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Alfredo Prieto to Speak on Cultural Memory in Patagonia Sept. 29 at Western

WWU News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:22am

Alfredo Prieto from the University of Magallanes will discuss conservation and cultural memory in Chile as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western Washington University Youth Programs Anacortes After-School Ocean STEM Program to Explore Marine Mammals this Fall

WWU News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:17am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will begin hosting the second year of After School Ocean STEM this fall.

The program will be held on Wednesdays, Oct. 19 through Nov. 16, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Anacortes Middle School.

Designed for students in grades 5-8 to support success on the Science MSP, the Ocean STEM After School Program provides an opportunity for inquiry-based, hands-on learning in an active and engaging environment.

WWU Youth Programs to Host First Anacortes Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) Oct. 21

WWU News - Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:13am

Students in grades K-6 are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on science activities at Anacortes Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) from 7-9:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center.

The event is scheduled and includes an exploration of the phylum and invertebrates found in Puget Sound.

The cost for Anacortes KNOW is $20. Students should bring a healthy snack, water bottle and curious mind.

Registration is available online at wwu.edu/youth.

KNOW evening schedule:

Western’s Weekend MBA Program to Host Two Info Sessions This Fall

WWU News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:44pm

Western Washington University’s Everett-based Weekend MBA Program will host two information sessions this fall for prospective students.

The information sessions are scheduled for:  

First Annual 'Paint Bellingham Blue' a huge success

WWU News - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:29am

Western's Alumni Association hosted the first annual "Paint Bellingham Blue" event last night, as hundreds of Western Washington University students, alumni, employees and family members gathered in Downtown Bellingham to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. 

Cezar Mesquita is the New Director of Admissions at WWU

WWU News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:56am

Cezar O. Mesquita has been selected as director of the Office of Admissions at Western Washington University.

Mesquita is now director of Admissions at the University of Idaho. He will start work at Western on Nov. 1. As the new director of Admissions at Western, Mesquita will oversee undergraduate admissions. About 95 percent of Western’s students are undergraduates.

Western Reads Announces Fall Film Series Slate

WWU News - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:46am

The Western Reads/First-Year Interest Groups fall film series, “Diversity and Diverse Voices in the American Cultural Landscape,” will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in Bond Hall 105 on the Western Washington University campus.

All events are free and open to the public. The film choices are in supports of this year’s Western Reads book, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and a panel discussion will follow each film.

The fall slate is as follows:

WWU Gets $1.8 Million NSF Grant to Research STEM Teacher Prep in Washington

WWU News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:49am

Western Washington University has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher-preparation programs in the state.

“This grant and the work it will do is built around a common vision with our partners about what the next group of STEM teachers in Washington will need to be successful,” said Ed Geary, director of Western’s Science, Math and Technology Education (SMATE) program.

Native Speakers, Workshops at Susan Point Exhibition Starting Sept. 22 in the Western Gallery

WWU News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:38am

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University will host the exhibition “Susan Point Past Present: Cultural Visions in New Media” Sept. 22 through Dec. 3; the exhibition will feature a series of speakers and workshops starting with Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Skye Burn Talk to Launch WWU Exhibit on the Life and Work of Award-Winning Children’s Author and Illustrator Doris Burn Oct. 11

WWU News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:31am

Local author and multi-dimensional artist Skye Burn will speak about the life and legacy of her mother, award-winning children’s author and illustrator Doris Burn, at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

The event is free and open to the public.

Western Washington University Youth Programs to Offer Anacortes Early Release Program This Fall

WWU News - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:20am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer an early release program for students in grades K-6 this fall.

The program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at Island View Elementary and Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center.

Students will explore scientific illustration and marine biology. By studying scientific illustration, participants will discover the art of scientific illustration while observing the natural world and learning how to record it on paper with pencil, ink and watercolor.

WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Fall World Issues Forum Slate

WWU News - Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:29am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as anti-trafficking laws, human rights, and the treatment of children as refugees.

The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

New WWU Students, Alumni Will ‘Paint Bellingham Blue’ at Inaugural Event Sept. 21

WWU News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:33pm

Hundreds of Western Washington University students, alumni, employees and family members will gather in Downtown Bellingham on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for the inaugural Paint Bellingham Blue for WWU festival welcoming the city’s newest residents ─ new WWU students ─ and to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. Western’s first day of fall classes is Sept. 21.

Convocation kicks off new school year as President Randhawa addresses faculty and staff for the first time

WWU News - Fri, 09/16/2016 - 12:06pm

Western's new President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.  

Welcoming Convocation for New Students set for Sept. 20

WWU News - Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:25am

The Office of New Student Services/Family Outreach invites the campus community to welcome new students at the conclusion of Welcoming Convocation Sept. 20.

WWU Youth Programs to Host Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) Oct. 21

WWU News - Mon, 09/12/2016 - 8:55am

Students in grades one to five are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on science activities at Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

The event is scheduled from 7-9:45 p.m. and includes an exploration of film effects, followed by an optional hour of pool time.

Students will be divided into two different learning groups: grades 1-3 and grades 4-5.

The cost is $25 for the academic session or $30 for the academic session and swim time. Students should bring a backpack, including a swimsuit and towel, a nutritious snack and a hunger to learn.

Bank of Canada's Stephen Poloz to discuss cross-border trade Sept. 26 at WWU

WWU News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:00pm

Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, will discuss cross-border trade integration and monetary policy on at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 in Communications Facility 115.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the first of CBE's new Paul Storer Memorial Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations, named for the former chair of Western's Economics Department who passed away last November.

For more information, contact Carrie Cooper at x7288.

WWU to Host Performance by Poet and Musician Jack Prelutsky Oct. 1

WWU News - Wed, 09/07/2016 - 1:56pm

Jack Prelutsky will perform musical poetry from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Western Libraries’ Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor) at Western Washington University.

This event is free and open to the public.

In 2006, the Poetry Foundation designated Jack Prelutsky as the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate. Prelutsky is best known for his humorous and imaginative verse, and has published over 70 books of poetry.

Nelly Trocmé Hewett to Discuss her Family Village's Effort to Hide Jewish Refugees in World War II at WWU Sept. 23

WWU News - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 2:41pm

Nelly Trocmé Hewett will speak about the French Plateau Vivarais-Lignon and the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a place of safety and shelter for Jewish refugees during WWII, from 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western Researcher on Team Examining the Impact of Parent Star on Newly Discovered Planet Proxima b

WWU News - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:52am

About 4 light years away from our planet sits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system, and orbiting it is its just-discovered companion, a small Earth-like planet that, for now at least, holds the unassuming name of Proxima b.

At this distance, Proxima b is, in interstellar terms, a next-door neighbor even though a probe such as Voyager, if launched today, would take about 75,000 years to reach it.


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