her horizons: Theresa
Bui, right, of Surprise Lake Middle School dissects
a sheep's eyeball in a workshop on optometry at the
Expanding Your Horizons event at UWT in March. Middle-school
girls from throughout Pierce County converged on UWT
on the last day of the break between university quarters
to learn about careers in science and technology.
update: Four-year bill earns Senate approval
bill that would allow UWT to enroll freshmen and sophomores
cleared a major hurdle last week when it passed in the Senate.
In addition, the House of Representatives released its budget
proposal, which includes raises for employees, funding for
an Assembly Hall and enrollment growth.
for Dr. Spakes to be held Thursday
Patricia Spakes speaks with staff and students at an informal
reception on her first day at UWT.
and the Port of Tacoma will host a reception to welcome Dr.
Patricia Spakes to the UWT campus at a reception Thursday,
April 14 at the Port.
Spakes, formerly provost and vice president for academic affairs
at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, officially started
her new job at UWT Monday, April 4.
April 14 reception is hosted by the Port of Tacoma, which
recently made a significant investment creating an endowed
chair in at UWT.
is limited at the event. Please RSVP to the Office of Advancement
at 2-4663 or email@example.com.
Marine gives $500,000 for Port of Tacoma Chair
Marine will give $500,000 to the University of Washington,
Tacoma to help establish the Port of Tacoma Chair, an endowment
initially focused on advanced research in marine environmental
gift is the latest cornerstone in SSA Marines long relationships
with both the Port of Tacoma and the University of Washington.
Marines pledge follows a $1 million leadership investment
in December from the Port of Tacoma. Both investments will
receive a 50 percent match from the University of Washington
Matching Gift Initiative that is funded through private donations.
The match increases SSA Marines contribution to $750,000
and the Ports pledge to $1.5 million.
the nations largest shipping terminal operator and a
global leader, SSA Marines first expansions more than
40 years ago were to Tacoma and Seattle, after it began operations
in Bellingham. The Seattle-based companys Chairman,
Ricky Smith, and current President and CEO, Jon Hemingway,
both received their undergraduate and law degrees at the University
Port of Tacoma Chair will allow UW Tacoma to attract leading
professors to focus on teaching and research on topics related
to Port priorities, initially focusing on environmental science.
The chair will initially focus on the citys Urban Waters
project, an effort to establish a center for marine research
in waters around urban areas. Urban Waters research
will be conducted under the guidance of its Scientific Advisory
Board led by Arthur Nowell, dean of the University of Washingtons
College of Ocean and Fishery Science.
students earn Next Step scholarships
2005 Next Step scholarship winners come from a surprisingly
diverse array of backgrounds: The honorees include single
parents, immigrants, educators, a writer, a businesswoman,an
activist and first-generation college students. But they share
a single goal: a university education.
future UWT students were selected last week to receive Next
Step scholarships, earmarked for a top transfer student from
each of UWT's partner community colleges. Worth as much as
$12,000 over two years, the Next Step Scholarship includes
a full waiver of tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for
books and living expenses. The Next Step scholarships are
UWT's most prestigious.
Next Step Scholars endowment, funded by local donors who contributed
$50,000 each, was established in 1998 to attract the best
and brightest community college graduates in UWT's service
region to UWT. Winners are selected largely for the strength
of their academic record, but also for demonstrated leadership
and community service, as well as for the writing skill and
personal qualities reflected in an essay.
Center open house a success
100 people toured the UW Autism Center at UWT during its open
house Tuesday evening.
Dawson, director of the UW Autism Center, and Allison Brooks,
director of the UWT center, thanked UWT for welcoming the
center and providing space for treatment. Chancellor Patricia
Spakes also spoke.
Autism Center, a satellite of the UW Autism Center in Seattle,
opened on the UWT campus in November and has been serving
30 families, treating children with autism and providing training
for professionals in schools, physicians, psychologists and
speech therapists in dealing with the disorder.
of South Sound families are on waiting lists for autism treatment,
and the new Autism Center has begun to relieve the pressure
on the region's strained treatment facilities.
is a developmental disorder that affects a child's ability
to communicate and relate to others socially. Early intervention
can promote considerable increases in IQ and language ability,
which results in a decrease in the need for special-education
operation of the UW Tacoma Autism Center depends on funds
being included in the 2005-2007 operating budget now under
consideration in the Legislature.
the Library: History of Nursing exhibit
Morse, a UWT Nursing graduate, has created an exhibit in the
UWT Library chronicling the history of nursing.
exhibit, in the main floor display cases and on bulletin boards
throughout the Library, displays historic nursing instruments,
photographs and more, some dating back to World War I. It
will be available for viewing until June 9.
Haley: Early advocate for UWT dies
Haley, an instrumental figure in the establishment of UW Tacoma
and a longtime friend of the university, passed away April
4. He was 92.
chairman emeritus of the Brown & Haley candy company,
served on the committee that studied the feasibility of locating
a UW branch in the South Sound. He was a vocal supporter of
building the campus in downtown Tacoma.
was just a visionary. He saw the need for excellent public
education and felt there was not enough access to higher education
in the South Sound," said Carol Van Natta, UWT assistant
chancellor for advancement.
memorial service is planned for later this year. The Office
of Advancement will notify the campus when the date has been
and Staff Notes
has been hired as administrator/adviser in the Global Honors
Annette Henry has been hired as a professor in the
Emily Ignacio has been hired as an assistant professor
of sociology in the IAS program.
Mandeville has been hired as a reserves/circulation
tech in the Library.
Marquez has been hired as an assistant librarian
in the Library.
Owens has been hired as an office assistant in the
Office of Continuing Studies.
Plummer is the new office assistant in Education.
Snapshot: A look at issues and projects at UWT
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