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.
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.
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 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 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.
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:
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
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 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 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.
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 list: http://webtech.wwu.edu/sa/gradlist.aspx
Fall 2015 honor roll: http://webtech.wwu.edu/sa/honorroll.aspx
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWU’s Michael Medler Presents Hypothesis on Lava, Fire and Human Evolution at Annual AGU Conference in San Francisco
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.
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.