Summit to Salish Sea Vol. 2 now available
June 8, 2017
Spring quarter commencement set for June 10 in Carver Academic Facility
June 7, 2017
About 2,045 students will graduate from Western Washington University in three ceremonies June 10 when Commencement returns to Carver Academic Facility, which is nearing the end of a 2-year renovation. About 1,890 undergraduate and 153 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western June 10. Admission is by ticket only, and each graduate will be allowed four tickets. read more
Graduate School Spring Reception this Friday
June 6, 2017
The Graduate School is hosting its annual Spring Reception honoring all 2016-2017 master’s graduates on Friday, June 9, at the Academic Instructional Center Skybridge from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. All graduate students, family members, faculty, and support staff are welcome to attend. Please rsvp online as soon as possible. read more
Friday, June 9: WWU Move-Out Madness
June 6, 2017
Swing by Move-Out Madness from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, June 9 to responsibly sort landfill, recyclables, and donation items at no charge. Collection points include the Sehome, Happy Valley, and York Neighborhoods. read more
Faythe Duran and Matt Sturza to give thesis presentations
June 5, 2017
- Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. in AH 225: Faythe Duran will present her Environmental Science thesis, "Do Native Congeners Provide Biotic Resistance to Potentilla recta?"
- Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in AH 225: Matt Sturza will defend his Environmental Science thesis, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Salmon Carcass Analogs as a Form of Nutrient Enhancement for Juvenile Coho Salmon In Three Lower Columbia Watersheds."
Joshua Williams and Keenan Komoto to defend master's theses Friday, May 26
May 23, 2017 | Photo by Kevin Gill (cropped)
MS in Geology candidate Joshua Williams will defend his thesis, "Ongoing Exhumation and Recent Exposure of Sedimentary Outcrops on Mars," on Friday, May 26 at 12 p.m. in CF 120. Dr. Melissa Rice is his thesis advisor. At 3:15pm in SL 130, MS in Chemistry candidate Keenan Komoto will defend his thesis, "A computational investigation of BODIPY excited state properties and photosensitization of molecular oxygen." His thesis advisor is Dr. Tim Kowalczyk.
6th Annual Graduate Student Conference photo gallery
May 22, 2017 | Photo by Cristina Villalobos (cropped)
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, graduate students from various departments presented their culminating research and academic projects. The Graduate Student Conference provided students with the unique opportunity to celebrate their work and receive constructive feedback in a collaborative learning environment. view gallery
Career Services events for soon-to-be grads
May 18, 2017
- Suitcase to Briefcase: Your Ticket to Pursuing International Careers! | Friday, May 19. AW 204, 4-5:30 p.m.
- Financial Freedom: Building Your Roadmap After Graduation | Tuesday, May 23. AH 100, 3-5 p.m.
- Drop-In Mock Interview Practice | Wednesday, May 24. OM 280, 3-5 p.m. read more
English Grad Symposium 4-5:30 p.m. in Fraser Hall 2
May 17, 2017 | Photo by Morgan Stilp (cropped)
The English Department is organizing a Graduate Student Symposium Wednesday, May 17, 4-5:30 p.m., at Fraser Hall 2 as part of Scholar's Week. Stop by to hear Graduate Symposium panelists discuss poetry, identity, and other illuminating topics.
2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Recipients
May 16, 2017
Western Washington University has announced its 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Award recipients, who will be honored at a ceremony and dinner on May 18 to kick off Western’s Back2Bellingham weekend. Award recipients include:
- Betty Cobbs ('73, MAED '76, '77) - Woodring College of Education Alumni Award
- Linda P. Beckman (MBA '91) - Campus Volunteer Recognition Award
- Holly Hoffman McLeod ('72, MEd '92) - Legacy Family of the Year Award: Hoffman-McLeod Family
Kristina Gustovich to defend Geology master's thesis Friday, May 19
May 15, 2017 | Photo by Julian Peter (cropped)
MS in Geology candidate Kristina Gustovich will defend her thesis, "Gender Stereotype and Spatial Reasoning: The Milankovitch Cycles," on Friday, May 19 at 4 p.m. in CF 105. Dr. Edward Geary of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (SMATE) is her thesis advisor.
Kevin Quillan to defend Geology master's thesis Friday, May 12
May 8, 2017 | Photo by Jennifer McNew, BLM (cropped)
MS in Geology candidate Kevin Quillan will defend his thesis, "Structural Evolution of The San Juan Thrust System, Orcas and Shaw Islands, WA," on Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. in CF 120. Dr. Liz Schermer is his thesis advisor. read more
Sport and Exercise Psychology program graduate student services
May 5, 2017
Graduate students in Western's Sport and Exercise Psychology program offer mental strength training sessions for athletes and teams on campus. They also offer exercise adherence sessions for students, staff or faculty members that are interested in beginning an exercise program or need help sticking with their current program. Services include focus/concentration, self talk, imagery, relaxation, goal setting and more. For more information or to book a session with a graduate student intern, please visit our website or call (360) 650-7269. read more
Public graduate thesis presentations on Friday, May 5
May 2, 2017 | Photo by Dominic Yoxtheimer (cropped)
- On Friday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in AH 225, Jordan Wrigley will present her Environmental Studies thesis, "The 'F-Word': Awareness and Perceptions in Fin-Fish Farming and Aquaculture Policies."
- At 1:45 p.m. in HU 101, Jason Haddix will defend his Kinesiology - Sport Psychology thesis, "Aggressive and Impulsive Behavior in Concussed Athletes."
- At 3 p.m., Daniel Crisafulli will present his Kinesiology - Exercise Science thesis, "Six-Weeks of Creatine and Electrolyte Supplementation Improves Repetitive Sprint Cycling Performance in Recreational Cyclists."
- At 4 p.m. in CF 105, Dara Merz will defend her Geology thesis, "Seismicity and Velocity Structure of Offshore Hawai`i, including Loih`i Submarine Volcano."
Stefanie Neale and Jill Macintyre Witt to defend Environmental Studies Field Projects
May 1, 2017
MA in Environmental Studies candidate Stefanie Neale will defend her field project, "Designing a Curriculum on Sustainable Living Practices," on Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in ES 534. The following day, Jill Macintyre Witt will defend her field project, "Building the Climate Justice Movement - A Field Manual to Increase Climate Activism," on Friday, May 5 at 8 a.m. in AH 225.