WWU Professor to Discuss ‘Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States’ tonight at City Hall

Bidisha Biswas, Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 6th in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street.

WWU Art Students to Present Ideas for Public Art in Bellingham’s Roundabouts at City Hall March 9

Students from Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts will present proposals for public art in up to four of Bellingham’s roundabouts to officials from the City of Bellingham from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in the City Council chambers.

The 10 students from WWU instructor Werner Klotz’s Art 334 class will present conceptual drawings and landscapes around their ideas of what the spaces could potentially look like to members of the city’s Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Planning and Community Development departments.

23rd Annual Employee Art Show to run March 13-17

Western Washington University will host its 23rd Annual Employee Art Show March 13-17 in Viking Union 565. This Employee Art Show is a long-standing tradition at Western and provides an artistic window into the talents of Western’s faculty, staff and retirees. Admission is free and open to the public.

Exhibit hours are as follows:

Monday, March 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Opening Reception 3-5 p.m.

Tonight on campus: Social Justice Film Series from 5-7 p.m.

The Department of Communication Studies will host its Social Justice Film Series in collaboration with its #endhomelessnesswwu project from 5-7 p.m.on Wednesday, March 1 in Fraser Hall 102. The event will present a selection of visual expressions by students, faculty, and community filmmakers focusing on homelessness in Bellingham, community building, and peace. This collaborative event will include student filmmakers from Organizational Communication 228, Interpersonal Communication 327, faculty members, and community partners.

WWU Ranked No. 2 on Peace Corps’ List of Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

The Peace Corps today released the 2017 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University was ranked No. 2 among medium-sized schools, with 48 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

WWU was ranked No. 3 in 2016 and has been among the elite top three medium schools for seven years, including No. 1 in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, a total of 993 Vikings have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers.

Virtual Reality: The new frontier for Industrial Design

Western Industrial Design student Matt Hoogestraat is standing in the middle of an oval shaped room with the sea stretched out around him in all directions. Around the exterior of the room are tables with odd designs hovering above them. Matt teleports from table to table, examining the designs until he finds one with his name on it and his designs above it.

While all of this is happening, Matt is sitting in the office of his professor, Jason Morris, motionless with a helmet and goggles on.

This is virtual reality.


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