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Wizards@Western to present 'Bugs, Lights and Lightning' Saturday

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:12pm

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in SL 120,  Chemistry faculty members Steven Emory and Elizabeth Raymond will present "Bugs, Lights, and Lightning!," an interactive science program that focuses on the physical and chemical aspects of light as part of the College of Science and Engineering's Wizards@Western youth science lecture series. 

The show is free and open to the public.

WWU’s SBDC to Co-Sponsor a Free Social Media Workshop: ‘Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses & Nonprofits’ on March 8

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:34am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with SCORE and Constant Contact to bring a free social media seminar, “Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses & Nonprofits, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 8, at the Gateway Center Executive Suites, 1313 E. Maple St. #201, in Bellingham.

WWU to Host a Screening of 'The General' Feb. 23 at The Pickford

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 9:05am

As part of the WWU Children's Literature Conference, the Pickford Film Center will present a screening of the film The General, on Thursday, Feb. 23, starring Buster Keaton and with acclaimed graphic novel creator Matt Phelan, who will introduce the film and then also be available for a Q&A afterwards. 

WWU hockey team wins conference championship

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 8:42am

The Western Washington University hockey team successfully defended their top playoff seeding over the weekend, picking up a pair of wins to claim the 2016-17 Northern Pacific Hockey Conference championship at the URC Ice Arena in Cheney, Washington.

Entering the NPHC tournament at the number one seed on Saturday, Western benefited from a pair of early goals from junior defenseman Aiden Knabb as they defeated the University of Idaho 6-4 in the semi-final round.

Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity to Host Free Workshop for Teachers April 29

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 2:33pm

On Saturday, April 29, the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host a free full-day workshop for teachers with a focus on Holocaust education and its implications for the present and the future.

Jon Riedel to Speak on Glaciers in Washington’s National Parks Feb. 23 at Western

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 8:46am

Jon L. Riedel of the U.S. National Park Service will discuss the status of glaciers in Washington's National Parks as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU to host Western Veteran Women Panel Feb. 22

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:05am

Western Washington University’s Veterans Services will host a Western Women Veterans panel from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in Fraser Hall 201.

This event is free and open to the campus community.

The panel is a partnership between the Veterans Service Office, Western Veteran Community and the AS Veteran Outreach Coordinator.

WWU to host Second Annual WWU Great Puzzle Hunt April 1

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:16am

Western Washington University will host The Second Annual WWU Great Puzzle Hunt at 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with awards at 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 1, in Red Square. Registration is now open.

Everyone is invited, regardless of puzzle-solving experience.

WWU Ranks Third in 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 2:01pm

Western Washington University is one of the top 10 best colleges for people who love the great outdoors. The ranking, released on Feb. 3, cites 10 four-year schools that ranked in the top half of MONEY’s annual Best Colleges ranking.

MONEY magazine ranks Western as third on its list of 10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors.

The WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:26am

Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and Whatcom County community members are invited to a campuswide dialogue about race Thursday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

This is the second year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.

Holocaust survivor and educator Noémi Ban to speak at WWU on March 8, 2017

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:57am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will host award-winning teacher and Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 in Arntzen Hall 100.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required; reservations can be made at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/noemi-ban-lecture-winter-2017-tickets-32000631751

WWU dancers perform work inspired by Western Gallery exhibition

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:28pm

BELLINGHAM – In conjunction with the simultaneous exhibitions of In the Open and The Neighbors, WWU Dance students will perform an original work “Public/Private” in the Western Gallery at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 22. The evening will include live performance by WWU dance faculty and students inspired by Arne Svenson’s photographs, followed by a screening Liz Gerring's glacier performed in 2013 by WWU dance students. The performance is free and open to the public.

Dr. Christine Biermann to Speak on the American Chestnut on February 16 at Western

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:46am

BELLINGHAM – Christine Biermann, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Washington, will discuss how human and non-human factors have shaped the American chestnut as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

'First Person: Diverse Student Stories' to be staged Feb. 23 and 24 in the Old Main Theatre

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:47pm

“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:15pm

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

WWU to Host Discussion on Right-Wing Politics in Latin America Feb. 21

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:38am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will lead a roundtable discussion titled “A New Wave of Right-wing Politics in Latin America?” from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) building room 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU Trustee Karen Lee Recognized with Executive Excellence Award

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:44am

Seattle Business magazine has recognized Western Washington University Trustee Karen Lee as a recipient of the magazine’s 2017 Executive Excellence Awards.

Lee, as CEO of Pioneer Human Services, was one of 14 recipients of the award, which recognizes business executives and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass.

WWU Awarded $1.6M to Increase Capacity for Computer Science Degrees

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:26am

Also Will Develop New Program Offering Computer Science Teaching Certification

Western Washington University has been awarded $1.6 million in funding to expand capacity for students seeking computer science degrees as well as develop a new program offering computer science teaching certification.

WWU and NWIC to Co-Host Columbia River Treaty Symposium Feb. 22-23

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:06am

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First Nations leaders, government representatives, non-government organizations, academics, and members of private industry from across the Columbia Basin to address the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty(CRT).

Western Washington University to Offer Summer Youth Programs for Grades K-12

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 2:20pm

Western Washington University will again offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

For the past 35 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s top-quality educators.

Below are the programs being offered this summer: