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


January 2009  
Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the university. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

Kind regards,

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In Memoriam
Long-time UW Bothell supporter Richard 'Dick' Truly, passed away in early January. Dick was a great supporter of UW Bothell and was recently honored at our September student convocation. Most notably, he was instrumental in the sale of his former property, the Boone-Truly Ranch, upon which the campus now resides.
 
The UW Bothell community extends our deepest sympathies to his family, including his son, Jeff Truly, who is a valued UW Bothell staff member. For information on donating to the Richard H. Truly Jr. Scholarship, please contact the Office of Advancement, 425-352-3642.
Donald Named Executive-in Residence
Jim Donald, former CEO of Starbucks, has been named as Executive-in-Residence for the Business Program. In this position, Donald will provide valuable insight and mentoring to current students and faculty. He will also support the program through lectureship on topics as broad as leadership and business strategy to the all-important "What They Don't Teach You in Business School."
 
Prior to his work at Starbucks, Donald served as Chairman, President and CEO of Pathmark and President and Manager of Safeway's 130-store Eastern division.
Advisory Board Additions
A special welcome to our newest advisory board members: David Brooks, CEO of Providence Healthcare and Bill Ptacek, Director of the King County Library System. 

Thank you for your service.
Freshman Programs Receive National Notice
UW Bothell's freshman program, the Discovery Core, received great attention when it was included in a report on first-year seminars released by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Congratulations to Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Jennifer Droege, Sarah Leadley, Rebecca Price, Becky Rosenberg, and Betsy Tippens for their contributions. Read the report online.
Advisory Council Raises Funds to Support Faculty
The Business Program Advisory Council reached a development milestone this month. The Council received over $50,000 in pledges from its members to create an Advisory Council Faculty Fellowship in Business. The Fellowship will support a new faculty member over the first three years of their appointment to the Business Program.
 
Council members periodically consult with Program faculty and administration, sharing practical experience and insights to ensure that Business Program graduates are prepared to meet the unique challenges and opportunities faced by regional businesses. Their generous contributions of time and treasure benefit both faculty and students alike. 
Legislative Update
The 2009 legislative session started on Monday, January 12 and this 105-day session will focus on serious budget issues as well as hundreds of policy related bills. The March revenue forecasts will be the basis for the legislative budget development and debate. We anticipate seeing a draft budget in late March. 

UW Bothell is tracking many bills regarding higher education, economic stimulus, economic development and job development. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Snyder, UW Bothell's Director of Government and Community Relations, 425-352-3623.
Teamwork: Faculty and Student Research
Three UW Bothell sophomores will participate in an exciting research assignment with IAS faculty Becca Price in early February. The team will travel to the Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island to continue Price's work on examining intertidal snail growth and N. lamellosa populations
 
Meanwhile, the work of five UW Bothell MN students and Nursing faculty Suzanne Sikma, Carol Leppa, Jereyln Resnick and Linda Westbrook was chosen for podium presentation at the Western Institute for Nursing's 42nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference in Salt Lake City in April. The presentation is titled "Collaborative Curriculum Revision: Process and Evaluation."
Notable Events: Business, Science and Literature
The MBA Programs and the Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute presented Michael Martino, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for a lecture and discussion on "The Strategic Bio-Entrepreneur" in mid-January. The event also included a presentation on the new Leadership MBA in Bellevue and the Technology MBA in Bothell, both offered by UW Bothell. Applications are now being accepted for the Autumn cohort.
 
The Writing for Their Lives literary series will present Laynie Browne on Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. on campus in the Library, room 205. Browne is the recipient of the 2007 National Poetry Series Award and the author of five full-length poetry collections and one novel. Browne will present her work and participate in a Q & A with the audience. The series is part of the Initiative for Creativity, Performance and Research, provided by a UW Bothell Worthington Academic Distinction grant. It is also generously supported by Barbara and Kent Chaplin of Chaplin's Automotive Group.
The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.5455, or email dss@uwb.edu.