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Fairhaven to celebrate 50th Anniversary this weekend with Arts and Music Festival

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:57am

Western's groundbreaking Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will hold a 50th Anniversary Arts and Music Festival this weekend, with events ranging from mentorship panel discussions to poetry readings, arboretum run/walks, an anniversary dinner, music, and more. The full weekend schedule includes:

Friday, Oct. 6

Noon - 1 p.m.: Community Lunch (provided)

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Panel discussion: critical social justice conversations in higher education

WWU's Fall Family Weekend set for Oct. 20-22

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:28am

Come join the fun during Fall Family Weekend, with plenty of chances for students, families, and community to experience Western firsthand.

Skagit County Signs on to Sustainable Communities Partnership with WWU

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:51am

BELLINGHAM – During the 2017-18 academic year, Western Washington University students and faculty will be assisting Skagit County staff on a range of projects – such as developing recommendations on county setbacks, determining locations of abandoned septic systems, writing a community plan for Edison, developing and executing a public opinion survey on land use policy issues and making recommendations for proper disposal of junk that has collected in the county.

Western Reads to celebrate Coast Salish Day, Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 11 with 'Tulalip' event

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:18pm

In honor of Coast Salish Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Western Reads and the World Issues Forum will host an inauguration of this year’s Western Reads book, "Tulalip, my Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community," by Harriette Shelton Dover, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Fraser Hall 102.

First Salish Sea Speaker Series event set for Oct. 3 at NWIC

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:56pm

The Salish Sea Speaker Series is jointly hosted by Western's Huxley College of the Environment and the Northwest Indian College, and the first speaker for the new school year is on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from noon - 2 p.m. at
Northwest Indian College, Log Building - Cultural Learning Center, bldg. 7a. Lunch is provided.

Speaker info:

WWU program in Ithaca, Greece, awarded the 2017 APA/PAW “Best Student Planning Project” Award

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 1:30pm

A six-year summer investigation in Kioni Village, Ithaca, Greece, involving 85 WWU students, was recognized as the most outstanding student planning study by the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington.

The project, directed by Professor of Environmental Studies Nicholas Zaferatos, resulted in a planning framework that merges local traditions, values, and aspirations with emergent global sustainability principles in order to identify pathways for empowering the community to achieve a sustainable future.