Western Washington University to offer Ethics in Workplace Workshop April 19

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer “Ethics in the Workplace” this spring, the first of several professional development courses designed for business executives and human resource professionals. 

The half-day non-credit course will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 19 at the Squalicum Boathouse in Bellingham. Cost to attend is $349 with registration details available at ee.wwu.edu/professional-development.

WWU Part of Research Group Awarded New $5 Million Grant to Study the Gulf of Alaska

Western Washington University Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of the Shannon Point Marine Center is part of a group of scientists recently awarded $5.6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research over the next five years in the Northern Gulf of Alaska.

The grant funding supports the formation by the NSF of the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 28 such sites spread across the country’s mountains, plains, rivers, forests, and oceans.

WWU selected to host USA Rugby regional playoff tournament April 8-9 at Harrington Field

USA Rugby, the governing body for collegiate rugby in the United States, has announced that Western Washington University has been selected to host the regional rounds of the 2016-17 Men’s Division I-AA and Women’s Division-II National Championships. Matches will take place on April 8 and 9 at Robert Harrington Field on WWU’s campus.

WWU To Host PNW’s First Queer Comics Convention

Recognizing the need within the community for a comics convention that supports and celebrates the transformational role of queer and minority characters and their creators in comics and science fiction, a student-led group of organizers from WWU reached a critical mass to take action on making their dream a reality. This year in April, WWU will host the Pacific Northwest’s first ever queer comics convention.


WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Spring World Issues Forum Slate

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.


Winter Quarter Commencement Set for March 18

Philip Rotter, a Western Washington University alumnus and longtime design consultant in New York City, will address WWU graduates and their families in three winter Commencement ceremonies March 18 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage.

Approximately 650 undergraduates and about 57 master’s candidates will receive degrees this quarter. Admission is by ticket only, and each graduate will be allowed four tickets. Overflow seating also will be available on campus.

WWU Youth Programs to Again Host 'Grandparents U' This Summer

Western Washington University will again offer “Grandparents U,” an intergenerational program offering a variety of courses for grandparents and their grandchildren, in Bellingham and Anacortes this summer.

As part of the Bellingham program, students in grades 1-8 will partner with their grandparents to design computer programming, explore photography, learn drumming techniques from around the world, get involved in art, experience orchestra hands-on, build a language and become skilled with investments.


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