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Keith Edwards to Present 'Ending Rape' Feb. 22

2 hours 41 min ago

Keith Edwards will present “Ending Rape” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.22 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University.

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents Cliburn bronze medalist Daniel Hsu Feb. 27

3 hours 9 min ago

The Sanford-Hill Piano Series, which supports Western Washington University Music Department scholarships, will present pianist Daniel Hsu at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Hsu’s most recent accolade was his Bronze medal performance at the 2017 Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he also won the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work.

Justice Speaks and WWU’s Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program to Host ‘School-Prison Nexus’ Feb. 22 and Feb. 23

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:31am

BELLINGHAM — Erica Meiners, professor of Education and Women’s and Gender Studies at Northeastern Illinois University and Sabina Vaught, professor and Chair of the Department of Education and director of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University, will present “School-Prison Nexus: Building Freedom, Resistance, and Communities” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Fraser Hall 102. They will also be part of a panel at the Bellingham City Council Chambers on Friday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

WWU and Bellingham Selected to host 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:29pm

With a newly remodeled facility to show off to fans from across the conference, Western Washington University has been selected to host the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Basketball Championships.

The 2019 tournament will take place March 7-9 in Bellingham with all games being played on WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium. This will mark the first time that WWU has hosted the championship since the conference went to a single-site format in 2012. The conference office made the announcement on Friday from its headquarters in Portland, Ore.

Watch WWU student Breezy Johnson ski the Super G Friday evening

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:55am

Breezy Johnson, a member of Western's Honors Program and the U.S. Olympic Team, is scheduled to ski in the Women's Super G downhill event in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

The event will be broadcast live on NBC Friday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Pacific time and live streamed on NBCOlympics.com from 6 to 8:55 p.m.

Johnson, an English major, will be wearing bib No. 28.

Also racing in the Women's Super G for the U.S. are Lindsey Vonn, Laurenne Ross and Alice McKennis. 

University of Michigan’s Dorceta Taylor to speak on power, privilege and inclusive environmentalism at WWU and WCC on Feb. 26 & 27

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:28am

Dorceta Taylor, one of the nation’s leading environmental justice scholars and activists, will present in two public events on Feb. 26 and 27 at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College. Both events are free and open to the public.

Kunle Ojikutu to Retire After 20 Years of Fostering Diversity & Inclusion at Western

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:59pm

Kunle Ojikutu will retire as the special assistant to the President for Diversity and assistant vice president for Enrollment and Student Services at Western at the end of the 2017-18 school year. 

Artist Ann Morris & Family Gift to WWU will Sustain Acclaimed Sculpture Woods

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:59pm

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods.

The WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:09pm

Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and Whatcom County community members are invited to a campus-wide dialogue about Race on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Viking Union 565.

The winter conversation, "Talkin’ Race" is a continuation of the ongoing dialogue series and all are welcome. It is the third year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.

Artist Ann Morris & Family Gift to WWU will Sustain Acclaimed Sculpture Woods

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:28am

Noted artist Ann Morris, her son Brook Morris of California and daughter Clea Costa Van Voorhis of Illinois are providing Western Washington University and its students with an extraordinary gift – 14.5 acres of Lummi Island forest that surround her studio and provide the setting for her figurative bronze sculptures sited in the wild quiet called Sculpture Woods.

WWU’s Mountain Environments Research Institute to Host Mount Everest Symposium March 1

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:14am

Various speakers will discuss how Buddhists, climbers, rebels and tourists share Mount Everest and the Khumbu Valley at Western Washington University’s Mount Everest Cultural and Environmental Conservation Forum from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 in Academic Instructional Center West Building 204.

This event is free and open to the public.

University Of Melbourne’s Trevor Burnard to Discuss the Transatlantic Slave Trade at WWU Feb. 15

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:36am

painting of the slave Ship ZongTrevor Burnard, a professor of History and Head of University of Melbourne, Australia will host a public talk titled “Murder on the High Seas” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Communications Facility 115.

This event is free and open to the public.

Lisa Le Feuvre to discuss Holt, Smithson in free public lecture Feb. 12

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:26am

Lisa Le Feuvre, executive director of the Holt-Smithson Foundation, will discuss the creative and investigative spirit of the artists Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson— who developed innovative methods of exploring our relationship with the planet—and the transformation they brought to the world of art and ideas. Holt is the creator of Stone Enclosure,: Rock Rings on south campus near the Communications Facility.

The lecture is free and open to the public Monday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Western Washington University Fine Arts Building, Room 238.

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System Feb. 13

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:53am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Native American Author, Activist, Musician and Lawyer Gyasi Ross coming to WWU Feb. 20 and 21

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 8:51am

Native American author, activist, musician and lawyer Gyasi Ross is coming to Western Washington University to present a trio of workshops and discussions focusing on empowerment, social justice and the strength of community on Feb. 20 and 21; all sessions are free and open to the public.

All events take place on the WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage, and are sponsored by the WWU Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums.

From 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Ross will present “Activism and Empowerment,” a workshop for local students.

WWU's Jill MacIntyre Witt to present at TedX Vail on Saturday

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:31pm

​WWU's Jill MacIntyre Witt, an instructor in the Environmental Studies and Health and Human Development departments and Western's Peace Corps representative, will present "Climate Justice Now! How?" at TedX Vail from 1:45-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Her talk will be livestreamed at http://tedxvail.com/; see that site for more information.


Huxley College’s Annual Career & Internship Fair set for Feb. 8

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:48pm

Huxley College’s Annual Career & Internship Fair will be held on Feb. 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wade King Rec Center - MAC Gym.

Explore environmental and sustainability-themed internships, summer jobs, and career-track positions with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and industry representatives. All majors welcome. A full list of participants can be found at http://www.wwu.edu/careers/huxleyfair.shtml

WWU’s Robert Lopresti to Discuss 'When Women Didn’t Count,' Feb.21

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:52pm

Western Libraries government information librarian Robert Lopresti will give a talk at Western Washington University about his recent book “When Women Didn't Count, the Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics,” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central). The event is free and open to the public.

Psychology’s Jeff Carroll Awarded New $100k Grant to Research Huntington’s Disease

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:17am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

Western Washington University to offer summer youth programs for grades K-12

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:35am

Western Washington University is proud to offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

For the past 36 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s high-quality educators.

Below are the programs being offered this summer:

College Quest (entering grades 10- 12)