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Curating and Presenting Lasting Literature: WWU's Bellingham Review

Join us for a webinar featuring Susanne Paola, managing editor of Western's literary journal, the Bellingham Review, along with MFA candidate Stephen Haines, and previous assistant managing editor and MFA graduate Jai Dulani. The panel will be discussing the daily functions of a literary journal, how we create collaborations between faculty and graduate students, and how we create relationships with writers in this country and across borders.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 12:00 pm 
(Pacific Standard Time)

Register for the panel webinar.

CHSS at a Glance

We are proud to be the largest college at WWU with fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary programs, offering over 50 bachelor's degrees and 12 graduate degrees. Our faculty have a record of excellence in their scholarly activities, teaching, and service to the community, college, and university.


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2019-2020 Outstanding Graduates

Graduates from the Humanities

Photo collage of 2019-20 CHSS Outstanding Graduates from Humanities disciplines.
  • Shapei Baker, Chinese
  • Nancy Brill, Spanish
  • Ray Garcia, Journalism,
    Presidential Scholar
  • Sofia Marcheal Jensen, French
  • Holly Lund, German
  • Elizabeth Moorhead, Global Humanities and Religions
  • Hokulani Rivera, English – Creative Writing and Anthropology
  • Samia Saliba, History
  • Moira (Marielle) J. Stockton, English Literature
  • Megan Zahn, Communication Studies

Please read the full Western Today article about our Outstanding Humanities Graduates. 

Graduates from the Social Sciences

Photo collage of 2019-20 CHSS Outstanding Graduates from Social Sciences disciplines.
  • Erin Dhalman-Oeth, Sociology
  • Emily Hillman, Linguistics
  • Emmalene Madsen, East Asian Studies
  • Jessica Mendiola, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Iva Reckling, Recreation
  • Hokulani Rivera, Anthropology and English – Creative Writing
  • Rowan Salton, Psychology
  • Piper Tolbert, Political Science
    Presidential Scholar
  • Emma Toth, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Please read the full Western Today article about our Outstanding Social Sciences Graduates. 

WWU student Michael Dunning learns how to transplant and fill in the gaps of a rice field, Vietnam, 2014

History Department's Mart Stewart receives teaching award from Agricultural History Society

WWU Professor of History Mart Stewart has been awarded the Inaugural James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History by the Agricultural History Society, awarded to a nominee who has achieved distinction in the teaching of agricultural and rural history.  The colleagues and students who nominated Stewart and the Giesen Award Committee cited several features of his teaching record as distinctive. 

According to the Award Committee, “(Stewart's) teaching career has highlighted the social, environmental, political, and economic facets of making a living from the land. He has thought deeply about the significance of rural people and their experiences, not only bringing his own research to bear in the classroom but also in the field experiences he has developed for students.”

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