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Five mariachi bands will gather for a free concert at Western's first Mariachi Conference April 14

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 12:22pm

Western’s first Mariachi Conference will feature student mariachi musicians from throughout the state in a free concert in the Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

The conference will feature Mariachi Bahia Azul de WWU, Mariachi Quinto Sol de UW, Mariachi del Centro from Central Washington University, Mariachi Imperio Real from the Wenatchee area and the mariachi band from Burlington High School in Skagit County.

Western on the Peninsulas to Partner with Washington State University and the City of Poulsbo on Invasive Species Workshop on April 14

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:19am

POULSBO – Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is partnering with Washington State University Extension’s Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program and the City of Poulsbo’s Tree Board to offer a workshop on controlling invasive species from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at Olympic College Poulsbo. 

The one-day workshop provides initial training and certification for pesticide applicators, dealers, consultants and structural pest inspectors. The workshop will:

Western’s Weekend MBA Program to host three info sessions this spring

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 2:04pm

EVERETT - Western Washington University’s Everett-based Weekend MBA Program will host three information sessions this spring for prospective students.

The information sessions are scheduled for: 

WWU Libraries hosts Global Book exhibit

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 4:15pm

Western Libraries Heritage Resources at Western Washington University hosts a new exhibition entitled “The Global Book,” which invites viewers to consider books as one point of departure for exploring our shared global heritage.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be available for viewing  through the end of August, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays) in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

Kellen Lynch to Speak on ZeNETH Tiny Houses at Huxley College Speaker Series

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:45pm

Kellen Lynch, project manager for the WWU student-led Project ZeNETH (Zero Net Energy Tiny Houses) will provide an update on the Institute for Energy Studies project as part of the Huxley College Speakers Series Thursday, April 5, at 4:15 p.m. in Academic West 204.

The talk, co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Studies, is free and open to the public. 

WWU to Host Spring Career Fair April 19

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 9:30am

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in the Wade King Student Recreation Center MAC Gym.

Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.

WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival in April

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

WWU Begins Buchanan Towers Renovation Work

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:16pm

Western Washington University has begun work on a two-year, $24.5 million renovation of the Buchanan Towers residence hall on south campus.

The Buchanan Towers Residence Renovation project will occur in two phases –consisting of spring and summer quarters of 2018 and 2019.

Western Lecture Series to host ‘The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future’ April 18 in Forks

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:31am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host chemist Adelia Ritchie for a presentation on climate change, “The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Peninsula College in Forks.

Woodring's Molly Ware named new director of Western Reads

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:07am

​WWU Associate Professor of Secondary Education Molly Ware has been appointed faculty director of Western Reads, a campus-wide program that serves the university's first year mission by promoting intellectual engagement, community and conversation with new students through experiences related to selected texts. 
Ware replaces Associate Professor of English Dawn Dietrich, who led the program for six years. 

Fairhaven announces spring World Issues Forum slate

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:45am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Bellingham Physician Frank James to Speak at Winter Commencement March 24

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:12pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter 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.

University of Oregon’s Steven Brown to Discuss Japanese Horror Cinema at WWU April 27

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:55am

Western Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Miller Hall 138; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.” The event is free and open to the public.

Western Named a 2017 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:34am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

Western Washington University Youth Programs to Host Computer Science Club this Spring

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:15am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer a computer science club for students in grades 6-9 this spring.

The program will be held Saturdays, April 14 through May 26, with the exception of May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Western’s Bellingham campus.

WWU to host Percussionist Peter Ferry, composer Elliot Cole for free concert April 5

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:39am

​ A multimedia event of energetic new percussive music comes to Western at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall as guest artists composer Elliot Cole and percussionist Peter Ferry join The Western Washington University Percussion Ensemble, featuring Ferry as a soloist in Cole’s new work for soloist, ensemble, and film, The Future is Bright.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU to stage 'HIR' April 12-21

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:30am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage a production of "HIR" by Taylor Mac, opening April 12 in the PAC.

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

Western Lecture Series to Host 'Calling BS in an Age of Misinformation' March 22 in Poulsbo

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:13pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas hosts researcher and professor Jevin West at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Moe St. NE, for “Calling BS in an Age of Misinformation.”

Mitch Friedman to present 'Keeping the Wild in Washington ' March 15

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:02am

Mitch Friedman, executive director of Conservation Northwest, will present "Keeping the Wild in Washington" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute Begins Work on New ‘Border Barometer’ Project

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:41am

Laurie Trautman, director of Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute has received a grant from the Government of Canada to fund a collaborative project with the University of Buffalo and the University of Windsor (Ontario).