The hardworking story-tellers in the news office at UW Tacoma have taken a moment to look up from our labors. After we got over our shock at how fast the year has flown by, we pulled together the list below of a few of our favorite stories that marked the course of the year.
If you enjoy these, take a look at our archive for the complete list of more than 120 stories from 2017.
January 13, 2017
The Campaign for UW Tacoma, set to run through 2020, has as of December 2017 raised more than $30 million. Funds raised will support students, innovation and campus growth.
January 20, 2017
Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Assistant Professor Sharon Laing wants to use apps to connect low-income patients to health care.
February 28, 2017
Assistant Professor David Reyes, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership, is working with community members to address food access and insecurity in South Tacoma.
March 30, 2017
An experience with a surly nurse was a turning point for Nursing student Van Huynh, setting her on the way to becoming a leader in health care.
April 4, 2017
The award honors students from all three UW campuses who have "made the most of their UW experience."
April 17, 2017
When UW Tacoma geoscientist Dan Shugar and his research colleagues arrived in the Canadian Yukon, their as-it-happens experience with river piracy due to climate change got international attention.
June 22, 2017
Originating in a brief conversation on UW Tacoma's Grand Staircase, a two-course sequence on non-profit governance fosters community connections and helps students achieve their career and service goals.
July 7, 2017
Urban Studies Assistant Professor Britta Ricker has teamed with the Tacoma Fire Department to create a disaster/fire preparedness app.
July 28, 2017
City of Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride is the recipient of the 2017 UW Tacoma Distinguished Alumni Award.
September 13, 2017
A new donor wall, made from reclaimed beams from the newly renovated Tacoma Paper & Stationery building, honors those who made UW Tacoma possible.
September 21, 2017
ASUWT President Arwa Dubad wasn't going to run for office. Then the 2016 elections happened.
October 18, 2017
Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Matt Tolentino is using new technology to help the Tacoma Fire Department solve old problems.
November 30, 2017
Total enrollment of 5,185 includes 1,800 students new to campus this year. 85% of these come from one of the 10 Puget Sound counties.
John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or firstname.lastname@example.org