Michael Honey: "Going Down Jericho Road"
Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 12:45 to 1:45
University Book Store, 1754 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Celebrated author and UW Tacoma Professor Michael Honey will speak about his acclaimed book, Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign, at the Tacoma branch of the University Bookstore. Going Down Jericho Road is the first in-depth story of one of the most significant labor strikes in the nation's history, which rocked the plantation mentality of Memphis' government and saw the tragic death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. Read more about his book at faculty.washington.edu/mhoney.
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. For a map of campus and driving directions and parking information, go to www.tacoma.uw.edu/campus_map/.
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 with Secondary Science Certification, Thursday, Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 106.
- 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.
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/.
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.