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

February 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,


Budget Update
The State forecasters recently issued their revenue projections which estimate a $8.3 billion deficit through 2011. The deficit will impact many areas of the state capital and operating budget including the state funds provided for higher education.  We are carefully evaluating costs and impacts from reduced funding and will keep you posted through future Monthly Reports.
Applications on the Rise
UW Bothell continues to see healthy enrollment estimates for spring and autumn quarters with a 43% increase in applications for the spring quarter and a 67% increase in applications for fall quarter. Those interested in applying are encouraged to do so as quickly as possible. Information sessions are listed on the home page of the Web site.

Of note: The new Leadership MBA in Bellevue, now accepting applications for its first cohort, is hosting two information sessions in March, one in Bothell and one in Bellevue.
(For information on additional new degrees currently in the pre-planning/interest surveying phases, including a BA in Digital Entertainment and Interactive Design, see our new degrees page.)
Visits to Olympia
In an effort to get more involved, several faculty and students visited state representatives and senators in Olympia during the legislative session to educate leaders on UW Bothell's many contributions to regional higher education.

Legislators were interested in talking with students and hearing their personal experiences about being on this campus, interacting with faculty and learning in their academic programs. Faculty shared the campus' exciting growth news and highlighted the relevancy of programs to students and the community. The meetings were overwhelmingly successful and invitations have been extended (and many already accepted) for all to visit the campus to learn more about its offerings.

In addition, Chancellor Chan testified twice to the legislature on behalf of the chancellors of the state's five branch campuses regarding issues of higher education and the importance of fully building out the branch campuses. He also lent his support to the build-outs in an editorial to the Times.

Let us know your thoughts on the future of our state's higher education system and ways in which we can continue to make a positive impact on our region's future (anonymous suggestions are accepted).
UW Bothell News Available Online
Newly released e-communications ready for your viewing include UW Bothell's 2007-08 Annual Report and Connections. The Annual Report contains campus news and updates on  programs, centers, honors and accomplishments. Connections is the annual newsletter for students, alumni and friends of the Business Program.

For additional up-to-the-minute news and information, visit www.uwb.edu/news/ and view current media releases and follow UW Bothell in the press.
Off-ramp Progress
View the progress of the new campus off-ramp through WSDOT's great new Flickr page. WSDOT anticipates a fall completion of the project.
Students Take State Honors, Prepare for Internationals
UW Bothell students recently participated in the state Delta Epsilon Chi competition and took home multiple honors:
  • 1st Place - Human Resource Management: Brianna Crist
  • 1st Place - Fashion Merchandising & Marketing: Rachel Knowles              
  • 1st Place - Business-to-Business Marketing: Xheni Diko & Pete Gallagher                 
  • 1st Place - International Marketing: Felipe Ayala & Efrain Moreno-Salamanca                             
  • 1st Place - Hospitality Marketing: Alok Mistry                                 
  • 1st Place - Sports & Entertainment Marketing: Patrick Farrar &  Brice Hamack                 
  • 1st Place - Restaurant & Food Services Marketing: Danny McGuire                               
  • 2nd Place - Marketing Management: Ben Skredsvig       
  • 2nd Place - Business-to-Business Marketing: Brianna Thompson   & Karan Chainani
  • 3rd Place - Financial Analysis: Shane Morrison, Ben Noblitt  & Gurpreet Singh                                                  
Delta Epsilon Chi is the college division of DECA, an international marketing and management organization that promotes the development of leadership and business skills through competitive events.

Wins at the state competition make the students eligible for competition at internationals which will take place in Anaheim, CA in April. To support the students in this effort, all are invited to attend UW Bothell/DEC's annual dinner and silent auction on Saturday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. on campus in the North Creek Events Center. For additional details, contact lhorgan8@hotmail.com.
Getting Involved
UW Bothell recently participated in the National Teach-In on Global Warming. Faculty Erica Gunn, Mike Gillespie, Martha Groom, Rob Turner and Gray Kochhar-Lindgren organized the effort in support of the campus' sustainability projects and its engagement with the Curriculum for the Bioregion.

UW Bothell Master of Arts in Cultural Studies students are participating in a directed research project this quarter which involves designing post-film screening activities with the aim of inviting community dialogue and social action around human rights issues. As one of their efforts, the group successfully facilitated two post-film audience discussions at the Seattle Human Rights Film Festival in February.

UW Bothell Computing and Software Systems faculty Clark Olson presented "Computer Vision for Mars Exploration" at UW Seattle in late January. Professor Olson has worked with NASA's JPL laboratories for several years on researching and improving computer vision techniques for the Mars Rovers.
Notable Events
The Writing for Their Lives literary series will present Laura Moriarty on Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. on campus in the Library, room 205. Moriatry is the deputy director of Small Press Distribution. Her most recent books include A Semblance: Selected & New Poetry 1975-2007 and Ultravioleta. Moriarty 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.

Mark your calendars for the annual Chancellor's Reception, which will be held on Friday, April 17, 6:00 p.m. at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. The event will honor UW Bothell's supporters and friends. For more information, contact 425-352-3663.
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.