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

September 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.

As September comes to a close, our Fall Quarter begins, bringing with it a great sense of excitement to campus. A special welcome to our new students, faculty and staff, and greetings to our returning students and colleagues. Thank you for joining our Husky family!

One exciting feature of our new student class is the appearance of legacies - siblings of current students and alumni. Welcome to the Diko and Soomro sisters and the Christmas brothers. When siblings enroll, we know we are doing something right!

We will not know final enrollment figures for another week or so, but at present we have an estimated 2,750 students on campus. This is a record for our university and one we can all be proud of! 

Kind regards,


20 Years of Accomplishment - Reach
The University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its great history of accomplishment. This month we focus on our reach.

Did you know that UW Bothell educates students from all over the world? While the majority of our students are local per our mission, we attract a very diverse student body. Our incoming students this fall represent over 91 high schools, 30 community- and four-year colleges, 12 countries, and at least 10 counties in the state. Our new students come to us from as near as Bothell to as far away as China, India, South Korea, and Nepal.

This great diversity among students provides an enriching classroom experience for all and teaches our students about the value of world citizenship.
Access Ramp Opens
The long-awaited south campus access ramp is now open and ready for use - a full eight months ahead of schedule. The next time you come to campus, take the new ramp which leads you directly to the parking garage and be sure to check out the new campus signage and flags!
HEC Board Funds "Math 2.0: Teaching Math in a Technical World"
The Higher Education Coordinating (HEC) Board has recently funded Professor Robin Angotti's three-year, $660,220 proposal to build upon an existing professional development program, the Mathematics Leadership Alliance, coordinated by the North Central Educational Service District (NC ESD) and executed in partnership with them.
As a result of this funding, teachers in Central Washington will be using new tools to demonstrate "power" concepts in mathematics, with the expectation that more students will gain proficiencies that will lead to success in higher-level mathematics. With technology becoming a ubiquitous part of life and the workplace, innovative teachers will harness its power to engage students in learning math, particularly in grades 6 through 10, a critical time for laying the foundation for readiness for college-level learning.
Congratulations to Dr. Angotti and all the members of her team, particularly Professor Tom Bellamy who pulled together the school principal component of the project. View their new research profiles on the Office of Research Support home page.
BTW: If you ask what Robin Angotti did this summer, she'll tell you how she led an exciting four-day professional development workshop for 34 middle- and secondary school teachers . . . and maybe she'll even share a little about the amazing kayaking.
(This project is funded by a grant authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Education and Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board.)
Professor Erdly Works with Tulalip Tribes to Develop Rural Broadband Cooperative
Bill Erdly, professor in the CSS program, continues his ongoing collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes, which has seen him participate in the founding of the Tulalip Data Services, in development of the Washington State Rural Broadband Cooperative. His work was recently featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal. (Greg Keith, UW Bothell CSS alumni is also noted in the article.)
Campus Housing - Sold Out!
The first UW Bothell residential community quickly filled to capacity. We now have 42 students residing in the nearby Campus View Apartment complex. Among the residents are three community advisors and seven international students. View photos of the complex online.
Newly Updated: www.uwb.edu
Be sure to visit the newly updated UW Bothell Web site. The Web site has a fresh, modern appea
rance, reorganized and updated content, a new content management system (CMS), and improved optimization for search engines. It took over a year to complete and required the collaboration of representatives from all parts of the campus. The project involved three months of research as well as input from the Advisory Board and Alumni Council.
Notable Upcoming Events
The UW Bothell Business program is hosting a dinner for the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Mrs. Meera Shankar on October 16.  This will be an exciting and educational evening of scholarly discussion on emerging issues in trade and global leadership.  If you are interested in attending this event please, email RStephens@uwb.edu for more information.

Also of note (all to be held on campus in the North Creek Events Center):
Fall Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, October 21, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Research Symposium, Friday, October 23, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Freshman Preview Day, Saturday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Additional events may be found online.
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