UW Bothell freshmen enjoy orientation this summer.
FRESHMAN EXPERIENCE: On July 14,
UW Bothell welcomed the Class of 2011 as hundreds of freshmen and family
members descended on campus for Freshman Orientation - a fast growing
tradition! While the first-year students geared up for the start of class, members of last year's highly-successful inaugural freshman
class reflected on an incredible adventure as they prepped for their sophomore
year. "It was an amazing
experience and part of me is sad that it is over because you can only do
something like this once (be part of a first class)," said Xheni Diko. "It was crazy and stressful but also amazing." With promising recruitment
figures for the second freshman class, several first-year members have become
strong proponents of the program and now are working with the Office of Student
Affairs to recruit new students. Says student Alan Li, "You can either go after
a degree with a mainstream approach or you can learn for the purpose of
building yourself and becoming better, in a wide spectrum of ways-not just in
terms of textbooks. Our program looks beyond textbooks to hands-on experiences
with professors. We learn how to use our knowledge in practical ways using teamwork
and interacting with different fields of study."
LEADER SELECTED:Gray Kochhar-Lindgren has been named the
Coordinator of the Center for University Studies and Programs (CUSP), which is
the locus of the freshman experience. He successfully guided the CUSP program
through its first year as the program's Interim Coordinator.
RETURNS:We welcome home one of the
institution's most popular faculty members and the 2004 Distinguished Teaching
Award honoree. History Professor and UW
Bothell founding faculty member Alan
Wood returns to the IAS program following a year-and-a-half at UW Tacoma as
Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
NORTHERN COHORT A HIT: The UW Bothell
Nursing program has drawn astounding interest in its latest endeavor -- a cohort
in Skagit County debuting this autumn
quarter. Click here for more or visit http://www.uwb.edu/nursing/ncrnbsn
for program details.
CAMPUS BEING PLANNED TO THE NORTH: Earlier
this year the Legislature charged the University
of Washington to add a new campus in the
Snohomish, Island and Skagit county
region. A UW planning committee headed
by President Emeritus Lee Huntsman features four UW Bothell representatives
including Chancellor Kenyon Chan, and Professors Bill Erdly, Michael Stiber,
and Alan Wood. This panel
is looking at potential academic plans for the new campus while consultant NBBJ
was selected to aid the state and UW in identifying potential short-term, and
long-term sites. Preliminary
recommendations are due in November.
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