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

January 2010  
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,


A New Year
As we enter a new year, I am always fascinated by people's resolutions. What are yours?

In this edition of my Monthly Report, I've decided to try something different. I've asked some of my campus leadership to volunteer their New Year's resolutions. Below is just a sampling; however, based on these responses I am sure you can see what eager, fun and forward-thinking administrators we have.
The Resolutions
As you move into the new year, think of your connection to UW Bothell. What resolution could you consider that can help grow our institution?

I resolve to continue to work tirelessly on behalf of this institution; to challenge my faculty and staff to look beyond what is to what could be and what needs to be; and to support my students as they enjoy their time on campus.
-Kenyon Chan, Chancellor

In alignment with the seven priorities for the 21st Century Campus Initiative and the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, UW Bothell Administration and Planning is committed to continue reducing our campus carbon footprint. This year, we will continue our annual wetland reforestation efforts by planting an additional 3,000 trees, continue our demand reduction efforts with PSE's Energy Demand Response program, work with Johnson Controls Inc., and complete a number of energy conservation projects which will move us closer to our future goal of campus carbon neutrality.
-Marilyn Cox, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning

I resolve to create widespread opinion on the part of the thinking, acting public that UW Bothell is a statewide leader for innovation in higher education.
-Richard Penny, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations

In Information Technologies, we resolve to work collaboratively and strategically with the campus community on the development of new initiatives so as UW Bothell grows we can continue to provide the innovative technology services that faculty, staff, and students need.
-Betsy Tippens, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technologies

The Education Program resolves to develop our expertise and extend leadership in e-Learning for our region. Also, we resolve to successfully launch our new Master's degree program in Educational Leadership.
-Brad Portin, Director, Education Program
I resolve to continue the great work of the Business Program by growing our new Leadership MBA and adding a BA in Business Administration in Bellevue in Fall 2010.       
-Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Director, Business Program

The Library resolves to continue to provide excellent services and a welcoming learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.
-Sarah Leadley, Director, UW Bothell Library
I resolve to expand the CSS Master's degree during its second year of operation by growing enrollment by at least 50%.
-Mike Stiber, Director, CSS Program

I resolve to take over the entire campus, subsuming all other degree programs as subunits of IAS and enforcing a uniform standard of what counts as interdisciplinary scholarship... just joking...I resolve to continue to build the best interdisciplinary programs available to students in the region and to link those programs to life-long learning for our current students, our alumni, and our community partners.
-Bruce Burgett, Director, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program
Post Your Resolution
Post your New Year's resolution on our social networking sites. Share how you will support UW Bothell in the year to come:



UW Bothellcast
Check out my latest Bothellcast to learn more about campus news and activities. This month's special "pop-up" edition is all about our new Center for Serious Play: http://www.youtube.com/user/uwbothell
Notable Upcoming Events
The Writing for Their Lives series continues in February with authors Rambo, Cheek and Berkson. Get details online.

The CSS Speaker Series will present "Szumo: A Compositional Contract Model for Safe Multi-threaded Applications" with Dr. Laura Dillon on Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m., on campus in UW2-141. Learn more.

The annual Chancellor's Reception and Dinner, celebrating UW Bothell's finest, will take place on Friday, April 30. The reception and silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m. Visit www.uwb.edu/chancellor/event for additional information.

The 5th Annual 5K Run-Walk to benefit the UW Bothell Alumni Council Scholarship Fund will take place on campus, Saturday, May 15. First start is at 9:00 a.m. Come out and get fit while helping a good cause.

UW Bothell will also host a 20 Year Celebration event on Saturday, May 15, following the 5K Run/Walk. The event will feature an open house from noon-4:00 p.m. as well as alumni breakout sessions. The public is invited to the event to celebrate the 20th anniversary, enjoy networking and career development opportunities, educational sessions, tours, music, food and fun! Email alumni@uwb.edu to learn more.

Additional events may be found online.
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