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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)

Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy Black History Month Summit Feb. 9-10 at WWU

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:53am

Western Washington University is presenting the “Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy Black History Month Summit” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10.

Events, which are open to the public, will be in the Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall and at Wilson Library.

Huxley's Brian Bingham Named Interim Director of WWU’s Shannon Point Marine Center

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 1:21pm

Brian Bingham has been named interim director of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC).

Bingham, professor of Environmental Sciences in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, will begin his new duties on Feb. 1. A national search for the SPMC director is planned for next fall, with the permanent director set to start during the summer of 2019.

For WWU student Parker Schmidt, It's all downhill from here

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:34am

Parker Schmidt and his teammates woke up at 4 a.m. on a brisk morning last summer to longboard to the top of the French Alps to see the sunrise. As he rode through the trees, he thought about how lucky he is to be able to travel the world for longboarding.

For Schmidt, a professional downhill longboarder, riding through the French Alps in between competitions is one of the many opportunities he gets to experience by dedicating his life to longboarding. 

Shellfish Biologist Julie Barber to Speak at WWU Feb. 1

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:11am

Julie Barber, senior shellfish biologist for the Swinomish Indian Tribe, will present "The Swinomish Shellfish Program: Management, Research, and Restoration Efforts" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.1 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU's Jane Wong wins prestigious James Ray Award

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 9:57am

​WWU Assistant Professor of English, literary artist, and author of "Overpour" Jane Wong is the 2017 recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award from the The Artist Trust | Frye Art Museum Consortium. The prize recognizes artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates exceptional originality and is intended to advance the creative work of an outstanding individual artist.

WWU Students Attend Society for Neuroscience Conference in Washington D.C.

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 1:55pm

Students from Western’s Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) program attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. in November to present their research to other neuroscientists.

Woodrings Sondra Cuban Spends Summer and Fall in Chile on Fulbright Scholar Program

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:13pm

Western Washington University Professor in the Department of Health and Community Studies Sondra Cuban was awarded a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in August to research her project, “The Mobilities of Immigrant Women.”

Cuban taught at the Universidad de la Frontera and she conducted her research, which began in August and just ended in December, in Temuco, Chile where she studied the lives of immigrant women. While there, she observed the supports and barriers to the 60 participants in her study who lived and worked in Temuco.

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research hosts Onnie Rogers Feb. 7 for 'It's Just a Color'

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:59pm

Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Onnie Rogers from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday,  February 7,  in Academic West 210 for “It’s Just a Color; A master narrative analysis of racial identity in middle childhood.”

Onnie RogersThis event is free and open to the public.

Western's Kathryn Vulić to Discuss Medieval Manuscripts Feb. 14

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:23am

Western Washington University Professor of English Kathryn Vulić will give a talk entitled “Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” at Western Washington University from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for those who wish to stop by before the event to meet the new Special Collections Librarian, Michael Taylor.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU student Breezy Johnson is going to the Olympics

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 2:16pm

Breezy Johnson, a Western Washington University student and member of the university’s Honors Program, has been selected to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February.

US Ski and Snowboard announced Wednesday that Johnson, from Victor, Idaho, will join the U.S. Alpine Ski Team as a first-time Olympian. Johnson, now in her fourth season as a member of the U.S. Ski Team, specializes in World Cup alpine speed events such as the Downhill and Super G.

Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit Jan. 27 at WWU

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:13pm

Western Washington University is presenting the “Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Concert Hall.

WWU to Host Winter Career Fair Feb. 8

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:29am

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Thursday, February 8th in the Wade King Student Recreation Center MAC Gym. Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.

University Archives and Records Management is offering two free classes to the campus community in February

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:09am

University Archives and Records Management is offering two classes in February:  Digital Records Management (Feb. 13) and Managing Your Records at Western (Feb. 1).