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History’s Johann Neem to Present ‘Why Do We Have Public Schools?’ Oct. 25 at City Hall

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:20am

Johann Neem, chair and professor of History at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Why Do We Have Public Schools?” from 7- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Christopher Wise publishes new essay in Arena Journal

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 9:03am

Christopher Wise (English) recently published an essay entitled "Deconstruction, Zionism, and the BDS Movement" in Arena Journal, Issue No. 47/48 (2017): 272-304.  Wise's article responds to Cary Nelson's and Gabriel Noah Brahm's criticisms of the BDS movement and shows why it is more urgent now than ever before to support BDS (Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions). 

 

English Department's Brenda Miller has two new essays published

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:50am

English Dept. Professor Brenda Miller's essay, "The Wayward Daughter," appears in the October issue of The Sun:

https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/502/the-wayward-daughter

Her essay, "The Shape of Emptiness," which describes a memorable student's final project, appears in the Fall issue of Brevity Magazine:

http://brevitymag.com/current-issue/the-shape-of-emptiness/

Western Window Episode 51 now live

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:17am

Did you know that WWU has its own TV show, Western Window, produced right here on campus, by our students? Check out Episode 51 here, with interviews with fellow Viking and U.S. Ski Team member Breezy Johnson, and her aspirations to go for gold at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, the summer staging of the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate, and more.

Online education on notice

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:48pm

Being single could help you live longer

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:14am

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research to host Dalal Katsiaficas Oct. 16

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:22pm

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Dalal Katsiaficas, assistant professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 in Academic West 210, for “Coming of Age in America:  The Contributions and Resistance of Immigrant-Origin Students.” 

2nd Annual 'Paint B'Ham Blue for WWU' celebration to welcome back students Sept. 27

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:52am

The 2nd Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU celebration welcoming new and returning Western Washington University students to Bellingham on Sept. 27 will feature more than 180 trees throughout downtown illuminated with blue lights beginning in September.

The lights are a $43,000 gift from the WWU Alumni Association to the Bellingham community, and will turn from Western blue to white when Mayor Kelli Linville lights the holiday tree in the Depot Market Square in December.

President Randhawa ushers in new school year with Faculty & Staff Convocation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:11pm

Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.  

After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.

Major Renovation Project Completed at WWU’s Carver Facility; more than 1,000 workers have been on site since work began in 2015

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:45am

The major renovation of Western Washington University’s Carver facility is completed and it will be open for the start of fall quarter.

The Washington State Legislature, as part of the 2015-2017 state capital budget, approved the majority of funding for the project. Construction started in August 2015 and was completed August 2017.

WWU Students Move into Residence Halls Sept. 22-24 Classes Begin Sept. 27; Many Activities Planned for Students

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:52am

About 4,200 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,800, slightly higher than last year.

“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year – a wonderful and productive journey of discovery for our students,” said President Sabah Randhawa, starting his second year as president of Western

Summer Field Work: Boxberger Completes Visiting Research Chair at VIU Working with First Nations

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:44am

NANAIMO, BC: The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. It is right in the middle of the research the Anthropology Professor from Western Washington University has been conducting for years.

The research chair position is supported by $250,000 USD in funding over five years, which was provided by the Fulbright Canada Foundation and the Montreal-based Jarislowsky Foundation.

Human Services Outstanding Grad brings her own experience to helping former foster kids

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:39pm

Emily Stochel, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Human Services, is now working in her dream job as a case manager for teens and young adults navigating the foster care system.

WWU to Partner with Dept. of the Interior, Four Regional Universities on New Northwest Climate Science Center

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:25am

Western Washington University is one of five regional schools to partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior on its Northwest Climate Science Center; the University of Washington will host the center on its campus, and Boise State University, the University of Montana and Washington State University, along with WWU, are the member institutions in the consortium.

WWU’s Tom Moore Publishes New Book of Poetry through Ravenna Books

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:15pm

Western Washington University Senior Instructor of Liberal Studies Tom Moore has published a collection of poetry, “Acceptable Time,” with Ravenna Books.

Moore describes his interest in poetry as long-standing.

“It began when I first read the Welch poet, Dylan Thomas, in high school,” said Moore.

The poems in his new book all center on the concept of time, and represent a sample of the work he has completed over the last 20 years. 

WWU’s Kimberly Lynn Co-Edits New Book through Cambridge University Press

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:53am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge University Press.

Lynn and Rowe sought out colleagues and peers in the field to include their research in the book, which contains 14 chapters and has 17 contributors; the contributors used multiple libraries and archives around the world for research.

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