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The Mailroom | campus newsletter

The name “The Mailroom” honors UW Bothell’s roots. When the UW Bothell Branch Campus opened in Canyon Park in 1990, faculty and staff gathered in the mailroom to get their mail and use the copy machines. It also was the place they heard about and discussed campus news, which cultivated a strong sense of community and camaraderie. This newsletter aims to foster the same sense of information sharing across our now much larger campus and community.

Guidelines for The Mailroom

The Mailroom is a monthly publication distributed to University of Washington Bothell faculty and staff via email the first week of every month, with accommodations for holidays.


Deans and unit leads have identified the following as those on their team who will serve as the primary contact for newsletter content submissions. Find your unit and send your ideas for consideration.


Email items by 11 a.m. on the following dates to be considered for inclusion in the next month’s issue.

  • May 18
  • June 20
  • July 19
  • August 21
  • September 19
  • October 19
  • November 20

Primary content & length 

  • headline — eight to 12 words
  • brief summary — 100 words or less
  • link to more information
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Primary newsletter contacts
School or Unit Name
Academic Affairs Haneen Hindi

Campus Safety, Environmental Health & Safety, Emergency Preparedness

Allyson Long
Collaboratory Jesus Govela
Connected Learning Sarah Verlinde-Azofeifa
Diversity & Equity Ian Zamora
Environmental Education & Research Center Lily Cason
Facilities Services & Campus Operations Therese Zorich
First-Year & Pre-Major Richie Meyer
Information Technology Adri MacArthur
Library Richard Lewis
Organizational Excellence & Human Resources Albina Korolkova
Planning & Administration Andrea Neubert
School of Business Chris Brewer

School of Educational Studies

Wayne Au
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Racquel Farrar

School of Nursing & Health Studies Clay Schwenn
School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Kate Holland-Stone
Sponsored Research Sarah Verlinde-Azofeifa
Student Affairs Tim Wilson
Sustainability Rachel Luther

Voice, style, editorial guidelines

Content should follow general UW brand and editorial guidelines. Newsletter headlines and summaries will link to source content on unit websites (Campus Safety, IAS, Library, OEHR, etc.). Content on websites will retain existing voice and style.

Text should be friendly, approachable, energetic and sophisticated. It should include a call to action, and focus on the employee and the benefits, resources, events and information that will invigorate the sense of community that is a foundation of UW Bothell and provide information faculty and staff need to be most effective in their work.

Be personal and direct. Use first person (“we,” “our”, “us”) and second person (“you,” “your”) when appropriate to maintain a conversational style. Use everyday language. Be concise. Use active rather than passive language.