Weekly Vitals

Hey, UWS community! Here’s a look at your Weekly Vitals. Your source for everything UWS. This email is sent weekly with information about upcoming events, student clubs, university news, guest speakers and more. #UWSLife

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May 29 – June 4

UWS Closed Memorial Day

Veterans Affairs Residency Opportunities
Let us remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Wishing you a meaningful Memorial Day. The campus, clinic and library will be closed, Monday, May 29.



ASB Self-Nominations Now Open

ASB Elections

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting ASB self-nominations for all executive committee positions! Please check out the ASB website to learn more about our goals and structure!

We are accepting nominations to fill all ASB executive committee positions!

The executive committee consists of ASB officers from all academic colleges. Serving on the executive committee is a great opportunity to build leadership skills, connect with other UWS students, represent and advocate for the student community, and organize professional development opportunities. ASB executive officers will receive a $250 ASB Leadership Award for each term of service.


The award is available to all elected officers, including international students.

The positions available are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasure
  • Secretary
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer
  • College Officer – Graduate Studies
  • College Officer – Doctor of Chiropractic

If you are interested in getting involved with ASB, click here to learn more about the many available positions and submit your self-nomination form at the bottom of the website to nominate yourself for a position you’re interested in.

The deadline to submit your self-nomination form is June 16, 2023. 

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] for more information. 


Notary Services in the Library

The UWS Library has added two new ways on their homepage to easily get in contact with them:

If you need notarization, whether it’s for preceptor applications or a vehicle title, did you know that you can get it for free at the UWS library? Just contact us at [email protected], 503-251-5752, or stop by the front desk if you’re interested!


We can also refer you to people from other departments in UWS that can provide notary services if our availability doesn’t work for you. 


Connected Whole Health Complimentary Care

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Connected Whole Health is pleased to announce they are expanding access to the community health clinic on campus. Criteria for referrals to the clinic for complimentary care has been expanded –  Any UWS staff member, or UWS student can now directly refer a patient in for complimentary care within the health clinic on campus encompassing both family and friends. 


In order to schedule for complimentary care, the patient will need to mention the employee or student referring them upon making an appointment. They can call 503-255-6771 to make an appointment.


Library Student Worker Needed

The UWS Library is looking to hire student workers!

Are you a DC student that’s currently in Q1 – Q4? Do you love the library? Are you qualified for the US federal work-study program? If you answered “yes” to all these questions, then the UWS Library is looking for you!


The ideal candidate would be someone with customer service experience, has interest in learning about how the library works and is willing to fill in when needed. There would be approximately 4 – 8 hours of work per week. For more information please see the job posting at https://www.uws.edu/student-jobs-uws/ under “Library Student Worker I.”


Your Opinion Matters!


Complete the 2023 Student Feedback Survey!

The annual student feedback survey closes on Sunday, May 28. Your feedback and suggestions help UWS evaluate and improve its services. Check your email from May 15 for the link or look for reminder emails.

Thank you in advance for your time!


Examples of Changes Made From Past Survey Results
• Reconfigured study spaces to make more individual and group study available.
• An on-campus career fair was on April 20, 2023.

As a thank you, once you complete the survey you can opt in to a raffle for Amazon gift cards!



UWS Club Events

Event:SAEB Board Meeting

Date: 5/29/2023

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Zoom passcode: uwsclub

Event Description: The Student Engagement and Advisory Board meets twice per quarter for a board meeting. Our week 8 meeting is open to all students from the SPP and CMHC programs. Come and see what we are all about and take the chance to have a say and engage with us. We organize new student introductions (from a student view), happy hour and the lecture series. We have also facilitated students attending the AASP conference and arranged meet ups with UWS faculty and alumni. We are building a Canvas course that will improve communication and answer questions for students. There’s a lot happening & we value everyone’s input!


Entrepreneur Club Presents Dr. Jennifer Forbes

Date: 5/31/2023

Time: 12:40 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Room #1032 Sun Valley and Zoom

Zoom passcode: uwsclub

Event Description:Dr. Jennifer Forbes will be discussing her thoughts about positioning yourself for a successful and meaningful career.

2023 UWS Commencement Ceremony

Graduates: Please Complete the Diploma and Commencement RSVP Form

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217th Commencement of University of Western States
 Friday, June 23, 2023
Ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232


Save the Date: 2023 UWS Alumni Welcome Event

Graduates, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! To celebrate and support your transition from student to alumni, University of Western States is hosting an alumni welcome reception.
 Alumni Welcome Reception
 Thursday, June 22
campus atrium
4 – 6 p.m. (drop-in any time)
Family and friends of the graduates are welcome to this informal reception. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres and complimentary professional headshots for graduating students.

RSVP today!


View the Recording of Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia's Recent Seminar

Thank you to all who were able to join us Tuesday for the first UWS Spring Seminar Series featuring Dr. Alisha Moreland-Capuia speaking on trauma informed systems. 

If you were unable to attend the seminar, a recording will be available for 60 days. To view, use the passcode noted in the Weekly Vitals email.  For further information on this topic, be sure to check out the UWS libguide on self-care and mental health resources that includes content on trauma-informed practice. 

You can also watch this quick video from Dr. Amanda Leibovitz, assistant professor at UWS, discussing 5 reasons to adopt a trauma-informed approach. Faculty, be on the lookout for a chance to debrief the keynote and consider applications to practice at an upcoming faculty senate meeting.

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Priming Your Day for Greatness

“Well begun is half done.” – Mary Poppins

Here’s a two-minute morning practice that can streamline your focus, clarify what’s important, prime your brain for more positivity, and improve the quality of your day.

Neil Pasricha, bestselling author of six books, Including The Happiness Equation and The Book of Awesome, writes about how these questions helped him get a handle on his crazy work schedule, his brain fog from negativity /decision fatigue, and increased his feeling of daily contentment.

Every morning, write down a one sentence answer to the following questions:

  1. Today I will let go of…..
  2. Today I am grateful for…
  3. Today I will focus on….

Neil writes, “The difference this little practice made in my life is incredible. Because the truth is, we’re only awake for around 1,000 minutes a day on average. If we can invest just two of them to prime our brains for positivity, then we’ll be helping ensure the other 998 minutes are happier.”

This week, give this short practice a try! Have fun with it and see what changes for you!


With a little daily mindfulness, we make our world a better place. 

Shine On,

Ami Brimhall

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