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‘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.

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.