BELLINGHAM – Alaska attorney Mark Choate, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 15 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.
About 758 undergraduate and 32 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western fall 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.
Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has received the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Edition award for her book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature.”
Laffrado was presented the award in early November at the SSAWW conference in Denver.
At the conference, Laffrado was honored for her outstanding contribution to the study of American women writers. Laffrado began work on her book a few years ago and was nominated for the award by her publisher.
Five students from Western Washington University have been selected to participate in the 2019 Legislative Internship program in Olympia. The internship begins the first day of the legislative session in January and ends the last day of winter quarter.
Kate Armstrong of Olympia, Sam Moschel of Snohomish, Jessica Thom of Kennewick, Amanuel Mamo of Shoreline and Nathaniel Williams of Tacoma were selected for this opportunity.
The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is The Music Room, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St.)
Western Washington University’s Wilson Library will host the first "Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities" from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 in the Reading Room.
The showcase will host 28 sections of English 101 (Writing Your Way through Western) and three sections of English 302 (Technical and Professional Writing). Nearly 350 posters will be on display throughout the day, highlighting diverse undergraduate research.
Christopher Wise's nonfiction travel narrative À la recherche du Yambo Ouologuem has been published by Les Éditions de Philae in France. His book recounts his journey to Sevaré, Mali to speak with the reclusive marabout-novelist Yambo Ouologuem. Wise's book was published in Paris on November 27, 2018 on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ouologuem's Le devoir de violence, also coinciding with Ouologuem's recent passing. Wise has been a professor of English at WWU since 1996.
WWU Assistant Professor of Journalism Derek Moscato was recently at the National Communication Association conference in Salt Lake City and his paper won the Top Faculty Paper Award in the Public Relations division. His paper, "All the City’s a Stage: Urban Activism and the Dramatistic Pentad," examines the role of urban spaces in environmental public relations and advocacy, drawing from theorist Kenneth Burke and Greenpeace’s 2011 #DarkSide campaign.
Washington's Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna will visit Western for a reading of her poetry at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 in Academic West 210.
The reading is free and open to the public, and sponsored by Western's English Department.
The first Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room; drop in throughout the day!
Issue #77 of Western's literary journal "Bellingham Review" has been released both in print and online, and features work by recent Peabody Award winner DJ Savarese, Jillian Weise, Stephen Kuusisto, Donna Minkowitz, and more.
For more information or to view the issue and its contents, go to http://bhreview.org/issue-77/.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will facilitate a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Harold and Irene Walton room at the Mount Baker Theatre to review the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The event is free and open to the public.
With a desire to create a tool lending option on campus that students and faculty could use for energy/engineering related projects, Aden Nevler, Patrick Shive, and Max Schneider wrote and submitted a grant through the Sustainable Action Fund Grant Program (now the Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund Grant Program). The Energy Tool Lending Library offers free access to professional equipment for research and energy related projects, while not burdening professors with the cost of providing critical materials to enhance their classes.
WWU's Joseph Trimble to present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' Nov. 29
WWU's Joseph Trimble will present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' at 4 p.m.on Thursday Nov. 29 in Communications Facility 115 as part of the WWU Dept. of Psychology Lecture Series.
Professor Brent Mallinckrodt, Department of Psychology, is recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award from the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association. The citation award citation reads: For exceptional scholarship in the areas of application of attachment theory to psychotherapy process and outcome, stress buffering effects of social support in cancer patients, and coping resources available to racial/ethnic and sexual minority persons.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe has received a $100,000 university linkage grant from the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia to improve journalism education through an exchange with students and faculty at Western.
“Tunisia is a country that, over the last eight years, has made a stunning democratic transition,” Bowe said. “It is my belief, and the department’s belief, that a free and responsible press is at the cornerstone of a strong and healthy democracy.”
For the first time in 10 years, and the third time in its over 115 years of existence, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), the west coast affiliate of the Modern Language Association, will be meeting in Bellingham, Washington at Western Washington University.
Western Washington University English faculty members Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen’s new collection of short stories, “True Ash,” was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.