Plan Infuses Sustainable Practices Throughout Campus Academics, Operations, Planning
Western Washington University has released its Sustainability Action Plan, which will serve as the university’s roadmap for protecting local and global ecology, upholding social equity, creating economic vitality, and maintaining human health.
The Western Gallery will present the “Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy” exhibition, which will bring together an international group of artists who ask radical questions about the nature and significance of education in contemporary society.
The exhibition, which is Jan. 9 to March 18, 2018, is based on collaborations of prominent artists, scientists and educators and includes works of art, scientific and educational experiments, and archival material. An opening reception will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
Western Washington University’s Educational Administration Master’s Degree Program Expands to British Columbia
Western Washington University’s Educational Administration master’s degree program is expanding to British Columbia.
Recently deceased Western Washington University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Mark Wicholas has donated $100,000 to a university fund previously established by a Chemistry alumnus, Terry Smedley (’75), in Wicholas’ name.
Wicholas died in hospice on Nov. 20, surrounded by family and friends.
As the Fall 2017 quarter draws to a close, Western Libraries Heritage Resources is pleased to share the latest issue of its newsletter, "Heritage Highlights."
BELLINGHAM – Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.
About 740 undergraduate and 40 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western summer quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.
‘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.