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Western to Host Indian Dance Expert Padmaja Suresh for a Lecture and Performance on March 1

WWU News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:19am

Western Washington University will host Padmaja Suresh, a renowned expert in classical Indian dance, for a performance and lecture on the intersections of dance and the religious philosophy knowns as Tanta at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the Old Main Theater on campus.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU Psychology Department Offering Free Counseling to Community Members

WWU News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:16pm

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department are providing free individual counseling, under faculty supervision, to community members.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

WWU Students to Provide Volunteer Income-Tax Assistance Feb.1 to April 18

WWU News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:49pm

Students from Western Washington University and community volunteers will offer free tax assistance at Parks Hall 336 from Feb. 1 to April 18.

Sponsored by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, the VITA program is staffed by students from WWU and other volunteer members of the community. The VITA program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers electronically prepare their tax returns.

Brian Janous to Speak on the Energy Demands of Cloud Computing Feb. 4

WWU News - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 1:02pm

Brian Janous from Microsoft will discuss energy strategies in cloud computing as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western’s ‘Bellingham Review’ to Release Issue #72 This Spring

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:41am

Western Washington University’s literary journal, the Bellingham Review, will release its next issue, #72, this spring.

The new issue will mark a change in direction for the Review. Susanne Paola Antonetta, the Review’s new editor-in-chief, has introduced many new features and goals.

WWU to Host Wide Array of Summer Youth Programs

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:38am

Western Washington University’s Youth Programs will be offering a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

Programs vary in price and registration is available online at http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth/.

For 33 years, Western’s Youth Programs have encouraged kids to consider opportunities in higher education. Participants gain exposure to a college campus while learning under the instruction of Western’s top-quality educators.

Below are all of the programs being offered this summer:

WWU to Offer Project Management Crash Course This Spring

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:33am

Western Washington University will offer a “Project Management Crash Course” this spring; information sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Western Washington University and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in Village Books.

This non-credit evening course is open to students, staff, faculty and the community.

Western’s Department of Theatre and Dance to Host West African Dance and Drum Performers in February

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:32am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is partnering with Presence Dance Studio to host N’nato Camara and Lamine Soumah for a West African dance and drum weekend.

Western’s Huxley College of the Environment to Host Career and Internship Fair Feb. 11

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:26am

Western Washington University’s Career Services Center and the Huxley College of the Environment will host the Huxley Environmental Career and Internship Fair from 4:30–6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Viking Union multipurpose room.

The event is free and open to students in any major who are interested in exploring internships, summer jobs, or a career that addresses the challenges of creating a sustainable society. They will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 40+ government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and industry.

Western’s Production of ‘Topdog/Underdog’ to Travel to Mexico City

WWU News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:15am

Western Washington University Theatre faculty Mark Kuntz and Darren McCroom are traveling to Mexico City with five students in the first week of February to present Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Topdog/Underdog.”

The production will also have a two-performance run on campus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 on the Performing Arts Center’s Mainstage.

Tickets are $15, and available at the WWU Ticket Office at (360) 650-6146 or tickets.wwu.edu.

Fall grads, honor roll released

WWU News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:57pm

Western has released the list of its graduates for the fall quarter, 2015, as well as its fall quarter honor roll. 

Each list can be sorted by town, county, zip code or state.

Fall 2015 graduation listhttp://webtech.wwu.edu/sa/gradlist.aspx

Fall 2015 honor rollhttp://webtech.wwu.edu/sa/honorroll.aspx

WWU’s College of Business and Economics to Host WECU CEO Jennifer Kutcher Feb. 5

WWU News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 1:43pm

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) will host WECU CEO and Western alumna Jennifer Kutcher as she presents “Future by Design” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 in the Communications Facility 120 as part of CBE’s Strategic Management Executive Speaker Series.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western’s Academy for Lifelong Learning to Host Spring Program Preview Feb. 11

WWU News - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 1:39pm

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L), supported by Western Washington University, will host a spring program preview from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the second floor dome room at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; the session will be an opportunity to learn about A.L.L.’s spring courses and excursion offerings, and refreshments will be provided.

The preview is free and no registration is required. a.L.L. is open to all interested adults, regardless of age or educational background. 

WWU Language and Culture Programs to Host International Potluck Jan. 27

WWU News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:31am

Western Washington University’s Language and Culture Programs is will host a “New Year’s Resolution” themed international potluck from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Viking Union Room 565 on Western’s campus.

The potluck is free and open to Western students and members of the community as an opportunity to connect with people from around the world.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring a homemade dish to share with other guests.

Western’s Palliative Care Institute and the Whatcom County Library System to Host 'Not if But When: Books for Young People About Death and Loss' Feb. 7

WWU News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:15am

Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute is teaming with the Whatcom County Library system to share information about books for young people about death and loss at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Ferndale Public Library.

The event, “Not if But When: Books for Young People about Death and Loss” is free and open to the public.

WWU Theatre and Dance to Present ‘The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin’ Feb. 4-13

WWU News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:10am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Ballad of Ginger Goodwin” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 4-6 and Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 10-13, as well as at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 in the Performing Arts Center’s DUG Theater.

WWU to Host Winter Career Fair Feb. 11

WWU News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 9:05am

Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-purpose Room.  Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public.

Holocaust Survivor Noémi Ban to Speak at Western Washington University Feb. 23

WWU News - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 8:54am

Western Washington University’s Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Ethnocide Education will host award-winning teacher and Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp Noémi Ban from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in Arntzen Hall 100.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required; reservation can be made at www.wce.wwu.edu/CEED/ or by calling (360) 650-3827 or e-mailing ceed@wwu.edu.

WWU’s Michael Medler Presents Hypothesis on Lava, Fire and Human Evolution at Annual AGU Conference in San Francisco

WWU News - Mon, 01/25/2016 - 9:45am

According to the fossil record, two to three million years ago, humankind’s ancestors lived in East Africa; their brain size was that of a chimpanzee, and these precursors to homo sapiens, called australopithicus, were far more akin to today’s apes than to modern humans.

Then something happened about 2.5 million years ago that changed everything.

WWU’s Department of Theatre and Dance to Present “Cabaret” Feb. 19 – 20

WWU News - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:29am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Cabaret – work that is improvised, in-progress, collaborative or edgy – on Friday. Feb. 19 and Saturday. Feb. 20 in the Choir Room (room 16) of Western’s Performing Arts Center.

The series, which is in its eighth year, features new work in an experimental performance format presented by Western students and faculty throughout the year. Cabaret showcases collaborative efforts that span multiple arts forms – including dance, theater, song, poetry, and improvisation.

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