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Sociology’s Lucky Tedrow finishes new study on the career spans of MLB pitchers

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:43am

Retiring Western Washington University Sociology professor Lucky Tedrow has published new innovative findings on the working lives of major league baseball pitchers.

In collaboration with David Swanson of University of California at Riverside, Jack Taymen of the University of California at San Diego and Jack Baker of HealthFitness Corporation, Tedrow found career expectancies of MLB pitchers to be much shorter than one would think, with the average career in the Big Leagues lasting just about four years.

Western’s Carolyn Nielsen an AEJMC Award Finalist

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:42pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen’s latest research paper, “Old Norms, New Platforms: Objectivity and U.S. Reporting About Race in a Digital Era,” was a finalist for The Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communications (AEJMC) inaugural Research Prize for Professional Relevance.

WWU Names 2017-18 Outstanding Graduate Students

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 2:32pm

Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2017-18 academic year.

Outstanding Graduate Students are selected by their programs for their achievements in several areas, including research, leadership, teaching, academics, service and promise for the future.

This year’s Outstanding Graduate Students include:

 

Chloe Allmand
English Studies

Gov. Jay Inslee names WWU alumna Maria Siguenza to Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 9:38am

Gov. Jay Inslee today named 2010 WWU alumna Maria Siguenza (Psychology) as the new director of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She replaces Lisa van der Lugt who was recently named director of the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

The commission strives to improve public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.

Students to share research on impact of transformative documents

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 1:14pm

You are invited to come by Humanities 109 on Monday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon to view student posters about the summer research done on transformative documents in ENG 302: Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing taught by Geri Forsberg.  Seven students looked at the Magna Carta, the Hippocratic Oath, and the Nuremberg Code.  They were interested to find out what life was like before these documents were written, how the documents came about, and how these documents changed life after they were written. 

WWU Names 2017-18 Outstanding Graduates

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:47am

Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2017-18 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The graduates were recognized at spring Commencement June 16.

This year’s Outstanding Graduates include:

WWU's Josh Fisher Travels to Nicaragua to Study the Complex Web of City Life

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 7:58am

 

Cities are complex. Interwoven webs connect each aspect of a city to others, and together they form something that somehow functions as a society.

But how does it all work? Josh Fisher, an associate professor of Anthropology at Western, is figuring that out. He researches city environments to find out how pulling on one string of the web affects the others.

Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe receives Fulbright award to teach in Jordan

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:26am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Jordan and will be traveling there in January to begin teaching for five months. Bowe is one of 800 U.S. citizens selected who will teach, conduct research or provide expertise abroad for the upcoming academic year.

The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government. Its premise is to build long lasting connections between the U.S. and other countries.

Journalism Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Morocco

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:05am

Western Washington University senior Zoe Buchli of Issaquah has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall 2018 academic quarter.

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides American students the opportunity to study in diverse cultures and languages around the world to further develop skills that are crucial to their future careers.

Social change TED-style talks to be presented by College Quest students on Friday

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 9:21am

Western’s campus is once again coming alive this summer with the excitement of high school students.

Come and check out the fun from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, June 29, with Tara Perry and her Communications 197 class at the Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union.

Seven WWU Graduates Receive Presidential Scholar Honors

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 4:33pm

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 16.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Randhawa presented each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:

WWU Give Day Nets More Than $600,000 from Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:39pm

WWU’s Third Annual ‘Give Day’ on June 1 brought in more than $600,000 in much needed resources for student scholarships, research, travel, equipment and much more.

 More than 1700 donors made 3,854 gifts totaling $641,751, including $181,750 in matching funds. This represents a 21 percent increase in the number of donors over last year’s Give Day and an 18 percent increase in Give Day gifts.

WWU Give Day is a one-day, 24-hour online donation event put on annually by the Western Foundation in partnership with departments and programs and was started in 2016.

Seven WWU Graduates Receive Presidential Scholar Honors

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:05pm

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 16.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Randhawa presented each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:

More than 2,000 new graduates exit Carver with degrees over the weekend

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:00pm

Catharine R. Stimpson, a graduate of the WWU Campus School and Dean Emerita of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, received an honorary doctorate from Western on Saturday before she spoke at one of the four commencement ceremonies over the weekend. 

About 1900 undergraduate and 188 master’s students graduated; the other main speakers for the four ceremonies were real estate broker Lydia Bennett, urban project manager Ken Johnsen, and Port Angeles School Board member Bill Kindler.

Full-length video links for each of the ceremonies:

Jane Goodall tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00pm

Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.

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