|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.|
20 Years of
Accomplishment - ImpactThe University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 20th
year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its great history of accomplishment.
What better way to measure value than with impact? In 1992 we graduated our
first class of just 26 students. In June of this year we graduated over 700. In
fact, to date we have served over 8,000 alumni, the majority of which continue
to reside, work and contribute to the local economy - the impact of which only
grows each year.
Are you an alumni who wants to reconnect with UW
Bothell? Learn how.
Access Ramp Ribbon-cutting Join the University of Washington Bothell, Cascadia
Community College and the Washington State Department of Transportation as we
celebrate the completion of the SR 522 campus access project. The event will be
held near the south campus entrance on Friday, September 18, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Special guests will include Washington State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond,
Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, UW Bothell Chancellor
Kenyon S. Chan, and Cascadia Community College President William Christopher.
The access ramp is a major investment in the future of the
UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus, satisfying a building agreement
with the City of Bothell and lifting an enrollment cap that allows the campus
to grow to its full capacity. Says Chancellor Chan, "This investment in
transportation is so much more, it is a major investment in education and
enables our campus to grow and fulfill our pledge to access to excellence in
education. We hope you will join us in this great celebration of our future."
RSVPs may be sent to Meghan Pembroke, WSDOT Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-440-4704.
Electrical Engineering ApprovedUW Bothell has received approval by the state
Higher Education Coordinating Board to launch a Bachelor of Science in
Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in Winter, 2010.
The BSEE will be the first degree offering in the institution's new Science and
Technology Program, created to help foster the development of science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at the university.
Says Arnold Berger, Chair of the Electrical Engineering Faculty Committee,
"The BSEE program combines the rigor of an engineering education with the
core values of UW Bothell; small classes and close collaboration with faculty
dedicated to your success. Best of all, it is designed as a hybrid program,
combining both on-line and on-site courses to meet the needs of traditional and
Applications are now being accepted for
the inaugural class. Information is available at www.uwb.edu/ee.
Enrollment UpdateEnrollment demands for Fall 2009 continue to
grow. To date they show an amazing 47% increase in overall applications. Select
programs are still taking applications on a case by case basis, please visit
our Admission site to learn more.
Get connected to UW Bothell through social networking. The student
assistants in the Public Relations & Communications unit of the Office of
Advancement and External Relations recently launched a major social networking initiative
that includes FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. The goal of
the initiative is to provide additional outlets for information exchange and
community and student engagement.
Visit the UW Bothell homepage
and connect to the UW
Bothell social networking sites listed on the bottom left hand side of the
screen. View the pages often to receive up-to-the-minute information about the
campus and be sure to join in the conversation.
Mary Abrums, Associate Professor for the Nursing Program,
has published a book with Alta Mira Press that will be available in November
2009. A description of the book follows:
Moving the Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront Church
will help readers to understand the influence of racism and poverty on the
lives and well-being of a small group of religious Black women who live in the
Pacific Northwest. The narrative describes the conditions and challenges of
daily poverty and how spiritual strength helps the women to bear and transcend
their oppressive environments.
Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Director of the Business Program, was
honored by the India Association of Western Washington at their annual India
Day program in mid-August.
Nursing in Action - A
Change in Perspective
Nursing students in BNURS409 recently participated in a community
project with Skagit Valley Hospice under the direction of its program manager,
Ron Feld, RN, BSN, M.Ed., CHPN. As part of the experience, students attended
interdisciplinary team meetings, made hospice visits with hospice nurses and worked
on projects exploring alternative treatments for hospice patients which
included music, art, pet, and massage therapy, aromatherapy, and pain
management. Students ended the quarter
by identifying hospice and palliative care resources in their communities.
During their work the students significantly changed their
impressions of hospice nursing as they learned to view it not as a discipline
that primarily provides pain management but one that provides a holistic
approach to end of life care of which pain management is just one aspect of
care. Best of all, they gained a new understanding,
appreciation and respect for the profession.
|Notable Upcoming Events
UW Bothell will welcome incoming
freshman and transfer students at its annual Convocation on Tuesday, September
29, 11:00-12:15 p.m. on the roof of the South Parking Garage. All are welcome
to join and extend a great Husky welcome to the new students.
The UW Bothell MBA Program will host a dinner for the Indian
Ambassador to the United States on Friday, October 16. Information
to follow in upcoming Reports
Additional events may be found online
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