Researchers Document Eelgrass Wasting Disease
November 7, 2017
Researchers, including graduate student Tyler Tran, are busily documenting eelgrass wasting disease in Skagit and San Juan Counties. read more
Inclement Weather and Campus Closure
November 6, 2017
It's early November, yet winter seems to have arrived in the Pacific Northwest. If you're wondering how to find out whether campus is closed due to inclement weather or what measures Western takes to ensure student safety year-round, an article from Western Today will help you feel informed and prepared for what lies ahead in the coming months. read more.
Continuous Enrollment Policy
November 1, 2017
Current graduate students might be curious about the Graduate School's Continuous Enrollment Policy. Graduate students will be required to maintain continuous enrollment, beginning Winter Quarter 2018. The policy benefits graduate students in many ways, including:
• Saving the student money: The cost of GRAD 699 will be $50/credit, with no additional tuition or fees. Previously graduate students were required to register for two credits at full cost the quarter of graduation (over $500 for residents and $1300 for non-residents).
• Allowing students to always remain in Active Status while working on their theses/finishing their programs.
• Maintaining student email accounts for ease of communication with programs/departments/grad school office.
• Preserving/encouraging student access to library services and other WWU amenities such as the Research and Writing Studio.
This means that all graduate students must be enrolled at all times during the duration of their graduate school experience. There will be exceptions, of course, including those graduate students who have been granted an official leave of absence. read more
Western to Host Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt on Nov. 15th
October 26, 2017
Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and the Western Foundation will host Deborah Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the main stage of the WWU Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance; they will be available from the Western Box Office in the Performing Arts Center starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, or they can be reserved online at tickets.wwu.edu. read more
Nominations Sought for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship, and Other Faculty Awards
October 23, 2017
How can you thank a professor who has greatly impacted your educational experience at Western? Consider nominating her/him for an award. Nominations are now being accepted for a variety of faculty awards for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Nominations are due by Dec. 1. read more
Speaker Applications for TEDxWWU Now Open!
October 23, 2017 | Photo: TEDx OaklandUniversity
If you have an idea worth spreading, consider applying to the TEDxWWU speaker series. Applications are due by midnight on Wednesday, November 8th. For more information and a link to the application, click here.
Climate Change, Snowmelt, and Salmon
October 20, 2017
Graduate faculty Jim Helfield and Robert Mitchell are researching how to improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County's Nooksack River. read more
Graduate Faculty Brenda Miller Wins Washington State Book Award
October 18, 2017
Brenda Miller, a faculty member in Western's MFA in Creative Writing Program, won the Biography/Memoir category for her book An Earlier Life. The Washington State Book Award ceremony was held at the Seattle Public Library last Saturday. read more
Connect with WWU Grad School on Social Media
October 17, 2017
The Story Behind Western's Relationship with Mt. Baker
October 17, 2017
Western students, grad students, and faculty have a long-standing relationship with our neighboring stratovolcano, Mt. Baker. read more
Health Professionals and Grad School Fair Oct. 20
October 16, 2017
Thinking of pursuing a graduate degree or a career as a health professional? Stop by the Viking Union Multipurpose room this Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the chance to meet a variety of Graduate School representatives and health care specialists. read more
Coast Salish Day, Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 11
October 9, 2017
In honor of Coast Salish Day and Indigenous Peoples Day, Western Reads and the World Issues Forum will host an inauguration of this year’s Western Reads book, "Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community," by Harriette Shelton Dover and edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Fraser Hall 102. A reception will follow in the Old Main Solarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m. read more
Fairhaven Arts and Music Festival October 6-8
October 5, 2017
Looking for something entertaining to do this weekend? Look no further! Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with an Arts and Music Festival. Things will kick off on Friday, Oct. 6, with a community lunch, followed by a panel discussion on social justice conversations in higher education. Alumna Carol V. Davis will give a poetry reading in the afternoon, followed by a happy hour and undisco. The celebration continues on Saturday and Sunday with an exploration of Sehome Arboretum, music, food, and more. For more information about the festival, click here.
Graduate Student Research Grants Available
September 28, 2017
Are you planning on conducting thesis research this year? Could you use $1,000 to help fund your thesis work? A total of $30,000 is available this academic year through the Fund for the Enhancement of Graduate Research. All currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply. Guidelines and more information available here.
Graduate Students Assist with Cybersecurity Research
September 26, 2017
Western Washington University graduate students Seth Simms, Roberto Vergaray, and Gian-Carlo DeFazio have been part of Dr. Julian Rrushi's cybersecurity research team. They scoured the internet for brand-new malware and tested their defenses. Rrushi was recently awarded a $400k cybersecurity research grant from the U.S. Air Force Academy. read more
Summer Field Work: Graduate Student and Professor Monitor the Health of Padilla Bay Using Drones
September 20, 2017
Western Washington University graduate student Jefferson Emm and Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin are using a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles to complete a census of the eelgrass beds in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay. Healthy eelgrass beds are vital nursery habitat for a variety of ecologically and commercially important fish and shellfish species such as herring, salmon and Dungeness crab. read more
August 30, 2017
Graduate School's Fall 2017 Orientation read more
June 8, 2017
Summit to Salish Sea Vol. 2 read more
May 22, 2017
6th Annual Graduate Student Conference photo gallery read more