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Art Lingren to Present “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” July 11 at WWU

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:50pm

Fly fishing enthusiast and historian Art Lingren will give a talk entitled “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor.

The event is free and open to the public.

Jane Goodall to Speak at Mount Baker Theatre Oct. 8; Tickets Go on Sale in Late June

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:29am

Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will speak at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

Fairhaven’s Adventure Learning Grants Offer Students a Chance at Experiential Learning Around the Globe

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:27am


Offering a unique opportunity to Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies students, the Adventure Learning Grant (ALG) provides a $20,000 stipend awarded annually to three adventurous students looking to close their textbooks and experience alternative lifestyles and cultures around the world.

Junior Clare Casey of Ellensburg was introduced to the Adventure Learning Grants as an incoming Fairhaven student. She was awarded the grant this year to travel to the Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia beginning in mid-September.

Oregon State's David J. Trimbach to Present 'Place Matters' June 28

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:02am

The recipient of Western Washington University’s  2018 James W. Scott Research Fellowship, David J. Trimbach, will give a talk at WWU entitled “Place Matters: Understanding Sense of Place for Communities, Policy, and Planning” from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western's Small Business Development Center Advisors Recognized for Economic Impact Results for 2017

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:44am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) team of advisors were recently recognized for the economic impacts they helped their clients achieve in 2017.

CJ Seitz, Sherri Daymon and Eric Grimstead each achieved the SBDC’s $1 Million Dollar Club. This award is given to Certified Business Advisors who help their clients achieve over $1 million dollars of capital formation and investment into the business communities they serve. The WWU SBDC team helped clients generate over $6.9 million dollars of capital impacts in 2017.

WWU Symphony to showcase talent with free concert

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:12pm

WWU symphony concert June 4On Monday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC Concert Hall, the WWU Symphony Orchestra will showcase the three winners of our annual concerto competition—clarinetist Wayra Quinchiguango, tenor Jacob Bernado, and pianist Sarah Potocki—performing works by Stamitz, Duparc, and Gershwin.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Next Masters of Asian Cinema Film: “Yi Yi “ June 5

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:01pm

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Edward Yang’s Yi Yi, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street).

Sustainable Communities Partnership Celebrates Year of Working with Skagit County

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:24am

Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) will celebrate the successful completion of its second year working with regional communities at a year-end event on Monday, June 4.

This academic year, SCP partnered with Skagit County on eight projects, all of which were designed to contribute to a more thriving county. These projects have engaged eight faculty and 73 students, in close to 7,000 hours of work. The following projects will be highlighted in presentations this coming Monday.

New Squalicum Harbor trail gets facelift from WWU Design students

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:12am

Students in the Design 481 Workshop just finished up their collaboration with illustrator Marisol Ortega to paint and install a mural along the new Aeration Stabilization Basin Trail at Squalicum Harbor. 

CSD students to host Aphasia Awareness Month event June 4

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:11am

Join us for a Burger Bash at the Filling Station in support of National Aphasia Awareness Month!

WWU and Alexander Street Provide Dance and Music Online

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:42am


Western Washington University and Alexander Street, an online music provider, will provide unlimited remote access to millions of tracks of music and video dance tutorials online starting July 1.

Candy Castellanos to Discuss King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan May 31

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:21pm

Candy Castellanos will speak about King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Fundraising Campaign for Bust of PNW Author Ella Higginson a Success

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:59am

Ella Rhoads HigginsonWestern Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has successfully completed her campaign to raise funds for a bronze bust of celebrated Pacific Northwest author, Ella Rhoads Higginson.

Whatcom Community College’s The Equity Project and WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:43pm

Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University students, faculty, staff, and Whatcom County community members are invited to a dialogue about race on Monday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at WCC Syre Student Center.

Design Department's Senior Showcase set for June 15 in Academic West

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:18am

Design Dept. senior showcase set for June 15








B Gallery hosting 'Print Matter(s)' exhibition through May 25

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:12am

The Print Matter(s) exhibition on display through May 25  in the WWU B Gallery inside the Fine Arts building highlights a selection of print-based works that have been created in the Etching and Printmaking 1 classes. The works explore a variety of subject matters and printmaking techniques (including etching, relief, silkscreen, combination print, etc.). In addition, 15 prints from the Print is Dead portfolio project, organized by local artist Margot B. Myers, are displayed.

Woodring's Tim Bruce Honored by LaConner School District

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:52am

The LaConner School District has dedicated the district’s Performing Arts Center in honor of Tim Bruce, assistant professor in the Educational Administration program in the Woodring College of Education. On Wednesday, May 16, the Bruce Performing Arts Center was unveiled at a ceremony attended by school district board members, current and past faculty and staff members, and members of the LaConner community.

Back by Popular Demand - Move Out Madness is coming to a neighborhood near you

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:48pm

Zero Waste Western, a program of the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Campus Community Coalition, is hosting Move Out Madness on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Move Out Madness helps to keep the streets of Bellingham clean by minimizing and properly disposing of waste during move-out. Each year, Move Out Madness continues to reduce Bellingham's previous problem of student belongings being left on city sidewalks after move out.

WWU Student Wins Summer Fellowship to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:13am


After spending over a decade in the concert industry touring with bands like The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat as a tour manager and guitar technician, Texas native Wes Solem felt an overwhelming desire to challenge himself to find a new path — a path he found at Western doing neurodegenerative disease research.

Now, the senior Behavioral Neuroscience and Molecular Cell Biology major has been awarded a $4,000 stipend for the Donald A. King Summer Fellowship that will sponsor his 10-week research project studying Huntington’s disease.

Vanessa Hernandez to Present ‘Speech and Protest in Public Schools’ May 31 at WWU

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:45am

Vanessa Hernandez, a Seattle area lawyer, will present “Speech and Protest in Public Schools” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in Miller Hall room 005 on Western’s campus.

This presentation will be a part of the the 19th Annual Educational Law and Social Justice Forum sponsored by the Journal of Educational Controversy and the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity at Western Washington University.  

The event is free and open to the public.