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

March 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.

First, as an update to the budget, the Legislature entered a special session March 15 to finalize the state budgets.  These budgets will determine the size of cuts for many state agencies and services including higher education.  There's a glimmer of anticipation for some state funding specific to nursing. If obtained, UW Bothell would provide a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in partnership with the Everett University Center, Everett Community College and Providence Everett Medical Center. This item has yet to be finalized and we are watching it closely.

In preparation for possible budget cuts, university leadership is closely examining budgets to determine areas for discussion. Our budgets are lean due to last year's cuts. At this point we believe any further cuts we are asked to make will be challenging, however, we are determined not to let them impact the quality of education offered to our students. I will keep you posted of our progress.

Kind regards,


20 Years of Accomplishment - Enrollment Demand
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 enrollment demand.

UW Bothell has seen consistent growth in its enrollment history over the years, and this year is no exception. We already have 1,647 applications for our incoming fall freshman class which is targeted at just 360 students.

Better still is the excitement of the students who gain admission. Said one recently admitted student in an email to our Admissions team: "Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! Thank you again!! I am so excited to start my four years in UW Bothell. I am very excited to study here and engage in my studies. I am so happy and excited. I was in tears when I opened your email. I am so speechless now. Thank you again for everything!"

We should all take pride in reactions like this. UW Bothell is quickly becoming the school of choice for regional high schoolers and transfer students and we should all share in the excitement of reactions like these.
Chancellor's Dinner and Silent Auction, "Celebrating 20 Years of Success"
Join us in celebrating 20 years of academic excellence at the Chancellor's Dinner and Silent Auction, Friday, April 30 at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.  

For the past two decades, UW Bothell has transformed lives and enhanced economic development throughout the Puget Sound. The Chancellor's Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate supporters, acknowledge the success of our students and raise support for UW Bothell's programs, students and new initiatives. This event includes: champagne reception, silent auction, three-course dinner and wine pairings. Tickets are $80 per person or a table of 10 for $750. 

Reserve your seat online or call Melissa Arias, 425-352-3394 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
BA in Business to Launch in Bellevue
We are currently accepting applications for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, and, International Business at the Bellevue-based Eastside Leadership Center (ELC). 

Join this cohort model, starting in Fall 2010, and enjoy evening classes in a convenient location right off the 148th Ave exit on SR-520. 

The BA in Business Administration focuses on providing students an academically rigorous education while preparing them for the complex challenges faced by local businesses.  Students consult for local businesses and prepare business plans for their own companies.  International business students aim to succeed in a global environment. A mentorship program is expected to guide students with their career plans.

"We are delighted to be able to offer these exciting new opportunities to students who are working or residing in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, and surrounding communities.  Our goal is to create signature programs that truly add value to the lives of students." says Walter Freytag, Associate Director of the Business Program. Learn more.
Faculty Receives Prestigious Fellowship
We are proud to congratulate Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Lecturer, Anna Maria Hong, on her fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

This distinguished fellowship program hails a diverse group of men and women from around the globe and encourages a high level of intellectual stimulation and engagement. Scientists, artists, historians, sociologists, economists and literary scholars come to the program to build a unique multidisciplinary community where they are able to communicate and engage in transformative ways.

Professor Hong will be in residence from September 2010 to May 2011.
Research in Action: Martha Groom
Learn more about our faculty by viewing our exciting new video series Research in Action. This month's spotlight video features Martha Groom, IAS Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology. Watch Martha as she discusses her research into ways to develop sustainable livelihoods for both human and wildlife populations. Of special interest are the effects of growing Puerto Rican coffee in shade vs. sunshine, on bird, insect and lizard communities and the advantages/disadvantages of fertilizer and pesticide use on Nicaraguan coffee cultivation.
Dream Project Receives Support from State Farm
The UW Bothell Dream Project has received a $36,000 grant from the State Farm Foundation's Youth Advisory Board (Y.A.B.). The Dream Project partners UW Bothell college students with first-generation and low-income high school students to help them achieve the dream of attending college. The State Farm Y.A.B. is a group of 30 diverse youth who administer a unique grant program that empowers youth to take an active role in their education through service-learning. The UW Bothell Dream Project is honored by this generous show of support and looks forward to putting the funds to use in its partner high schools.
Nursing Student Helps Haitians
Cheryl Hicks Kimball, a UW Bothell MN student, recently blogged of her adventures in Haiti where she served with a field unit helping earthquake victims. Read about her courageousness in the field.
Alumni News - Time for Nominations
Nominations are  being sought for the prestigious Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award. This annual award is given to alumni in recognition of their distinguished achievements and/or positive impact to the community since graduation. Nominations will be accepted until April 9. Nominate today.

Do you know a UW Bothell alumni who would make an excellent candidate for the 2010-11 UW Bothell Alumni Council? If so, submit a nomination before April 30. This is a great opportunity for alumni to get involved with the university, participate in rewarding volunteer activities, and grow leadership skills. .Learn more.
Alumni and Students Winning National and International Awards
Our alumni and students are helping to bring honor to the UW Bothell name through their national and international successes.

Alumni Chris Boody (Master of Management, '00) was recently recognized by the Irish Prime Minister with the Meitheal Award  for his work on behalf of Enterprise Ireland. Said Prime Minister Cowen, " Over a number of years Chris has provided Irish companies with expert advice that has helped Irish Wireless companies become world class leaders in their fields, sign multimillion dollar contracts, and create economic growth and employment both in the U.S. and back home."

Student Andrew Nguyen (Community Psychology, '11)  received the prestigious National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Student Leadership Award for 2010. Andrew serves the University as a student orientation leader as well as a community adviser with student housing.

The NODA award is designed to give special recognition to students for their creativity, energy, enthusiasm and outstanding abilities, which are the backbone of successful and dynamic orientation programs. Two students are selected from each region, one from a four-year institution and one from a two-year institution. UW Bothell's region includes five states and six Canadian provinces.

MBA students Ahmed Khalil, Ashna Nagi, Patrick McShane, Shau Pang and Teddy Lin recently represented the Pacific Northwest at the Americas Investment Research Challenge in New York City where they competed against thirty teams from North and South America. The team placed in the top 5
Come Celebrate with Us
Help us celebrate 20 years of success at our upcoming 20th Year Celebration. Enjoy food, networking, live music, campus tours and more: Saturday, May 15, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Bring your friends and neighbors to this free event!

Of note, two special events will also be held that day:

9:00 a.m. (with 8:00 a.m.) registration:  UW Bothell 5K Run/Walk to benefit student scholarships

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: North Sound College Fair, an opportunity to meet with representatives from Washington state colleges and universities

Learn more about these events and RSVP online.
Notable Upcoming Events
The Career Center will host its annual Spring Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, April 21, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Local jobseekers are invited to attend to meet with Puget Sound employers including Eli Lilly, Verizon Wireless, Wells Fargo Financial, Real Networks Inc, Sherwin Williams Company, among others. The event is free and open to the public.

UW Bothell's Dan Goldhaber, of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, will be the guest speaker at the League of Women Voters of Greater Seattle, Tuesday, April 27.

The CSS Speaker Series will feature Dr. Takashi Watanabe, Prof. of Faculty of Informatics
Shizuoka University, Japan, on Thursday, April 29 as he presents 'Ubiquitous Networking: Medium Access and Routing View'. In this lecture, Dr. Watanabe will discuss current topics on ad hoc networks and sensor networks, which are significant keys of the ubiquitous network.

The New Universities Symposium will take place on Friday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. This  symposium marks the 20th anniversary of the University of Washington as a multi-campus institution by situating the development of its three campuses in relation to major trends in higher education. Located at UW Bothell, the symposium explores the globalization, corporatization, and digitalization of the engaged university on "new" and "old" campuses

Additional events may be found online.
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