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Western Washington University Youth Programs to Offer Early Release Program This Spring

WWU News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 3:00pm

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer an early release program for students in grades K-5 this spring.

The program will be held Thursdays, Apr. 13 through May 25, from 2-4:45 p.m. on Western’s Bellingham campus.

WWU Youth Program's Early Release Enrichment is scheduled to coincide with early release Thursdays and act as an alternative form of childcare, while providing an introduction to college life for Bellingham School District K-5 students. Students may register for any number of sessions.

George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Arms and the Man’ to Run Feb. 2-11 at WWU

WWU News - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:55am

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present George Bernard Shaw’s classic anti-romantic comedy “Arms and the Man” in the DUG Underground Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center from Feb. 2-11.

Set against the back-drop of the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian war, the play pokes fun at the futility of war and the conventions of romantic love.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Provided Feb.8 to April 17

WWU News - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:27pm

Students from Western Washington University (WWU) and community volunteers will offer free tax assistance at Parks Hall 336 from February 8th to April 17th.

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.

Western alum Ty-Minton-Small to present award-winning documentary 'Gleason'

WWU News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 3:13pm

Western Washington University alumnus Ty Minton-Small, a cinematographer for the critically acclaimed documentary “Gleason,” will discuss the film at a public screening at Western Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 

Western Researchers Awarded $309,000 Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Study the Impact of Energy Efficiency on Housing Prices

WWU News - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:21am

Western Washington University faculty members Sharon Shewmake, Reid Dorsey-Palmateer and Phil Thompson have secured a two-year, $309,304 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of energy efficiency on local housing prices.

Travelling to Make a Difference: WWU Student Completes Veterinary Internship in Thailand

WWU News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:53am

Emily Gordon, a 21-year-old senior at Western, sat in the searing sun of Thailand last summer feeding a five-ton elephant a cucumber.  Just a month before, Gordon was in classes, hoping this opportunity would come to fruition. Then, halfway across the globe, with a gentle giant taking vegetables from her hand, Gordon realized that her dream had become a reality.

WWU’s Michael Slouber Publishes ‘Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras’ with Oxford University Press

WWU News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.

Join Western’s Academy for Lifelong Learning for an Exploration of Mars in February

WWU News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:34am

The Red Planet is no longer the forbidden planet. Despite its inhospitable environs, Mars is the most explored planet in our solar system because of what earthlings are driven to find there; life, or evidence thereof. There are currently seven spacecraft missions roving on Mars, with seven more scheduled to arrive during the next five years.

WWU to Present Winter Dances Jan. 19-22

WWU News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:09am

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Winter Dances” Jan. 19-22 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage; the dances are choreographed and performed by Dance program students under the artistic direction of Professor of Dance Nolan Dennett.

WWU Presents Talks by Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate Temple Grandin Feb. 7

WWU News - Tue, 01/10/2017 - 9:47am

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education presents talks by noted animal scientist and autism self-advocate Temple Grandin on Feb. 7.

Grandin will speak in a free informal question and answer session from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the WWU Performing Arts Center. The Q and A will focus on “How Families and School Can Support Individuals with Autism.”

Western’s Weekend MBA Program to host Everett info session on Jan. 18

WWU News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 4:39pm

Western Washington University’s Everett-based Weekend MBA Program will host an information session at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan.18, in Gray Wolf Hall 370 at the Everett University Center on the campus of Everett Community College.

WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Winter World Issues Forum Slate

WWU News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 1:23pm

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as music and culture, disaster risk reduction, and the role of social media in covering significant political events.

WWU to Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 17

WWU News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:17am

Western Washington University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event titled “The Danger of Silence” on Tuesday, Jan. 17 featuring writer, teacher and scholar Clint Smith III.

Seattle-based artist and activist Nikkita Oliver also will speak and will lead workshops for faculty/staff and students.

Barney Scout Mann to Discuss His Recent Book ‘The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail’ Jan. 23 at Western

WWU News - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 8:47am

Pacific Crest Trail historian and avid backpacker Barney Scout Mann will speak about the history of the trail and the publication it inspired at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library, 4 Central).

The event is free and open to the public.

Western’s BRAVE Program Looks to Provide an Outlet for the Winter Blues

WWU News - Fri, 01/06/2017 - 10:14am

Western Washington University’s BRAVE program (Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy) is putting on their annual Seasonal Affective Disorder/Depression (SAD) screening event for students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Beat the Blues is happening at this time of year as grey skies and shortened days can lead to increases in SAD. This is caused by factors like the shortened days and the grey days in the Upper Pacific Northwest during the winter.

BPRI to host “Continuing International Trade during the Trump Administration” Jan. 13 in Canada House

WWU News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:41pm

Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) and Canadian-American Studies program will host Western's Ross Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Chris Sands, for a discussion about international trade and Canada – U.S. relations under the incoming Trump administration from Noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in Canada House on campus.

Bring a lunch, refreshments will be provided.

Institute for Global Engagement announces winter film series slate

WWU News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 1:37pm

The Institute for Global Engagement's winter quarter Reel World Film Series is a monthly film screening that is free and open to the public. Faculty and student organizations are encouraged to suggest films that can supplement a course, an event or a discussion that raises awareness about other cultures, about global issues, or about viewing the world from different perspectives. The winter lineup is as follows:

Hunting in Wartime

Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free

WWU Youth Programs to Host GEMS Night Out for Girls Interested in STEM fields

WWU News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:59pm

Western Washington University Youth Programs invites students to participate in GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Night Out this winter.

The event will be held from 7-9:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at Western’s Science Resource Center. Students are welcome to enjoy an hour of swimming at Western’s Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Designed for girls in grades 3-8 to provide a safe and empowering environment to explore STEM fields, GEMS Night Out provides an opportunity for hands-on learning in an inspiring environment.

WWU Offering Free Counseling Services

WWU News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:41pm

Beginning Jan. 17, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling services, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

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.

Campus Blood Drive Set for January 10-12

WWU News - Wed, 01/04/2017 - 10:51am

Bloodworks Northwest will return to campus to conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 10-12 at the Viking Union 565.  

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 800 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

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