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Presidential Scholars Announced at Commencement

WWU News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 3:51pm

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 11.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Shepard presented each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:


Megan Mehan Daley

Woodring College of Education

Presidential Scholars Announced at Commencement

WWU News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:52am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 11.

Summer WWU Youth Programs Open for Registration

WWU News - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:00am

For the 34th consecutive year, Western Washington University is offering a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

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.

Western’s Odyssey of Science & Arts is a program for students in grades 4-9 to explore science and art through hands-on activities in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus.

Filmmaker Jo Ruxton to Discuss ‘A Plastic Ocean’ at WWU June 29

WWU News - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 2:43pm

Jo Ruxton will speak at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor) about the human-caused environmental problem of plastic pollution, and the serious detrimental effects of plastics in the oceans.

This event is free and open to the public.  

Stephanie Cheng Elected WWU Associated Students President

WWU News - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:12am

Stephanie Cheng has been elected Western Washington University’s Associated Students president for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Associated Students (AS) is both the association of all WWU students and the official student governing body. The AS is responsible for providing a framework for a variety of experiential learning opportunities and serving as a vehicle for student involvement in the governance of the university.

WWU Trustees approve student fee for major expansion of Ethnic Student Center

WWU News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:30pm

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees approved a student fee increase Friday that will help build and maintain a major expansion of Western’s Ethnic Student Center.

The fee, no more than $30 a quarter to start no earlier than fall 2017, previously won approval from nearly 63 percent of students who voted in the WWU Associated Students’ most recent election. The trustees approved the fee along with other mandatory student fees Friday.

Francisco Rios to transition from dean to professor at Woodring

WWU News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 1:47pm

Francisco Rios, dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, said he will transition from dean to serving as a faculty member in the college’s Secondary Education Department.

Rios, who has been Woodring College dean since 2011, will continue to serve as dean through the 2016-2017 academic year. In the interim a national search will be conducted for his successor.

WWU Trustees Approve 15 Percent Tuition Reduction for Resident Undergraduate Students

WWU News - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:46am

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved Western’s 2016-17 state-funded operating budget, which includes a 15 percent tuition reduction for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.

“This tuition reduction will greatly enhance affordability and accessibility for resident undergraduate students. Western is a great university and our resident undergraduate students now will benefit from a lower cost to attend,” said Karen Lee, chair of the WWU Board of Trustees.

June 10 Design Showcase at Western Features Speaker and Navy Veteran Chad Brown

WWU News - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:22am

Western Washington University’s Department of Design will show the work of nearly 50 graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts students at the annual Senior Portfolio Show. The work will be on display Friday, June 10 from 1–4 p.m. in the Academic Instruction Center West second and third floor lobbies

Students will show a range of work completed throughout the program, including typography, printmaking, packaging design, motion graphics, branding, and interaction design.

Western on the Peninsulas Student Wins Award at Western Scholars Week

WWU News - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 9:52am

Western on the Peninsulas Environmental Policy student Thomas Hunter was recognized as an award recipient at Western Washington University’s annual Scholars Week Poster Competition.

Huxley’s Wayne Landis Part of 15-Person NAS Panel Researching the Science and Ethics of Gene Drives and DNA Manipulation

WWU News - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:58am

Imagine being able to introduce a trait into a species that would carry that trait permanently, spreading it through the population from that point on – a trait that would, unlike normal natural selection, always be chosen; for example, introducing into a species of mosquito the inability for it to pass on malaria, the Zika virus or dengue fever to its human host.

The benefits of such a genetic swap are obvious, especially in the developing world where treatment for such diseases is a huge cost and the illness itself debilitating and potentially fatal.

WWU Students Gain Professional Experience Alongside Emergency Personnel During ‘Cascadia Rising’ Exercise

WWU News - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 4:08pm

Finals this spring has meant something totally different for 16 students in Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Disaster Risk Reduction minor.

Western to Host Three Lectures on Marine Life at Poulsbo’s SEA Discovery Center in June

WWU News - Mon, 06/06/2016 - 1:24pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host Jennie Hoffman for a three lecture series this June as part of its Western Lecture Series.

All three lectures will be presented at the SEA Discovery Center located at 18743 Front St. in Poulsbo. The lecture schedule is as follows:

Western to Host Youth Programs at Poulsbo’s SEA Discovery Center this Summer

WWU News - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 9:55am

Western Washington University, in partnership with the City of Poulsbo Parks, are hosting youth enrichment programs at the SEA Discovery Center (formerly the Marine Science Center) this summer.

Western Washington University Center at Olympic College Poulsbo Graduates First Business Administration Program Class

WWU News - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 1:34pm

Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo has announced a significant milestone with its first graduating class from its College of Business and Economics (CBE) Business Administration bachelor’s degree program.

On June 11, the University will confer degrees to nine students who have completed the coursework required to graduate from the Business Administration program. A private reception will be held in their honor on the Poulsbo campus on Saturday, June 18.

Leah Bendell to Discuss the Ecological Impact of the Baynes Sound Shellfish Industry June 2 at Western

WWU News - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 1:30pm

Leah Bendell from Simon Fraser University will discuss the impact of the shellfish industry on Baynes Sound as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 2 in Communications Facility 110 on WWU campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Barry Herem to Speak on Clan Treasures of the Klukwan Whale House today at 4:30

WWU News - Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:16am

Barry Herem, an artist and author, will give a lecture about the Whale House treasures of the Klukwan Whale House at 4:30 p.m. today (May 31) in Miller Hall Room 138; the lecture is free and open to the public.

Western Reads Chooses Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me" as its 2016-17 Selection

WWU News - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 8:57am

Western Reads has chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, as its 2016-17 Western Reads book.

Western Reads is a campus-wide reading program designed to promote intellectual engagement, community and conversation among new students. A complimentary copy of the book is given to incoming freshman and transfer students at Western.

WWU, City of Poulsbo, Foundation Reach Agreement on Marine Science Center Building

WWU News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:52am

Western Washington University, the city of Poulsbo and the Poulsbo Marine Science Foundation have approved initial agreements that will allow Western to lease and then to assume ownership of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center building.

Kendra Smith-Howard to Discuss the History of Cleanliness in 20th Century America June 7 at Western

WWU News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:49am

The recipient of the 2016 James W. Scott Research Fellowship, Kendra Smith-Howard, will explore the history of cleanliness in 20th Century America, including the role and impact of Georgia-Pacific and other regional wood-pulp manufacturers, during the talk “A Messy History of Cleaning Up: Georgia-Pacific and the History of the Disposable Diaper,” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7 in the Special Collections area of Western Washington University’s Wilson Library.

The presentation is free and open to the public.


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