UW Tacoma This Week (and a bit beyond): May 2 - 9, 2008

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Asian Pacific Islander Awareness Week

Monday, May 5 to Thursday, May 8

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islanders at UW Tacoma's Asian Pacific Islander Awareness Week May 5 to May 8. Events include:

  • Monday, May 5 at 12:45 p.m.: Japanese drum group One World Taiko, central campus stairs. Free.
  • Tuesday, May 6 at 12:45 p.m.: Film showing, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Birmingham Hay & Seed Building, Room 106. Free.
  • Thursday, May 8 at 12:45 p.m.: Panel Conversation: Asian Americans in Mass Communications. Tari Free of KUBE 93, Akiko Fujita from KOMO 4 News, Naomi Ishisaka of ColorsNW Magazine and Derek Wang from NPR will speak about their experiences growing up Asian-American and lessons learned in the communications field. Mattress Factory Building, Room 153. Free.

Advising Tuesday at UW Tacoma
Tuesday, May 6 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:

  • Computing and Software Systems/Computer Engineering and Systems, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., Pinkerton Building, Room 212
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences/Urban Studies, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., West Coast Grocery Building, Room 106
  • Milgard School of Business, Tuesday, May 6 at 1 p.m., Dougan Building, Room 160

Dance performance: "Train" by Barefoot Studios
Tuesday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 13 at 1 p.m.
"Terminus" sculpture, north end of Keystone Building

Artists from Tacoma's Barefoot Studios will perform their new production, "Train," on the UW Tacoma campus twice in May. A collaborative interdisciplinary performance and installation, "Train" is based around Tacoma's railroad heritage. The event is part of a series of seven performances in May at a number of local sites with current or historic connection to railroad activity. At UW Tacoma, the group will perform at the "Terminus" sculpture, Brian Goldbloom's rendition of concrete suitcases alongside the now-unused Burlington Northern track that splits the campus.

Poet Carlos Andrés Gómez
Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m.
Longshoremen's Hall, 1710 Market Street

Internationally renowned author, poet, and playwright Carlos Andrés Gómez will read his poetry and Clover Park High School's step dance team, The Earthquake, will perform at UW Tacoma May 8. The free event begins with refreshments at 6 p.m. and performances at 6:45 p.m. Gómez will perform poetry from his latest books, Without Shame, Finding the Music, Shades of Silence, and Thunder and Burning Shrapnel and forthcoming CD, Fate by the Throat. An award-winning poet and playwright, Gómez has based much of his work on his experiences as a social worker and public school teacher in New York City. For more information, contact Associate Professor Emily Noelle Ignacio at (253) 692-4542 or eignacio@u.washington.edu.

Talk the Walk: Walkability lecture and discussion

Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Carwein Auditorium

Nationally recognized pedestrian advocate Dan Burden will discuss making Tacoma more pedestrian-friendly at this special event sponsored by UW Tacoma and the City of Tacoma. Burden has spent more than 25 years helping to create walkable and bikeable communities centered around the needs of people, not just cars. A senior urban designer and former bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for the Florida Department of Transportation, Burden has studies walking and biking conditions in more than 200 cities worldwide and has helped develop a popular curriculum used to teach engineers, planners and developers about creating walkable and bikeable communities. This event is free and open to the public.

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.

May 1, 2008