

Friday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Dr. Stephanie Smallwood, author of Saltwater Slavery, will deliver a lecture and lead a discussion on "The Middle Passage in American History" on Friday, Feb. 8. Dr. Smallwood, who recently joined the UW Department of History, is a nationally admired scholar on the topic of the Atlantic world and slavery.

South Sound Sustainability Expo

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Find out what you can do locally to be more sustainable at the South Sound Sustainability Expo Saturday, Feb. 9. Local businesses, vendors, city, county, and state agencies, and environmental organizations will offer practical tips on how to be more sustainable and help South Sound residents make connections with local sustainability resources. Speakers at the expo will discuss organic farming, public transportation, urban habitat, community-based energy solutions and more. In addition, representatives from more than 50 local agencies, businesses, colleges, and organizations offering sustainable products and services will be on hand to meet with consumers. The event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is not required. A full schedule is available at www.tacoma.uw.edu/summit.

Victoria Bjorklund: 'Quietness' at UW Tacoma Gallery
Through Feb. 19
Artist's reception: Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.
UW Tacoma Gallery, 1742 Pacific Ave.

The distinctive black-and-white images of Tacoma photographer Victoria Bjorklund will be on display at the UW Tacoma Gallery in January and February. A graduate of the certificate program at The Maine Photographic Workshops, Bjorklund is inspired by the ability of photography to express her interpretation of the world as she sees it through her eyes. Her black-and-white landscape work poetically captures the beauty and simplicity of the natural world. The gallery is located at 1742 Pacific Ave., across from Union Station. Gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call the gallery at (253) 906-8233.

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.

January 31, 2008