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Chancellor Kenyon Chan

Greetings Colleagues,

Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for friends and supporters of the University of Washington Bothell. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

This week, the University of Washington Bothell welcomed the largest number of students to campus in its history.  More than 3,500 students are enrolled, and the campus is buzzing.

It’s amazing that over the last four years, we have doubled our enrollment. It is also amazing that we are planning to double that number once again as we march toward the goal of 6,000 to 7,000 students set by our master plan.

Our rapid growth is primarily a recognition of academic excellence and the personalized education that each one of our students expects. Our growth provides access for thousands of students in our state who aspire to a University of Washington education. 

While we grow, our commitment to hold the student-faculty relationship paramount in all we do remains the same.  We serve students from our region, state and nation by preparing them to be knowledgeable, productive, and innovative citizens.

In addition to robust enrollments, we opened “Husky Village,” our new 240-bed residence community.  Husky Village provides a terrific residential experience for our students that will also enhance student life for commuter students.

I’m excited to participate in another exhilarating academic year.

Kind regards,

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Fall enrollment sets records in terms of size and diversity

Diversity ColorsFor the seventh consecutive year, UW Bothell’s enrollment is surging. The student population at the campus is now approximately 3,500, which amounts to a 10 percent increase over the previous year’s enrollment. Freshman and transfer enrollment is up 20 percent. In addition, diversity is greater than last year, 90 percent of the new students are from the state of Washington, and nearly half are first-generation college students. Official enrollment figures will be released in early October.

Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory

Sarah Simonds Green groundbreakingLocal dignitaries and university officials marked an important milestone for the UW Bothell campus when they held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Sarah Simonds Green Conservatory September 9. The ceremony brought the project’s benefactor, Dr. Gordon Green, one step closer to his vision for a conservatory and greenhouse that’s both accessible to the public and dedicated to the legacy of his pioneering Bothell family. Learn more...

UW Bothell tops 10,000 graduates

1000 GradsCommencement 2011 was a momentous occasion for the graduating students of the University of Washington Bothell, and marked a milestone in the university’s history as the school awarded its 10,000th degree to student Hillary U. More...

 

Husky Village opens

Husky Village Move InTeams of contractors worked busily all summer to ensure that UW Bothell’s first on-campus housing community, “Husky Village,” was ready for nearly 240 students this week. The multi-building apartment complex was acquired by the University of Washington in April in order to provide on-campus housing for the rapidly growing student enrollment. More...

UW 150th anniversary

UWB 150thOn September 13, the University of Washington kicked off its 150th anniversary year by showcasing a series of events and activities designed to honor the past and look toward the future. The anniversary celebration will include activities throughout the year. A special website developed specifically for the 150th celebration can be found here...

 

Program and Faculty News

Center for Education Data Research launches innovative new web tool

CEDRUW Bothell’s Center for Education Data Research launched a new web tool that allows the public to take a clear look into education achievement data for school districts in Washington state. The web tool uses publicly available data to drive a colorful display of school district progress between 2002 and 2010. More... 


New degrees and programs for 2011-12

ias.jpgIn order to meet the evolving needs of students, the region, and the citizens of Washington state, the University of Washington Bothell added several new degree programs, options and certificates for students in 2011 and 2012. More...

 

 

Upcoming Events

October 13 - Public Records, Secret Publics - Visiting artist and scholar, Sharon Daniel, discusses her current series of new media documentaries that address social and economic injustice. North Creek Events Center, 4 p.m. More…

October 17 - The Education Program hosts a talk and book signing by Dr. Michael W. Apple titled, Understanding and Interrupting the Current Politics of Education. North Creek Events Center, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, visit...

October 28 - Women in the Professions: The Next Steps - UW Bothell presents a day of inquiry, cross-professional conversation, and strategizing about women’s next steps in gaining leadership roles in the professions. North Creek Events Center, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Registration is required. More...

November 4 - Master of Arts in Policy Studies’ Tenth Anniversary Celebration - Since launching in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies at UW Bothell has provided a transformative graduate education to more than 160 students and alumni. North Creek Events Center, 6:30 to 9 p.m. More...

February 13 to 17 - Chancellor’s Forum on Creativity and Innovation - The Chancellor and Advisory Board are hosting a forum on creativity and innovation consisting of an invigorating series of activities, workshops, presentations, and performances. Save the dates. Learn more…