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Contact: Sandra Mottner, Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics associate dean at Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2403.
BELLINGHAM – Seven outstanding students from Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics were recently hosted by Alpha Technologies, Inc. as part of the college's quarterly Leadership Lunch series.
Alpha Technologies’ executives escorted the students on a comprehensive tour of the facilities in Bellingham and then sat down for a discussion-filled lunch led by Professor Kristi Tyran of Western’s Management Department.
The Alpha Technologies, Inc. executives included P.H. Bhatt, vice president of Engineering; Colette Cole, National Support manager; John Hewitt, vice president of Broadband Sales and Product Management; John O’Rourke, vice president of Finance and Administration; Gary Tremblay, vice president and general manager at Alpha Technologies Services, Inc.; and Product Specialist Kendall Whitney, who received her master’s degree from Western in 2013.
The selection of students representing the College of Business and Economics was based upon faculty input from each department who considered such criteria as academic achievement, student activities and service. Students included Lauren Lyshall (Edmonds), Nic Doherty (Leavenworth), Katie Walvatne (Kenmore), Sean Simmons (Port Angeles), Jasmine Moffatt (Spokane), Kekoa Davidson (Wailuku, Hawaii) and Alix Hamilton (Olympia).
Leadership Lunches are held quarterly and are sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Education. Sandra Mottner, the director of the Center for Innovation in Education and associate dean of the College of Business and Economics, also attended the tour, lunch and discussion.
For further information, contact Sandra Mottner at Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2403.
Contact: Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLINGHAM – Students of the Western Washington University Dance program’s advanced choreography class in the Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Fall Into Dance” at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage.
Artistic Director Nolan Dennett calls “Fall into Dance a feast for the senses that celebrates a broad range of contemporary dance. The program is entirely student-run and features highly innovative work, showcasing original choreography set to a wide range of contemporary and classical music, as well as silence and ambient sounds.
The 2013 “Fall into Dance” concert features choreography by Terriell Samuels, Kyra Skaggs, Hannah Rivers, Madison Tiller, Brynn Nielsen, Sami Hall, Chelsea Jade Zibolsky, Brittney Smith, and Katherine Freeman.
Admission to Fall into Dance is $12, with discounts for Seniors, and a special $4 price for students with valid ID.
Due to high at-the-door ticket demand, please come early to allow enough time for parking and purchasing tickets. For reservations, please call the Western Box Office at (360) 650-6146, or online at tickets.wwu.edu.
For more information about the performance, contact Chris Casquilho, manager of Marketing and Special Events for Western's College of Fine and Performing Arts, at (360) 650-2829, or email email@example.com.
Contact: Alisyn Maggiora, Western Washington University’s program manager, Degree and Professional Studies Programs, Alisyn.Maggiora@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3717.
BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University Extended Education will offer Grammar for Editors, a hybrid online/face-to-face course, which begins Jan. 15 and is open to all community members.
An intensive review of common grammatical problems, the workshop covers how professional editors address corrections in manuscripts or articles, and how they formulate advice in their working relationships with authors and writers.
The course combines modules as online projects with five evening sessions providing in-depth discussion. Instruction is delivered primarily through the online class, lectures are provided as written documents and class discussion is enabled through an online discussion board. The class is designed for people who work in fields and businesses that require editing skills to produce newsletters, website content, marketing materials, formal reports and similar publications.
Grammar for Editors is taught by Carolyn Dale, a Western journalism professor and experienced professional in the field of journalism, writing and editing. No prerequisites are required, but the course assumes basic knowledge of English grammar.
Cost is $260 plus one required textbook, and no formal Western admission is required. In-class sessions will meet 7-8:30 p.m. every other Monday from Jan. 13 to Mar. 10 in Western’s Communications Facility. Registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 9.
For more information, visit www.wwu.edu/forwriters, email ExtendedEd@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-3308.
Contact: Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-3520.
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Studies Jean Melious will discuss the relationship between growth and water in Whatcom County as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Communications Facility 105 on Western’s campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
In her talk, “Water and Growth in Whatcom County,” Melious will discuss the current water situation, the impact of population growth and some tools to help make sure that people continue to share the green and pleasant land with the other species that call it home.
Melious is a professor in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment. She is also an attorney and partner with Nossaman LLP, where her practice focuses on land use and environmental law. Melious is the former chair of the Whatcom County Planning Commission. When the Whatcom County Council and Planning Commission changed political course and adopted noncompliant Comprehensive Plan provisions, she commenced her pro bono representation of local citizens to appeal these matters before the state Growth Management Hearings Board.
Melious has a master’s degree in Urban Design and Rural Planning from the University of Edinburgh and a law degree from Harvard Law School.
The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate. The Speaker Series, sponsored by Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the Western and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.
For more information, please contact Western’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-3520.
Western’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation, and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental stewards. Huxley’s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.
Contact: Kent Smith, Western Washington University Associate professor of Design at (360) 650-3423, Kent.Smith@wwu.edu
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Department of Design will host a presentation by graphic designer Jeff Barlow at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, in Fraser Hall 4 on Western’s campus.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Barlow currently serves as the Creative Manager of In-Store Experience at Starbucks in Seattle. He is an instructor at The School of Visual Concepts and former President of AIGA Seattle. He’s kept himself immersed in the design community and has shared his love of design, concept, and typography with anyone who will listen.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Barlow was a principal and creative director at the Seattle firms of: Jelvetica, POP, and GRIP. He also served as a senior designer at Methodologie’s Seattle offices. Barlow earned a bachelor’s degree inGraphic Design from the University of Utah.
His design solutions have been featured in the HOW International Design Annual, the HOW Self-Promotion Annual, and Communication Arts. His client list includes Starbucks, Expedia, National MS Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Who.
For more information, contact Kent Smith, Western Washington University Associate professor of Design at (360) 650-3423, Kent.Smith@wwu.edu.
Western Washington University to Host Presentation of Pauline Hillaire’s New Book ‘A Totem Pole History’ on Dec. 6
Contact: Western Washington University’s Director of Heritage Resources Elizabeth Joffrion at Elizabeth.Joffirion@wwu.edu
BELLINGHAM – Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host a presentation featuring Lummi elder Pauline Hillaire’s new book, A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire, at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, in Western Washington University’s Wilson Library Reading Room (Wilson 4 Central).
The event is free and open to the public.
Lummi Indian Nation carver Felix Solomon, research associate of Indiana University’s American Indian Studies Research Institute Greg Fields and Pigment Specialist Melonie Ancheta will present their contributions to the book that illustrates Hillaire’s life and influence from his carvings.
Joseph Hillaire is regarded as one of the most influential Coast Salish artists, carvers and tradition-bearers of the 20th century.
This event is offered in association with the Western Libraries Northwest Collection, which features works by authors, scholars and others whose efforst have contributed significantly to an understanding of the Pacific Northwest region.
For more information, contact Elizabeth Joffrion, Western’s director of Heritage Resources, at Elizabeth.Joffrion@wwu.edu.