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April 11, 2014, WesternToday


Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate program will hold an information session at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 in Western’s Miller Hall Room 131.

In our increasingly globalized world, a TESOL certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training that opens doors to international, national and local opportunities...
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March 13, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) will offer a new course on an innovative system design, with an information session taking place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 in Western's Academic Instructional Center West room 302.

The class, titled Innovation Engineering I: Create, will be taught by Dan Purdy, adjunct professor of Marketing. Purdy will work in collaboration with industry expert Denny Organ in the class, which is open to community members and begins April 1...
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March 3, 2014, Western Washington News


Focused on topics surrounding environmentalism and energy, Western Washington University is offering a series of lectures which will take place at the newly created Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

The spring Western Lecture Series is open to the community and will feature three events, which are free unless noted otherwise...
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March 2, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University will offer a crash course on project management this spring, with info sessions at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 at Western’s Academic West room 303 and at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the BIG Idea Lab at 114 W. Magnolia St., suite 505.

This course will help individuals working as project managers, or in other similar positions, to establish a solid foundation in management controls...
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March 1, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University is offering a trip to study food in Italy as part of the new Global Discovery community travel program; information sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in the Northwest Room of the Bellingham Public Library’s Fairhaven branch.

Professor of Environmental Studies and Global Discovery leader Gigi Berardi will share her experiences and food background...
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Feb 25, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program will hold information sessions at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Western’s Miller Hall Room 131.

In our increasingly globalized world, a TESOL certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training that opens doors to international, national and local opportunities...
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Feb 23, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University will offer Web Design and Development Level II: WordPress Next Steps, an 11-week course beginning April 3; participants will explore advanced WordPress concepts.

Information sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Western’s Academic West Room 305 and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12 at Western’s Academic West Room 305...
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Jan 21, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University’s Poulsbo-based bachelor’s in Business Administration program will host an information session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Haselwood Library Room 110 on Olympic College’s Bremerton campus.

The information session will be led by Sandra Mottner, associate dean for Western’s College of Business and Economics.  Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about...
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Jan 15, 2014, BBJ Today


Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics plans to offer a new course for WWU students and community members covering business professionalism and career preparation.

Participants will gain experience and insight in preparing for job searches and learn skills necessary to succeed in their future careers. They will learn how to search for jobs and enhance their professional success while gaining valuable career tips from successful business professionals...
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Jan 6, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University is offering a trip to study food in Italy as part of the new Global Discovery community travel program; information sessions are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Bellingham Central Library at 210 Central Ave. in Bellingham.

Gigi Berardi, Western faculty and Global Discovery leader, will share her experiences and food background at the information session, including growing up in an Italian home and how that inspired her culinary passions...
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Jan 6, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University will offer “Real Simple Project Management” beginning Jan. 23; the course is open to the community, and participants will explore simplified project management principles to increase the results of initiating and executing a project.

An information session will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, in Western’s Communications Facility room 226.

This 8-week evening course will begin with the fundamentals of planning a project using...

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Jan 6, 2014, Western Washington News


Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Miller Hall Room 139.

In an increasingly globalized world, a TESOL certificate demonstrates evidence of in-depth training that opens doors to international, national and local opportunities.

Western’s TESOL certificate program focuses on preparing students to teach internationally and with adult populations within the United States...

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August 29, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University will offer a course this fall to prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Information sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ON Thursday, Sept. 5 and Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Western's Communications Facility Room 314. This 10-week evening course will build a solid foundation in project management and help provide participants tools to pursue a career in a growing field. Fall classes begin Oct. 3...
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August 27, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University will hold an information session for its new RN-to-BSN completion program at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Academic West Room 203 on Western’s campus. The program, which begins in fall 2013, allows for registered nurses to complete their bachelor’s degrees in nursing (BSN).  Space is still available for the fall 2013 cohort and applications can be submitted online...
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August 16, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University Extended Education will offer “Web Design and Development: From Web Scripting to WordPress” beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Communications Facility Room 126. Participants will meet weekly for two hours to explore database-driven web capabilities and learn how to develop and maintain websites. Information sessions about the class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 12, in Western’s Communications Facility Room 314...
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August 14, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University's Everett-based Weekend MBA program will host two upcoming information sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.29 and Thursday, Sept. 26 in Gray Wolf Hall at the University Center of North Puget Sound on the campus of Everett Community College. The information session scheduled for Aug. 29 will be in Gray Wolf Hall Room 156.  The Sept. 26 session will also be held in Gray Wolf Hall with the room to be determined. Western’s Weekend MBA features an every-other-weekend program...
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July 10, 2013, Western Today:

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will hold a closing ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to congratulate 72 students from Tokyo's Asia University. The students have successfully completed the WWU-AUAP five-month English language and cultural orientation program at Western...
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June 28, 2013, Western Today:

This fall, Western Washington University will offer a three-academic-quarter memoir writing program that starts Oct. 2. The program, open to community members, is designed to guide participants to become more sophisticated readers and accomplished writers as they build and develop a skill set over the course of three consecutive classes. Writers of all experience levels are welcome...
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June 25, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University will offer Social Media: Building Community beginning Oct. 1; the evening course is designed to give working professionals a broad understanding of social media and a concrete knowledge of the various platforms that will help them reach their goals. The two-hour class sessions feature lectures and hands-on workshops with emphasis on specific platforms...
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June 10, 2013, Western Today:

This fall, Western Washington University’s Extended Education will offer “Professional Editing: For Print and Online,” a nine-month program that gives participants a broad knowledge of techniques used in a variety of editing positions. The program will benefit those who want to work as freelance editors, publication staff members or authors of their own print and online projects...
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May 30, 2013, Western Today:

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will hold a Talent Showcase from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. The Talent Showcase is an evening of performances that are prepared by AUAP and WWU students together. The students decide on performances and begin practicing early – their enthusiasm for their projects is hard to beat! Performances generally include bands, dances, and videos or slideshows...
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May 17, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program will hold an information session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in Miller Hall, room 139. Community members and college students alike are welcome to apply to the program as formal admission to Western is not required...
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May 10, 2013, Western Today:

During Scholars Week 2013 at Western Washington University, the Center for International Studies will play host to Western faculty and students from a variety of disciplines as they share their field research, global experiences and service learning objectives gained while participating on faculty-led programs in Greece and South Africa....
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May 10, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Odyssey of Science & Arts, a unique academic experience in a university setting, returns this July and August to provide learning opportunities outside of the regular classroom where discoveries are almost endless for students entering grades 4-9...
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May 9, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will offer a new online course for educators in its Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program. Spanish Language for Teachers (TESL 497F) is an online course designed for educators and community members...
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April 26, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Everett-based Master’s of Business Administration weekend program will hold an information session at 6 p.m. on May 30 at the University Center of North Puget Sound in Everett Community College’s Gray Wolf Hall room 160. Classes are held every other weekend, allowing students to keep their current work schedules while attending the program...
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April 24, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University will host high school students from across the country at its annual College Quest comprehensive college preparatory program July 7-12. Enrollment is now open for this opportunity to explore college life in a safe, student-centered environment. College Quest bridges the gap between high school and college and puts students on a path to personal, educational and career success...
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April 22, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s “Grandparents U” summer program for grandparents and their grandchildren ages 7-14 offers quality programs in three locations this July and August. In addition to Bellingham and Anacortes, the program will expand to Seattle this summer in its mission to offer strong bonding experiences to grandparents and their grandchildren...
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April 18, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate program will hold an information session on Monday, April 22 in Miller Hall room 139 on Western's campus at 4 p.m., and on Monday, April 29 at 5 p.m. online at www.wwu.edu/tesol. Community members and college students are welcome to apply to the program as formal admission to Western is not required...
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April 8, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University Extended Education will offer an evening professional studies course, open to community members, to help build skills in writing and editing. The Knockout Editing course provides a space for participants to have their work reviewed and evaluated by writer and editor Laurel Leigh...
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Feb. 13, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer an entrepreneurship methods evening course this spring which is open to the general public. Lean Startup & Entrepreneurship Methods is a cutting edge course which allows participants to gain real, hands-on experience in creating a startup business. Participants will work in groups with other students. Projects in the course are treated as real startups, not simulations...
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Feb. 13, 2013, Western Today:

This spring, Western Washington University Extended Education will offer three professional studies courses to help build skills in writing, editing and project management; the classes are available to students, faculty and community members alike. Professional studies offerings are a great way to broaden your career options or explore a new area of interest, all while boosting your skillset. This spring Western will offer a variety of engaging programs...
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Jan. 24, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University's Youth Programs offer the opportunity to experience a summer of adventure and discovery with choices that range from geology and astronomy, to theatre and art, to sailing and windsurfing on Lake Whatcom. The programs take place on Western’s campus, at its Lakewood facility on Lake Whatcom and Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes. In addition, classes are being introduced at North Seattle Community College with the “Grandparents ‘U’” program. Summer 2013 programs include...
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Stories and news briefs

March 6, 2014, WesternToday:

Western students of all levels and majors are invited to participate in an international service-learning experience in Gashora, Rwanda, during summer quarter 2014. The course will explore the history and cultures of Rwanda through a nine-week program that includes intensive pre-trip preparation and seven weeks in the country. Students will actively collaborate with in-country experts on the implementation of selected service-based field experiences...
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Feb 20, 2014, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University will host an information session on Tuesday, Feb. 25 for an upcoming class that covers advanced concepts in the use of WordPress, the popular blogging and content management service.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 305 of WWU’s Academic West building. A second session will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, in the same location. The 11-week class, titled “Web Design and Development Level II: WordPress Next Steps,” begins April 3...
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Feb 11, 2014, WesternToday

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will hold a ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, to welcome 79 students from Tokyo's Asia University. The students will begin a five-month English language and cultural orientation program at Western.

The ceremony will take place in the Old Main Theater, and a reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Miller Hall Atrium...
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Jan 28, 2014, Kitsap Sun

Western Washington University will expand its course offering at Olympic College next fall with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The degree will be available at the Western Washington University Center in Poulsbo, with classes starting in September. Kitsap students can already enroll in environmental degree programs through WWU in Poulsbo...
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Jan 20, 2014, Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) recently released Collaboration, a video featuring Western Washington University and Olympic College, as the newest addition to KEDA’s Kitsap Connected series.

The multi-media marketing campaign promotes economic development opportunities throughout Kitsap County and across the Greater Puget Sound Region...
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Jan 20, 2014, Kitsap Sun

Western Washington University will host an information session Jan. 29 on its new Bachelor’s of Business Administration program offered at Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus.

The session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Haselwood Library, Room 110, on OC’s Bremerton campus...
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Jan 14, 2014, Western Today

The Western Washington University RN-to-BSN program, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Whatcom health care organizations are partnering to sponsor a palliative care conference on Friday, Feb. 7 at Bellingham Technical College.

“Transforming Difficult Conversations” is a workshop regarding planning for end-of-life care designed for patients and families, physicians, nurses, social workers...
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Dec 6, 2013, Bellingham Herald

Veteran television executive Bob Goodwin says it took him five years to get a solid understanding of the varied array of tasks to create a show. Now he's offering a crash course at Western Washington University to teach the same thing in five weeks.

As Goodwin sees it, most college film courses teach the art and the history. He teaches the business. Goodwin, who now lives in Whatcom County, served as executive producer of the television megahit "The X-Files"...
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Dec 6, 2013, Western Front

White Christmas lights add a warm glow to the dimly lit room where 10 people quietly sit, shoeless, on the carpet, with their hands resting against their legs and feet tucked under their legs.

The hosts, all women, carry small ceramic bowls containing a frothy olive green tea to their guests. They bow  respectfully with their hands pressed against the floor after presenting the tea during a Japanese tea ceremony known as a Chakai.

During Chakai, an informal tea ceremony, hosts serve tea to their guests, said Shelley Thomas, who teaches Chado: The Way of Tea...
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Nov 22, 2013, Western Today

Tim Scharks, a senior lecturer of geography and environmental studies at Western Washington University, will give a presentation on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Backcountry Essentials in downtown Bellingham.

The presentation is a preview of trips Scharks will be leading next year as part of the new Global Discovery community travel program.
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Nov 11, 2013, The Bellingham Herald:

Universities across the country are racing to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts before a major cyberattack leaves the country's networks struggling to reboot.

Nearly 200 schools have partnered with the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to meet the growing need...
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Oct 24 2013, The Bellingham Herald:

Local high-tech industry leaders are optimistic that a recent designation given to Whatcom Community College will help attract companies and jobs to this area.

The Community College was recently named the lead institution of CyberWatch West, a regional cybersecurity education consortium funded by the National Science Foundation...
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Oct 15, 2013, Western Today

Western Washington University’s RN to BSN nursing program is partnering with Whatcom County health care organizations to form the Palliative Care Initiative, which is sponsoring free events Oct. 28 and Nov. 7 for honest conversations and shared learning about living with chronic conditions, illnesses and death.

“Heal without Cure” community conversations are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 at the YWCA Ballroom (1026 N Forest St.) in Bellingham and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Jansen Art Center (321 Front St.) in Lynden. These events are free and open to the public.
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Oct 6 2013, Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal:

Western Washington University will offer a lecture series and professional development opportunities this fall at the new Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

The fall Western Lecture Series will explore topics surrounding environmentalism, drawing on the expertise of Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, which has a longstanding history on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas...

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Sept 11, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Rankings are based on a variety of criteria including academic reputation, student selectivity and retention, faculty resources, peer assessment and financial resources.

WWU also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific, moving up from third the previous year...
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July 19, 2013, The Bellingham Herald:

People will be able to shop and see the work of fiber artists at the annual NW Weavers Conference, which runs through Sunday, June 23, at Western Washington University. The conference is drawing more than 500 fiber enthusiasts taking part in more than 75 workshops, seminars and one-day classes being taught by 24 instructors from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Bolivia and Japan...
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Sept 11, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2014 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Rankings are based on a variety of criteria including academic reputation, student selectivity and retention, faculty resources, peer assessment and financial resources.

WWU also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific, moving up from third the previous year...
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July 19, 2013, The Bellingham Herald:

People will be able to shop and see the work of fiber artists at the annual NW Weavers Conference, which runs through Sunday, June 23, at Western Washington University. The conference is drawing more than 500 fiber enthusiasts taking part in more than 75 workshops, seminars and one-day classes being taught by 24 instructors from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Bolivia and Japan...
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July 17, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University and Olympic College are partnering to offer baccalaureate degrees with the creation of the Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo. The collaboration between Olympic College and Western Washington University is expanding as Western plans on having tenure track faculty located in Poulsbo to provide undergraduate and graduate programs on the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas...
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July 12, 2013, Western Today:

Students taking part in Western Washington University's Youth Programs summer class in environmental science and sustainability conducted a waste audit in front of Carver Gymnasium on campus Thursday...
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June 11, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College are beginning a new cybersecurity collaboration that will allow WCC graduates to earn bachelor’s degrees in computer and information systems security at WWU. With the arrangement, WCC will offer a new two-year associate degree in cybersecurity, which will then allow graduates to apply to WWU to major in computer and information systems security...
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July 10, 2013, Western Today:

Ten Western Washington University students are in Gashora, Rwanda, for six weeks this summer as part of a faculty-led study abroad program.The trip is led by Lee Gulyas, English, and Tim Costello, director of the Center for Service-Learning...
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May 30, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present its Summer Youth Theatre Institute from June 24 to July 12 on Western’s campus. Now in its eighth year, SYTI provides a fun and engaging environment for youth to strengthen their self-confidence and forge new friendships. The institute is designed to help young theatre artists gain skills in a variety of areas including improvisation, warm-up techniques, design, dramatic writing, stage movement and choreography, all while working towards a final showcase...
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May 27, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Casey Shillam has been named director of Western Washington University’s new bachelor’s degree program in nursing. Shillam, who was hired after a nationwide search, will begin at WWU in July. The nursing program, offered through the university’s Woodring College of Education, begins fall 2013. It is designed to allow associate-degree nurses who have completed their pre-licensure registered nurse studies to complete their bachelor’s degrees in nursing...
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May 20, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

High-profile cyber attacks, including recent ones that have targeted Google, allegedly destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran and brought down the websites of major financial firms JP Morgan Chase and American Express, have led more people to realize what security experts have been saying for years: In the digital era, cyberspace is a battlefield. Attackers’ impact on the companies and governments targeted can be costly, many times involving the loss of sensitive intellectual property.Few people likely understand the stakes better than Corrinne Sande, coordinator for the Computer Information Systems program at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham...
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April 28, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University Extended Education will offer an evening professional studies course, open to community members, to help build skills in writing and editing. The “Knockout Editing” course will allow participants to learn developmental editing techniques and have their work reviewed and evaluated by writer and editor Laurel Leigh...
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March 22, 2013, Western Today:

In his fall 2012 Opening Convocation for faculty and staff, President Bruce Shepard announced a new Spanish class program for faculty and staff. The program, run through Western Washington University’s Spanish department, started this past winter quarter. Shepard said the classes are not offered only out of necessity for the Western’s future function, “but, rather, as a statement of our commitment to more diverse futures..."
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March 12, 2013, Western Today:

Frederick H. O’Connor has been hired as the director of Language & Culture Programs to oversee Extended Education’s non-credit programs for international students at Western Washington University. "Dr. O’Connor is a genuine global citizen with loads of experience living and working with and in other cultures," said Western Vice Provost for Extended Education Earl Gibbons...
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Feb. 19, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University plans to host a series of information sessions for its new program that will allow registered nurses to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Information sessions are scheduled...
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Feb. 17, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer an entrepreneurship methods evening course this spring. The class is open to the general public. “Lean Startup & Entrepreneurship Methods” will give participants hands-on experience in creating a startup business...
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Feb. 1, 2013, The Western Front:

After a two year planning process, Western is set to introduce an in-person and online hybrid Bachelor of Science degree in nursing for certified registered nurses in fall 2013. Following the high state and nationwide demand for nurses with a B.S. degree, Western has completed all the requirements to start the program. The degree will be available for students who have completed a certified nursing program at a community college or another four-year university and have passed the state board examination, or for recent graduates anticipating their testing date...
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Jan. 31, 2013, Western Today:

The Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will hold a Talent Showcase from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. The showcase is an evening of performances prepared by AUAP and WWU students together. The students decide on performances and begin practicing early – their enthusiasm for their projects is hard to beat! Performances generally include bands, dances, and videos or slideshows, and student emcees always add a good dose of humor to the evening...
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Jan. 27, 2013, Bellingham Business Journal:

The Academy for Lifelong Learning, supported by Western Washington University, will host a fall program preview from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal’s Second Floor Dome Room. The preview is an opportunity to learn about the academy’s spring courses and excursion offerings. Light refreshments will be provided. The academy is open to all interested adults regardless of age or educational background...
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Jan. 26, 2013, The Bellingham Herald:

Nurses interested in pursuing the new nursing bachelor's degree offered at Western Washington University can attend an information session about the program Wednesday, Jan. 30. The program is scheduled to begin in fall 2013 and will allow people who have completed their registered nurse studies to get their bachelor's degree in nursing through Western's Woodring College of Education...
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Jan. 18, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University and the Center for Service-Learning are offering another service-learning study abroad course during the 2013 nine week summer session. The class, “Building Bridges with Rwanda: Collaborative International Service-Learning,” includes pre- and post-trip preparation and reflection, as well as six weeks on the ground in rural Rwanda....
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Jan. 9, 2013, Western Today:

Western Washington University is partnering with the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle to provide mentors, one on one, to homeless and low-income adults, primarily refugees from East African countries of Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea....
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