September-October 2016

Environmental Education at NCI: Meet Cohorts 15 and 16!

October 31, 2016 | Photo by Tore Ofteness (cropped)

The M.Ed. in Environmental Education-NCI Residency is offered by Western in partnership with the North Cascades Institute. This year's students include the 15th Cohort (C15) and the 16th Cohort (C16). Click on the links to get a dose of their humor, or read on to look at their official bios. read more

Relax and unwind at the Healthy Minds Fair Nov. 1-2

October 27, 2016 | Photo by Chris B. (cropped)

Drop by the Viking Union Multipurpose Room Nov. 1-2 from 11am to 2pm for free snacks, massage, and therapy dogs at the Healthy Minds Fair. You can also learn about counseling services as well as stress-reducing tips and coping skills. This annual event is organized by the Counseling Center as part of Western’s efforts to support a healthier student body. read more

Celebrating CEDAR in open access week

October 26, 2016 | Photo by Chris B. (cropped)

Did you know that Oct. 24-30 is open access week? In the spirit of promoting access to scholarship and creative works, Western Libraries partnered with the Graduate School, Office of the Provost, and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to launch Western CEDAR in 2014. Read more for fun facts about this service. read more

MIT student leads children's scientific illustration class

October 25, 2016 | Photo by Christina Xu (straightened, cropped)

In mid-October, Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center offered a scientific illustration class to elementary school children across Anacortes school district. Master in Teaching student Jennie de Mello e Souza was one of the featured instructors in the Anacortes American article covering the event. read more

Community and internship volunteer fair Oct. 27

October 24, 2016

More than 40 organizations have signed up to speak with students at the Oct. 27 community and internship volunteer fair in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, 12pm to 4pm. Bring copies of your resume to speak with representatives and learn more about getting involved in the community. read more

Fun for the entire family this weekend at the fall family open house

October 17, 2016

Western Washington University is hosting a series of family-friendly events October 21-23. From live performances and presentations to outdoor activities at Lake Whatcom (make sure to pick up your free tickets!), this is a great opportunity for graduates who are married and/or have children to introduce the family to a range of resources that Western offers. read more

Preparing Proposals Workshop Oct. 19

October 13, 2016

Grantwriting can be complicated, but Tracey Finch from Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) can help you with proposal preparation. Keep an eye out for her Oct. 19 workshop, the second in the series on "Writing More Effective Proposals." Graduate students and all faculty are encouraged to attend. read more

National Institutes of Health Grantwriting 101 with Clint Spiegel

October 6, 2016 | Photo by Rhys Logan (cropped)

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is offering proposal-writing workshops this fall for faculty and graduate students. The first of this series will be led by Clint Spiegel on Oct. 12 from noon-1 p.m. in VU 462A. The discussion will include how to prepare a proposal, time-line specifics, budget development, what to take away from the review process, and tips to achieve funding success with a National Institutes of Health (NIH) submission. read more

First oral defense of the fall quarter

September 30, 2016 | Photo by Rhys Logan (cropped)

Support your fellow grad student Alexandra Simpson at her public presentation on Monday, October 3, 10 AM at AH 219. Her thesis title is "Effects of Zostera marina roots and leaf detritus on the concentration and distribution of pore-water sulfide in marine sediments." Keep an eye on the list of currently scheduled defenses, which will be updated periodically. read more

Weekend MBA Program's online info sessions

September 26, 2016

Western Washington University’s Everett-based Weekend MBA Program will host two information sessions this fall for prospective students. The information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 (6-7 PM) and Wednesday, Oct. 5 (12-1 PM). Visit for details on how to get involved. read more

Research Funding for Grad Students

September 23, 2016

The Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research, which is managed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, awards up to $1,000 to eligible graduate students. Funds can be used to assist students with their thesis work. Students: Fill out the following form, outlining your project narrative and estimated budget, and submit it to your thesis adviser. Thesis advisers should attach their memo and support form before submitting the application to the Department Chair by the October 13 deadline. read more

Six things to know about Bellingham

September 21, 2016 | Photo by Tore Ofteness (cropped)

Welcome back to campus! If this is your first day of classes, or if you're back for another quarter, take a look at this article for some fun facts about Bellingham, WA. read more

How to pinpoint the right graduate program for you

September 8, 2016

The winter quarter application deadline is fast approaching. For those of you on the fence, here's some advice on how to narrow down your options and select an appropriate graduate program. read more

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