In the summer of 2004 “The Art, Science and Ethics of Fly Fishing” was first offered at Western Washington University by Professor of Environmental Science Leo Bodensteiner and Adjunct Instructor Steve Meyer, and the class has since become a summer staple for students and local community members.
“The Art, Science and Ethics of Fly Fishing” is a four-week course that covers organism identification, fly fishing techniques, knowledge of conservation and stream ecology around streams.
BELLINGHAM -- Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduates for the 2016-17 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
The Career Services Center of Western Washington University surveyed the graduates of the 2015-2016 academic year, and the results show continued improvement in the job market for recent graduates.
While the percentage of bachelor’s degree recipients reporting employment was similar to the previous year at 83.1 percent compared to 82.7 percent, the percentage securing field-related jobs increased by 2 percent.
Western Washington University’s Extended Education Youth Program is once again hosting a three-week visit by 20 students, grades 4-6, from Cheongju, Korea; the students arrived at Western in mid-July to attend Odyssey of Science and Arts Camps and ESL cultural classes.
During the first week of August the students will leave campus and travel across town weekday mornings to the Whatcom Boys and Girls Club for community experiences with local youth.
Chemistry's Tim Kowalczyk Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Research Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Agents
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research predictive modeling of photoactive materials.
Western Washington University Senior Instructor of Liberal Studies Tom Moore has published a collection of poetry, “Acceptable Time,” with Ravenna Books.
Moore describes his interest in poetry as long-standing.
“It began when I first read the Welch poet, Dylan Thomas, in high school,” said Moore.
The poems in his new book all center on the concept of time, and represent a sample of the work he has completed over the last 20 years.
BELLINGHAM – The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved Western’s 2017-18 annual operating budget, which includes a 2.2 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.
Boeing has given 50 computer servers to Western Washington University for use in its new CyberRange Poulsbo, a virtual environment where students in Western’s Computer Information System Security (CISS) program will practice cyberwarfare training and cyber technology development.
Without the gift, Western would have had to spend about $250,000 on the server systems.
The recipient of the 2017 James W. Scott Research Fellowship, Matthew Carr, will give a talk entitled “Origins of the Culture War: Social Issues in State Party Platforms, 1960-2016,” at noon on Thursday, July 27 at Western Washington University in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Western’s Language and Culture Programs will host its inaugural Summer International Day on Tuesday, July 25. This celebration of international cultures on campus will feature music and other performances, as well as hands-on activities for all ages.
A new art exhibit entitled “Paper and Scissors Rock!” by Leslie Hall is now on display in Western Libraries Gallery 1, located at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge. This exhibit will remain on display through Sept.15, and is available for viewing during the hours the library is open.
Hall’s art has previously exhibited in other venues, including the Murray-Goltz Archives Building lobby and reading room, the annual WWU Employees Arts and Crafts Show, and Western’s Small Business Development Center conference room.
Western Washington University, along with other university partners, will be celebrating the grand opening of the new Everett University Center on Aug.15. The new center is located at 915 N. Broadway, across from Everett Community College.
Employees, students, and the general public are invited to attend an open house beginning at 11 a.m. and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour of the facility and learn more about nearly 30 programs offered at the center.
This summer, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Marco Hatch is taking to the islands of the Pacific Northwest to study clam gardens.
“Clam gardens are intertidal areas that indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest have historically cultivated to harvest shellfish,” said Hatch.
Clam gardens are terraced in order to create ideal conditions, similarly to how farmers terrace hills to grow more grapes.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge University Press.
Lynn and Rowe sought out colleagues and peers in the field to include their research in the book, which contains 14 chapters and has 17 contributors; the contributors used multiple libraries and archives around the world for research.
Five students from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program received recognition and $6,000 in scholarships for their furniture designs for small spaces as part of the annual Mount Baker Plywood Furniture Design Competition.
Summer is here at last and with it comes the annual influx of energetic youth visitors to Western’s campus community. You can check out the fun in person this Friday when Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry opens the door to her Communications 195 class, from 1-3 p.m. at the Underground Coffeehouse located in the Viking Union.
Trista Truemper has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.
“Trista Truemper will provide a valuable and unique perspective to Western’s Board of Trustees due to her experience as a Western leader and student,” Inslee said. “I appreciate her willingness to work on behalf of Western students and ensuring they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well-known.”
Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science David Shull will work alongside the Washington Department of Ecology this summer to sample from 25 sites in Bellingham Bay, the beginning of a multi-year process to attempt to answer one question: How is Puget Sound changing?
Western Washington University students in Everett can now live on campus.
WWU students can move into Everett Community College’s two residence halls under an agreement signed this week by both schools.
About 200 students per year are enrolled in WWU bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the University Center on EvCC’s Everett campus.