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Huxley Speaker Series to present overview of research and education opportunities at WWU's Shannon Point Marine Center Sept. 27

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 8:51am

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.

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research to Host Donna Nagata Oct. 15

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 1:22pm

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 New Senior Director for Language & Cultural Programs at Extended Education

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 12:35pm

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.

WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute to Host ‘Teaching the Holocaust 101’ Oct. 18

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:09am

workshop poster imageWestern Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is partnering with the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle to host the workshop

WWU Student Journalists Recognized with Open Government Key Award

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:38pm

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

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:14pm

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.

WWU Graduate Student Spends Summer Researching Abalone Restoration Effort

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:06pm


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’s Music Man Mark Miyake Owes his Love of Music to the New York Mets

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:42am

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' coming to WWU for concert, masterclass Oct. 6

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:27am

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 to Host Mountaineering Exhibit Sept. 26-March 22

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:45am

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).

Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU Coming Sept. 26

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:08am

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.)

Western Gallery Gets Grant to Restore Donald Judd ‘Untitled 1982’ Sculpture

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:04am

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.

WWU Students Move into Residence Halls Sept. 21-23; Many Activities Planned for Students

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:44am

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.

Lynden’s Jansen Art Center to Exhibit Paintings by WWU’s Cynthia Camlin Through Nov. 30

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:03pm

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.

CBE to Offer Comprehensive PMP® Exam Preparation Course This Fall

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:09pm

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 to Offer Fall Youth Programs for Grades K-9

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:06pm

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:

Computer Science Club

WWU’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents U.K.’s Philip Edward Fisher Oct. 12

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:04pm

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.

Bellingham Police investigating unlawful videotaping, WWU employee's conduct under investigation

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 7:18pm
On September 4, 2018 Bellingham Police received an initial complaint from two adult males who believed they were being video recorded while taking a shower after a sporting event at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle on the weekend of August 25-26, 2018.  The two men are part of Bellingham Slam, a semi-professional basketball team.  The suspect has been identified as Kip Leonetti who is listed as an associate coach on the team website and an employee of Western Washington University (WWU)’s Wade King Student Recreation Center.     Bellin

U.S. News Rankings Show WWU as Top Public Master’s-Granting School in Pacific Northwest

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:41am

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. 

‘Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope’ Opens Sept. 26 at the Western Gallery

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:45pm

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.