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WWU student Breezy Johnson is going to the Olympics

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 2:16pm

Breezy Johnson, a Western Washington University student and member of the university’s Honors Program, has been selected to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February.

US Ski and Snowboard announced Wednesday that Johnson, from Victor, Idaho, will join the U.S. Alpine Ski Team as a first-time Olympian. Johnson, now in her fourth season as a member of the U.S. Ski Team, specializes in World Cup alpine speed events such as the Downhill and Super G.

Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit Jan. 27 at WWU

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:13pm

Western Washington University is presenting the “Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Concert Hall.

WWU to Host Winter Career Fair Feb. 8

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:29am

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Thursday, February 8th in the Wade King Student Recreation Center MAC Gym. Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.

University Archives and Records Management is offering two free classes to the campus community in February

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:09am

University Archives and Records Management is offering two classes in February:  Digital Records Management (Feb. 13) and Managing Your Records at Western (Feb. 1).

WWU's Hugo García to present ‘Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion' Jan. 31 at City Hall

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:13am

Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.

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.

'When I Stutter' to screen Jan. 25 and 28 at the Pickford and Limelight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:10am

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford and Limelight cinemas in downtown Bellingham.

Institute for Energy Studies' Speaker Series begins Jan. 17

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:08pm

With the generous support of Alaska Airlines, Western's Institute for Energy Studies speaker series convenes energy experts from on and off campus and connects the Western Washington University and Bellingham energy communities.

WWU student Bre Mills completes prestigious two-year Doris Duke Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:53am

WWU senior Biology major Bre Mills has completed a prestigious two-summer Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program fellowship at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

She said she hopes more Western students follow her lead and go through the process to apply, as her two summers in the field with the program gave her invaluable research experience and helped point her in new directions after she graduates.

WWU to Hold Go Abroad Fair Jan. 25

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:27am

Western's Go Abroad Fair will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mac Gym at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. The fair is the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about study, service, volunteer, work and internship positions abroad.

New Mountain Research Skills Certificate Program Launches this Quarter at Western

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:29pm

Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) now offers a certificate in mountain research skills that aims to train the next generation of scientists interested in working in remote environments. Organizers say the program addresses a critical need identified by groups such as the U.S. Forest Service and is the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Blood Drive Set for January 9-11 at Western

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:18pm

Bloodworks Northwest will be returning to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 9-11. The drive will be held in the Viking Union on the 4th and 5th floors.  

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 800 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

Psychology's David Sattler given IGE grant to research climate change and mental health in Mongolia

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:57pm

David Sattler, professor of Psychology at Western, is the 2018 recipient of a research award funded by the Jack Street Fund for Mongolia and managed by the Institute for Global Engagement.

WWU to Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:59am

Western Washington University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event titled “We are not the makers of history. We are made by history,” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, featuring educator, scholar, writer and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.