Western Washington University announces summer youth program offerings in Poulsbo

POULSBO – Western Washington University will offer a variety of programs for youth in Poulsbo this summer at the SEA Discovery Center.

For 34 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to consider opportunities in higher education. Participants gain exposure to a college atmosphere while learning from some of Western’s top-quality educators.

Programs in Poulsbo this summer include Odyssey of Science & Arts and Grandparents U:

WWU Youth Programs to host Grandparents U at SEA Discovery Center

POULSBO -- Western Washington University’s Grandparents U, an intergenerational program that offers a variety of summer courses for grandparents and their grandchildren, will be held at in Poulsbo at the SEA Discovery Center this summer.

Students in grades three through five will partner with their grandparents to explore how nature inspires human invention. Through hands-on activities, participants will take a closer look into marine life, how their adaptions have been emulated by people and the success of those imitations.

Western Washington University’s Viking Launch offers incoming freshman the chance to get an early start

        BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University invites incoming freshman to get a head start on college and participate in Viking Launch, Western’s fall quarter early-start program featuring immersive, lab and field-based courses and extended opportunities to become familiar with the academic and social climate of Western’s Bellingham campus.

Bill Moyer to Speak on ‘Solutionary Rail’ on April 6 at Western

BELLINGHAM – Bill Moyer, co-founder of the Backbone Campaign, will discuss the people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Reel World Film Series announces Spring Series

The Institute for Global Engagement announces its line-up of globally-focused films for spring quarter. This monthly film series is free and open to the public. Faculty and student organizations are encouraged to suggest films that can supplement a course, an event or a discussion that raises awareness about other cultures, about global issues, or about viewing the world from different perspectives.

The Reel World Film Series schedule and film trailers can be viewed online at http://international.wwu.edu/reelworld/

Journalist Arndt Peltner to Discuss Rwandan Genocide April 19 at WWU

Journalist Arndt Peltner will present “When the World Looked Away: Germany and the Rwandan Genocide” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 in Miller Hall 121 on the Western Washington University campus.

Hosted by Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, the event is free and open to the public.

Holocaust Survivor Noémi Ban to Speak at WWU April 24 & 29

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute (RWI) for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will host Holocaust survivor and educator Noémi Ban in a special presentation with Professor Emeritus Ray Wolpow and RWI Director and Pofessor Sandra Alfers from 6 to 8 p.m. on Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) on Monday, April 24 and again from 2 to 4 p.m on Saturday, April 29, in Arntzen Hall 100.

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