RECORD-BREAKING ENROLLMENT GROWTH: The Fall 2008 quarter brings a strong boost to enrollment with
1,899 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, a 21% increase in students from last
year. The new enrollment figures indicate a 58% increase in freshman, a 14%
increase in transfer students and a 22% increase in graduate students. Says
Chancellor Kenyon Chan, "These enrollment increases are true indicators that UW
Bothell is growing stronger with every year. In fact, UW Bothell has seen a 10%
or greater increase in enrollment for each of the last four years;
demonstrating that this institution is an effective regional investment and one
that is creating increased access to higher education for the communities it
serves." More ...
VICE CHANCELLOR NEWS: Richard Penny joins UW Bothell as Vice Chancellor for Advancement
and External Relations. Says Chancellor Chan: "We are delighted to have Dr.
Penny join UW Bothell in this pivotal leadership role. With extensive
experience in fundraising, communications, government affairs and strategic
planning, he will enable us to develop and grow our advancement efforts into
the future." Penny fills a newly created role as he transforms the Offices of
Development and Alumni Relations and Public Relations and Communications into
the Office of Advancement. More ...
DIRECTOR UPDATES: Kelly Snyder has joined UW Bothell as the new Director of
Government and Community Relations. Snyder, former Assistant Director for the
Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
(CTED), will be responsible for building and implementing comprehensive state
and local governmental and community relations programs to further the mission
of UW Bothell. ... Also, Linda Watts has agreed to serve as Interim Director of
the Education Program and Mike Stiber will serve as Interim Director of the
Computing and Software Systems Program as both programs search for permanent
leadership. More ...
A CHOICE AWARD: IAS Professor Bill Seaburg's book Pitch
Woman and Other Stories, was named a 2007 Outstanding Academic Book
by the ALA's Choice Magazine.
RESEARCH HONORS: Liam McGivern became the first UW Bothell student to win a
University of Washington Library Research Award for Undergraduates for his
paper titled Justice Denied: Impunity During and After the Salvadoran Civil
War, which he wrote for his "Conflict and Connection in the Americas" IAS
NURSING NEWS: The Nursing program
recently received a $286,899 Department of Education Noncompetitive
Congressionally-directed Grant in support of its "Initiative to Train
Nursing Faculty in Partnership with a Consortium of Colleges." The grant
will enable the program to provide increased scholarship support to students and
to build a partnership with local colleges.
LIBRARY NOTES:Cynthia Fugate, a member
of UW Bothell's founding faculty, has been named Associate Dean of University
Libraries in Seattle. As Associate Dean, Fugate will lead the Research and
Instructional Services areas of the UW Libraries, a broad arena that includes
the Odegaard Undergraduate Library; Reference and Research Services; and the
Science, Art, Architecture, and Business Libraries. Congratulations Cynthia.
THE DIGITAL AGE: UW Bothell hosted a
Faculty Institute on Digital Storytelling earlier this year to educate faculty
on the effects of incorporating digital storytelling and other multimedia
applications in their teaching.
SUMMER LEARNING: The Education Program
introduced IMAGINE this summer, a youth program that included an integrated
math, science and language arts curriculum focused on environmental
stewardship. The brainchild of Education Professors Cherry
Banks, Karen Gourd and Robin Rider, IMAGINE centered around
the UW Bothell wetlands, providing a meaningful academic and outdoor experience
for local middle and high school-aged students.
SPACE HUSKIES: Space Huskies held its
fourth science fair in June with keynote speaker Wendy Lawrence, a retired NASA
astronaut. The event celebrated the work of students from Woodin, Totem Falls,
Maywood Hills, Lafayette, Redmond, and Madison Elementary Schools, and
Evergreen Middle School.
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