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Seattle Campus News | February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northeastern- Seattle Hosts Speaker Panel on Regional Resilience

February 4th, 2014

Northeastern University – Seattle was thrilled to host over 100 local leaders for our speaker series “Critical Lessons from Super Storm SandyWill Puget Sound be resilient in the face of the next disaster?” After a presentation by Northeastern University’s Dr. Stephen Flynn, the audience of educators, public officials, emergency management professionals, students, military personnel, business leaders, and more enjoyed a panel discussion featuring Walt Hubbard of King County Emergency Management; Barb Graff of Seattle’s Office of Emergency Management, Mike Harbour of Sound Transit; and Dr. Scott Miles of Western Washington University.


Seattle Campus News | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Student Spotlight: Jane Turlo, CEO of Seattle Radiologists, MBA ’15

Jane Turlo has been in the health care industry for over 25 years. Over the course of her career, she has progressed from a radiologic technologist to the CEO of an imaging practice. But as the health care industry began to change, Jane realized that she wanted more than just her BA. “It became more and more apparent, as the health care industry continues to change and is being run more like a business, that all I was missing was that degree. I needed that MBA.”

Jane started looking for programs that she could fit into her busy life, and “it just kept coming back to Northeastern. I was looking for a challenging program that I could balance with my family and my job. I didn’t want to be so stressed out with logistics that I couldn’t enjoy my education. The way Northeastern’s program is structured made it the most manageable for my life.”

Blog | January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Northeastern- Seattle Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Northeastern University – Seattle celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its campus in South Lake Union with a reception for students, staff, and the community last Thursday, January 23, 2014.  Many enjoyed the reception where Regional Dean and CEO Tayloe Washburn reflected on the progress the campus has made in one year.


Media Coverage | December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ping Pong Pals

By Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata

Urban Politics, December 13, 2013

There’s a ping pong table now located on City Hall’s Red Room – the space just off the plaza level that has the water jet fountain. About a year ago, I was touring Northeastern University’s new Seattle campus when I came across one of their ping pong tables. I began playing and had such a good time I thought it would be worth sharing with the public. I asked the University to consider selling the City one of their ping pong tables for a dollar. And, to my surprise, they said yes!

The idea was to allow anyone to play and now they can by signing up at the security desk on the main floor of City Hall. They’ll even be provided paddles and balls if needed.

Tayloe and Nick Ping Pong Crowd 8-7-13

Stephanie Pure used to be a legislative aide to former Councilmember Peter Stenbrueck and now serves as Senior Director of Business and Community Relations at Northeastern. Stephanie was instrumental in persuading Northeastern to sell us the ping pong table.

>> Read the full article here

Blog | December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
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MS Computer Science ALIGN Student Profiles

Are you looking to break into the Pacific Northwest’s innovative and growing Tech Industry? Northeastern University – Seattle’s Master of Science in Computer Science ALIGN program gives you the fundamentals to jump start your career. Look at these two student profiles and you can get a better sense of our current students. 

Seattle Campus News | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recap: Exploring Collaborations Conference and GAMES Initiative Breakout Sessions

On Wednesday, December 4th The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) hosted their conference Exploring Collaborations: Successful Strategies for Increasing Equity and Access to STEM (PNW Collaborates). Here is a summary and some take away points from the day: 

  • There was an incredible breath and depth of education leadership, common experience, and commitment to STEM learning and engaging girls.
  • Diversity was a persistent topic; one key point made was that people from diverse backgrounds must be making the decisions, not just presented with them at the end to review.
  • The conference was a great networking opportunity and we met many leaders in the STEM and girls advocacy world.
  • Our GAMES Initiative break sessions were interesting especially because of the amount of non-gamers that really got what we were trying to do. Gamification is a know technique for accomplishing the GAMES Initiative and NGCP goals.
  • We significantly grew the GAMES Initiative network with girls, gaming, and STEM expertise to refine our thought strategies and heard many additional, unique perspectives. 

For a more in depth play-by-play review, read on:

Seattle Campus News | December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern – Seattle Hosts the Seattle Sports Commission

Karch Kiraly

The Seattle Campus hosted the Seattle Sports Commission (SCC) for their Board of Directors meeting. From The SCC’s website:

“The Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to play a critical role in generating the power of sports to drive economic development, influence the quality of life and shape the future of the region. The SSC serves as an advocate to local amateur, collegiate, and professional sports organizations because we understand the cultural importance of sports in our community.”

The SCC Board of Directors consists of many notable private and public sector leaders including Karen Bryant, CEO of the Seattle Storm; Dr. Tom Hansen, President & CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital and our very own Dean and CEO, Tayloe Washburn. The Board of Directors meets about four times a year to check-in and assess their progress. 

The guest speaker was Karch Kiraly. He is a master of transition and the most decorated volleyball player in the sport. His transition from National Champion at UCLA to Olympic gold medalist in the indoor game to Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, makes him the only athlete to medal in both sports. His transition from player to coach has been every bit as successful as Kiraly is now Head Coach for the USA Women’s Volleyball team. 

Media Coverage | November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Partnership Explores Online Learning That Learns With You

By Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Sacramento Bee, November 25, 2013

BOSTON and SEATTLE, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Whether teaching six students or 600, what if an instructor could adapt his or her class to meet the needs of every individual by utilizing a new online learning technology?

That’s the goal of a new collaborative effort between Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, Shoreline Community College, and CogBooks Ltd., funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Called the Adaptive Learning Market Acceleration Program, this program will guide and inform the approach to online classes at Northeastern and Shoreline using technology developed by CogBooks, a leading adaptive learning platform. Adaptive learning technologies hold the promise of transforming online education by making the student the center of the learning experience. In this form of teaching, course content is modified by software to adapt to an individual student’s pace and learning, to fit his or her demonstrated needs.

>> Read the full article here 

Seattle Campus News | November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From the Academic Dean: Time to Shift Careers?

Many people will change or alter their career in a significant manner throughout their adult working life.  According to, people change their careers five to seven times in their lifetime.  This is a significant difference from previous generations where it was quite common for a person to work for the same company his/her entire career. 

Why do working adults shift careers so often?  There are two major reasons for adults switching careers.  The first is the common issue of budgetary changes.  For example, companies change directions, downsize, force retirement, merge or are acquired by other companies; these or any of the myriad of situations that arise because of financial reasons can force working adults to shift careers.  The other major reason people change careers is that they are no longer satisfied with their current challenges and working environments.  This could be a change in management that affects the workers’ conditions and general happiness, but often is because the adult worker is no longer challenged in his or her current job.  Most adults changing careers are ready for different challenges or ready to learn new things.  While money is certainly a driving force for many people in career choice and change, it is often not the main motivating factor.  Being adequately challenged is crucial. 

Are you ready for a career change?  If you have been contemplating this, the best advice is to research, research, and research your options.  Many career shifters will best be served by looking at higher education opportunities – many of which may offer slightly different degrees than were possible even ten years ago.  With the changing economy and changing world, new and different degree programs are constantly being developed or modified to meet society’s demands and needs.  It could be that your past experiences, education and skills could be enhanced by higher education.


 Angela L.E. Walmsley, Ph.D., Associate Dean – Academic

(314) 255-5456 (cell)
(206) 467-5485 (campus)


Seattle Campus News | November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

From the Academic Dean: Is on-line learning for you?

On-line learning is a great option for working adults who want a high-quality program with flexibility.  If your schedule makes it difficult to attend courses regularly or in a traditional format, on-line courses could be for you.  Students who are new to on-line learning often believe that taking an on-line class is less time consuming than a traditional on-ground course.  However, most of my students would tell you the opposite is true. But still, many students prefer on-line learning because of the flexibility in time and coursework they experience.

In order to take advantage of the flexibility of an on-line course, you as a student must be good at your own time management.  You will experience both collaborative and individualized learning activities designed to promote learning so you must also be self-disciplined to work many hours outside of the class times that might be set for the course.  We have many demands on our time and life, but if you are dedicated and committed to furthering your education, and can make time for learning outside your normal working and ‘life’ hours, then a graduate program at Northeastern University -Seattle is for you.  Depending on the program of study, our campus offers both on-line and hybrid courses.  Please check out the academic degrees offered at the Seattle Graduate Campus or contact Dr. Walmsley at for further information.

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