‘Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy’ Project Includes WWU Art Exhibitions, Art Summits, Teaching Artists Partnerships with Bellingham Schools
Western Washington University is presenting “Back to the Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy,” a project throughout the academic year focused on the junctions of art and education that will include a partnership with the Bellingham School District, Western Gallery art exhibition, a summit with international and local artists, and a Black History Month summit with national artists, performers and participatory workshops.
Many project events are free and open to the public.
The project includes:
Western Gallery Exhibition
With passion, engagement and relevance – three vital elements of teaching and learning – Western Washington University's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) on the Peninsulas has opened registration for its Winter 2018 Catalog of Courses for adults of all ages at wwu.edu/ALLPeninsulas.
Christopher A. James will speak on energy and environmental policy and the political drivers in play today that influence the breadth and depth of China’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions and improve its air quality at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series.
Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.
Window magazine has arrived!
WWU Industrial Design students were honored on Nov. 29 at the 2017 GRAY Awards in Seattle with a first place award in the Student Design Open Category for "Cube^3." The annual awards are sponsored by GRAY Magazine, one of the leading design publications in the Pacific Northwest.
At the first-ever non-partisan ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awards Ceremony on Oct. 19, which recognizes colleges and universities committed to increasing student democratic engagement, Western Washington University received a silver seal for achieving a student voting rate between 60-69 percent.
Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is seeking opinions from adults living on Washington’s Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas regarding higher education.
The survey is sponsored through Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research as an effort to conduct research related to experiences with higher education. The research seeks to better understand Peninsula residents’ familiarity with local higher educational programs, as well as how they benefit the community.
Harvard University's Alexander Görlach will present 'Islam in Europe' at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in SMATE (SL) 130.
The talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Western's Department of Liberal Studies.
Western Washington University has been named a “Military Friendly School” for 2018 by militaryfriendly.com, placing Western in the top 40 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide.
Based on a survey of more than 10,000 colleges and universities, Western was one of the schools to receive recognition for doing the most to assist America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Western Libraries at Western Washington University has hired Madeline Kelly as its director of Collections. Madeline comes to Western from the University Libraries at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia., where she served as Head of Collection Development.
In her new position at Western, Madeline leads units responsible for acquisitions, course reserves, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, cataloging, circulation, collections assessment, and maps.
Josie Melton, science education instructor in SMATE (Science, Math and Technology Education) at Western Washington University, has been selected for one of 10 highly competitive annual CADRE Fellowships.
Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Faculty members in Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department have been awarded a pair of grants totaling over $160,000 by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation.
Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the City of Blaine and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce to bring a digital marketing training program to local businesses from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, on Dec. 11 at the Blaine School District Office, 765 H St., in Blaine.
Cost is free but space is limited and registration is preferred. For more information on how to register, please call the SBDC office at (360) 778-1762 or email email@example.com.
Kelly McAllister to Speak on Balancing Washington’s Transportation Needs with Stewardship of Natural Resources Nov. 30
Kelly McAllister of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will discuss the interplay between the growing demands on the state's transportation infrastructure and stewardship of its natural resources and wildlife at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
Jürgen Salay, EU Fellow at the University of Washington, will present 'Climate Policy in the European Union' at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Communications Facility 150.
The talk, which is sponsored by Western's Political Science Department, is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University’s Department of Art is hosting an exhibition titled “Crochet Sculpture: Fibers and Fabrics” in the Fine Arts Building’s B Gallery in the Fine Arts Building through Nov. 24.
The exhibition features sculptures made from crochet fabrics. The students presenting in this exhibit are from Seiko Purdue’s Fibers and Fabrics class. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University will host its annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 on the fourth floor of Western’s Wilson Library.
Over a thousand new children’s and young adult books will be available for purchase, including hardbacks for $5 and paperbacks for $2. Teachers, community members and readers of all ages are invited to discover and enjoy award-winning titles.
The Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program in Western's Woodring College of Education and the Associated Students' Child Development Center (CDC) have a longstanding collaborative partnership to engage in the understanding of principles and practices in early childhood education. One of the projects this term in the ECE 434: Environments for Young Children class is to design and materials for the classroom to support children’s knowledge and skills related to scientific thinking and to support children’s ability to represent their thinking.