March-April 2017

Thomas Christian and Cyrus Schaaf to give public thesis presentations May 2

April 28, 2017

MA in Environmental Studies candidate Thomas Christian will present his thesis, "Social Class and the Production of Mountain Space in the Pacific Northwest: A historical geography of the Seattle Mountaineers, 1906-1939," on Tuesday, May 2 at 2 p.m. in ES 534. His thesis advisor is Dr. David Rossiter of the Department of Environmental Studies. Then at 3 p.m. in CF 110, MS in Chemistry candidate Cyrus Schaaf will give a presentation on "A Theoretical and Experimental Study in the Kinetics of Solution Phase Thin Film Deposition." Dr. David Patrick of the Department of Chemistry is his thesis advisor.

Zander Albertson to present Environmental Studies thesis May 1

April 27, 2017

MA in Environmental Studies candidate Zander Albertson will give a public presentation of his thesis, "Constructing the Klamath: Nature, Culture, and the Management of a Western River," on Monday, May 1, 10-11 a.m. in ES 534. Dr. Andy Bach of the Department of Environmental Studies is his thesis advisor. read more

Analiese Burns and Samuel Lyons to give public thesis presentations Apr. 28

April 25, 2017

MA in Environmental Studies candidate Analiese Burns will present on her thesis, "Trust and Conservation Opportunity: The importance of trust in a landholder's decision to participate in a conservation program," on Friday, Apr. 28 at 10 a.m. in ES 534. Her thesis advisor is Dr. Grace Wang of the Department of Environmental Studies. Later that day, at 3 p.m. in ES 80, MS in Kinesiology candidate Samuel Lyons will give a presentation on "The Effect of Knee Extension Angle on Knee Joint Position Sense Between Genders." Dr. Jun San Juan of the Department of Health and Human Development is his thesis advisor.

Taylor Clement to present her Biology thesis on Thursday, Apr. 27

April 24, 2017

MS in Biology candidate Taylor Clement will give a public presentation of her thesis, "Phylogenetic-based characterization of microbial eukaryote community structure and diversity of an estuary in the Salish Sea," on Thursday, Apr. 27 at 12 p.m. in CB 386. Dr. Robin Kodner of the Department of Biology is her thesis advisor.

WWU team wins $15,000 top prize at Alaska Airlines Innovation Challenge

April 21, 2017

Gov. Jay Inslee takes a moment to congratulate Nova Solar Glazing members. From left: Ben Anderson, Quae Atwood, Gov. Inslee, Cole Rogers, and Amy Morren.

Nova Solar Glazing, Western Washington University’s team of nine business, chemistry, industrial design and electrical engineering students, was recently awarded the $15,000 Wells Fargo grand prize at the 2017 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC) hosted by the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship. A special congratulations to Benjamin Anderson in the MBA program for his contributions to this project! read more

Graduate thesis presentation on Tuesday, April 25

April 19, 2017

MA candidate in Environmental Studies Alanna Ewert will give a public presentation on her thesis, "A Polycentric Policy Analysis and Assessment of Solutions for the Skagit River Water Wars," on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in ES 534. Her thesis advisor is Dr. Troy Abel of the Department of Environmental Studies. read more

WWU to host Spring Career Fair April 20

April 18, 2017 | Photo by Jonathan Williams, University Communications and Marketing (cropped)

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Viking Union Multi-purpose Room. Visit the Career Services Center website for preparation resources and to see the list of participating companies. Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public. read more

Wednesday, April 19: Scholarship essay support in Haggard Hall

April 12, 2017 | Photo by Dominic Yoxtheimer (cropped)

Need extra help crafting that award-winning scholarship essay? Sign up by 3pm on April 19 for The Scholarship Essay: A Hands-On Workshop, hosted by the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio and the Scholarship Center. Come prepared to analyze the components of a scholarship application, draft or revise your scholarship essays, overcome “writer’s block,” and develop effective proofreading strategies. Now's a good time to prepare for non-departmental scholarships by the May 1 deadline. Space is limited, so rsvp now. read more

Two graduate student alumni to be inducted into WWU Hall of Fame

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to Karla Landis (Rowing) and Nicola Parker (Volleyball) for being selected to the WWU Hall of Fame Class of 2017! In addition to recognition for their athletic prowess, Landis and Parker have earned graduate degrees from Western Washington University. Landis graduated with a MS in Human Movement and Performance (Exercise Science) in 2013, and Parker graduated with a MS in Math in 2006. Former WWU students Grant Dykstra (basketball) and Tim Feenstra (golf) will also be inducted. This year's induction ceremony takes place Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on campus. read more

Reminder: Woodring Scholarships due April 14

April 7, 2017

Applications for 2017-2018 Woodring Scholarships are being accepted through the April 14 deadline. Scholarships are available for students in Woodring programs, including Master in Teaching, Adult and Higher Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Post-Masters programs. Use the drop-down menu on the scholarship page to narrow the scholarship list. Both current and prospective students are welcome to apply. read more

WWU grad students to present at the Northwest Student Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium

April 5, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Development at Western Washington University is pleased to host the Annual Northwest Student Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium. The symposium will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7 and continue during the day on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at WWU. Congratulations to WWU graduate students Mason Nichols, Taylor Leenstra, Arianna Martignetti, and Jason Haddix for presenting! read more

Welcome (back) to campus! The Vancouver Magazine guide to Bellingham

March 31, 2017 | Photo by Layna Bennehoff (cropped)

This November 2016 Vancouver Magazine article, "Weekend Getaway: Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Bellingham," may generate ideas for exploring local attractions. read more

WWU graduate students offer free counseling

March 29, 2017 | Photo by Jonathan Williams, University Communications and Marketing (cropped)

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide free individual counseling under faculty supervision. Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone interested in these services can call the Counseling Training Clinic in the Psychology Department at (360) 650-3184 and leave a confidential message with a contact phone number. read more

Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research

March 28, 2017 | Photo by Daniel Berman, University Communications (cropped)

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research announces the call for applications for the Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research. A total of $30,000 is available this academic year for this program from the Graduate School. Applications for funding are due to the Department Chair by April 4. Projects selected for funding will be funded effective the following quarter and upon approval of required research protocols. Funds must be expended before the applicant graduates. read more

Huxley Environmental Career & Internship Fair on Monday, April 3

March 27, 2017

The Huxley Environmental Career & Internship Fair is on Monday, April 3, 4:30-6:30pm at the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room. If you’d like to explore internships, summer jobs, and career-track positions addressing the challenges of creating a sustainable society, then save this date to meet with government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry representatives. All majors welcome! read more

Reminder: Bullitt Fellowship applications open until April 1

March 21, 2017

The Bullitt Foundation is accepting Environmental Fellowship applications for graduate students interested in leadership within the environmental field. Applicants from a variety of disciplines are welcome; the fellowship is not restricted to students enrolled in environmental studies programs. The fellowship awards $50,000/year for two years. Secure a signed faculty recommendation and submit your application through the Online Application Portal no later than April 1. read more

Accepting abstracts for 6th Annual WWU Graduate Student Conference 2017

March 20, 2017 | Photo by J. Elise Photography (cropped)

Organizers of the 6th Annual WWU Graduate Student Conference 2017 are now accepting abstract submissions from all WWU graduate students. The conference will be held in Miller Hall on May 6th from 9am-5pm. This opportunity allows for Western's graduate students to share their work with each other, the student body, and the community of Bellingham. Graduate students from all departments are encouraged to give a variety of presentations, including oral, poster, and creative projects. Participation is encouraged regardless of how far along you are in your research and/or program! read more

Presentations on opportunities with Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, Nevada and Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, WA

March 17, 2017

The Career Services Center is hosting a presentation on opportunities with Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, Nevada, 12-1pm on Mar. 28 in Miller Hall 235. The Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the country. Meet with district representative Susan Zeria to learn about services offered, including a school police department, adult education courses, special education, and partnerships with higher education institutions and community organizations. On Mar. 30 in Miller Hall, 5:30-6:30pm, Tim Collins, Manager of Recruitment/Onboarding and Retention of the Seattle School District, will give an informative presentation and conduct on-campus interviews. Register for this exciting opportunity. read more

Winter Quarter Commencement Set for March 18

March 16, 2017

Approximately 650 undergraduates and 57 master’s candidates will receive degrees this quarter. Admission to the Winter Commencement ceremonies is by ticket only, and each graduate will be allowed four tickets. Overflow seating will be available on campus. All graduate students will participate in the noon ceremony on March 18 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Doors open an hour before each ceremony. All guests should be seated 20 minutes before the posted time of the ceremony. read more

Geology graduate students attend NASA workshop for Mars 2020 Mission

March 14, 2017

Darian Dixon and Assistant Professor of Geology Melissa Rice in front of a model of the Curiosity rover

In early February, graduate students Joshua Williams and Darian Dixon accompanied their Graduate Thesis Chair and Assistant Professor of Geology, Dr. Melissa Rice, to the third landing site workshop for the 2020 Mars Rover mission in Monrovia, CA. Both Williams and Dixon presented their graduate research. Western undergraduate Katherine Winchell also attended. read more

Canines on Campus at Wilson Library through Mar. 16

March 9, 2017

Teams of humans and animals (which now includes TWO cats, Smokey and Raul!) will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. Remember to stop by the library to say hi or de-stress when you are in need of a break from studying for finals, working on projects, or writing those last few papers! read more

De-stress with sustainable crafts Mar. 9, 6-8pm

March 8, 2017

Join the Environmental Center and the Office of Sustainability for its first ever sustainable craft night Thursday, Mar. 9, 6-8pm in Viking Union 565 B/C! De-stress before finals by channeling your creativity towards a good cause and eat delicious snacks from the Co-Op in the process. You'll be making upcycled crafts, natural body products, embroidery, and fabric printing. Craft materials, music, food, and great people all provided. Vegan and gluten free food options also available. read more

What do graduate M.Ed. students do at the North Cascades Institute?

March 3, 2017 | Photo by bex in beijing (cropped)

Every Sunday, the North Cascades Institute posts photos from M.Ed. graduate students and staff to share about their lives at the Learning Center. Last week, Cohort 16 honed its winter ecology, snow science, and winter camping skills at the winter natural history intensive in the Methow Valley. The M.Ed. in Environmental Education: North Cascades Institute Residency option is jointly offered by WWU Huxley College and the North Cascades Institue (NCI). read more

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