News at WWU
Western Washington University’s Academy for Lifelong Learning (A.L.L.) will host a fall program preview from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal; the preview is an opportunity to learn about A.L.L.’s fall courses and excursions while enjoying refreshments and visiting with friends.
Accepting Applications for First Cohort; Classes to Begin Spring 2016
In partnership with Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will expand its RN-to-BSN program to Mount Vernon with a new cohort of nursing students in spring of 2016.
Western Washington University associate professor of Environmental Studies Michael Medler on Thursday, Aug. 27 testified before a special meeting of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee led by U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell of Washington and John Barasso of Wyoming in the wake of the record-setting fires plaguing the West this summer.
Medler, himself a former wildlands firefighter whose research expertise lies in mapping and modeling wildfires, told the senators that the current system of attempting to fight every fire is unsustainable.
David Sattler, an award-winning photographer and professor at Western Washington University, has published a new book titled “The Miracle of Life at La Jolla Cove."
Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist best known for her landmark study on the behavior of wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, wrote the foreword.
Western Named the Top Public Master’s-Granting University in the Pacific Northwest by Washington Monthly Magazine
Western Washington University has been ranked as the top public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest by Washington (D.C.) Monthly magazine.
That ranking, which placed Western at #27 in the nation among the 673 schools in its category, also listed the University as #30 in the West for “Bang for the Buck,” which ranks schools based on their best value for the money for both public and private institutions regardless of size.
On Aug. 7, Western Washington University welcomed Tim Szymanowski as its associate vice president for development and leadership giving. In this newly-created role, Tim will oversee Western’s development officers as well as being a key member of WWU’s University Advancement leadership team. It marks, as vice president for university advancement and executive director of the WWU Foundation Stephanie Bowers notes, a significant step forward in the University’s Western Stands For Washington campaign as well as in Western’s future.