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Upcoming internal and external grant application deadlines from RSP

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 11:20am

Refer to the RSP website for additional information, guidelines, and application forms.

Faculty Summer Research and Creative Activities Grants

Proposals due to chairs: Oct. 13

This program provides faculty with up to $6,000 to engage in projects that will result in significant advancement of their professional development and field of research, scholarly, or creative work. The Research Advisory Committee makes funding recommendations to the Vice Provost for Research.

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

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 1:16pm

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 21st year in a row, according to the 2021 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.  

WWU Announces New Structural Equity and Bias Response Team

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:28am

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to share with you the launch of the Structural Equity and Bias Response Team, or SEBRT for short. This is the culmination of much research and work by the University’s Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.

Ray Wolpow Institute to present film, webinar on Franco dictatorship

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 4:44pm

Western’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will look at the impact of the Franco dictatorship on Spain during a free online film screening and panel discussion this October.

Western Prepares for a Safe, Healthy Start to Fall Quarter 

Fri, 08/28/2020 - 10:57am

Dear Western Students and Families, 

I hope you and your loved ones are well and that these summer months have afforded you a time to reconnect with family and friends even while we work to keep each other safe through this ongoing pandemic. 

‘Please Don’t Convert to Whiteness’

Tue, 08/25/2020 - 11:55am

Has America Made Racial Progress in the Last 50 Years? - Larry Estrada

Mon, 08/24/2020 - 11:56am
Dearth of a Nation

The United States has been in a moral quandary about the issue of race from its very inception. The two major documents of the Republic, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, spouted lofty and idealistic platitudes that even at the time seemed contradictory to many of their signers and founders of the fledgling nation. They knew full well that land, class, race and gender would ultimately separate the status and ear mark the beneficiaries of the freedoms espoused by these two wondrous documents.

Ten WWU Students Awarded Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to Study Overseas  

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:26am

Ten undergraduate students from Western Washington University have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in 2021, the highest number of awards ever given to Western students in a single term.  

WWU’s Josh Kaplan and His Students Exploring the Beneficial Impacts of CBD Compounds  

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 8:27am

On the fifth floor of Academic Instructional Center - East, mice are breathing vaporized CBD. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis and is the subject of an increasing craze. Conducting the experiments with vapor is the closest way to mimic human use, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Kaplan said.    

Has America Made Racial Progress Over the Last 50 Years? - Ralph Munro

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:01pm

The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggle for racial justice have converged in recent months to place American institutions, both public and private, under tremendous stress. Western's Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education felt it would be very timely to get perspectives from some people who have been engaged with these issues in public life since the 1960s. The Western community has two long-standing members, one a Republican, one a Democrat, who have been involved in civil rights issues for their entire adult lives.

Brian J. Bowe, Carolyn Nielsen and Joe Gosen present Tunisia research at AEJMC

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 9:24am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe, Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen, and Assistant Professor of Journalism Joe Gosen and their L'Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l'Information colleagues Arwa Kooli and Rafia Somai presented their research, "After the Revolution: Tunisian Journalism Students and a News Media in Transition," on Aug. 7 at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference.

Betsy O'Donovan, Carolyn Nielsen present research at virtual AEJMC conference

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:52am

WWU Assistant Professor of Journalism Betsy O'Donovan and Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen presented their research, "Curious Citizens: Whose voices are heard in 'people-powered' reporting," on Aug. 7 at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. 

After 23 Years at Western, Communication Studies Department Manager Ann Reynolds to Retire Aug. 7 

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:18pm

After serving Western and the Communication Studies department for over two decades, Department Manager Ann Reynolds will log off for the last time on Friday, Aug. 7. 

Reynolds first came to Western as a student; as an undergrad, she dreamed of becoming a junior high science teacher. Reality, however, found this wouldn’t be a good fit for her. 

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