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


August 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,

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20 Years of Accomplishment - Impact
The 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, danbera@wsdot.wa.gov, 206-440-4704.
Electrical Engineering Approved
UW 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 non-traditional students."

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class. Information is available at www.uwb.edu/ee.
Enrollment Update
Enrollment 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.
Social Networking
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.
Faculty News
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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