UWAA Member E-news
January 2010

From the Executive Director

Paul Rucker
Paul Rucker

As we venture into 2010, the UW Alumni Association looks forward to another great year of serving our alumni community and the members who make so much possible. With your support, we will continue to raise money for scholarships and support programs like the Husky Promise that make attending the UW possible for lower-income families. More...

Don't Miss This!

Journalism on the Brink video

Is Journalism Dead?
The one-two punch of the Internet and a slumping economy has journalism on the ropes. Last February the UW Department of Communication and the Online News Association hosted Journalism on the Brink? Can Digital Save It?, a forward look at future news models. We were fascinated by this conversation and thought you'd be too. Watch the video (2 hours).

(Purple and) Golden Opportunity

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Win Tickets to Men's & Women's Basketball
Hoop it up and enter to win a pair of tickets to the Jan. 16 UW men's game against California or a pair of tickets to the Jan. 23 UW women's contest against UCLA. Two winners will be chosen. Enter now.

Congratulations to Daniel Ahn, '06, who last month won a BlackBerry Curve 8520 from T-Mobile.

Alumni in the News

UW-Bothell grad Neil Low, '03, was recently featured on KING-TV highlighting the Seattle Murder Mystery Tour he leads and the release of his second novel, Sign of the Dragon, starring his Emerald City private investigator Alan Stewart. More...

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Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye, the newest book from illustrator, sculptor and author Tony Angell, '62, was named one of the "Tastiest Coffee Table Books of 2009" by The Seattle Times. More...


What's Happening

Happy Birthday U Book Store!
The University Book Store will celebrate its 110th birthday on Jan. 10 (1/10) with food (birthday cake), drink (sparkling cider) and book-loving fun from noon-5 p.m. at the U District store. Remember: UWAA members always get 10% off books, supplies and other items purchased at any store location or online. More...

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Members-Only Winemaker Dinner
Join us Jan. 15 for an exclusive UWAA members-only dinner at the UW Club pairing premium wines from aMaurice Cellars with first-class cuisine prepared by the UW Club's chef. Take in spectacular views, enjoy a superb meal and learn about the wine from the Husky alum winemaker, Anna Schafer, '01. More...

The Washington Way

Discover 'The Washington Way'
The UW is a place where extraordinary things happen, as you already know. Our unique culture, characterized as " The Washington Way," is something you'll be seeing and hearing a lot more about this year. More...

The Husky Promise
Did you know that 25% of current UW undergraduates from Washington state have their tuition and fees fully covered? That's the Husky Promise: a guarantee that money won't be an obstacle for qualified in-state students admitted to the University. Learn more about the Husky Promise.

Member Benefits

Resolve to Use More Member Benefits in 2010
You already know about the great discounts UWAA members receive on products and services. Don't forget that membership also gives you access to UW resources (like a free library card), terrific lectures and world-class arts events, recreational facilities and more. Make a resolution to use all your UWAA member benefits this year! Start now.

Member Appreciation Games for Husky Basketball
Join us for a pair of Member Recognition Games! Get discounted tickets to the Feb. 27 women's game against Washington State or buy otherwise-hard-to-get tickets for the Feb. 4 men's game against Arizona (also our only Husky Hoops Jump Start event). Get more information and find out about other discounted tickets.

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Check out other great benefits and Dawg Deals you could be using right now!



10 Ways to Use Your Alma Mater for Career Help
When it comes to finding a job, they say it's not what you know but who you know. UWAA Associate Director for Career Services Don Gallagher has developed a list of 10 tips alumni can use to leverage their old-school ties for job help. More...

Looking for a Job?
Sign up to get career-centered e-mail alerts exclusively for UW alums. Sign up now.


Sicily: Alumni Campus Abroad

Benvenuto alla Sicillia!
Discover enchanting natural beauty, fascinating folklore and incomparable cuisine on our Alumni Campus Abroad tour to Sicily in September. Save $500 per person if you book by Feb. 4. Early-booking discounts are also available on tours to Cortona, the Aegean Sea, the Danube River, the Italian Lakes & Dalmatian Coast and the Elbe River.

Find other exciting UW Alumni Tours...

We Heard You...

We Asked. You Answered. We Listened.
Your feedback to the brief e-mail surveys we've been sending helps us make your UWAA membership experience even better. Each month, we address one of your questions or comments. This month: "I love the return address stickers!"

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Pride Points

Of the 5,338 UW students enrolled in the 2009 freshman class:

  • 33% are the first in their families to attend college
  • 42 are National Merit finalists
  • They hail from 44 states,
    D.C., Guam and 27 countries

Did You Know?

The UW ranks seventh nationally in the number of students it sends on study abroad programs.

Upcoming Events

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Regional Alumni Groups

Stay connected to the UW wherever you are. Regional alumni groups host events and activities throughout the year. Find out what's happening near you:

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