UW Tacoma News

1. UWT professor’s Urban Water documentary to air this week on UWTV

April 12, 14 and 15

UW Tacoma environmental science professor Jim Gawel produced a documentary called “Urban Water: Sustainability in the Balance” to draw attention to the many “invisible” issues of urban water management, such as water quality degradation and water use tensions and habitat loss. Directed by UW Tacoma production technician Paul Lovelady, this documentary is the first film produced by UW Tacoma for University of Washington Television (UWTV). It airs April 12 at midnight, April 14 at 3 p.m., and April 15 at 11 p.m. To view an on-line version, go to http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.asp?rid=3271 .

2. Students and faculty talk about how they spent their winter quarter in Cuba

April 12, from 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Students and faculty from UW Tacoma and other UW campuses, will share stories and photos from their study abroad experience last quarter in Cuba. Sponsored by UWT’s Latino Student Organization (LSO), the event takes place in the Garretson Woodruff Pratt (GWP) Building, Room 212, beginning at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday. Call (253) 692-4536 for more information.

3. Admitted freshmen invited to a welcome event this week at UW Tacoma

April 13, from 5-8 p.m.

First-year admitted students are invited to the UW Tacoma campus for a welcome event April 13, from 5-8 p.m., in the Birmingham Hay and Seed (BHS) Building, Rooms 104 and 106. Students will meet UW Tacoma faculty, staff and students and learn about the planned curriculum and campus life. There will also be a barbecue provided by the Office of Student Life. Call (253) 692-4400 for more information.

4. Students to debut new recycling bins for Earth Day next week

April 18, from 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Carwein Auditorium in UWT’s Keystone Building
UW Tacoma students petitioned to have better recycling bins on campus and were awarded $16,700 in funding to purchase new bins, which will be demonstrated at an April 18 event on the UWT campus to recognize Earth Day. Sponsored by Project Earth, a student organization at UW Tacoma, the event will include a showing of “Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage,” a movie by Heather Rogers. Call (253) 692-4536 for more information.

5. 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 begin in the Garretson Woodruff Pratt Building, Room 102, located just above the University Bookstore on Pacific Avenue. Learn more at http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/studentaffairs/info_session.html .