School of Public Health New Student Orientation 2013

Congratulations on your admission to the UW School of Public Health! The activities during orientation will introduce you to the the School and give you opportunities to network with other students and faculty.


Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:30am-6:00pm
Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Building

10:45 - 11:30 AM

New Student Check-In
ALL students must be signed in prior to start time

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

* Welcome, Dean Howard Frumkin

* Student Public Health Association Welcome

* Graduate and Professional Student Senate Welcome

* SPH 101, Associate Senior Dean Shirley Beresford

12:30 -
1:30 PM

Lunch - Portage Bay Event Area, South Campus Center

1:45 -
2:45 PM

"In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts": panel on the health sciences Common Book

* Lauren Henricksen - UW SOM Service Learning Manager

* Caleb Banta-Green - Affiliate Professor, Health Services

* Nadine Chan - Clinical Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

2:45 -
3:45 PM

Finding your way at the SPH: UW Student Resources

* Dave Girts - UW Safe Campus

* Gloria Galloway - UW Police Department

* Amanda Myhre - UW Health & Wellness Center

* Mary Ann Valentine - UW Disability Resources for Students

* Laura Martinez - SPH Diversity Committee

3:45 -
4:15 PM

Funding Graduate School: resources and tips

* Dana Bublitz  - Graduate Funding Information Services Office (GFIS)

4:15 -
4:45 PM

Union Presentation (required for students who have secured or who plan to secure a Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, or Graduate Student Assistantship position at any point during their academic career at the University of Washington)

4:30 -
6 PM

Happy Hour and SPH Social (sponsored by the Student Public Health Association) - Portage Bay Event Area, South Campus Center

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Service Day!
9 AM -
3 PM

The School of Public Health will partner with the United Way Day of Caring and the Beacon Alliance of Neighbors to establish a loop trail through the woods of Dr. Jose Rizal Park and the adjacent forest of the East Duwamish Greenbelt (an area known as "The Jungle"). Volunteers will also work to clear small, unusable fruit from a 53-tree apple orchard uncovered in the greenbelt that outputs 600 pounds of fruit to be harvested for food banks in the fall.

To date, the Beacon Alliance of Neighbors has planted over 7,000 native trees, shrubs, and ferns, and tens of thousands of native wild flowers. This opportunity will allow volunteers to enjoy one of the finest views in Seattle, hear and see 48 species of birds, watch the raccoons and coyotes watch back, and bring a major woodland back to life right next to Seattle's urban core. Let's help the Beacon Alliance of Neighbors make "The Jungle" a forest again!

3 - 6 PM

Day of Caring After Party (optional):  This an opportunity for Day of Caring volunteers and agencies to gather and celebrate. There will be free food and drink, drawings for prizes, live music and more!  It will take place at Fisher Pavilion in the Seattle Center.

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