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

July 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.

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.

Kind regards,


Campus Housing is Here
UW 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 Eastward
The 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 Updates
UW 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 Climbing
Student 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/.
New Leadership
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 Experience
This month the Education Program sponsored IMAGINE, their two week summer camp for middle-and secondary-level students, to great success.

The 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 curriculum development.
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 News
The 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 Notes
CSS 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 alumni@uwb.edu to learn more.

Additional events may be found online.
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