Internships are a great way for students to develop their professional skills and contribute to the community. Students who are looking to gain work experience, build their resumes, and develop their professional network should attend the Internship and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room. Students will be able to meet with over 50 social services organizations, government agencies, and non-profits to discuss full and part-time internships.
Weber State University's Liz Balgord will present "The Impact of Glacier Retreat on High Alpine Watersheds in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26 in ES 418 as the first speaker in the new WWU Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Students are invited to participate in the second annual PACCAR Career Day at Western Washington University on Thursday, Nov. 9.
Several representatives from multiple divisions at PACCAR will be on campus throughout the day, offering opportunities to learn about the company. PACCAR will also be parking one of its trucks on the Communication Lawn for the day.
Western Washington University Professor of English Brenda Miller has won a Washington Book Award for her new memoir, "An Earlier Life." These prestigious awards are given annually through The Washington Center for the Book, a partnership of The Seattle Pu
Climate Change, Snowmelt, and Salmon: WWU Faculty Probe for Answers on How to Save a Pacific Northwest Icon
Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it.
Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University, is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s Nooksack River. Also known as king salmon, Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species, growing to sizes upwards of 100 pounds in some rivers.
Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location.
“In Dutch Harbor, there is a series of archaeological sites that are showing major evidence of climate change, specifically in the animals that formed the basis of the ancient subsistence economy there,” said Etnier.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its fifth annual Seminars for Civic Education Nov.1 and 2, featuring a keynote lecture from Sarah van Gelder, acclaimed author and co-founder of YES! Magazine, and two panels on “Rebuilding Consensus in an Age of Political Polarization” with a variety of professors, nonprofit leaders and other subject-matter experts.
Event details are as follows; all presentations are free and open to the public:
PACCAR’s Director of Advanced Technology Carl Hergart will present “Trucking into the Future” at Western Washington University’s annual Western Leadership Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Bellwether Ballroom.
Guests can check-in for the forum at 11:30 a.m. outside the ballroom. Lunch will be served at noon and the keynote address will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Fall Business Career Fair, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.
WWU Enrollment Shows Record Number of Freshman Students; Overall Fall Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever
Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university, and overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.
Western Washington University Professor of German Cornelius Partsch was awarded a grant to sponsor a special exhibition entitled “Germany: Integrating Immigrants,” which will be located in Western Libraries Special Collections, (Wilson Library 6th Floor).
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens on Oct. 24 and will remain on display through the end of fall quarter.
Eric C. Munscher, research ecologist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, will discuss threatened and endangered turtle populations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater will present a public lecture and demonstration on the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.24.
The presentation, which reveals insights into the creation and intentions of “SHOT” – a work by Spectrum’s award-winning artistic director, Donald Byrd, is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host a Western Lecture Series event by Eric Munscher of the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 concerning efforts the group makes to help with survival of the world’s wild turtle population.
The lecture will be held at Olympic College-Poulsbo, room 220. It is free and open to the public, with no prior registration required.
Western on the Peninsulas to Host Lecture on Japanese Internment During World War II Oct. 17 at Poulsbo City Hall
Western Washington University will host a lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.
WWU's Jared Hardesty to Discuss ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ Nov. 1
Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Ross Hardesty will discuss his recent book, “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” (New York: NYU Press, 2016) from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th Floor Central).
Sharalyn Orbaugh of the University of British Columbia, will present “What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?” from 3-4 p.m.on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Science Lecture 140.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.
Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.
A 25-year tradition of quarterly regional economic forecasts will continue as Western Washington University takes the reins of the Puget Sound Economic Forecaster publication from its founders, Dick Conway and Doug Pedersen.
The Forecaster has a long track record of accurate forecasts and reporting significant factors within the regional economy and the sub-sectors that drive it along with forecasts on specific sectors of the economy and articles explaining various factors and trends.
About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the ninth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.