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ENJOY A UWAA MEMBER BASH ON RED SQUARE On Friday, April 20, the UWAA will be hosting a huge member-appreciation event, featuring world-class live jazz, food and drinks, and UW celebrity guests, all under an enormous pavilion on Red Square. It’s sure to be a magical evening to remember, so come join us! It’s all part of HuskyFest, but this party is just for members and their guests. We’ll be getting in touch with more details as they develop, so keep watching your inbox.


A celebration of all things Husky, HuskyFest (April 19-21, 2012) is a three-day, campus-wide festival showcasing all the amazing things going on at the UW. Part of the UW’s yearlong 150th anniversary celebration, HuskyFest will feature 150th-themed exhibits, open houses, guided tours, academic showcases, and at its heart, a huge pavilion on Red Square for live performances. Visit for information and updates.

FRIENDS & FAMILY REFERRAL CAMPAIGN Looking for a way to make a difference for the UW? At a time when higher education needs strong grass-roots support, UWAA membership is more important than ever. Stand for the UW and higher education by asking a friend or family member to join the UWAA. For a limited time, we’re offering $10 off your renewal and $10 off your friend’s new membership when you refer a friend who then becomes a member. Life members, we’ve got you covered as well—get one of our popular UWAA umbrellas when your friend signs up. Visit to find out how to make a referral, share your love of the UW, and get your discount.

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MEMBER EVENTS Spring is arts time on campus. UW World Series brings top talents from all over the world to Seattle, and the UWAA is there to help you make the most of it. Four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Watson is one of the hottest Zydeco musicians around. He and his band are coming April 28, and members save 20% on tickets. Interested in something a bit more classical? Curious about the beautiful works of art that grace Meany Hall? Check out renowned pianist Angela Hewitt’s recital on May 15 and enjoy a member-exclusive arts tour of Meany Hall before the show. Members receive discounts on tickets to many other World Series events—visit for a complete list of what’s coming and to order tickets. Enter the promo code ARTSUWAA when ordering to get your discount (limit two tickets per member). The treasures of the pharaohs are coming to Seattle! The blockbuster exhibit, Tutankhamun: the Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, will be coming to the Pacific Science Center for one last stop before the artifacts head back to Egypt. On June 21 and 22, the UWAA has secured special after-hours access on two nights for this once-in-a-generation opportunity. Along with discounted admission, Member Nights at King Tut will feature presentations by UW faculty. The exhibit will be closed to the general public—only members and their guests will be allowed. This event will sell out quickly! Sign up today at

MEMBER EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY For our members in Bellingham and Vancouver, Wash., we’re putting together a special, openingnight screening of The Hunger Games on March 23rd. Get together with fellow members for this much-anticipated movie premiere! We’re planning lectures from UW faculty members coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco in the coming months as well, so keep an eye on your inbox.


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UW Alumni Tours specializes in travel opportunities that let you explore beneath the surface of your destination. This fall, join us for Enchanting Ireland. Immerse yourself in the unique history and culture of this beautiful island. Marvel at the beautiful Book of Kells. Explore ancient ruins and medieval castles at Inismor. Experience rustic Irish charm at a traditional farmhouse outside Killarney. Kiss the stone and investigate local crafts at the small town of Blarney. If you choose, add a four-day extension and visit the dramatic Antrim coast and the lively city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Come see why hundreds of UW alumni and friends have journeyed all over the world with UW Alumni Tours. Find out more at

THERE’S STILL TIME TO SHARE IN THE 150TH CELEBRATION! Thanks to everybody who has donated as part of our UW 150th gift drive! If you haven’t donated yet, if you give $150 or more to the UWAA before June 30, you will get a brass “W” and a commemorative membership card. Go to and follow the link to find out more.

MEMBER BENEFITS Great Travel Benefits for Members While the rain makes the flowers grow, it can also make us think about making summer travel plans. Guess what? Membership brings great discounts for travelers! • UWAA members get a 15% discount on accommodations and a 10% discount on lift tickets and more at Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia. Sun Peaks offers skiing in the winter and golf, biking and hiking in the summer in the beautiful Columbia Mountains, so get outdoors! Visit and enter our promo code “UWAA” or call the resort at 800-807-3257 for details. • Members also receive 10% off the best available rates at members of the Starwood family of hotels including Sheraton, Westin (above), W Hotels, Le Méridien, St. Regis, Four Points and more. Use the map at to locate participating hotels all over North and Latin America. • If you’d rather travel the world in the comfort of your living room, the UWAA can help. Members save 15% on UW alumnus and award-winning photographer Art Wolfe’s PBS series “Travels to the Edge” on DVD as well as his award-winning book Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky. Get all the details at, and enter the promo code “UWAlum20” when checking out to get the discount. While Art Wolfe is famous for his stunning nature photography from distant locales, he is also a master of bringing nature alive closer to home—don’t miss his feature photo essay of the wild spaces of the UW Seattle campus in the current issue of Columns!


To give you a taste of Art Wolfe’s feature in Columns magazine, we’ve included a sample of his work from the UW Seattle campus on this Member Update. It’s a reminder that while the UW is a top-notch university, it is also an extraordinarily beautiful one. Enjoy.

These and all UWAA member discounts have expiration dates and may contain exclusions. To see your currently available benefits and instructions on how to redeem them, go to

Great blue heron Washington Park Arboretum Seattle, WA Š Art Wolfe /

UWAA Member Update--Spring 2012  

Our Member Newsletter for Spring 2012, featuring information about an upcoming member celebration, great events, and new benefits.

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