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

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Reach high: Plan your future at UW Tacoma
Thursday, Jan. 17  from 4 to 7 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building first floor atrium

Discover how UW Tacoma can help you reach your potential at a campus open house Thursday, Jan. 17. Meet with an academic advisor, learn about financial aid and scholarships and tour the UW Tacoma campus. Later, enjoy free admission at downtown Tacoma museums as part of the city's monthly Artwalk event. 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 Social Work, Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m., Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 320.

Martin Luther King Day Unity Breakfast
Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market St.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at UW Tacoma's second-annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Breakfast Monday, Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. in the Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market St. Tacoma gospel singer Crystal Aikin, the winner of BET's nationally televised "Sunday Best" gospel-music competition, will sing at the event, and Carl Mack, executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will deliver the keynote address. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for UW Tacoma students and $5 for children under age 10. A catered breakfast will be provided. Space is very limited, and advance registration is required by Jan. 14. The event is presented by the university and the Black Student Union at UW Tacoma. To register, call (253) 692-4810 or visit tacoma.uw.edu/diversity.

Martin Luther King Day closure
Jan. 21

UW Tacoma will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

*NEW*
Martin Luther King: 'Beyond Vietnam' reading

Jan. 23, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 320

On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his controversial "Beyond Vietnam" speech at New York's Riverside Church, emphasizing his deep concern not only for civil rights at home, but for peace and humanity as he witnessed America's war in Vietnam. Students from UW Tacoma's Global Honors program will jointly read the speech at this special tribute to Dr. King. The event is free and open to the public, and guests are welcome to bring their lunch. For information, contact the Global Honors program at (253) 692-4770.

"The Dating Doctor" at UW Tacoma
Jan. 23, 1 to 2 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

David Coleman, a nationally recognized relationship expert known as the "Dating Doctor," will dispense advice at a special event at UW Tacoma Wednesday, Jan. 23. Coleman, renowned speaker and author, will discuss how to form, mend and sustain meaningful relationships. This event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Sean Cooke at scooke23@u.washington.edu.

Go Higher at the 2008 South Sound College Fair
Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building

Get answers to your questions about college at the fifth-annual South Sound College Fair at the University of Washington Tacoma from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. Participants can meet with representatives from 21 colleges and universities around the Sound and learn about admissions, applications, financial aid, degrees, continuing education and more. Admission is free. High school students, adults planning to return to school and anyone who wants to know how to prepare for college are encouraged to attend. Learn more at tacoma.uw.edu/collegefair/.

Victoria Bjorklund: 'Quietness' at UW Tacoma Gallery
Jan. 17 to 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.

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January 17, 2008