UW Seal Chancellor's Monthly Report
Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor
University of Washington Bothell

October 2008  
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UW Bothell Sees Record Growth
Final Fall 2008 student census data shows outstanding enrollment growth for UW Bothell. With 1,899 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, a headcount of 2,274, UW Bothell saw a record 21% increase in students from Fall 2007.

This enrollment increase is an indicator that UW Bothell is growing stronger with every year and is clearly on its way to 5,000 students by 2020 per its master academic plans. In fact, UW Bothell has seen a 10% or greater increase in enrollment for each of the last four years; demonstrating that this institution is an effective regional investment and one that is creating increased access to higher education for the communities it serves.
Business Program Expands to Bellevue
The UW Bothell Business Program recently received approval from the Higher Education Coordinating (HEC) Board to expand its MBA offerings southward and will begin offering courses in Bellevue in Fall 2009.

The new Leadership MBA in Bellevue will focus on developing business leaders through a mentorship and strategic leadership program and will complement the successful Technology MBA program offered at the Bothell campus geared towards managing technology-oriented businesses.
By expanding to Bellevue, the MBA program will provide increased educational access to residents of the Eastside (including Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish and surrounding communities) who will benefit from the UW-quality education, reduction of travel time, expense and impact on the environment.

A site location for the new offering has yet to be publicly announced. Applications for the Fall 2009 cohort (target 30 FTE) are now being accepted.
STEM: Coming Soon
The UW Regents recently approved the creation of a Science and Technology Program at UW Bothell. The new program will feature science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) components in response to regional needs. A transition team, led by Drs. Warren Buck and Frank Cioch, has been organized and is beginning program development.

The addition of a Science and Technology Program will strengthen UW Bothell's overarching vision of becoming a regional center of academic excellence in higher education, providing increased access to citizens of the north Puget Sound, while also achieving campus priorities outlined in the newly released The 21st Century Campus Initiative: University of Washington Bothell Priorities Plan 2008-2020.
Bothell IPZ Update
UW Bothell served as co-host for the Bothell Innovation Partnership Zone's (IPZ) Bothell Biomedical Networking Event: Tapping the UW's scientific resources on October 29. Building off the successful Washington State Biomedical Device Summit in May, the event served as an opportunity for industry leaders to obtain information about the many scientific resources and facilities available for use within the University of Washington.
Notable speakers included Mark Lamb, Mayor, City of Bothell; Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost, UW Tech Transfer; and Francois Baneyx, Acting Director, UW Seattle, Center for Nanotechnology. Following the presentations, a networking reception with interactive displays by the UW Center for Nanotechnology, Comparative Genomics Center, Center for Array Technologies, National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems and Intellectual Property and Industrial Agreements was held.

Over 60 industry and business leaders attended the successful event, co-hosted by the City of Bothell, enterpriseSeattle, Snohomish County Economic Development Council, Washington Technology Industry Association, and the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association.
Launching MACS with Toby Miller
The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies (MACS) Program will celebrate its Fall 2008 launch with guest lecturer Toby Miller on Wednesday, November 12, 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the North Creek Events Center. Miller will present "Green Cultural Citizenship: A Future for Cultural Studies," an examination of the limitations in how cultural citizenship is theorized in cultural and media studies.

The MACS Program is the first graduate program in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the very few programs nationally, to partner the interdisciplinary study of art and culture with a community-based learning network. It offers an integrative approach to the study of culture across diverse locations, preparing students for careers in social, cultural, and arts fields or for further interdisciplinary graduate education across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.

We hope you can come celebrate with us. For additional information, contact 425-352-3136.
Scholarship News
We are pleased to announce August Promiss Aguirre and Vicky Herrera as recipients of this year's UW Bothell Costco Diversity Scholar Awards. August and Vicky will each receive a $10,000 scholarship annually, with a total value of $40,000 for four years of undergraduate study. Congratulations to them both and to all of our 2008-09 scholarship winners.
Notable Events: the Economy, Jobs and Sustainability
In response to notable recent news, UW Bothell held events in October highlighting the economy and sustainability.

UW Bothell welcomed Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics and former senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank, to campus on October 17 for an engaging presentation on his new book The Three Trillion Dollar War, The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict.

The Career Center hosted a Fall Career Fair on October 21-22, connecting 60 local Puget Sound employers with over 300 prospective student employees; providing a noteworthy community service to our students and business partners.

The campus community celebrated National Campus Sustainability Day on October 22 with a series of events including an interactive eco-art display and a screening of "Road to Healthy Public Spaces." The celebration was a particularly fitting event for UW Bothell, as the campus has long heralded sustainability as a major campus initiative and has taken bold steps to promote and protect the environment through its efforts. Some recent examples include the awarding of Salmon-Safe Certification, the use of alternative resources (goats) to lower carbon emissions (a practice the campus still employs periodically), and the restoration of 58 acres of campus wetlands, an effort that received recognition in the National Wildlife Federation's Chill Out Competition.

Most UW Bothell events are open to the community and we look forward to having you as a guest on our beautiful campus.

Coming in November: Author Mary Woodward on Nov. 5, and Writing For Their Lives featuring Kat Bakke on Nov. 6. View our
event calendar to learn more.
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