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WWU's Hugo García to present ‘Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion' Jan. 31 at City Hall

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:13am

Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

'When I Stutter' to screen Jan. 25 and 28 at the Pickford and Limelight

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:10am

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford and Limelight cinemas in downtown Bellingham.

Institute for Energy Studies' Speaker Series begins Jan. 17

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:08pm

With the generous support of Alaska Airlines, Western's Institute for Energy Studies speaker series convenes energy experts from on and off campus and connects the Western Washington University and Bellingham energy communities.

WWU student Bre Mills completes prestigious two-year Doris Duke Fellowship at UC Santa Cruz

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 9:53am

WWU senior Biology major Bre Mills has completed a prestigious two-summer Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program fellowship at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

She said she hopes more Western students follow her lead and go through the process to apply, as her two summers in the field with the program gave her invaluable research experience and helped point her in new directions after she graduates.

WWU to Hold Go Abroad Fair Jan. 25

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:27am

Western's Go Abroad Fair will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mac Gym at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. The fair is the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about study, service, volunteer, work and internship positions abroad.

New Mountain Research Skills Certificate Program Launches this Quarter at Western

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:29pm

Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) now offers a certificate in mountain research skills that aims to train the next generation of scientists interested in working in remote environments. Organizers say the program addresses a critical need identified by groups such as the U.S. Forest Service and is the only one of its kind in the U.S.

Blood Drive Set for January 9-11 at Western

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:18pm

Bloodworks Northwest will be returning to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 9-11. The drive will be held in the Viking Union on the 4th and 5th floors.  

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 800 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

Psychology's David Sattler given IGE grant to research climate change and mental health in Mongolia

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 1:57pm

David Sattler, professor of Psychology at Western, is the 2018 recipient of a research award funded by the Jack Street Fund for Mongolia and managed by the Institute for Global Engagement.

WWU to Celebrate Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:59am

Western Washington University will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an event titled “We are not the makers of history. We are made by history,” on Tuesday, Jan. 16, featuring educator, scholar, writer and spoken word artist Walidah Imarisha.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 16 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Kiplinger’s Again Ranks WWU Among 100 Best Values in Public Higher Education

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 3:03pm

Western Washington University is one of the 100 best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The ranking, released today, cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

Kiplinger’s magazine ranks Western 92nd on its list of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2017.

Western Washington University Releases Sustainability Action Plan

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:40am

Plan Infuses Sustainable Practices Throughout Campus Academics, Operations, Planning

Western Washington University has released its Sustainability Action Plan, which will serve as the university’s roadmap for protecting local and global ecology, upholding social equity, creating economic vitality, and maintaining human health.

‘Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy’ Western Gallery Exhibition Opens Jan. 9

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:26am

The Western Gallery will present the “Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy” exhibition, which will bring together an international group of artists who ask radical questions about the nature and significance of education in contemporary society.

The exhibition, which is Jan. 9 to March 18, 2018, is based on collaborations of prominent artists, scientists and educators and includes works of art, scientific and educational experiments, and archival material.  An opening reception will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Western Washington University’s Educational Administration Master’s Degree Program Expands to British Columbia

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:27am

Western Washington University’s Educational Administration master’s degree program is expanding to British Columbia. 

Western Washington University Receives $100k Gift from Former Faculty Member Mark Wicholas

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 9:45am

Recently deceased Western Washington University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Mark Wicholas has donated $100,000 to a university fund previously established by a Chemistry alumnus, Terry Smedley (’75), in Wicholas’ name.

​Wicholas died in hospice on Nov. 20, surrounded by family and friends.

WWU's Heritage Resources releases latest issue of 'Heritage Highlights'

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:26am

As the Fall 2017 quarter draws to a close, Western Libraries Heritage Resources is pleased to share the latest issue of its newsletter, "Heritage Highlights."

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville to Speak at Fall Commencement Dec. 16

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:55pm

BELLINGHAM – Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 740 undergraduate and 40 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western summer quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

‘Back to Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy’ Project Includes WWU Art Exhibitions, Art Summits, Teaching Artists Partnerships with Bellingham Schools

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:08pm

Western Washington University is presenting “Back to the Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy,” a project throughout the academic year focused on the junctions of art and education that will include a partnership with the Bellingham School District, Western Gallery art exhibition, a summit with international and local artists, and a Black History Month summit with national artists, performers and participatory workshops.

Many project events are free and open to the public.

The project includes:

Western Gallery Exhibition

WWU's ALL on the Peninsulas Opens Registration for Winter 2018 Courses

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:03am

With passion, engagement and relevance – three vital elements of teaching and learning – Western Washington University's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) on the Peninsulas has opened registration for its Winter 2018 Catalog of Courses for adults of all ages at wwu.edu/ALLPeninsulas.

Chris James to discuss China and the Paris Climate Accord Dec. 7

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:53am

Christopher A. James will speak on energy and environmental policy and the political drivers in play today that influence the breadth and depth of China’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions and improve its air quality at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series.