Celebrating 100 years of nursing

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In honor of our centennial, the UW School of Nursing has launched a microsite celebrating UW nurses of influence. Explore some of our trailblazing alumni and faculty who have transformed the field of nursing  here.

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Friday, September 28th

Campus Architecture Tour

Friday, September 28th
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Husky Union Building 337
Price: Free
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Interested in learning the little-known history of  the gorgeous architecture on our UW Seattle campus? Join us for a one-hour presentation followed by a one-hour walking tour covering 100+ years of UW history.

Your tour guide Mark Ondrake, MA, is a passionate Husky and an independent art historian. He’s lived and studied in France, Switzerland, and England, and has a life-long passion for architectural history.

Ignite Aging Symposium

Friday, September 28th
Check-in: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Program: 1 – 5 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences T-661
Price: Free
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Join us for an engaging symposium to get up close with the innovative research in healthy aging presented by School of Nursing faculty, students, and alumni. Through concise and compelling 5-minute presentations, Ignite is a fun and fast series of presentations on various topics.  This event is organized by the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging in partnership with the Center for Global Health Nursing, Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management, and the Northwest Roybal Center.

More information here

Centennial Celebration Happy Hour

Friday, September 28th
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Washington Commons
Price: Free
*Members of The President’s Circle and members of the UWAA are invited to a special happy hour celebration in your honor.*

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Saturday, September 29th   

Centennial Brunch

Saturday, September 29th
Time: 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mary Gates Hall Commons
Price: $25
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Celebrate 100 years of outstanding nursing education at the University of Washington at this commemorative brunch. Start your morning with coffee and donuts while you browse four special made centennial pop-up exhibits highlighting some of the major milestones for the school. You will also have the opportunity to browse artifacts from throughout the years and take pictures with your friends or colleagues in the photo booth. Then enjoy delicious family-style brunch fare and mimosas with past, present and future nursing leaders. You will also hear from several influential speakers who will share the future directions of nursing science and the school.

Husky Nurse Tailgate

Saturday, September 29th
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Rainier Vista
Price: Free
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Stop by and continue the Centennial celebrations at the Husky Nurse Tailgate! We will be setup on Rainier Vista with snacks, fun, a beautiful view of Mt. Rainier,  and some free School of Nursing giveaways.

Husky Football Game vs. BYU

Saturday, September 29th
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Husky Stadium
Price: $30.00
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Cheer on the Huskies alongside your fellow School of Nursing alumni, friends, and supporters as they take on the Brigham Young University Cougars! Space is limited, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Lecture

The annual Soule lecture features prominent nursing and health care leaders and is supported through the Elizabeth Sterling Soule Endowed Fund, which honors the founding dean of the UW School of Nursing.

2018 date is TBD

Nursing Shark Tank

Nursing Shark Tank, an event where nurse researchers try to convince the audience – Sharks – to give them the funding they need to turn their projects into reality. Sharks ensure that the UW continues its work to make the world a better place, and further prove that Together, we are boundless.


All-Class Reunion

Stay tuned for 2019’s reunion date. This will be a come one, come all event with all School of Nursing alums invit­ed.

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