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Vol. 4, Issue 4
March 2008
In This Issue
Legacy of "Scoop" Jackson
Business Students to Atlanta
Campus Updates
Be in the next Literary Journal
Save the Date
Trackin' the Dawgs
Service for
Jane Decker
Founding Faculty


Fri. March 14 - 10 a.m.

Jane Decker

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 Events Center 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.

Decker's 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, WA 98011-8246.

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Dear UW Bothell Alumni and Friends,Rainbow on the UW Bothell campus

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

Leadership LectureJoin 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

DEX Students Win at StateTwelve UW 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 Lara - 1st place in Business Ethics
  • Felipe Ayala, Efrain Moreno-Salamanca - 1st place in International Marketing
  • Nate Peterson - 1st place in Entrepreneurship
  • Alok Mistry - 1st place in Hospitality Marketing
  • Segan Jobe, Armen Petrossian - 2nd place in International Marketing
  • Lisa Healow - 2nd place in Marketing Management
  • Michael Eidsmoe, Chris Alvarez - 3rd place in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Brianna Thompson - 3rd place in Marketing Management
Campus Updates - Honors, Awards, Transistions
Dr. Gowri Shankar
What's going on?
Read on for the latest campus headlines!

Want to know more about these and other UW Bothell news stories?  Visit  www.uwb.edu/news


Submissions Sought for UW Bothell Literary Journal
Clamor, the UW Bothell Literary Journal

The 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.

Deadline for consideration is April 7th.

Learn more...

Save the Date - Upcoming Spring Events

UW Bothell 5K Run-WalkMark your calendars for these other great upcoming activities.

Stay tuned 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
UW Bothell Alumni

Leslie Irving (BSN '93, MN '04) and 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 top companies.

Stephen Ssemaala (IAS-GST '03) went 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 '06) 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.

Do you have news to share about a new job, professional or civic activities, a recent move, an exciting adventure or an addition to your family? Tell us about by e-mailing your update to alumni@uwb.edu. Please include your full name, class year and degree.

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