Campus events for March 9: Zika workshop, Community Read, and more!

These are the events happening around campus for the week of March 7-11. BREATHE before Finals week events are listed separately here

Zika Virus:  Science and Pregnancy, Nursing Bldg., Room 2308
Wed., March 9: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
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The World Health Organization declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on February 1 over the Zika virus and the health problems that doctors fear it is causing. Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Of particular concern are reports of pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes as a result of contracting the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued travel notices for people traveling to regions and certain countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

• What is Zika virus and what do we know about it?
• Is there a vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika?
• Why is contracting the Zika virus dangerous for pregnant women?
• Will a woman’s future pregnancies be at risk?
• Do we in the Pacific Northwest need to worry about Zika virus?

Join us for a discussion of the Zika virus, and its possible side effects, especially for pregnant women, with:
• Judy Penn, Professor (Microbiology)
• Hermien Watkins, Professor Emeritus (Nursing)

Community Read of Octavia’s Brood, PUB 9208
Wed., March 9: 12:30-1:40 p.m.
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Join us Wed., March 9 at 12:30 p.m. for our final meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood.

This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Star Ware and the American Imagination, The Only Lasting Truth, Outro.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

Intramural Yoga, Athletics Room 3025
Wed., March 9: 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Take time out from studying for finals to rejuvenate and build core strength. Free to students, faculty, and staff.

Baseball vs. Grays Harbor, Away at Bellevue
Wed., March 9: 1-5 p.m.
Wish our Phins Baseball team well as they take on Grays Harbor away. #GoPhins!

Softball vs. Green River, Away at Kent
Wed., March 9: 2-6 p.m.
Wish our Phins Softball team well as they take on Green River away. #GoPhins!