Western Reads author visits campus
An Alaskan author whose book vividly describes how climate change is reshaping the landscape of Alaska will visit the campus for several days this quarter as part of Western’s annual Western Reads events.
Nancy Lord will speak in a wide variety of classrooms this week, from science and art to education and political science, to discuss “Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North.”
Students can explore their options at the Majors Fair Wednesday
Students who want to learn more about majors can find dozens of academic departments in one place at the Majors Fair Feb. 5.
The fair is a great resource for students who haven’t declared a major, as for well as students exploring a minor or second major.
EPA: Western is a top green-energy campus
Western Washington University is again on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the nation’s top 30 green energy purchasers in higher education.
Winter Career Fair is a great time to learn about jobs and internships
Many of the 70 or so employers and educational organizations scheduled to attend the Feb. 13 event will be looking for students to fill summer internships and jobs.
That’s just one reason students should not wait until their senior years to check out a career fair, says Aaron Ignac, assistant director of the Career Services Center.
Make plans to join us for Back2Bellingham this May
Back2Bellingham Weekend brings together thousands of family members, alumni and students for Western’s biggest campus gathering.
This year’s events, May 16 to 18, will feature bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben and more than 100 reunions, tours, educational discussions, athletic events, recreational opportunities, and parties with live music.
Career Center offers students tools to help find their way
Western’s Career Services Center offers several assessments to help freshmen – and all students deciding on a major or pondering career options – learn more about their academic interests and strengths.
The assessments “can be a really helpful way to explore career paths,” says Karen Powell, coordinator of job search services at the Career Center. “They can add to that bank of self-knowledge.”
License plates show Western pride on your ride
The new Western Washington University-themed license plate is now available through the Washington State Department of Licensing.
Plate fees vary depending on the vehicle and $28 of every plate purchase is given back to Western and distributed through the WWU Alumni Association for scholarships.
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