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WWU’s Kristin Mahoney to Discuss British Author, Artist, and Activist Laurence Housman May 9

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kristin Mahoney will present “Out and Out from the Family to the Community: the Housmans and the Politics of Queer Sibling Devotion at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the WWU campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Judy Pine to Discuss ‘The Myth of the Word Gap: Ideological Obstacles to Equity in Education’ May 3 at City Hall

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:56am

Judith M.S. Pine, associate professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “The Myth of the Word Gap: Ideological Obstacles to Equity in Education” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

WWU's Aquila Flower to Discuss Building a Digital Atlas of the Pacific Northwest May 3

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:50am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aquila Flower will present “Building a Digital Atlas of the Pacific Northwest” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.  During her presentation, Flower will show a preview of the Atlas of the Pacific, and explore some of the fundamental geographical concepts used to make decisions regarding data processing approaches.

This event is free and open to the public.

Queens' Vernacular curator talk and screening April 26: Bradford Nordeen

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:26pm

The Queens' Vernacular monthly queer film series will feature a curator talk Wednesday, April 26 by Bradford Nordeen, one of the premier programmers of experimental queer cinema.

Dell King Scholarship to Benefit WWU Industrial Design Students

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:51pm

Dell King, the visiting professor of the Industrial Design Senior Studio at Western Washington University, has donated $103,000 to establish a perpetually endowed scholarship for Industrial Design students. 

The Dell King Industrial Design Scholarship Award will be given annually to the Western Industrial Design student who is the Industrial Designers Society of America Student Merit Award winner.

Western Partners with PSE on Green Direct Renewable Energy Program

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:34pm

Western Washington University is teaming up with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) on its Green Direct Renewable Energy Program, a ground-breaking program where customers, in an effort to use energy that meets their financial and carbon reduction goals, have agreed to a long-term service agreement in order to make this project viable.

This innovative program recently was approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC). Once complete, the project would produce enough renewable energy to power nearly 30,000 Washington homes.

CSE's Science and the univerCity lecture Series continues April 26 at City Hall

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:38am

Western's College of Science and Engineering will host the next installment in its popular Science and univerCity Lecture Series from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in Bellingham City Council chambers, as Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Kevin Covey presents "The Worlds Next Door: Shedding light on planets that orbit the dimmest stars."

WWU Youth Programs to host GEMS Fair this spring

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:55am

Western Washington University Youth Programs invites girls of all ages and their families to participate in the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Fair this spring.

The event will be held Saturday, May 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in Western’s Academic West building. Families and friends are welcome to enjoy the event.

WWU, WCC to co-sponsor immigrant rights event May 3

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:41am

Join us for a celebration and lively discussion of immigrant rights and learn about ways to stay active in the resistance to recent policy changes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center. This is a great opportunity to meet local immigration attorneys and community organizations involved in responding to policies that directly affect the immigrant population.

WWU Team Wins $15,000 Top Prize at Alaska Airlines Innovation Challenge

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:57am

Nova Solar Glazing, Western Washington University’s team of business, chemistry, industrial design and electrical engineering students, was recently awarded the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) hosted by the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.