Insight: Autumn 2008

Autumn 2008

Campus Update

Richard Penny Richard Penny
  • 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 ...
Kelly Snyder Kelly Snyder
  • 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 course.
  • 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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