UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): Jan. 25 - Feb. 1, 2008

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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/.

*NEW*
The Write Reason: Graffiti art and hip-hop

Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market St.

Celebrate hip-hop culture at this graffiti art show and music performance Thursday, Jan. 31 at UW Tacoma's Longshoremen's Hall. Rapper and graffiti artist Can-U will perform. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Student Activities Board at (253) 692-4684.

*NEW*
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.

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 25, 2008