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