WWU's Geology Department host University of Washingotn Associate Professor of Earth and Space Sciences Jonathan Toner for "Understanding How Water Could Form on Mars Based on Field Studies in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica" from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in CF - 115.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
Students are invited to participate in the second annual PACCAR Career Day at Western Washington University on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Several representatives from multiple divisions at PACCAR will be on campus throughout the day, offering opportunities to learn about the company. PACCAR will also be parking one of its trucks on the Communication Lawn for the day.
Western Washington University English faculty members Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen’s new collection of short stories, “True Ash,” was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.
Western’s Woodring College of Education is in its fourth year participating in the Cloud Project, a collaboration between the university’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program and the National Taiwan Normal University. Any student can join the TESOL program and apply to be part of the project.
Western Washington University will launch one of the first residence hall compost programs in the country in the first week of November.
Lidded and ventilated compost buckets will arrive to every residence hall room across campus. Moving forward, all residence hall rooms will have the buckets as standard furnishing. Each bin comes with an instructional sticker, providing students with guidelines to successfully compost their organic waste. Free biodegradable liners are distributed as needed at the residence hall community front desk.
Author and photographer Tim Palmer will present “Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy” at 4:30 on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus as part of the Huxley Speaker Series.
All Huxley Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
“Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy,” will discuss the world's premier system for the protection of natural rivers. Palmer’s book examines history and essential policies, while showcasing 160 color photos of designated rivers from across the country.
Christina Keppie has been named director of the Canadian-American Studies program at Western Washington University.
Keppie has been an associate professor of French and Linguistics in Western’s Modern and Classical Languages department since 2008. She is the first Canadian-American Studies director with a background in French studies. She succeeds director David Rossiter, who will return to his faculty position in Western’s Department of Environmental Studies.
The Western Washington University Department of Theatre & Dance is mounting the musical stage adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s award-winning graphic novel ‘Fun Home’ from Nov. 1-4 on the WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage.
The musical adaption garnered 12 Tony nominations, winning five – including Best Musical. The music was written by Jeanine Tesori (“Shrek the Musical”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Caroline or Change”, “Violet”); the book and lyrics are by Lisa Kron. The WWU production is directed by Jim Lortz.
About the play
The Western Washington University Department of Design will host Markus Wierzoch of Artefact at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in Arntzen Hall 100. Wierzoch leads Artefact’s industrial design practice and directs multidisciplinary design teams through the development of products, experiences, and strategies in the fields of consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial products, and the automotive industry.
Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is bringing a series of Leadership Development Workshops to Bellingham on Nov. 8 and 15; these training programs will give attendees insights on what it takes to become a better supervisor and a great boss.
8Mix IT Up: Intersections Between the Arts and Sciences is the 6th annual event focused on celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at Western Washington University. Each year has a new theme with a base goal of showing the world that anyone can enjoy STEM and the people who are part of the STEM community are diverse and multifaceted.
Thursday, Nov. 8 - MAC GYM
The Schedule for the Event will be:
5 p.m.: Doors Open & Food will be available
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.