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WWU Students Attend National SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:40pm

Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.

The new edition of Window is out!

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 1:34pm

Window magazine has arrived!

WWU Industrial design students win prestigious GRAY Award

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:24am

​WWU Industrial Design students were honored on Nov. 29 at the 2017 GRAY Awards in Seattle with a first place award in the Student Design Open Category for "Cube^3." The annual awards are sponsored by GRAY Magazine, one of the leading design publications in the Pacific Northwest.

WWU receives Silver Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:48am

At the first-ever non-partisan ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Awards Ceremony on Oct. 19, which recognizes colleges and universities committed to increasing student democratic engagement, Western Washington University received a silver seal for achieving a student voting rate between 60-69 percent.

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas Seeks Opinions from Peninsula-Area Residents

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 9:05am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is seeking opinions from adults living on Washington’s Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas regarding higher education.

The survey is sponsored through Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research as an effort to conduct research related to experiences with higher education. The research seeks to better understand Peninsula residents’ familiarity with local higher educational programs, as well as how they benefit the community.

Harvards' Alexander Görlach to Present 'Islam in Europe' Dec. 7

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:34pm

Harvard University's Alexander Görlach will present 'Islam in Europe'  at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in SMATE (SL) 130.

The talk is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Western's Department of Liberal Studies.

WWU Recognized as ‘Military Friendly School’ for 2018

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:23am

Western Washington University has been named a “Military Friendly School” for 2018 by militaryfriendly.com, placing Western in the top 40 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide.

Based on a survey of more than 10,000 colleges and universities, Western was one of the schools to receive recognition for doing the most to assist America’s military service members and veterans as students.

Western Libraries Welcomes New Director of Collections

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:00am

Western Libraries at Western Washington University has hired Madeline Kelly as its director of Collections. Madeline comes to Western from the University Libraries at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia., where she served as Head of Collection Development.

In her new position at Western, Madeline leads units responsible for acquisitions, course reserves, interlibrary loan and resource sharing, cataloging, circulation, collections assessment, and maps.

SMATE Instructor Josie Melton Receives STEM Fellowship

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 2:52pm

Josie Melton, science education instructor in SMATE (Science, Math and Technology Education) at Western Washington University, has been selected for one of 10 highly competitive annual CADRE Fellowships.

Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

WWU Engineering Faculty Awarded Pair of Aerospace Research Grants

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:55am

Faculty members in Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department have been awarded a pair of grants totaling over $160,000 by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation.

SBDC to Co-Sponsor Digital Marketing Training Program Dec. 11 in Blaine

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:29pm

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the City of Blaine and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce to bring a digital marketing training program to local businesses from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, on Dec. 11 at the Blaine School District Office, 765 H St., in Blaine.

Cost is free but space is limited and registration is preferred. For more information on how to register, please call the SBDC office at (360) 778-1762 or email sbdc@wwu.edu.

Queen's Vernacular series to host three events next week

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:52am

Funeral Parade of Roses (dir. Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)

Tuesday, Nov.28, Pickford Film Center, 6:30 p.m. (ticketed)

Kelly McAllister to Speak on Balancing Washington’s Transportation Needs with Stewardship of Natural Resources Nov. 30

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:30am

Kelly McAllister of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will discuss the interplay between the growing demands on the state's transportation infrastructure and stewardship of its natural resources and wildlife at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

UW's Jürgen Salay to present 'Climate Policy in the European Union' Nov. 30

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:08am

Jürgen Salay, EU Fellow at the University of Washington, will present  'Climate Policy in the European Union'  at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Communications Facility 150.

The talk, which is sponsored by Western's Political Science Department, is free and open to the public.

‘Crochet Sculpture: Fibers and Fabrics’ in the B Gallery through Nov. 24

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 9:33am

Western Washington University’s Department of Art is hosting an exhibition titled “Crochet Sculpture: Fibers and Fabrics” in the Fine Arts Building’s B Gallery in the Fine Arts Building through Nov. 24.  

The exhibition features sculptures made from crochet fabrics. The students presenting in this exhibit are from Seiko Purdue’s Fibers and Fabrics class. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Western to host Children’s & Young Adult Book Sale on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University will host its annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 on the fourth floor of Western’s Wilson Library.

Over a thousand new children’s and young adult books will be available for purchase, including hardbacks for $5 and paperbacks for $2. Teachers, community members and readers of all ages are invited to discover and enjoy award-winning titles.

Woodring and Facilities Management collaborate to bring new teaching tools to the CDC

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 1:05pm

The Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program in Western's Woodring College of Education and the Associated Students' Child Development Center (CDC) have a longstanding collaborative partnership to engage in the understanding of principles and practices in early childhood education.  One of the projects this term in the ECE 434: Environments for Young Children class is to design and materials for the classroom to support children’s knowledge and skills related to scientific thinking and to support children’s ability to represent their thinking.

WWU's Margot Myers receives 2017 Artist Trust GAP Award

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:08pm

WWU Department of Art & Art History instructor Margot Myers received 2017 Artist Trust GAP Award funding for a series of large woodcut panels each depicting one of the six rivers that feed Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Penn's Jonathan Zimmerman to Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' Dec. 1

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am

The University of Pennsylvania's Jonathan Zimmerman will Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Communications Facility 120.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce gifts scholarship to Western Washington University’s Poulsbo Cybersecurity Program

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 9:37am

The Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce has donated a $450 scholarship to a Western Washington University student for the 2018-2019 school year.

The scholarship will go to a student within the university’s bachelor's degree program in Computer & Information Systems Security (CISS) offered in Poulsbo.