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For the fourth straight year, the UW leads the nation in producing Peace Corps volunteers. At the same time, the UW was named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

Two campus landmarks—the HUB and the Ethnic Cultural Center—close this summer for renovation. The ECC will open in the fall of 2011, the HUB in 2012.

UW Tacoma has changed its plans on the ground-floor design of its newest Pacific Avenue renovation. Instead of creating a large classroom, the campus plans to lease all the street-facing space to retailers. Two smaller classrooms will be created in the back of the Russell T. Joy Building.