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

June 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,


Campus Housing Now Available
The University of Washington Bothell will offer campus housing beginning in September 2009. The institution is in the process of master leasing approximately 24 apartments from a local rental complex and intends to convert them to student housing units this summer to be ready for fall quarter, with the goal of housing approximately 40 students. The complex is a short five minute walk from campus and will feature a full residence life component, complete with residence advisors and student life programs. To learn more, visit the Housing site.
Education Program Director Announced
Dr. Brad Portin will join UW Bothell as Director of its Education Program effective July 1. As Director, Dr. Portin will oversee the Education Program and its faculty and staff. Says Susan Jeffords, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, "I am excited to have Dr. Portin join our campus. I know that with his vast experiences and knowledge the Program will continue to grow and succeed."

The Program is home to over 300 students and boasts solid Masters of Education offerings as well as K-8, professional, and secondary teaching certification options to meet the region's continuous demands for quality teacher education.  Learn more about Dr. Portin online.
Inslee Charms at Commencement
U.S. Representative Jay Inslee charmed a crowd of 7,000 when he served as Commencement Speaker at the UW Bothell commencement ceremony in mid-June which honored over 700 graduating students. At the ceremony the following honors were bestowed: Student Commencement Speaker: Gurpreet Singh, Chancellor's Medalist: Debbie Brown, President's Medalist: Melissa Cushman, Distinguished Teaching Award: Dr. Peter Littig, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year: Mike Hope.  Congratulations to all honorees and to the students for accomplishing a major educational milestone.
UW Bothell Awarded $60K in Grants from Washington Campus Compact
UW Bothell is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two grants totaling $60K from the Washington Campus Compact for the 2009-10 academic year to aid in its efforts to increase service-learning on campus.  The institution received a $15K Learn and Serve America grant to aid its Initiative for Community-based Learning and Scholarship (ICBLS), which promotes and supports faculty and staff development of community-based scholarship and service learning opportunities for students. The institution also received a $45K grant from AmeriCorps for the hire of its first VISTA member (Volunteer in Service to America). The VISTA member will serve in the ICBLS and be devoted entirely to expanding the institution's capacity for service-learning across campus, particularly in areas relating to issues of poverty in the Puget Sound region. Learn more online.
IMAGINE, Summer Camp for Kids
Still looking for a summer camp for your children? Look no further, the Education Program is still accepting applications for its IMAGINE summer camp to be held the weeks of July 6-10 and 13-17 (half or full day sessions offered).  In this action-packed camp, middle and high school-aged participants will explore environmental sustainability through hands-on activities. Learn more and obtain registration forms online.
National Recognition
Marguerite Roza of the UW Bothell's Center on Reinventing Public Education received one of the "Change Agent of the Year" awards at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit on Education Entrepreneurship for her contributions to education. Joanne Weiss, partner and COO at NewSchools, and newly appointed leader of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top Fund, praised Roza as "the best person in the country on education finance" and said "it is her thoughtful analysis and financial acumen that provided much of the data to support the economic stabilization part of the stimulus package for education - a mere $54B in funds."
Faculty Notes
Warren Buck, Professor of Science and Technology/Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Chancellor Emeritus and internationally known theoretical physicist, has co-authored a study on Radioisotope Power Systems as a member of the National Research Council. The study recommends that the U.S. restart production of Plutonium 238 for the purpose of powering NASA space missions (particularly unmanned and to the outer planets). The study will be available in print and online later this summer.

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of the Center for University Studies and Programs co-authored: "Nothing More Simple, Nothing More Complex: Outcomes Assessment at Branch Campuses" (Emily Lardner, Gillies Malnarich, with Carlos Huerta, Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Susan Wolf Murphy, Sally Murphy). Leading America's Branch Campuses. Ed. Samuel Schuman. American Council on Education. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.

Ron Krabill, Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, gave the keynote talk, "Human Rights, New Media and International Education," at the annual conference of the Northwest International Education Association, on campus in May 2009.

Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program gave the keynote talk, "Dancing the Sense Body," at In Spirit, A Journey Into a Full Body Treatment, a conference sponsored by the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in May.
Winning Students
UW Bothell is pleased to announce the winners of its 8th annual Hell Night, an entrepreneurial competition held earlier in the spring. During the Hell Night competition, teams of students present their business plans to members of the public who serve as 'investors' and decide which team and business are best prepared to take their plan and turn it into functioning businesses. Winners of the competition receive a trademark or provisional patent services from attorney Kyle Flindt of Inventive Spark.

This year's winning team was Spiral Genetics, composed of UW Bothell students Becky Drees, Steven Klein, Adina Manugbat, Morgan Hellar, Jack Davis, Don Hjelte and Irina Velikovick. The team proposed a facility, Spiral Genetics, that has informative, individualized genetic testing that allows for personal information and user-friendly reports on disease risks, ancestry, and personal characteristics that could be harmful to the client.

Equally exciting, students in the UW Bothell chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi (DEC) recently placed at the international DEC conference.

Congratulations to the following for their great accomplishments: Gwendolyn King - 2nd place in the Marketing Management competition; Efrin Moreno-Salamanca - 2nd place in the National Management Institute competition; Xheni Diko & Peter Gallagher - Top 10 Business to Business Marketing competition; Shane Morrison, Benjamin Noblitt & Gurpreet Singh - Top 10 Financial Statement Analysis competition.
Notable Upcoming Event: Aquasox 
Join UW Bothell as it participates in the Husky Summer Celebration. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the institution are invited to cheer on the Everett Aquasox as they take on the Eugene Emeralds, Saturday, August 8, Memorial Stadium, Everett. An all-you-can eat BBQ will begin at 6 p.m., and the game - with fireworks - starts at 7 p.m. Email alumni@uwb.edu to learn more.

Additional events may be found online.
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