WWU dancers perform work inspired by Western Gallery exhibition

BELLINGHAM – In conjunction with the simultaneous exhibitions of In the Open and The Neighbors, WWU Dance students will perform an original work “Public/Private” in the Western Gallery at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 22. The evening will include live performance by WWU dance faculty and students inspired by Arne Svenson’s photographs, followed by a screening Liz Gerring's glacier performed in 2013 by WWU dance students. The performance is free and open to the public.

Dr. Christine Biermann to Speak on the American Chestnut on February 16 at Western

BELLINGHAM – Christine Biermann, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Washington, will discuss how human and non-human factors have shaped the American chestnut as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

'First Person: Diverse Student Stories' to be staged Feb. 23 and 24 in the Old Main Theatre

“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

WWU Trustee Karen Lee Recognized with Executive Excellence Award

Seattle Business magazine has recognized Western Washington University Trustee Karen Lee as a recipient of the magazine’s 2017 Executive Excellence Awards.

Lee, as CEO of Pioneer Human Services, was one of 14 recipients of the award, which recognizes business executives and other inspirational leaders for modeling exemplary behavior in the day-to-day operation of complex corporate ecosystems as well as in the larger context of providing a moral compass.

WWU and NWIC to Co-Host Columbia River Treaty Symposium Feb. 22-23

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First Nations leaders, government representatives, non-government organizations, academics, and members of private industry from across the Columbia Basin to address the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty(CRT).

Western Washington University to Offer Summer Youth Programs for Grades K-12

Western Washington University will again offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

For the past 35 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s top-quality educators.

Below are the programs being offered this summer:

WWU Youth Programs to Host Anacortes Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) April 14

Students in grades K-6 are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on science activities at Anacortes Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW) on Friday, April 14 at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center.

The event is scheduled from 7-9:45 p.m. Participants will explore how to be a marine biologist through games and activities. Students will also use their knowledge of marine biologists at the end of the night while watching “Finding Dory.”

The cost for Anacortes KNOW is $20. Students should bring a healthy snack, water bottle and curious mind.

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