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Ethnic Student Center to host Multicultural Center ‘Student Groundbreaking Ceremony’ April 20

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:02am

Western Washington University’s Ethnic Student Center will host the “Multicultural Center Student Groundbreaking Ceremony: Honoring Place and Student Leadership of the Past, Present and Future” from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

Students, faculty, staff and local community leaders are coming together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Multicultural Center to support the shared vision of Western’s commitment to a just, caring and diverse campus. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Steve Bennett to Discuss 'Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease' April 25 at City Hall

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32pm


BELLINGHAM – Steve Bennett, a lecturer in the Community Health Program in the Department of Health & Human Development at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Daniel Garvey to Present 'The Politics of Disability' April 19

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:56am

WWU will host Daniel E. Garvey, president emeritus of Prescott College and intermittent executive dean for Semester at Sea, for "The Politics of Disability” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Miller Hall 138. 

The event is free and open to the public; for disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-3660.

National Geographic reporter Tom Clynes coming to WWU April 16

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:29pm

Tom clynes photoThe Department of Journalism will host a public lecture with journalist Tom Clynes, reporter for National Geographic, contributing editor for Popular Science and author of "The Boy Who Played with Fusion."  


Who: Journalist Tom Clynes

Pulitzer-Prize Winner William Bolcom Coming to Western May 3-6 for Concerts, Classes

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:21pm

National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist William Bolcom comes to Western Washington University May 3-6 for a weekend of concerts and masterclasses in celebration of his 80th birthday.


Performances are in the WWU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the WWU Box Office at (360) 650-6146 or online at tickets.wwu.edu.

Slam poet Neil Hilborn coming to WWU April 12

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University Associated Students Club PALS: Poets and Lyricists Society are hosting Neil Hilborn at Western Washington University on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

This event is free and open to the public.

Award-Winning Pianist Kenny Broberg to Showcase Selections from Bach, Barber April 26 at WWU

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:52am

Decorated pianist Kenny Broberg will perform selections from composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Samuel Barber at the WWU PAC on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include Bach’s Toccata in C Minor; Barber’s Sonata for Piano, op. 26; Prélude; Fugue et Variation, op. 18 by César Franck (transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer); and Sonata in E Minor, op. 25, no. 2, “Night Wind” by Nikolay Medtner.

WWU Again Recognized as ‘Military Friendly School’

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:41am

Western Washington University has been selected as a “Military Friendly School” for 2018-19.

WWU to host ‘Chai Why? The Making of the Indian National Drink’ April 19

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am

Tea poster, courtesy Michael SlouberThe Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies will host speaker Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Communications Facility 115.  

WWU holds event to replace vandalized books

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:18pm

Members of the Western community who have responded to the destruction and vandalism of books in Western’s Jewish Studies Collection have replaced the books and grown the collection, illustrating the community’s resolve against acts of antisemitism and other forms of hate, bigotry and violence, said speakers at a Western Libraries event Tuesday morning.

SBDC Launches New Rural Outreach Program

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:20am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched a rural outreach program and hired a new business advisor to bring additional business advising and development services to rural Whatcom County.

Design Speaker Series hosts architect Brad Cornwell April 10

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:10pm

The Department of Design will host architect Brad Cornwell April 10 at 6 p.m. in Fraser Hall Lecture Room 1. The lecture is free and open to the public.

WWU Institute for Energy Studies to Host 'Carbon Hackathon' on April 24

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:42pm

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host a “Carbon Hackathon” from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24 in the Wilson Library Reading Room on Western’s Bellingham campus.

A hackathon is an event where a group of people engage in intense brainstorming sessions to develop creative solutions to challenging problems.  The challenge of reducing carbon emissions is the focus of this hackathon. 

WWU Speech-Hearing Clinic to hold fundraiser at Boundary Bay May 11

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:37pm

Please join WWU staff, faculty and students for Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration, hosted by Western Washington University's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter.

Please join us as we celebrate this month by bringing awareness to the speech and hearing related disorders in our community.

$7 Admission at the door - cash, card or Venmo accepted. All ages welcome.

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.