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June 16, 2016

New UW faculty tour Washington, meet state leaders and incoming students

The annual UW Faculty Field Tour took place this week with stops that highlight Washington’s rich geography, economy, history and agricultural community. Below are a few pictures from time spent in eastern Washington.

The first day of the tour departed from Seattle and headed south, with stops at the Port of Tacoma, Mount St. Helens and dinner at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. Representatives Sharon Wylie, Brandon Vick and Paul Harris joined the faculty for dinner and an evening lecture on Washington’s geologic history by Professor David Montegomery.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce with Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Paul Harris at the Heathman Lodge.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce with Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Paul Harris at the Heathman Lodge.

On Wednesday, State Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler took the faculty on a tour of his wheat farm in Ritzville. The visit included discussion of Washington’s agricultural products and the importance of international trade to the state economy.

Sen. Mark Schoesler discusses his wheat farm with new UW faculty.

Sen. Mark Schoesler discusses his wheat farm with new UW faculty.

Faculty were greeted in Spokane by the UW Alumni Association and Provost Jerry Baldasty at the Welcome to Washington celebration. The annual dinner with parents, alumni, and community members offers a chance to celebrate students who are new to the Husky family.

Provost Jerry Baldasty welcomes new faculty and students to the Husky family.

Provost Jerry Baldasty welcomes new faculty and students to the Husky family.

On Thursday morning, Spokane area elected officials, business & community leaders and representatives from Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University joined UW faculty for breakfast at the Davenport Hotel.

Spokane Tribal Council Vice Chairman, David Browneagle, speaks to faculty.

Spokane Tribal Council Vice Chairman, David Browneagle, speaks to faculty.

 

View more pictures from the 2016 UW Faculty Field Tour on UWGOV’s Facebook page and Twitter.

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