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WWU Marks 10 Years on EPA Green Energy List of Top Higher Education Purchasers of Renewable Power

WWU News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:42am

Western Washington University has appeared on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the top green energy purchasers in higher education for the past 10 years.

In fact, Western has been on the EPA’s top college list since it was launched in January 2006. In the most recent listing in April, Western was 20th on the EPA’s list of the top 30 green energy purchasers in higher education.

Keith Russell’s Newest Addiction Research Published in ‘Psychotherapy’

WWU News - Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:09am

Western Washington University Professor of Health and Human Development Keith Russell has had his research on adventure-based addiction-treatment programs published in “Psychotherapy,” the flagship publication of the American Psychological Association.

Russell, who along with colleagues Dennis Kivligham and Lee Gillis, is the author of a study charting outcomes and methodology of a wilderness treatment program run by ENVIROS, a private nonprofit in Edmonton, Alberta.

WWU’s Back2Bellingham Reunion Weekend Set for May 12-15

WWU News - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:49am

Western Washington University will host its 7th Annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community on May 12-15.

WWU Business Students Honored by Executives at Leadership Luncheon in Bellingham

WWU News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:59am

Six Western Washington University business students were chosen to participate in a Leadership Lunch event held at WWU on April 22, 2016.

The lunch was hosted by Lydia Bennett of Saratoga Commercial Real Estate; Bennett is also the current chair of the Western College of Business and Economics’ Center of Innovation and Education (CIE) Advisory Board.

WWU’s Andy Bach to Discuss Environmental History of the Ozette Prairies May 11 in Wilson Library

WWU News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:55am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Andy Bach will discuss his research exploring the relationship between historical vegetation changes in the Ozette Prairies, Olympic National Park, and human use of this region, from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11 in the Map Collection, Wilson Library 170.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU’s English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement Program for Practicing Teachers to Begin Summer Quarter

WWU News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:51am

Practicing teachers seeking English Language Learner (ELL) training can begin their English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement this summer through Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education.

Applications are now available and will be accepted until May 10.

WWU’s Palliative Care Institute to Host Talk on Health Policy for Older Adults on May 13

WWU News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:48am

Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute Spring Conference will feature Anne Montgomery as its keynote speaker from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Sheraton Four Points at 714 Lakeway Drive in Bellingham.

The event is open the public and will be followed by a social hour; the cost for the evening is $10, and registration is required.

WWU Youth Programs Seeks Community Partners and Volunteers for GEMS Fair

WWU News - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:44am

Western Washington University Youth Programs is currently seeking community partners and volunteers to participate in the second GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

The fair is free to participants of all ages.

Designed for all ages, the GEMS Fair provides a safe and empowering environment to explore STEM fields and an opportunity for hands-on learning.

Western’s Border Policy Research Institute to Host Colloquium Series on Cross-Border Issues May 11, 18

WWU News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:45am

Heather Nicol, professor at Trent University and Victor Clark Alfaro, director of the Binational Center for Human Rights and adjunct professor at San Diego State University, will discuss their experience in border security on Wednesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 18, on the WWU campus.

Both talks are free and open to the public.

Yoshiki Yamagata to Discuss Sustainable Development and Urban Resilience May 2 at WWU

WWU News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 4:02pm

Yoshiki Yamagata of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies will describe his work in global sustainability and urban resilience at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2 in Fraser Hall 201 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Panel to Discuss Cloud Privacy, Cybersecurity May 19 at WWU Center at OC Poulsbo

WWU News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:58pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas and the West Sound Technology Association will present a panel discussing the topics of cloud privacy, LEADS (Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act) and cybersecurity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the WWU Center at OC Poulsbo.

Western Debaters Finish 1-2 at National Debate Tournament

WWU News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:48pm

The Western Debate team participated in the National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship Tournament in March, where Western students Ashley Tippins, a junior from Lynden, and Kenny Torre, a senior from Mount Vernon, were recognized as the 1st and 2nd best individual debaters at the tournament.  

Held March 19 through March 21 hosted by California State University, Long Beach, the tournament featured 54 schools, with 163 two-person teams and 326 individual competitors. The tournament consisted of eight preliminary rounds.

Panel to Discuss AmeriCorps Opportunities April 28 at WWU

WWU News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:47am

An AmeriCorps panel presentation with current and former members will discuss opportunities for students and graduates from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in Viking Union Room 552 on the Western Washington University campus.

The panel is hosted by Western’s Career Services Center and is free and open to the public.

Western Team Places Second in Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

WWU News - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:16am

The Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition brought 12 schools together from April 1-3 at, Highline College in Des Moines, with Western Washington University’s team placing second.

Panel to discuss cloud privacy, cybersecurity May 19

WWU News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 1:14pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas and the West Sound Technology Association will present a panel discussing the topics of cloud privacy, LEADS (Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act) and cybersecurity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the WWU Center at OC Poulsbo.

Designed for entrepreneurs, stakeholders, STE(A)M supporters, educators, students, elected officials, and all users of technology and cloud computing, the event will feature a lunch from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and a panel and Q&A session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yoshiki Yamagata to speak on sustainable development and urban resilience on May 2

WWU News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 12:48pm

Yoshiki Yamagata of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies will describe his work in global sustainability and urban resilience at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2 in Fraser Hall 201 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Brent Mallinckrodt selected dean at WWU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WWU News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 9:40am

Brent Mallinckrodt has been selected as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Mallinckrodt, now associate dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and a full professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, was selected following a national search and will start at Western on July 1. He succeeds CHSS Dean LeaAnn Martin, who is retiring.

WWU’s Jared Hardesty Publishes ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ with NYU Press

WWU News - Wed, 04/20/2016 - 9:12am

While often viewed through the lens of the Civil War era as the epicenter of the abolitionist movement, it is not as well known that Boston, throughout most of the 18th century, was a city where about 25 percent of households owned slaves, a fact central to “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” the new book by Western Washington University Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty.

Rebekah Paci-Green to Speak on Earthquake Risk Reduction in Nepal April 21

WWU News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 4:43pm

Western Washington University Assistant Professor Environmental Studies Rebekah Paci-Green will discuss earthquake risk reduction in Nepal at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Communications Facility Room 110 on the WWU campus.

The lecture is sponsored by Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series and is free and open to the public.

Western Releases Issue #72 of ’The Bellingham Review;’ Journal Makes its Debut at the Oxford Literary Festival

WWU News - Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:23pm

The Bellingham Review, the literary journal of Western Washington University, just published its 72nd issue and, for the first time, was displayed at the Oxford Literary Festival in Oxford, United Kingdom during the first week in April.

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