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Western Libraries to Host Mountaineering Exhibit Sept. 26-March 22

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:45am

Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host a new exhibition exploring the complex relationship between humans’ love of high altitudes and issues of gender, race, and class. “To the Mountaintop: A Social History of Mountaineering,” will open on September 26 and remain on display through March 22, 2019. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be available for viewing Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays) in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU Coming Sept. 26

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:08am

Western Washington University, in partnership with the City of Bellingham, will host the Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

This year, the Western Washington University Alumni Association has donated an additional $40,000 in energy-efficient LED lights, bringing the total to more than 250 illuminated trees donated for downtown (more than 2600 strands of lights.)

Western Gallery Gets Grant to Restore Donald Judd ‘Untitled 1982’ Sculpture

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:04am

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University has received a $132,000 grant to restore the Donald Judd sculpture ‘Untitled 1982,” part of the university’s acclaimed sculpture collection.

The grant is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums.

WWU Students Move into Residence Halls Sept. 21-23; Many Activities Planned for Students

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:44am

About 4,100 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments, beginning Sunday, Sept. 16, with the majority arriving Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Lynden’s Jansen Art Center to Exhibit Paintings by WWU’s Cynthia Camlin Through Nov. 30

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:03pm

The paintings of Western Washington University art professor Cynthia Camlin will be exhibited at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden from Sept.6 through Nov. 30; the exhibition, titled “Boneyard & Bloom,” will feature a Sept. 6 reception from 6 – 8 p.m. with an artist talk by Camlin at 6:30 p.m.

CBE to Offer Comprehensive PMP® Exam Preparation Course This Fall

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:09pm

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will offer a comprehensive PMP® Exam Preparation Course from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Oct. 9 through Dec. 6, in Bellingham’s Barkley Village.

Western Washington University to Offer Fall Youth Programs for Grades K-9

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:06pm

Western Washington University has announced its Youth Program offerings for grades K-9 this fall.

Western has been inspiring youth through academics and recreational activities for the last 37 years. Participants will experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s high-quality educators.

The following are the programs being offered this fall:

Computer Science Club

WWU’s Sanford-Hill Piano Series presents U.K.’s Philip Edward Fisher Oct. 12

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 3:04pm

Award-winning U.K. pianist Philip Edward Fisher will perform the first concert of the 2018-19 Sanford-Hill Piano Series in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.

Fisher will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liebermann, Liszt, and Sibelius.

Bellingham Police investigating unlawful videotaping, WWU employee's conduct under investigation

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 7:18pm
On September 4, 2018 Bellingham Police received an initial complaint from two adult males who believed they were being video recorded while taking a shower after a sporting event at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle on the weekend of August 25-26, 2018.  The two men are part of Bellingham Slam, a semi-professional basketball team.  The suspect has been identified as Kip Leonetti who is listed as an associate coach on the team website and an employee of Western Washington University (WWU)’s Wade King Student Recreation Center.     Bellin

U.S. News Rankings Show WWU as Top Public Master’s-Granting School in Pacific Northwest

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:41am

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. 

Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the sixth year in a row. 

‘Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope’ Opens Sept. 26 at the Western Gallery

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:45pm

Can species thrive together? Can we learn from nature to remediate environmental problems? Is hope possible in the Anthropocene?

Western Gallery’s fall exhibition, “Modest Forms of Biocultural Hope,” which runs Sept. 26 through Dec. 8, focuses on these questions as well as creative efforts to address ecological concerns. Four art installations explore the complex relationships between biology and culture.

Academy for Lifelong Learning on the Peninsulas Opens Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Course Registration

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:25pm

POULSBO, WA – Academy for Lifelong Learning on the Peninsulas (ALL) is proud to present its fall 2018/winter 2019 catalog of courses for adults of all ages. The classes will be offered in five cities: Kingston (Village Green Community Center), Shelton (Olympic College), Poulsbo (Olympic College), Port Townsend (Fort Worden) and Bremerton (Olympic College and Kitsap History Museum). Course registration is now open.

Western Washington University biologist explores how biodiversity can help – or hurt -- carbon storage in forests

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:09pm

Biodiversity plays a significant role in forest carbon storage, but surprisingly less than previously thought, according to research in Ecology Letters that was led in part by Western Washington University Biology Professor David Hooper.

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center Co-Sponsors an Exporting Workshop Sept. 12

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:35pm

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Washington Export Outreach Team and the Port of Bellingham to share tools and resources that are designed to help small businesses grow via international sales opportunities.

Join the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT) for this free half-day export workshop where you will:


• Meet the local, state, regional & federal export resources who will help you on your export journey.

Western’s Extended Education Releases Digital Look Book

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:03pm

The Extended Education (EE) marketing team is excited to announce the release of a new digital look book titled “The Extended Forecast” which represents the department’s mission of connecting learners of all ages to the Western experience. Extended Education collaborates with colleges, departments and the community, linking university resources with educational needs and opportunities both on and off main campus.

WWU to Co-Host Bellingham Sister Cities Event, the Global Dialog for Community Solutions, Sept. 4-6

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:47am

Western Washington University and the Bellingham Sister Cities Association will host the mayors or representatives from all seven of Bellingham’s sister cities for the first Global Dialog for Community Solutions and a celebration of 60 years of the sister-city partnership between Bellingham and Tatayama, Japan on Sept. 4-6.

Western’s Babafemi Akinrinade Researching Genocidal Atrocities Across Africa

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:27am

Genocide is nothing new.

The atrocities of murdering and displacing entire groups of people based on their ethnicity, nationality or religion has been a festering scar on humanity for thousands of years. It wasn’t until after the Holocaust that the international community, as a group, began to seek trials and punish those involved in committing such abhorrent crimes against humanity.