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Western Libraries to Host Journalism's Derek Moscato for ‘Pipelines and Prairie Protest’ Oct. 17

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:51am

Derek Moscato, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, will give a talk entitled “Pipelines and Prairie Protest: How Great Plains Environmentalists Win Hearts and Minds and Change the Media Narrative,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central).

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach to discuss Hawaii's Kilauea eruption Oct. 4

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:29am

Western Washington University's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach will discuss her summer work at sea performing offshore monitoring of Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Academic West 204 as part of the Huxley Speaker Series.

The presentation, titled "Ocean-Bottom Seismology and the 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano" is free and open to the public.

Western Lecture Series to Present ‘Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products: Health Effects and How to Reduce our Exposures’ Oct. 16 in Kingston

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:03am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host Fran Solomon at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Village Green Community Center in Kingston for “Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products: Health Effects and How to Reduce our Exposures.”

Fall Quarter TLA Begins Oct. 3 & 4

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:23am

How do we create a trusting learning environment? Is political correctness a form of censorship, or is it an ideal for creating fairness? Does the grading system and standardized testing help or hurt student learning? Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as they consider questions like these during this quarter’s Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) dialogue sessions. 

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System, Hold Campus Lockdown Drill Oct. 9

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:58am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Fall World Issues Forum Slate

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 2:58pm

The upcoming Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, facilitated by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as immigration policy, indigenous sovereignty, human rights violations and global documentary practices.

The forums are free and open to Western’s community and the general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.


Wednesday, Oct. 3

WWU Alumna Fumi Watanabe James of Pepsico’s Design + Innovation Center coming to campus Oct. 2

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:01am

Director of Global Beverage at Pepsico’s Design + Innovation Center in New York City Fumi Watanabe James will give a free lecture on design at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Miller Hall room 138.

The lecture is open to the public.

Transdisciplinary artist and ecologist Brandon Ballengée at WWU Oct. 9-13

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:39am

Artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée will conduct a week-long series of lectures, demonstrations, and programs Oct. 9-13 at Western Washington University and the Whatcom Museum.

The series, organized as part of Professor Cynthia Camlin’s Art & Ecology course, is supported by the WWU Sustainable Action Fund, the Department of Art & Art History, the Biology Department, and Huxley College of the Environment. Ballengée’s work currently appears in the Whatcom Museum exhibition, Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity.

WWU’s Jeff Carroll Secures New Research Funding Stream from the CHDI Foundation

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 9:11am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a new funding stream from the CHDI Foundation to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

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.)