Fri. March 14 - 10 a.m.
The University of Washington Bothell
invites the community to honor one of its founding faculty members, Jane
Decker, at a celebration of life event at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14 in the North Creek
on the UW Bothell campus. Decker died Feb. 21.
Decker served in
many roles at UW Bothell, including founding program director for Liberal
Studies 1990-1997, interim program director for Nursing 1995-1996, associate
dean for academic planning 1996-2004 and interim vice chancellor for academic
affairs 2002-2004. She had also been a professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences since UW Bothell's founding in 1990 and professor in the Master of Arts in
Policy Studies program since 2001.
Her most notable
role was as a member of the 12 "Founding Faculty," given the task of
creating a curriculum for the new campus when it opened its doors in 1990. In
this capacity, Decker led the charge for creating an interdisciplinary focus
for UW Bothell, cherishing the idea of interdisciplinarity and replacing the
standard structures of the typical university.
scholarship was on Irish cultural heritage in the age of the European Union.
A memorial site has been created and members of the community may submit comments and memories.
Decker can also
be honored through a gift to the UW Bothell Founders Fund. The fund supports
students, faculty and staff in the advancement of teaching and learning
activities. Donations to the fund can be made online or
by check payable to UW Bothell and mailed to UW Bothell Office of Development, Box 358520, Bothell,
Memorial site ...Other Links:
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Dear UW Bothell Alumni and Friends,
As we near the end of winter quarter and turn our eyes towards spring, we pause to reflect on the
passing of a colleague, friend and founding faculty member - Jane Decker.
We are saddened by the loss of Jane and hope you may join us in celebration
of her life at a service on Friday afternoon.
Please read the article to the left for more about Jane and the service.
Alex Webster, Alumni Relations Manager
Lecture Features Legacy of "Scoop" Jackson
Join us at the UW Bothell Leadership Lecture: Leadership and the Legacy of "Scoop" Jackson.
Tues. April 22, 6:30 p.m.
Ken Pyle examines the qualities of leadership that
characterized his friend and colleague Senator Henry M. "Scoop"
Jackson's public service and how those qualities are needed even more
today. An Everett native, Senator Jackson served in Congress through
the terms of nine presidents, from FDR to Reagan.
Kenneth B. Pyle is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and Asian
Studies at the University of Washington Seattle. A friend and adviser
to Jackson, he traveled extensively in Asia with the Senator.
Delta Epsilon Chi Students Win, Heading to Atlanta
Bothell students recently competed in the Delta Epsilon Chi state competition
and all placed and qualified to compete at the international competition in Atlanta, GA in April.
Congratulations to the following students!
- Kendra Porter, Ashley
- 1st place in Business Ethics
- Felipe Ayala, Efrain
- 1st place in International Marketing
- Nate Peterson - 1st place in
- Alok Mistry - 1st place in
- Segan Jobe, Armen
- 2nd place in International Marketing
- Lisa Healow - 2nd place in
- Michael Eidsmoe, Chris
3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
- Brianna Thompson -
3rd place in Marketing Management
Submissions Sought for UW Bothell Literary Journal
second edition of Clamor, UW Bothell's Literary Journal, will be released in
May and the search is currently on for captivating, inspiring, and lively art
in the form of visual, literary and audio work. Submissions are accepted from students, staff,
faculty, alumni and community members.
for consideration is April 7th.
Save the Date - Upcoming Spring Events
calendars for these other great upcoming activities.
for more details in future editions of Alumni E-News or click on the live links above for info on those specific events!
Trackin' the Dawgs - Alumni Class Notes
Leslie Irving (BSN '93, MN
husband Steve bought Glenacres Inn in Westport WA last spring and are adopting a 2 year boy from Vietnam. Leslie is the Breast Cancer Speciality Nurse
@ Seattle cancer Care Alliance.
Jason Orr (Business '03) is the Assistant Manager at
REI's Redmond store and was recently featured in
an article in the UW Daily
on how to find success with some of Seattle's
Stephen Ssemaala (IAS-GST
on to UW Law School and received his degree in 2006. Stephen is currently an
Attorney for DSHS in Olympia.
Melinda Drogseth (IAS-GST
'04) is a
3L (year) law student at Seattle University and is currently in a competitive
internship for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the
former Yugoslavia. ... Grace Martinez (IAS '04) recently
completed her MBA from the University
of Phoenix and continues
to operate the successful pet sitting company, 2 Dogs and a Cat.
Kristi Cruz (IAS-SEB '05) is a 3L (year) student at Seattle University and will graduate in December
of 08. Kristi is pursuing a career in Public Interest Law. She is currently involved
in an externship at the Northwest Justice Project which is working on the
Washington State Coalition for Language Access.
Ernest Kandilege (IAS-GST
originally came to UW Bothell from Ghana and since his graduation he
has been working for Genie Industries as a Human Resources Coordinator. ... Ann Loomis (IAS-GST '06) works for
Cutter and Buck as their General Manager of Customer Service. ... Harpa
Magnusdottir (IAS '06) received a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves as a
Second Lieutenant in the 380th CONUS Replacement Battalion. This is a promotion
from her ranking as Sergeant in this unit. Harpa is now serving as a Platoon
Leader until she takes on her official position as an Operations Officer, after
she completes the Officer Basic Course upon graduating from UW Bothell's
Masters in Policy Studies program this June.
Autumn Allen (IAS-SEB '07) is currently working for
the Washington Poison Center
(a.k.a. Mr. Yuk!) as their Communications and Partnership Manager. Additionally
Autumn is pursuing her graduate degree in Leadership and Organizational
Development. ... Amelia Bart (IAS-SEB '07) is currently an Executive Assistant to
the Plant Operations Manager for Crane Aerospace & Electronics. ... Kristie Johnson (IAS-SEB '07) is
currently working as a Paralegal for the King County Prosecutors Office.
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