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FINALS LIBRARY HOURS
For finals week, the physical library space on campus will be open for extended hours. If you need any help beyond these days and hours, library staff have more online and phone availability listed below.

Finals week:
Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, September 18: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Additional service hours for phone, email, and chat:
Monday, September 14 to Thursday, September 17: 7 – 10 p.m.

If you have any questions, email us at library@uws.edu.
Good luck on your exams!

9-DAY CLOSURE INTERSTATE BRIDGE POSTPONED

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has postponed the I-5 Interstate Bridge Trunnion Replacement Project originally scheduled for September 12-19 to keep the highway system as clear as possible for wildfire evacuees. 


Find more details here.

The business office is pleased to announce the launch of the streamlined webpage for all of your payment needs. 

Here are a few things to note for fall term 2020:
 
Tuition payments starting October 1, 2020
Pay by e-check with no fees – Best for students with accounts in the United States 
Pay by Flywire – Best for international students with accounts outside of the United States 
Pay by credit card/debit card - subject to 2.6% convenience fee, with a minimum fee of $3.95
 
Tuition is due the first day of term. The final day of the grace period before interest begins to accrue is Friday, October 16.
 
UWS offers payment plans for our students to split tuition payments over the course of the term. A one-time fee of $30 is due at the time of application to use this payment method. Each payment is due to the business office by the specific day. See the business office page for further details. When making regularly scheduled payments, interest is not charged to the student’s account. The business office is available to assist at businessoffice@uws.edu.

Please continue to read your UWS emails, the facilities safety newsletter and the coronavirus resource page for the most up-to-date information.
Stay up-to-date. Make sure you are reading the facilities safety email and checking your email regularly. 
SEPTEMBER IS SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH 

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) uses this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention. Learn more on the NAMI website too including helpful resources. 

NBCE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 
National Scholarship

The NBCE is pleased to offer chiropractic students the opportunity to receive one of four awards of $2,500 each for outstanding scholarly papers. Submit an original essay on any topic of your choice, as long as the topic is relevant to chiropractic. These may include: history, philosophy, practice perspectives, jurisprudence/law, ethics, theory, sociology, politics or social sciences.

Application Deadline: Thursday, October 1, 2020. 


View more information about submission and eligibility requirements here. 

FINALS WEEK 
Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18

 

QUARTER BREAK 
Monday, September 21 - October 4

FIRST DAY OF FALL TERM 
Monday, October 5. Add to calendar.

CANADIAN THANKSGIVING
Monday, October 12

FALL PINNING CEREMONY CELEBRATION WEEK 
Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16

MS SPORTS MED ZOOM INFO SESSION
Tuesday, October 13 from 11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Add to calendar.

NBCE PART III EXAM
Saturday, October 17 - Sunday, October 18. Add to calendar. 

U.S. THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED 
Thursday, November 26-27

HIGHLIGHTED OPEN POSITION 

POSITION: Administrative Support
DEPARTMENT: Business Office
CLASSIFICATION: Student – Federal Work-Study only
Estimated hours: 2-4 hours/week
Salary: $13.25/hr

Learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications here.

To apply, please visit or email the financial aid office to confirm work-study eligibility. Eligible students will be referred to supervisor for application process.

The National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU) has launched their Your Vote, Your Voice campaign. From ballot request deadlines to links on how to register, this is a helpful resource.

This November, make your voice heard!
Learn more about Your Vote, Your Voice.

The Health for Every Veteran Study invites you to participate in their study focusing on your health behaviors and life experiences as a Veteran.

The goal of the Health for Every Veteran Study is to better understand the experiences of Veterans from all backgrounds and promote their health and well-being. We are interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities. Participants will be helping advance Veteran research, without leaving their homes!

The study is being conducted by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. It consists of completing a confidential, web-based questionnaire every nine months for approximately two years (for a total of four questionnaires). All research activities are completed online, with no in-person visits required.

More information can be found here.

Foot Levelers does a quarterly drawing where five chiropractic students win a $100 Visa gift card. Doctor of chiropractic students, register during summer quarter for your chance to win! The current drawing goes through the end of September. Congrats to Kacy Hersha and Grant Peters, representing UWS as two of the five winners for spring quarter!

As a reminder, UWS students, staff and faculty are eligible for two free pairs of orthotics every two years. Make your appointment for an orthotic evaluation at the CHC where they will scan you on the new cloud-based kiosk.

Questions? Reach out to Dr. Armington in the clinic.

GOALS, GROWTH AND SELF CARE

“One of the paramount benefits of mindfulness is that it helps to increase our sense of self awareness… and this enables us to engage more thoughtfully with the world and increases our sense of self-empowerment.” - Sean Fargo
 
Author and meditation teacher Sean Fargo offers a simple daily practice that combines noticing our habits, self-care and working towards our best self.
 
This practice is best done in the morning or before your day starts.

  1. Set aside 5 - 10 minutes. Find a quiet space where you can sit in silence and make notes.
  2. Give yourself a minute or so to relax and settle into your breath. Allow your exhale to become just a bit longer than your inhale as you do.
  3. Once you feel your mind quieting, ask yourself, “What is one thing I can commit to today that my future self will thank me for?”
  4. Be curious what comes up for you as you sit. Allow your mind to gently rest in the question. Write down what comes to mind.
  5. Let your answer and your action be nourishing acts of self-care.

Notice where your daily choices lead you. Notice the texture and feel of your mind and emotions as you follow through on your commitment. Celebrate all the good that comes from this simple practice!

With a little daily mindful effort, we make ourselves and our world a better place.
 
Shine on,
Ami Brimhall
 
Questions or Ideas? Email
abrimhall@uws.edu

Weekly Vitals got you down? Too long, didn’t read?

Stay in the loop with all the happenings at UWS via the UWS Weekly Vitals Podcast

Join host Caitlin Jones, DC student, as she walks you through the top things you need to know for the week.

COVID-19 EXPOSURE REPORTING FORM
 
To keep the UWS community safe and healthy, we are asking that students and employees use the COVID-19 Report Form if:  
  • You experience COVID-19 symptoms
  • You have direct, close contact with a person with a positive COVID-19 test
  • You test positive for COVID-19
Information collected is kept confidential and only shared with key UWS officials and local health authorities. View more FAQs on the coronavirus webpage
Christian Club Virtual Meetings
Mondays, summer quarter
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CAMPUS STORE HOURS AND COFFEE SPECIAL

Campus Store Hours
MONDAY - THURSDAY
7 a.m. -  4 p.m.

FRIDAY
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Special for the week:
Finals week house coffee $1.50 any size


*Coffee service ends a half hour before closing.
TUTORING INFORMATION

SIGN UP FOR THE OMNILERT ALERT SYSTEM

TIPS REPORTING TOOL

STUDENT JOBS

SHOUT OUTS

Let us know of a recent achievement or a job well done! Click the SHOUT OUT button and select "Act of Kindness" from the drop-down menu.
Counseling services for UWS students are available at no cost through the Pacific University Psychological Service Center.

Schedule an appointment with a counselor by emailing counseling@uws.edu. If you have any questions about counseling services, please call UWS student services at 503-251-2802.


Other crisis hotlines by county
Multnomah County Crisis Line

503-988-4888  |  800-716-9769
 
Clackamas County Crisis Line
503-655-8585
 
Washington County Crisis Line
503-291-9111
 
Clark County Crisis Line
360-696-9560  |  800-686-8137

UWS Switchboard

Ask for what you need and offer what you have to share. Connect over advice, job opportunities, mentorships, goods and more.

ELECTRONIC REQUEST FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

The registrar’s office has a number of commonly used forms available electronically through SignNow, our online form processor:
  1. Enrollment verification request
  2. Add/drop request
  3. Leave of absence
  4. Withdrawal
  5. FERPA release
  6. Request to inspect and review education records
  7. Audit application
Please email us at registrar@uws.edu to request the form needed and you will receive an email from SignNow with a link to fill out the form online.
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