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UComm, NSSFO staffers bring home four awards from CASE conference

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:35am

Window Magazine Mount Baker edition cover; WWU image by Rhys LoganWestern Washington University's Window Magazine came away from the last Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Region XIII conference with a trio of awards.

Blue Group, Western Libraries to Host 'Undocu Students: Our Untold Stories'  March 1 

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

Western Libraries will host a student panel discussion, “The Journeys and Untold Stories of Western Washington University's Undocumented Students," on Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Library Presentation Room (Wilson Library Room 164F).  

The event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for the chance to hear first-hand some of the untold stories from members of the Blue Group, Western's undocumented student club, and to learn about how we at Western can better support undocumented students.

WWU's Facing the Future releases second edition of “Global Sustainability Issues” curriculum

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 9:13am

Facing the Future, developer of global sustainability curricula for educators around the world and a program of Western Washington University, has published its second edition of “Global Sustainability Issues” for students in grades 6-8.   

“Global Sustainability Issues” serves as a both a complementary resource when teaching core subjects and a stand-alone global issues and sustainability course.

Behavioral Neuroscience to host Jan-Marino Ramirez Feb. 27

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 8:41am

From noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.

Western Lecture Series presents ‘What Our Teachers Never Told Us About the American Revolution’ March 6

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:41pm

In partnership with Humanities Washington, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host author Don Glickstein at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Moe St. NE, for “What Our Teachers Never Told Us About the American Revolution.”

Western Lecture Series to present ‘The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future’ this Spring

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 2:29pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host chemist Adelia Ritchie for a series of lectures titled “The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future” this spring.

The events, which are free and open to the public, are part of the Western Lecture Series.

The series begins on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at Olympic College-Poulsbo, room 105, and continues on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at Olympic College-Shelton in the Johnson Library Reading Room.

WWU Ranked Among Top Peace Corps’ Volunteer-Producing Schools

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:20am

The Peace Corps today released the 2018 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University ranked No. 18 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 46 Western alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

WWU has consistently ranked among top schools for over 15 years. A total of 1,012 Western alumni have served in the Peace Corps since the agency was founded in 1961.

WWU, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina to Collaborate on New Student Exchange and Research Project

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:20am

Western Washington University and the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina of Lima, Peru will collaborate on a new project titled “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management Education in the US North Cascades and Peruvian Andes” sponsored by 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, CAF: Development Bank of Latin America, the U.S. Department of State, and SEMPRA Energy.

Keith Edwards to Present 'Ending Rape' Feb. 22

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:52am

Keith Edwards will present “Ending Rape” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.22 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents Cliburn bronze medalist Daniel Hsu Feb. 27

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:23am

The Sanford-Hill Piano Series, which supports Western Washington University Music Department scholarships, will present pianist Daniel Hsu at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Hsu’s most recent accolade was his Bronze medal performance at the 2017 Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he also won the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work.

Justice Speaks and WWU’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program to Host ‘School-Prison Nexus’ Feb. 22 and Feb. 23

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:31am

BELLINGHAM — Erica Meiners, professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University and Sabina Vaught, professor and Chair of the Department of Education and director of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University, will present “School-Prison Nexus: Building Freedom, Resistance, and Communities” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Fraser Hall 102. They will also be part of a panel at the Bellingham City Council Chambers on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

WWU and Bellingham Selected to host 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:29pm

With a newly remodeled facility to show off to fans from across the conference, Western Washington University has been selected to host the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Basketball Championships.

The 2019 tournament will take place March 7-9 in Bellingham with all games being played on WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium. This will mark the first time that WWU has hosted the championship since the conference went to a single-site format in 2012. The conference office made the announcement on Friday from its headquarters in Portland, Ore.

Watch WWU student Breezy Johnson ski the Super G Friday evening

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:55am

Breezy Johnson, a member of Western's Honors Program and the U.S. Olympic Team, is scheduled to ski in the Women's Super G downhill event in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

The event will be broadcast live on NBC Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Pacific time and live streamed on NBCOlympics.com from 6 to 8:55 p.m.

Johnson, an English major, will be wearing bib No. 28.

Also racing in the Women's Super G for the U.S. are Lindsey Vonn, Laurenne Ross and Alice McKennis. 

University of Michigan’s Dorceta Taylor to speak on power, privilege and inclusive environmentalism at WWU and WCC on Feb. 26 & 27

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:28am

Dorceta Taylor, one of the nation’s leading environmental justice scholars and activists, will present in two public events on Feb. 26 and 27 at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College. Both events are free and open to the public.

Kunle Ojikutu to Retire After 20 Years of Fostering Diversity & Inclusion at Western

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:59pm

Kunle Ojikutu will retire as the special assistant to the President for Diversity and assistant vice president for Enrollment and Student Services at Western at the end of the 2017-18 school year. 

Artist Ann Morris & Family Gift to WWU will Sustain Acclaimed Sculpture Woods

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:59pm

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods.

The WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:09pm

Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and Whatcom County community members are invited to a campus-wide dialogue about Race on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Viking Union 565.

The winter conversation, "Talkin’ Race" is a continuation of the ongoing dialogue series and all are welcome. It is the third year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.

Artist Ann Morris & Family Gift to WWU will Sustain Acclaimed Sculpture Woods

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:28am

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods.

WWU’s Mountain Environments Research Institute to Host Mount Everest Symposium March 1

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:14am

Various speakers will discuss how Buddhists, climbers, rebels and tourists share Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley at Western Washington University’s Mount Everest Cultural and Environmental Conservation Forum from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in Academic Instructional Center West Building 204.

This event is free and open to the public.

University Of Melbourne’s Trevor Burnard to Discuss the Transatlantic Slave Trade at WWU Feb. 15

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:36am

painting of the slave Ship ZongTrevor Burnard, a professor of History and Head of University of Melbourne, Australia will host a public talk titled “Murder on the High Seas” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Communications Facility 115.

This event is free and open to the public.

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