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Bellingham climber David Mauro to present 'The 'Why' of Mountain Climbing' Nov. 6 

3 hours 3 min ago

Bellingham resident, climber and author David Mauro will give a talk entitled “The ‘Why’ of Mountain Climbing,” at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

The event is free and open to the public.

Ella Higginson celebration at Western Libraries set for Nov. 2

8 hours 48 min ago

A special reception to celebrate the installation of a bronze bust honoring celebrated Pacific Northwest author Ella Rhoads Higginson will be held on Friday, Nov.2, from 4-6 p.m. The reception will take place in the Western Libraries Reading Room, (Wilson Library 4th Floor Central) and will include refreshments and live music.

WWU’s Munro Seminar for Civic Education Set for Oct. 23 and 24; keynote to discuss trade with China

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:13am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host the annual Munro Seminar on Oct. 23 and 24; this year’s theme is former Washington Secretary of State, WWU alumnus and former WWU trustee Ralph Munro’s legacy in international affairs.

Programs will highlight Munro’s role in stimulating trade between Washington and the Far East, and his humanitarian work in East Africa.

The keynote speaker will be David Bachman, professor of Political Science at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

WWU's Douglas Sladen to Discuss Adult Onset Hearing Loss at City Hall Oct. 29

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:09am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Douglas Sladen will present “Adult Onset Hearing Loss: Current Trends and Emerging Technologies” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers as part of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series.

All lecture series events are free and open to the public.

Western to host 16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Feb. 23

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:27am

Western Washington University will host five award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 16th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up.

WWU Enrollment Shows Record Number of Freshman Students

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:19am

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university. And overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.

Compass 2 Campus Brings 1,100 Fifth Graders to WWU Campus Oct. 16

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:20pm

About 1,100 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the 10th year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Career Services to host annual Health Professional and Grad School Fair Oct. 18

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:34pm

The Career Services Center is hosting its annual Health Professional and Grad School Fair on Thursday, October 18 from 10-2 in the Wade King Rec Center - MAC Gym.  This event is both for students interested in a career in healthcare as well as those looking to explore opportunities and programs for advanced studies in a variety of fields.

Linguistics Program to host Vanderbilt's Reyna Gordon Nov. 5

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:18pm

The Linguistics Program, the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Reyna Gordon, the director of the Vanderbilt University Music Cognition Lab, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in Miller Hall 152. 

The event, titled “Individual differences in language and rhythm skills: a journey from behavior to brain to genetics," is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Wildland Studies’ Alilson Dolan on Oct. 11

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:54pm

Wildlife Studies Senior Field Studies Advisor Allison Dolan will present “Wildlands Studies and the Transformative Effect of a Field Studies Program” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Academic West 203 as part of the Huxley Speaker Series.

All Huxley Speakers Series events are free and open to the public.

Retired Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally to Speak at the Western Leadership Forum Oct. 25

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:07am

Retired President and CEO of the Ford Motor Corp. Alan Mulally will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Western Washington University Leadership Forum on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.

Western Ranked Among Nation’s 25 Best Green Colleges

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:22am

Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by Collegeconsensus.com, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.

Transfer Student Social set for Oct. 10 at Brandywine Kitchen

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 12:42pm

New to Western and living off campus? Come to the Off Campus Living Transfer Student Social from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Brandywine Kitchen, 1317 Commercial St., in Bellingham to meet other transfer students, provide ideas about how WWU can better support transfer students, and win prizes!

Western Libraries to Host Journalism's Derek Moscato for ‘Pipelines and Prairie Protest’ Oct. 17

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:51am

Derek Moscato, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, will give a talk entitled “Pipelines and Prairie Protest: How Great Plains Environmentalists Win Hearts and Minds and Change the Media Narrative,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central).

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach to discuss Hawaii's Kilauea eruption Oct. 4

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:29am

Western Washington University's Jackie Caplan-Auerbach will discuss her summer work at sea performing offshore monitoring of Hawai'i's Kilauea volcano at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 in Academic West 204 as part of the Huxley Speaker Series.

The presentation, titled "Ocean-Bottom Seismology and the 2018 Eruption of Kilauea Volcano" is free and open to the public.

Western Lecture Series to Present ‘Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products: Health Effects and How to Reduce our Exposures’ Oct. 16 in Kingston

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:03am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host Fran Solomon at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Village Green Community Center in Kingston for “Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products: Health Effects and How to Reduce our Exposures.”

Fall Quarter TLA Begins Oct. 3 & 4

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:23am

How do we create a trusting learning environment? Is political correctness a form of censorship, or is it an ideal for creating fairness? Does the grading system and standardized testing help or hurt student learning? Join students, faculty, staff, and community members as they consider questions like these during this quarter’s Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) dialogue sessions. 

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System, Hold Campus Lockdown Drill Oct. 9

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:58am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Fall World Issues Forum Slate

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 2:58pm

The upcoming Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, facilitated by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as immigration policy, indigenous sovereignty, human rights violations and global documentary practices.

The forums are free and open to Western’s community and the general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.


Wednesday, Oct. 3

WWU Alumna Fumi Watanabe James of Pepsico’s Design + Innovation Center coming to campus Oct. 2

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:01am

Director of Global Beverage at Pepsico’s Design + Innovation Center in New York City Fumi Watanabe James will give a free lecture on design at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Miller Hall room 138.

The lecture is open to the public.