Huxley Speaker Series to present overview of research and education opportunities at WWU's Shannon Point Marine Center Sept. 27
Kathy Van Alstyne will present "Marine Science Research and Education at WWU’s Shannon Point Marine Center" at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Academic West 204 as part of the Huxley Speaker Series.
Western Washington University's Center for Cross-Cultural Research and Department of Psychology will host University of Michigan Professor of Psychology Donna Nagata from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 in Academic West 204, when she will present "Long-Term and Intergenerational Psychosocial Impacts of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration."
Anthony Shull has been selected as the new senior director for Language and Cultural Programs in Extended Education at Western Washington University.
Language and Cultural Programs (LCP) offers a variety of English language programs for learners of all ages and levels, including the Asia University America, Intensive English, International Youth and Custom Language and Culture programs.
Two collegiate journalists were recently honored by the Washington Coalition for Open Government for their use of the state Public Records Act and their dogged investigation of their university’s handling of complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
WCOG is recognizing Asia Fields and Erasmus Baxter for their reporting for student publications at Western Washington University, published during the 2017-18 academic year.
Western Business Summit to Feature Panel Discussion on Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Oct. 26
Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics’ 2018 Business Summit will host a panel discussion with industry leaders titled “Opportunity Rising: Building a Culture of Excellence Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace” from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in WWU’s Wilson Library Reading Room.
Western Washington University Biology graduate student Katie Mills-Orcutt of Culver City, California this summer is the lead researcher working with various restoration groups testing new methods of supplementing wild pinto abalone stocks in the San Juan Islands.
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Assistant Professor Mark Miyake found his first radio in a dumpster when he was 10 years old; his family, first-generation Japanese immigrants, had moved to Queens, New York eight years earlier.
While his parents were uninterested in American popular music, that was not the case for Miyake, so the new radio started as a way to feed another Miyake family obsession: baseball.
Duo Unprepared will present a completely improvised concert spanning a multitude of musical vocabularies and features prepared piano and percussion instruments from around the world at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the Performing Arts Center Choir Room (PA 16). The concert, hosted by the Music Department, is free and open to the public. A free masterclass is also open to the public that afternoon in the Band Room (PA 24).
Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host a new exhibition exploring the complex relationship between humans’ love of high altitudes and issues of gender, race, and class. “To the Mountaintop: A Social History of Mountaineering,” will open on September 26 and remain on display through March 22, 2019. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be available for viewing Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays) in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).
Western Washington University, in partnership with the City of Bellingham, will host the Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
This year, the Western Washington University Alumni Association has donated an additional $40,000 in energy-efficient LED lights, bringing the total to more than 250 illuminated trees donated for downtown (more than 2600 strands of lights.)
The Western Gallery at Western Washington University has received a $132,000 grant to restore the Donald Judd sculpture ‘Untitled 1982,” part of the university’s acclaimed sculpture collection.
The grant is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums.
About 4,100 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments, beginning Sunday, Sept. 16, with the majority arriving Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.
The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The paintings of Western Washington University art professor Cynthia Camlin will be exhibited at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden from Sept.6 through Nov. 30; the exhibition, titled “Boneyard & Bloom,” will feature a Sept. 6 reception from 6 – 8 p.m. with an artist talk by Camlin at 6:30 p.m.
Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer a comprehensive PMP® Exam Preparation Course from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Oct. 9 through Dec. 6, in Bellingham’s Barkley Village.
Western Washington University has announced its Youth Program offerings for grades K-9 this fall.
Western has been inspiring youth through academics and recreational activities for the last 37 years. Participants will experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s high-quality educators.
The following are the programs being offered this fall:
Award-winning U.K. pianist Philip Edward Fisher will perform the first concert of the 2018-19 Sanford-Hill Piano Series in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.
Fisher will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liebermann, Liszt, and Sibelius.
Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the sixth year in a row.
Can species thrive together? Can we learn from nature to remediate environmental problems? Is hope possible in the Anthropocene?
Western Gallery’s fall exhibition, “Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope,” which runs Sept. 26 through Dec. 8, focuses on these questions as well as creative efforts to address ecological concerns. Four art installations explore the complex relationships between biology and culture.