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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August 15 – 21

Scholarship Opportunities – Apply Now

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We are delighted to announce the new fall doctor of chiropractic scholarships and the Students First Emergency Relief Grant (open to all UWS students) are now open for applicants! All applications are due September 5, 2022.

UWS scholarships are awarded primarily on the strength of application but may include consideration of academic merit, financial need and/or other qualifying factors. All scholarships are applied to tuition and are open to both U.S. citizens and residents of other countries.

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UWS scholarships are made possible through donations and institutional funds. Award amounts are determined by scholarship criteria, available funds and other considerations.

Eligibility criteria and scholarship information are available on the website.


Sports Medicine Mater’s Program – Winter 2023

Interested in applying for the Sports Medicine Master’s Program for Winter 2023? Now is the time to apply!

The priority deadline for winter 2023 applications is October 1, 2022.

Program eligibility for current UWS DC students: 6th quarter students or above during Winter 2023 with a cumulative 2.5 minimum GPA and a confirmed bachelor’s degree. 

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Start the application today! If you have already inquired or applied to another UWS program, click on the “continue your application” button to begin.

UWS DC applicants without a bachelor’s degree can apply for a bachelor’s in human biology through UWS.

Questions? Contact admissions by email or reach them by phone at 800-641-5641. Fall info session details coming soon!


News From the UWS Associated Student Body

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We’re back! The UWS Associated Student Body (ASB) would like to extend an invitation to all students to two upcoming activities!

Attend the ASB general meeting, Tuesday, August 16, from 12 – 1 p.m., in Mt. Hood classroom, room #1043 (Zoom link for those joining virtually). 

Get to know the ASB representatives and about initiatives for fall term. All club leaders are highly encouraged to join! 

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ASB is also planning a fall social event! In order to choose a venue and collect interest based on attendance numbers, students are encouraged to fill out the RSVP interest form no later than Wednesday, August 17. Please join us!

More information will be available about the event after the forms are analyzed.


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UWS Yoga Class

The UWS yoga class will meet every Wednesday during summer term 12:40 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The class will take place outdoors this term, with participants meeting by the fountain located in the parking lot in front of the building. 

Tune in to your mind and body with a vinyasa style class designed to help you release tension and stress while increasing flexibility, strength and focus. This is an all-levels, in-person class with modifications for those who are brand new to yoga and for season yogis as well!

Please bring your own yoga mat or towel. No registration is required, but you must have a yoga class waiver on file to participate. Complete your waiver here!

For those who would like to participate virtually, you may participate by Zoom. The Zoom password is uwsyoga.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email student services.

ASB General Meeting

ASB is hosting a general meeting on Tuesday, August 16, from 12 – 1 p.m., in Mt. Hood classroom, room #1043 (Zoom link for those joining virtually). 

Get to know the ASB representatives and about initiatives for fall term. All club leaders are highly encouraged to join! 

ASB Fall Social Event

ASB (Associated Student Body) will be hosting a fall social event! In order to choose a venue and collect interest based on attendance numbers, students are encouraged to fill out the RSVP interest form no later than Wednesday, August 17. 

More information will be available about the event after the forms are analyzed. 

Upcoming Club Speakers

Event: CMHC/SPP SAEB Present Guest Speaker Dr. Russell Flaten

Location: Virtual via Zoom (Zoom link coming soon)

Date: Monday, August 22, 2022

Time: 5 – 6:30 p.m. (PT)

 

Event: Entrepreneurship Club Present Guest Speaker Nicole Hickok

Location: LEC –  Sun Valley, room #1032 and Virtual (Zoom link coming soon)

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)

 

Event: SACA Social Event and Guest Speaker Danielle Pettet

Location: On-campus event – everything will take place outside near the fountain, located in the parking lot in front of the building. 

Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. (PT)


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UWS 2022 Alumni Recognition Award

University of Western States is pleased to open nominations for the annual UWS Alumni Recognition Award. 

Alumni from all UWS academic programs are eligible for nomination. Our goal is to highlight the exceptional work of our graduates that are Taking the Lead in the field as they advance the science and art of integrated health care.
 
Nominations will be considered based on professional, scholarly and community contributions that represent the core values of University of Western States. Read more about these individual core values and their definitions.

Please help us showcase the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni as we work together for the good of the patient. Nominations will close August 31, 2022Please submit nominations on our website. Nominations from all programs welcome.

UWS Library Looking for Student Worker

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

We are looking to hire someone for our student worker team. We would especially like students with late afternoon/evening availability during weekdays for closing shifts. There would be approximately 4 – 8 hours of work per week.

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.

For more information please see the job posting under Library Student Worker I.

Registrar's Office: Work Study Positions Now Open

Looking for a work study position?  The registrar’s office needs you! 

The registrar’s office is looking for a few good students to work on special projects that require attention to detail and computer work. 

View the job description “Student Assistant – Registrar” on the UWS website today!

To apply, please visit the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to the supervisor for the application process. The positions are open until filled.


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The Power in Small Positive Actions

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – The Dalai Lama
 
Don’t underestimate the impact of a small deed. Everyone can think of a turning point in their lives when another person did something that seemed like a small thing – helped you fill out a form, offered encouragement, invited you to a meeting or opportunity, extended some kindness – that made a big difference.
 
This week, honor the power of everyday positive actions. Look for small concrete physical things that can contribute to others. Smile at a stranger, give someone a ride, empty the dishwasher, don’t interrupt or need to win an argument, let go of irritation. There is an endless supply to choose from.
 
In the words of Nkosi Johnson, a South Africa boy born with HIV who became an advocate for children with AIDS before he died in 2001 at age 12,  “Do all that you can, with what you have, in the time that you have, in the place that you are.” 
 

To be alive and able to be helpful is a privilege. Enjoy, be curious, have fun making a positive difference!

 

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

Shine On,

Ami Brimhall

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