Insight: Autumn 2007

Autumn 2007

Campus Update

Freshmen UW Bothell freshmen enjoy orientation this summer.
  • THE 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."
  • CUSP 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.
  • WOOD 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.
  • NURSING 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 for program details.
  • NEW UW 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.