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Latin American Studies Program will host its first LAS Forum on Friday, March 6

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:39pm

Western's Latin American Studies Program will host its first Latin American Studies Forum on Friday, March 6 on campus, keynoted by the University of California at San Diego's Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, who will present "Transindigenitude: Poetic Convergences in the Americas" from 4-5 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

Campus coronavirus update: March 4

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:11am

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the spread of coronavirus continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.  There have been a few additional cases in King and Snohomish counties attributed to coronavirus disease, which you have likely heard about in the news by now.  I want to share with you our ongoing work to ensure that Western is prepared to deal with this issue.

Journalism's Maria McLeod wins 2019 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:38am

Associate Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. She won $1,008.15 and her prose poem “The Meaning of Marriage” will be published in Quarter After Eight, an annual literary journal put together by the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University and supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

How White candidates 'racialize' themselves to win over Hispanic voters: A Q&A with WWU's Rudy Alamillo

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:32am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Rudy Alamillo recently chatted with Western Today about his field of research, which focuses on how white political candidates are successful (or not) at engaging with Hispanic voters and turning that engagement into votes.

Western Today: Your research focuses on understanding how non-Hispanic White candidates appeal (or don’t appeal) to Hispanic voters. How did you get interested in this field of study?

CSU - Long Beach's May Ling Halim to discuss her research on gender equality March 5

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:26am

WWU's Center for Cross Cultural Research will host California State University at Long Beach Associate Professor of Psychology May Ling Halim at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Academic West 204 for "The Development of Gender Intergroup Attitudes Among Ethnically Diverse Children."

Western Alumna and Author Eowyn Ivey to Visit Campus March 6

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:53am

Alaskan author, 1995 Western alumna and Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey will visit campus March 6 as part of Whatcom READS 2020.

Elaine Weiss, author of ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ to speak at Western Feb. 27

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:09pm

Elaine Weiss, author of highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote” will speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Performing Arts Center main stage.

Western Named a 2019-20 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:01am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2019-2020 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Linguistics to host UBC's Neda Todorović Feb. 10

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 9:12am

University of British Columbia Assistant Professor in Syntax Neda Todorović will give a talk titled “Sequence of Tense in a language without Tense – the case of Gitksan” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in Bond Hall 417.

The talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Linguistics.

Queens Vernacular Film Series offers pair of events in February

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:18am

Western's Queens Vernacular Film series is hosting a pair of events in February: a presentation and discussion by Cáel M.

Wolpow Institute holding free raffle for Global Gourmets tickets

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 9:35am

Western's Ray Wolpow Institute is raffling off student tickets for this year's

How-To Tuesday: Using MABEL

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 9:38am

MABEL, an acronym for Multimedia Archives Based Electronic Library, is a database of collections centered around the past and present of Western Washington University and the Pacific Northwest Region.

There are many different types of digital assets available on the platform, from photos and videos to oral histories and much more; all can be used to enhance research or build campus marketing collateral.

WWU Again Receives Classification as a Carnegie Community Engaged University

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University has joined 118 other U.S. colleges and universities in receiving the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Witnessing History: Western Student Tatum Buss Observes Impeachment Hearings

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:02am

WWU student Tatum Buss is working as an intern for her home state senator John Barrasso in Washington, D.C., allowing her to witness the ongoing impeachment hearings firsthand.

Serving as an administrator for Barrasso, one of two senators from Wyoming, Buss spends most days running errands, answering phone calls and conducting legislative research for Barrasso and his senior staff.

Marija Runić to present 'Linguistics and Education in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina' Feb. 5

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:35pm

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Marija Runić will give a talk titled “Linguistics and Education in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Bond Hall 417.

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