UW newcomers hop on a bus and tour the state

Early each summer, the University organizes a statewide field trip to introduce new faculty and administrators to Washington. In June, 34 newcomers boarded a charter bus for a five-day, 1,000-mile tour that started at the Burke Museum, then wound its way to Mount St. Helens, wine country, a gravitational wave observatory in central Washington and the Gonzaga-UW health sciences building in Spokane. The bus also stopped in Ritzville to visit a fifth-generation wheat farm. Above, Josephine Walwema, an assistant teaching professor in English, embraces the view from a John Deere combine.