December-November 2016

MEd graduate Tyler Chisholm in the Bonner County Daily Bee

December 24, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Tyler Chisholm

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) is fortunate to have MEd in Environmental Education graduate Tyler Chisholm as the winter program coordinator. This article, which announces Chisholm’s addition to the FSPW staff, also discusses her impressive educational and professional experience. Congratulations, Tyler! read more


December 21, 2016

ABOVE BELLINGHAM - 4K Drone Film from Kjell Redal on Vimeo.

WWU journalism student Kjell Redal's mini-film features drone-captured video footage in and around Bellingham, WA. If you're curious about outdoor offerings and aerial shots of campus, this breathtaking footage has it all. read more

Call for Student Technology Fee Abstracts

December 19, 2016

The Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee welcomes Tech Initiatives abstracts for the current academic year. All Western students and employees may apply by the January 25 deadline, and students are especially encouraged to do so. Review Proposal Guidelines, download the Abstract Form, and apply to fund equipment, software, and electronic resources that enhance the academic experience. Graduate TAs may find this particularly useful. read more

MEd graduate Daisy Padilla-Torres in Skagit Valley Herald article

December 12, 2016

Daisy Padilla-Torres graduated from Western with a MEd in Adult and Higher Education. She is using her expertise to help Latino students pursue teaching careers through the Maestros para el Pueblo (Teachers for the Town) program at Skagit Valley College. read more

MS in Biology Candidate Rachael Mallon raising funds for snow algae research

December 9, 2016 | Photo by Ruth Hartnup (cropped)

A group of students from the Kodner lab, led by MS in Biology graduate student Rachael Mallon and undergraduates Elsa Balton and Neha Malhan, are raising money to support their snow algae research. In addition to processing samples collected over the summer, they are working with Mt. Baker Ski Area's Snow School to collect more samples this winter with local K-12 students. read more

Power Down for Winter Break

December 8, 2016

Power Down is a collaborative effort of WWU Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability to coordinate, encourage and implement utility reduction efforts throughout campus. Small actions can make a difference. Consult the checklist for simple, sustainable action steps. read more

Fall Quarter Commencement set for Dec. 10

December 7, 2016

Fall Commencement will include three ceremonies on Dec. 10 in Western's Performing Arts Center. All graduate students will participate in the noon ceremony. Approximately 30 master's candidates will receive degrees this quarter. read more

Hot cider and cookies with WesternCares

December 2, 2016

WesternCares will be hosting hot cider and cookies from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Red Square Monday through Wednesday, Dec 5-7 – including coffee from 9-11 a.m. on “Get Your Blue On” Western Wednesday. Please stop by and grab a warm drink or a cookie; just another way of fostering the bonds we all share as members of the Western community. read more

Caring and Community

December 1, 2016

The new Caring for the Western Community website is a one-stop shop for supportive campus resources and contacts. Visit the webpage to access the WWU helpline, answers to FAQs, and messages of support. read more

Study breaks with Canines on Campus at Wilson Library

November 30, 2016

The week before finals can be stressful, but you can relax, take a break, and find comfort through the Canines on Campus program. Say hello to registered therapy animals now through Thursday, Dec. 8 at the gallery space at the end of the Skybride on the Wilson side of the library, off and on between 10am and 8pm. read more

Stock up on childhood favorites Dec. 1 to Dec. 2

November 30, 2016

Teachers, community members and readers of all ages are invited to discover and enjoy award-winning titles at Western’s annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale. The sale will feature over a thousand new children’s and young adult books from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 on the sixth floor of Wilson Library. Paperbacks and hardcovers will be sold for $2 and $5, respectively. read more

M.Ed. candidate Jessica Valley featured in The Bellingham Herald

November 21, 2016

The Bellingham Herald covers Jessica Valley's basketball experience, service trips to Africa, and perspective on attitude in this college sports feature. Valley is in her first year playing basketball for Western Washington University as an M.Ed. candidate in the Adult and Higher Education program. read more

TEDx applications due Nov. 30

November 18, 2016

Speaker applications for the Mar. 4, 2017 TEDxWWU conference is due Nov. 30, 2016. This annual event is organized by students and faculty and hosted by the WWU IDEA Institute. Students, professors, alumni, and community members are all welcome to apply at read more

New Graduate Journal for Environmental Education Students

November 15, 2016 | Photo by Matthew Anderson (cropped)

Huxley College of the Environment and the North Cascades Institute created Summit to Salish Sea: Inquiries and Essays, a journal for Western graduate students in the Environmental Education program. Articles highlight capstone presentations, which are published on Western CEDAR as speeches and essays. read more

Public thesis presentation 1:30pm on Nov. 18

November 14, 2016

At 1:30pm on Friday, Nov. 18 in AH 225, Kevin Hager will present his graduate thesis, "Bacterial diversity and community structure of lithotrophically-driven microbial mats from the Mariana Arc and back-arc." His thesis chair is Professor Dr. Craig Moyer of the Biology department. For more information, please consult the list of currently scheduled defenses, which will be updated periodically. read more

Public thesis presentation 11am on Nov. 18

November 10, 2016

M.S. candidate Lindsay Wallis will give a public presentation on her thesis, "Spatial variability of snow chemistry of high altitude glaciers in the Peruvian Andes," on Friday, Nov. 18 at 11am. Environmental Science Professor Dr. Ruth Sofield is her thesis advisor. For more information, please consult the list of currently scheduled defenses, which will be updated periodically. read more

Veterans Day events in Whatcom County

November 7, 2016

Western's Veterans Day Ceremony tomorrow at noon in the Viking Union Multipurpose room is the first of several events this week to honor honor veterans across Whatcom County. read more

Public thesis presentation 1pm on Nov. 7

November 3, 2016

Stacy Clauson will present her environmental studies thesis, "Blurred vision? Evaluating the legacy of Puget Sound smart growth," on Monday, Nov. 7 at 1pm in ES 318. Dr. Troy Abel in the Department of Environmental Studies is her thesis advisor. Consult the list of currently scheduled defenses, which will be updated periodically. read more

Public thesis presentation 9am on Nov. 4

November 2, 2016

At 9am on Nov. 4 in CF 125, biology graduate student Jenna Brooks will give a public presentation on her thesis, "Histidine Domain-Arabinogalactan Proteins (HD-AGPS) in the Solanaceae." Her thesis chair is Dr. Anu Singh-Cundy of the Biology department. Consult the list of currently scheduled defenses, which will be updated periodically. read more

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