The WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents 'Still Talkin’ Race' May 11 in the VU

Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and Whatcom County community members are invited to a campus-wide dialogue about race Thursday, May 11 from 3-5 p.m. in Viking Union 565.

The spring conversation, “Still Talkin’ Race” is a continuation of the Winter 2017 session and all are welcome. It is the second year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.

Western Washington University’s Poulsbo Location Will Be Home to First Cyber Range in Washington State

Computer Information System Security (CISS) students from all over Washington state will soon be able to practice cyber security exercises and test cyber range technologies in a controlled virtual environment when Western Washington University’s Poulsbo location opens the state’s first ever cyber range this fall.  

Peter Robinson to Discuss the Future of Environmentalism April 13 at Western

Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, will discuss how modern environmentalism has changed between generations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Western to Host Cascadia Seminar on Medical Anthrolopology April 21-23

Western will host the Cascadia Seminar on Medical Anthrolopology from April 21-23. The Cascadia Seminar is a small, intimate, high-interest, low-cost weekend conference organized collaboratively by medical anthropologists on faculty at a number of different universities and colleges in the US Pacific Northwest and British Columbia; all events and discussions at the seminar are free and open to the public, although registration is required at

Masters of Asian Cinema: Old Stone, April 11 @Pickford Film Center, and Q&A with Director Johnny Ma April 13

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Johnny Ma’s 2016 debut feature, Old Stone.  It will screen on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., in Bellingham.

Ma began his film career as a documentarian and studied and worked extensively throughout the US and Canada. Old Stone, winner of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television's Best First Feature Award,  is an assured first feature, often described as a “neo-noir.”

Western’s Weekend MBA Program to host four information sessions this spring

EVERETT-- Western Washington University’s Everett-based Weekend Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program will host four information sessions this spring on April 12, May 2, May 18 and June 27. 

The April 12 and May 2 sessions will be held at the Everett University Center on the campus of Everett Community College.  The third, on June 27, will be an online session to allow an added convenience for city commuters. 

Horacio Walker Selected Dean of WWU Woodring College of Education

BELLINGHAM – Horacio Walker has been selected as dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Walker, now dean of the College of Education at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, was selected following a national search and will start at Western this summer. He succeeds current Woodring College Dean Francisco Rios, who will transition from dean to serving as a faculty member in the college’s Secondary Education Department.

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System Thursday, April 13

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 13.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information. The alert system typically is tested twice a year – in the fall and spring. The following Western Alert elements will be tested on April 13:


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