July-August 2016

New teachers in high demand throughout Washington state

August 29, 2016

view of Bellingham from the Arboretum

Aspiring educators, consider graduate programs from Western's Woodring College of Education. Michael Copland, deputy superintendent of Bellingham Public Schools, has written an op-ed highlighting the need for well-trained incoming teachers as veteran teachers retire. The demand for qualified educators throughout the state of Washington, which has increased by 250 percent in the past five years, has launched discussions about improved teacher training and recruitment. Programs at Woodring College, which offer rich guided field experiences, fit the bill. read more

Congratulations to Yubin Kwon on her Chemical Communications publication!

August 25, 2016

Biology building and Parks Hall on WWU campus

Yubin Kwon is the first author of "Nitrate reduction by a pyridinediimine complex with a proton-responsive secondary coordination sphere," an article published August 2016 in Chemical Communications. Kwon graduated from Western in Spring 2016 with a Master of Science in chemistry. She wrote the article with current Western master's student Mayra Delgado, Lev N. Zakharov, Takele Seda, and faculty adviser John D. Gilbertson. The manuscript was based off of her thesis work. read more

Summer 2016 Commencement photos

August 23, 2016 | Photo by Dan Levine (cropped)

Four bagpipers, one in graduation robes, warming up for commencement

Enjoy some photos of our newest Western graduates at the Summer 2016 Commencement exercises. read more

MBA alumna Karen L. Richards offers 2016 summer commencement speech

August 22, 2016 | Photo by Dan Levine (cropped)

Graduates parading past the gonfalons after completing the post-commencement memory walk

Two Commencememnt ceremonies were held on Saturday, August 20 in Western's Performing Arts Center. The Commencement speaker was WWU MBA alumna Karen L. Richards, who also received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Western. About 60 master's candidates received degrees this quarter. read more

Aug 16, 12-1 PM: Weekend MBA Online Info Session

August 12, 2016

Join Kati Johnson, Assistant Director of Western's MBA Program, for an online info session about the Weekend MBA Program offered in Everett, WA. The hour-long session will cover an overview of the program, application requirements and procedures, and an opportunity to ask questions. read more

Free grad school? Yes, please

August 11, 2016 | Photo by Nate Marino (cropped)

Sarah Appleton is one of many WWU students who worked as a teaching assistant while pursuing her graduate degree. The stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance coverage awarded to TAs helped Appleton to minimize debt and accumulate teaching experience. Appleton has since received her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and is launching her career as a boarding school English teacher. TA opportunities--just another reason why Western is a great choice for graduate studies! read more

WWU Graduate Student Conference 2016 Photos

August 10, 2016 | Photo by J. Elise Photography (cropped)

Excited to discuss your research interests and network with a diverse community of scholars? Participate in the next WWU Graduate Student Conference, to be held in spring 2017. Until then, browse through photos from this year's conference, now available on Facebook. The fifth annual rendition of this event took place on May 21, 2016. Students from 14 different programs shared their research through formal 15-minute presentations and poster displays. read more

Through the lens of students, faculty and staff: OurWestern Instagram

August 5, 2016 | Photo by @chefaniesteng (cropped)

Ever wonder what the Western experience really looks like? Prospective students and family members, follow the @OurWestern Instagram account, which is hosted on a rotating basis by students, alumni, faculty and staff. Graduate students, we need more representation! Sign up and start posting whenever you're available. read more

AMIA's student spotlight highlights graduate student Kelly Burton

July 25, 2016 | Photo by Edward Byrne (cropped)

Kelly Burton writes about how his graduate history and archival education at Western is helping to advance his career in the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Education Committee's Student Spotlight series. read more

Cedar, Bats, and Ravens: Graduate students educate public about the natural world

July 18, 2016 | Photo by David Prasad (cropped)

Graduate students pursuing their M.Ed. at the North Cascades Institute regularly post in Chattermarks, the Institute's blog on a range of naturalist subjects and adventures at the North Cascades. Scroll through the page to learn about the history of the western red cedar, white-nose syndrome's effects on bats, and the feeding behavior of ravens. read more

Top 10 Highlights from my MBA

July 7, 2016

Courtney Rambo attended Western's part-time evening MBA program in 2014 and completed her degree in 2016. The experience gave Rambo the confidence and skills to launch the digital marketing agency. In a blog post about whether or not an MBA is "worth it," Rambo specifies the top 10 things that she learned from her program. read more

WWU alumna Allyson Cundiff in the Peninsula Daily News

July 5, 2016

Allyson Cundiff is preparing to begin as Helen Haller Elementary School's newest assistant principal. Cundiff received both her undergraduate and master's degrees at Western Washington University. She has also worked toward the Principal's Residency Administrator Certificate offered by Western at the off campus Bremerton location. Congratulations, Allyson! read more

MBA graduates featured in Klipsun Magazine

July 1, 2016 | Photo by Layna Bennehoff (cropped)

Klipsun Magazine, one of Western's student-run newspapers, produced a story featuring four married couples who found their spouse at WWU. MBA graduates Jack Marolich and Lindsay Budzier share about how they met each other on the second day of class. read more

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