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Western Student Jacob Bernado Merges Art Forms to Support Local Cause with 'Patchwork'

WWU News - 4 hours 43 min ago


Jacob Bernado likes to sing songs with his friends. This is one reason why the senior Vocal Performance major from Issaquah organizes fundraising events on his own time to support important causes.

More importantly, Bernado’s passion for classical music inspires him to bring what some view as an old, antiquated art form - opera - into the 21st century in a tangible way while also supporting the things he cares about.

UW's Dennis Willows to Speak on the Neurobiology of Sea Slugs April 26

WWU News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 12:03pm

Dennis Willows, Emeritus professor of Biology at the University of Washington, will discuss his field work with nudibranch mollusks as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Visiting artist Mark Mitchell addresses issues of mass incarceration, prison reform

WWU News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:15am

Western Washington University’s Department of Art & Art History will present a discussion with artist Mark Mitchell on April 26 at 5 p.m. in Fine Arts room 238.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Al Poynter, Stonemason of Holt’s “Rock Rings” visits WWU May 4

WWU News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:05am

As part of its commitment to preserving, presenting, and expanding research on its world renowned outdoor sculpture collection, the Western Gallery at Western Washington University is pleased to welcome back Al Poynter, the stone mason who worked closely with Nancy Holt to build one of her most famous open air works, “Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings” (1977-1978), sited on the campus of WWU.

Submissions for Annual Diversity Poster Contest Close April 24

WWU News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:46am

The annual Diversity Poster Contest held by Western’s Residence Life Office is open for submissions by campus residents until April 24.

Governor Inslee tours Western's Shannon Point Marine Center

WWU News - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:25am

Washington Governor Jay Inslee toured Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes on Wednesday, accompanied by WWU President Sabah Randhawa, SPMC Director Brian Bingham, Huxley Dean Steve Hollenhorst, and faculty members David Shull (Environmental Science), Jackie Caplan-Auerbach (Geology), Brooke Love (Environmental Science), Shawn Arellano (SPMC marine scientist), Ginny Broadhurst (director of the Salish Sea Institute), and Sylvia Yang, director of WWU's SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo.

Arch of Healing and Reconciliation installation ceremony April 21 will honor immigrants in the Pacific Northwest and unity among Whatcom County residents

WWU News - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:33am

The installation ceremony for the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation, a granite monument honoring Whatcom County’s immigrant communities, will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Bellingham’s City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

University to Reimburse Jaywalking Citations

WWU News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 2:36pm

Western Washington University officials have decided to reimburse the cost of $68 citations recently issued as part of an effort to deter jaywalking on campus.

On April 12, University Police issued 23 citations for jaywalking at the intersection of Bill McDonald Parkway and West College Way near the Wade King Student Recreation Center. 

Queer Con returns April 28

WWU News - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:20am

After a successful first year, WWU Queer Con will return for its second convention April 28th, 2018 at Western Washington University in Bellingham. WWU Queer Con is a convention celebrating and highlighting the achievements of queer creators and encouraging a queer and LGBT+ community in the Pacific Northwest.

Western Gallery to host free lecture on sculptor Ibram Lassaw April 18

WWU News - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:24am

Denise Lassaw, daughter of renowned abstract expressionist sculptor Ibram Lassaw, will give a free lecture at 5:30 p.m on Wednesday, April 18 in the Western Gallery.

The gallery is currently exhibiting Lassaw’s “Projection Paintings” along with several of his sculptures and works on paper. The talk will be “The Art, Influences and Philosophy of Sculptor Ibram Lassaw.”

Connecting Communities Volunteer Days April 21 and 22

WWU News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:25am

In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Earth Day, the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) and the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to participate in another “Connecting Communities Volunteer Days” event by volunteering in a group activity at an off-campus location of their choosing.

Ethnic Student Center to host Multicultural Center ‘Student Groundbreaking Ceremony’ April 20

WWU News - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:02am

Western Washington University’s Ethnic Student Center will host the “Multicultural Center Student Groundbreaking Ceremony: Honoring Place and Student Leadership of the Past, Present and Future” from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

Students, faculty, staff and local community leaders are coming together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Multicultural Center to support the shared vision of Western’s commitment to a just, caring and diverse campus. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Steve Bennett to Discuss 'Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease' April 25 at City Hall

WWU News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32pm


BELLINGHAM – Steve Bennett, a lecturer in the Community Health Program in the Department of Health & Human Development at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Daniel Garvey to Present 'The Politics of Disability' April 19

WWU News - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:56am

WWU will host Daniel E. Garvey, president emeritus of Prescott College and intermittent executive dean for Semester at Sea, for "The Politics of Disability” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Miller Hall 138. 

The event is free and open to the public; for disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-3660.

National Geographic reporter Tom Clynes coming to WWU April 16

WWU News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:29pm

Tom clynes photoThe Department of Journalism will host a public lecture with journalist Tom Clynes, reporter for National Geographic, contributing editor for Popular Science and author of "The Boy Who Played with Fusion."  


Who: Journalist Tom Clynes

Pulitzer-Prize Winner William Bolcom Coming to Western May 3-6 for Concerts, Classes

WWU News - Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:21pm

National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist William Bolcom comes to Western Washington University May 3-6 for a weekend of concerts and masterclasses in celebration of his 80th birthday.


Performances are in the WWU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the WWU Box Office at (360) 650-6146 or online at tickets.wwu.edu.

Slam poet Neil Hilborn coming to WWU April 12

WWU News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University Associated Students Club PALS: Poets and Lyricists Society are hosting Neil Hilborn at Western Washington University on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

This event is free and open to the public.

Award-Winning Pianist Kenny Broberg to Showcase Selections from Bach, Barber April 26 at WWU

WWU News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:52am

Decorated pianist Kenny Broberg will perform selections from composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Samuel Barber at the WWU PAC on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include Bach’s Toccata in C Minor; Barber’s Sonata for Piano, op. 26; Prélude; Fugue et Variation, op. 18 by César Franck (transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer); and Sonata in E Minor, op. 25, no. 2, “Night Wind” by Nikolay Medtner.

WWU Again Recognized as ‘Military Friendly School’

WWU News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:41am

Western Washington University has been selected as a “Military Friendly School” for 2018-19.

WWU to host ‘Chai Why? The Making of the Indian National Drink’ April 19

WWU News - Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am

Tea poster, courtesy Michael SlouberThe Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies will host speaker Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Communications Facility 115.  


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