Littig receives UWB teaching award

The University of Washington, Bothell has named professor Peter Littig recipient of the school’s 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Littig joined UW-Bothell as an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program in 2005. In addition to establishing a calculus sequence for the institution’s first class of freshmen, he has developed six unique courses, from Interdisciplinary Cryptography to Women in/and Mathematics.

In his classroom, the university states that Littig strives to create affirmative learning environments in which he and his students “engage in rigorous scholastic inquiry and seek to connect course content to their lives beyond the classroom.”

Littig received his doctor of philosophy in mathematics from UW Seattle, his master of science in mathematics from the University of California, Davis, and his bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to UW-Bothell, he taught at UW Seattle, UC Davis and Alhambra High. Littig was twice nominated for the Distinguished Teaching Award, both in 2007 and 2008. In 2001, he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Mathematics at UW Seattle.

Krishnamurthy to head UWB business program

University of Washington, Bothell Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Jeffords has announced Sandeep Krishnamurthy as incoming director of the business program.

Krishnamurthy is currently the associate director of graduate programs for the business program. He is the editor of “Contemporary Research in E-Marketing, Volumes 1 and 2” and authored “E-Commerce Management: Text and Cases.” A well-published author himself, he is book-review editor for the Journal of Marketing and his works have appeared widely in print and online publications. Prior to his career in education, he served as a marketing executive for Reliance Industries Limited, India’s largest company.

BHS alum selg scores leadership award

The Washington Association of School Administrators recently awarded its Community Leadership Award to Bothell resident and Bothell High alum George Selg.

A member of the Bothell Class of ‘63, Selg spent the last year or so spearheading an effort to raise money for a new multi-media scoreboard for Pop Keeney Stadium.

Funded entirely by donations, the new scoreboard will provide a state-of-the-art display with a multi-media screen.

“The vision, dedication and generosity of George and his many committed supporters will create a legacy of community engagement and student recognition for years to come,” said Northshore Superintendent Larry Francois.

Selg envisions that the new scoreboard will serve as a forum for recognizing student athletic accomplishments, as well as academic, vocational, extra-curricular and community service achievements. It will be the first such community-sponsored scoreboard in the state.

The district expects the new scoreboard will be installed this spring and fully operational for use by all Northshore schools next fall.

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