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South Korean youth on campus for summer programming through Extended Education

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:33am

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.

Huxley offering new certificate program in Sustainable Business

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:48am

Sustainable Business

Chemistry's Tim Kowalczyk Receives $300,000 NSF Grant to Research Photodynamic Cancer Therapy Agents

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:27am

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.

WWU’s Tom Moore Publishes New Book of Poetry through Ravenna Books

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:15pm

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. 

WWU Trustees Approve 2017-18 Operating Budget, Tuition Rates

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:37pm

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 Gifts 50 Computer Servers to Western Washington University for its New CyberRange

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:05am

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.

Matthew Carr to Discuss the History of State Political Party Platforms July 27 at Western

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 9:16am

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.

Summer International Day at Western set for July 25

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:40am

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.

Western Libraries hosting 'Paper Scissors Rock' through Sept. 15

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:46am

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.

WWU to celebrate grand opening of new Everett University Center on Aug. 15

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:24am


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.

Huxley’s Marco Hatch Conducting Summer Field Work in the San Juans

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 9:05am

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.

WWU’s Kimberly Lynn Publishes New Book with Cambridge University Press

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:53am

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.

WWU Students Win Scholarships in Local Furniture-Design Competition

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 9:41am

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.