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Freshmen Enrollment on the Rise
We will welcome over 250
incoming freshmen this fall, a 52% increase over last year. Our freshmen
students will be introduced to UW Bothell's distinctive culture of active and
interdisciplinary learning via the Discovery Core
, a sequence of courses in a
year-long program of study for first-year students. Discovery Core courses
being offered in Fall 2008 include: Dreaming
the Earth: Imagining Nature in Science
Play: Video Games, Gender, and Social Creativity
; and Star Dust: Science, Method, and
Nursing & Community-based Service Learning Grants
Expand Educational Opportunities
The Nursing Program recently
received a $286,899 Department of Education Noncompetitive
Congressionally-directed Grant in support of its "Initiative to Train Nursing
Faculty in Partnership with a Consortium of Colleges." Created in response to
growing state needs for a highly educated health care and nursing workforce,
the Initiative aims to increase the number of nursing faculty teaching in
Washington's community and technical college nursing programs.
UW Bothell and partner Cascadia
Community College (CCC) received a $50,000 grant from the Washington Campus
Compact and Learn and Serve America to promote and expand service-learning on
campus. Learn more about our community-based learning and scholarship program.
Accounting, Environmental Science and
MACS Spearhead New Fall Offerings
New degree programs to begin
this fall include the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and the Master
of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS). An option in Accounting within the Bachelor
of Arts in Business Administration will also begin, as will options in
Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts, Individualized Study, and
Science, Technology and Society within the Bachelor of Arts in
Building Relationships - Snyder Leads
Government & Community Relations
UW Bothell announces Kelly Snyder, former Assistant Director for the
Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
(CTED), as our new Director of Government and Community Relations. As we begin a period of rapid enrollment growth and program
development, Snyder's work will be instrumental in building relationships in
our community and in Olympia
to support our goals.
Construction on Campus - 522 Off-ramp
Progress & CCC's New Building
The UW Bothell/CCC campus
will change rapidly over the next few years. Construction has begun on a new
entrance at the south side of campus to improve access from SR 522 and to
enable enrollment to grow from 3,000 to 10,000 full time students. Meanwhile,
construction has begun on CCC's new Center for Global Learning, a $35 million
building that will house classrooms, art studios and a performing arts theatre.
Completion of both projects is scheduled for 2010.
Summer Learning on Campus for Local
Middle and High School Students
The Education Program
introduced IMAGINE, a summer youth program that included an integrated math,
science and language arts curriculum focused on environmental stewardship. The
brainchild of Education professors Cherry Banks,
Karen Gourd and Robin Rider, IMAGINE centered around the UW Bothell
wetlands, providing a meaningful academic and outdoor experience for local
middle and high school-aged students. Learn more.
Largest Graduating Class in UW
of Washington Bothell
graduated its largest class of 784 in June, growing our alumni base to over
8,000. We conferred 607 baccalaureate and 110 master's degrees, and honored an additional
67 students for earning their Washington State Residency Certificates in
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