|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.|
Did you know that UW Bothell will celebrate its 20th year of
operation during the 2009-10 academic year? This is a major milestone for our institution
and I hope you will share in our pride as we reflect on our many
accomplishments. From rented space in a business
complex in Canyon Park to our state-of-the-art Bothell location; to extension
locations in Mt. Vernon and Bellevue and the opening of campus housing and a
new access ramp; to the announcements of new academic and student life offerings,
we have truly come a long way.
Our first graduating class consisted of just 3 students; in
June we honored over 700. When courses began for our first freshman class just
4 short years ago, we had 130 students. This fall we will welcome close to 330
(chosen from an applicant pool of almost 1200). These are accomplishments we can all be
proud of and ones that would only be possible through your support.
If you haven't been to campus in a while, now is the time. I
invite you to share in our celebration and help us plan for the next 20 years. Thank you for your continued support.
Campus Housing is HereUW Bothell will offer campus housing at the Campus View
Apartment Complex beginning in September. Campus View is located just a five minute
walk from campus on Ross Road in Bothell. Plans call for the housing of 40 students, enabling the institution to broaden its recruitment efforts statewide.
To apply for housing or to
view photos and floor plans of the complex, visit www.uwb.edu/students/life/housing.
Moving EastwardThe UW Bothell Business Program will begin offering courses for its Leadership MBA (LMBA) in Bellevue this fall at the newly named UW Bothell Eastside Leadership Center, located in the popular Park 140 complex (2515 140th Ave. NE, Suite B-100).
To learn more about or to apply to the LMBA, visit www.uwb.edu/mba/.
UWB3 & Campus Off-ramp UpdatesUW Bothell has selected Thomas Hacker and Associates as
the architect for the design of its third campus building: UWB3 and will launch
a major planning and design effort this summer.
(Read the pre-design study online.)
In other facilities news, the off-ramp to connect the campus to SR522 is anticipated to be completed ahead of schedule with a late September opening. Updated information will follow in the next Report.
Enrollment ClimbingStudent enrollment counts for the 2009-10 academic year are looking very positive with estimates at 2150 FTE (full-time equivalent students) or a headcount (bodies on campus) of 2600. This represents very strong growth for UW Bothell as it plans to grow to to 5000 students by 2020. For more information on admission, visit www.uwb.edu/students/prospective/.
As the campus grows, so does its leadership in a variety of
areas. Please welcome the following newly announced directors:
Dr. Warren Buck
, Professor in the IAS Program and Chancellor Emeritus, as Acting
Director for the new Science and Technology Program (S&T). S&T
will soon house the institution's growing programmatic offerings in its related
subject areas, to include Biology and Engineering. (Learn more about degrees
under development online
Dr. Dan Jacoby
, Professor in the IAS Program, as Director of
the Office of Institutional Research. Dan will play a pivotal role in
generating data needed for program and enrollment development.
Dr. Karen Ericson, former Community Partnership Coordinator
in the IAS Program, as Director for Community-Based Learning and Scholarship
within the Teaching and Learning Center. Karen will support faculty who want to
partner with community organizations to integrate coursework and fieldwork for
students. Melissa Arias, JD
, as Associate Director of Advancement, who
will focus on the campus' development activities to secure major gifts and
broaden the base of constituent support for the institution.
Congratulations to all.
Hats Off to a Great Summer Camp ExperienceThis month the Education Program sponsored IMAGINE, their two
week summer camp for middle-and secondary-level students, to great success.
camp, taught by eighteen graduate students preparing to be teachers, taught twenty-one
campers diverse perspectives on environmental sustainability and included
different historical and cultural perspectives on the area that is now the UW
Bothell wetlands. Campers completed experiments in testing soil and water,
built weirs, made solar cookers, wrote haikus and created digital stories as
they learned about land and water management. One notable highlight...the
sighting of a deer in the North Creek! The camp was well received by the
campers and the graduate students learned invaluable lessons on teaching and
Alumna on the Move
Alumna Stacie D. Byars has been named Director of Marketing
and Membership for the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association.
Stacie received her BS in Business Administration from UW Bothell. Best of luck to Stacie.
IAS Program's annual newsletter Bridges is now available online. Read about
their new Interdisciplinary Arts option, faculty news and updates on alumni -including
news on IAS alums who will begin graduate school this fall at schools as diverse as
Columbia University, the University of Miami Law School, Dartmouth College UW Bothell and
UW Seattle, online at: http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/publications/IAS_Newsletter_SUM09.pdf
Faculty NotesCSS Senior Lecturer Carol Zander served on a National
Science Foundation Review Panel for Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory
Improvement (CCLI) type-1 grant proposals in mid-July.
CSS Program Director and Professor Michael
Stiber was recently elevated to Senior Member by the IEEE, the leading
professional association for the advancement of technology. This change
reflects his "professional maturity and significant professional achievements."
|Notable Upcoming Event: A Night At the Ballpark
Join UW Bothell as it participates in the Husky Summer Celebration
. Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to learn more.
Additional events may be found online
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