Insight: Spring 2008

Spring 2008

Campus Update

SHANKAR HONORED WITH 2008 DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD: Dr. Gowri Shankar, an Associate Professor in the Business Program, was named UW Bothell's 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient. Shankar has taught courses in finance, accounting and economics at UW Bothell since 2001. In doing so, he has built a reputation among both his students and his faculty colleagues as a dedicated teacher with a strong commitment to the long term intellectual and professional development of all his students.

VICE CHANCELLOR NEWS: Marilyn Cox joins UW Bothell as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning. "She brings a great deal of expertise in areas of fiscal management and planning which are essential as we continue to build our campus and expand our resources to meet the needs of the residents of the greater Puget Sound region," said Chancellor Kenyon Chan. ... Cox replaces Craig Purkey, Interim Vice Chancellor, who will retire after serving UW Seattle from 1976-1998 and UW Bothell from 2006-2008. ... Also, Susan Jeffords' appointment to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs was recently made permanent. Jeffords joined UW Bothell in September of 2007 as Interim Vice Chancellor.

OFF-RAMP A GO: Mowat Construction Co. was selected in January to build the SR 522 UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College South Campus Access project. This highly anticipated project will allow the campus to expand to 10,000 full-time students. Preliminary construction on the $50.7 million project is slated to begin this spring.

PRESIDENT'S HONOR ROLL: UW Bothell has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service 2007 Honor Roll for its leadership in a variety of community-based service learning projects including: Space Huskies, Restoration Ecology Network, Northshore Family Center, Tent City 4 and the Juanita Elementary Literacy Project.

SAFE FOR SALMON: UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College received the Salmon-Safe designation for safeguards deployed to protect water quality and salmon habitat, as well as commitments the campus has made to further reduce its environmental impact.

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Northern Exposure: Nursing Initiative Blooms In Skagit

When Jillian Brock and her classmates graduate with a BSN this year, their friends and family might choose to present them with tulips instead of roses. That's because they are enrolled in the new Northern Counties RN-BSN initiative of the UW Bothell Nursing Program, meeting for classes one day a week in a classroom in the Work Source Skagit office building, Mount Vernon, not far from millions of those famed Skagit County bulbs. Read More about Northern Exposure: Nursing Initiative Blooms In Skagit

Jessie Cuevas: One Student's Journey

When Jessie Cuevas (BSN '08) arrived in the United States in 1988, he was fresh out of high school and ready to work to help support his family in Guadalajara, Mexico. In his first months, he found a laundry job at what is now Providence Everett Medical Center and began adjusting to the culture and language of his new home. And then came the agonizing abdominal pain. Read More about Jessie Cuevas: One Student's Journey

1001 Words: Atlanta, Here We Come

Twelve UW Bothell students competed this winter in the Delta Epsilon Chi state business competition and all placed and qualified to compete at the international competition in Atlanta, Ga. this spring. Congratulations and bring home the gold! Read More about 1001 Words: Atlanta, Here We Come

Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Chaplin

When Barbara Chaplin (IAS '98) thinks about marketing or customer service for the auto dealerships she leads with her husband, Kent, she's driven by her UW Bothell education. Read More about Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Chaplin

Chancellor's Corner

UW Bothell is continuously striving to find new and innovative ways to grow its programs and improve access for students in the Puget Sound region. Planning is a key theme this year as the campus community is involved in a rigorous "roadmap" project which will provide us with a master plan that will outline academic, fiscal and facilities needs for the next 20 years Read More about Chancellor's Corner

UW Bothell Remembers Jane Decker

Colleague, friend and "Founding Faculty" member Jane E. Decker passed away on February 21, 2008. Professor Decker served in many roles at UW Bothell, including founding program director for Liberal Studies 1990-1997, interim program director for Nursing 1995-1996, associate dean for academic planning 1996-2004 and interim vice chancellor for academic affairs 2002-2004. Read More about UW Bothell Remembers Jane Decker

UW Bothell Remembers Natalie Lang

Natalie Kay Lang (Liberal Studies '97), Admissions and International Student Advisor, died on December 23, 2007 of unexpected liver problems while on dialysis from kidney failure. Among the many contributions over her 12 years at UW Bothell, was Natalie's involvement in welcoming and supporting international students through a Thanksgiving dinner and a festive Intercultural Night on campus. Read More about UW Bothell Remembers Natalie Lang

Karen Morse Scholarship Honors Single Moms

When Karen Morse was a straight-A student at Auburn High School in the 1960s, she once earned a rare grade of "B" for turning in a paper that was 100 pages long-because it was far more than the assignment required. Later, as a single mother raising two sons and attending community college, Morse somehow found time to write poetry and family history, make crafts, and pursue hobbies in art and photography. Read More about Karen Morse Scholarship Honors Single Moms

Support for CSS Students

Learning computer translation got a little easier for some Computing & Software Systems (CSS) students, thanks to a scholarship offered by The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) of Kirkland. The Software Revolution, Inc. Bachelor of Science in Computing & Software Systems Scholarship provided tuition assistance for several University of Washington Bothell students enrolled in the CSS Program taking the computer language translation course, CSS 448. Read More about Support for CSS Students

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 cartoonists, to CEOs and aspiring lawyers, 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 lectures and commencement to golf tournaments and ballgames. There's an event for every Husky coming up this spring and summer. Check them out and see you soon. Read More about Mark Your Calendars

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