Western Announces the 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Recipients

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.

This year, the association honors 13 alumni, a Campus School grad, and a family of 23 who carry on the Western legacy. Each recipient’s commitment to excellence and giving back is apparent and their impacts are felt by many, from those on Western’s campus to foreign countries.

WWU to Host Screening and Discussion of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ May 30

Western's Department of Theatre and Dance will host a screening and discussion of the 1963 film adaption of “A Raisin in the Sun” from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30 in the Old Main Theatre; the event is free and open to the public.

Western’s Dean of Students Ted Pratt will lead the discussion about the film, which was adapted from Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning 1959 play of the same name.

Historian André-Carl Vachon to discuss ethnic cleansing in Colonial Canada May 23 and 24

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host historian André-Carl Vachon for a pair of lectures on the WWU campus May 23 and 24 dealing with the ethnic cleansing of Acadians - those of French descent who settled in what are now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), as well as part of Quebec - by the British in the 1700s.


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