Insight: Autumn 2008

Autumn 2008

Campus Update

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."

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.

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.

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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Problem Solver: Sue Ambler

Sue Ambler (M.Ed '97) has won accolades as the CEO since 2006 of the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County (WDCSC), an agency formed shortly after a 1998 law consolidated some 70 federal programs related to worker training and employment services. She's worked in both the public and private sectors and spent 16 years in public K-12 and higher education. Her experience includes teaching, setting curriculum standards, and career advising (as a founding staff member of Cascadia Community College). This summer, INSIGHT asked Sue about her work and how a UW Bothell education has helped her meet the challenges. Read More about Problem Solver: Sue Ambler

Chancellor's Corner

One word that currently comes to mind when describing UW Bothell is growth. As you will read in this edition of Insight, we are growing and actively planning for our future. You will see growth coming in two ways - in the form of increased enrollment and numbers of students on campus and in the growth of our long-term vision of UW Bothell. Read More about Chancellor's Corner

Alumni Spotlight: Neil Low

It's a sunny day in Seattle's Chinatown International District but as Seattle Police Capt. Neil Low (IAS '03) strides down the gradually gentrifying streets, he sees a grimy past of crime and corruption. The juicy details might have remained within Low if not for many hours spent at UW Bothell in the campus library writing his new novel, Thick as Thieves. Read More about Alumni Spotlight: Neil Low

A Plan for the 21st Century

After 18 years the University of Washington Bothell's mission statement still rings as true today as the day it was created: UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. We provide access to excellence in higher education through innovative and creative curricula, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and a dynamic community of multicultural learning. Read More about A Plan for the 21st Century

1001 Words: Off (Ramp) & Running

Work is well underway on the long awaited SR 522 off ramp project that will enable UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College to grow to serve 10,000 full-time students. The project is on track to finish in the fall of 2009. Read More about 1001 Words: Off (Ramp) & Running

A Letter from the Alumni Council Chair

Spring is here and the academic year is drawing to a close, with Commencement less than two months away. The UW Bothell Alumni Council looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2008 who will grow our family of alumni to nearly 8,000. These are truly exciting times! Read More about A Letter from the Alumni Council Chair

Trackin' the Dawgs: Alumni Class Notes

UW Bothell alumni are everywhere in the world, doing all kinds of things! From authors and nurses, to CEOs and philanthropists, UW Bothell grads are leaving their mark on the region and the world. Catch up with several of them here! Want to share your class note? Click here and send us an e-mail! Read More about Trackin' the Dawgs: Alumni Class Notes

Mark Your Calendars

From Career Networking and lectures to basketball games and hockey showdowns. There's an event for every Husky this autumn and winter. Check them out and see you soon. Read More about Mark Your Calendars

Development News

UW Bothell thanks Campaign UW supporters who helped us surpass our $3.5 million goal. We also remember longtime benefactor Lois Worthington and honor Richard "Dick" Truly. Read More about Development News

Commencement 2008

UW Bothell celebrated its 17th Commencement on June 15 with special guest speaker Greg Mortenson, international humanitarian, co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Central Asia Institute, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time. Read More about Commencement 2008

UW Bothell Welcomes New Faculty

University of Washington Bothell began the 2008-09 academic year with some new faces in the classrooms. Read More about UW Bothell Welcomes New Faculty

Richard Penny
Alex Webster
Elizabeth Fischtziur
Cliff Meyer
Web Design
Jason Beard
Print Design
Paul Huereque
Marc Studer
Brian DalBalcon
Sujit Bhavsar
Cliff Meyer

UW Bothell holds the student-faculty relationship to be paramount. We provide access to excellence in higher education through innovative and creative curricula, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and a dynamic community of multicultural learning.