Anthropologist, mentor, scholar, and colleague Joan Stevenson, died far too soon on Monday, Dec. 4.
“There is a compelling intimacy to the handling of skeletal remains,” said Ellen Hallingstad, a Western senior in the Honors Program who is hoping to do graduate work next year at England’s Sheffield University.
No, Ellen doesn’t plan to be a grave robber. Rather, she wants to earn a doctorate in Bioarcheology, which is the study of human remains in an archeological context.
WWU students Julia Soes and James Johnson won awards from the Center for a Public Anthropology as part of Kathy Saunders' ANTH 201 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) class. The students, who submitted opinion pieces as their entries into the contest, were winners in a North American competition involving over 4,000 students from 23 schools. Their entries are available here:
Jürgen Salay, EU Fellow at the University of Washington, will present 'Climate Policy in the European Union' at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Science Lecture (SL) 150.
The talk, which is sponsored by Western's Political Science Department, is free and open to the public.
Join Jeopardy Magazine for our annual Fall Faculty Reading!
When: Thursday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Academic Institute West, Room 210
Come support our wonderful literary community here on campus and enjoy a warm cup of coffee!
Penn's Jonathan Zimmerman to Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' Dec. 1
The University of Pennsylvania's Jonathan Zimmerman will Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Communications Facility 120.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Alumnus Jesse Moore, '05, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Underground Coffee House at 7 p.m. on "Life Beyond the White House."
Shannon Point Marine Center Art interns Abby Kuchar and Ruby Jones have created "Disintegration," an exhibit of their work meant to focus attention on the increasing acidification of the Salish Sea that is running through Nov. 9 in the WWU B Gallery, a student-run exhibition space within the Fine Arts Building on Western's campus. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 5-7 p.m.on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the B Gallery.
WWU's Carolyn Nielsen to present 'Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era' Nov. 2
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen will present "Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Communications Facility 120 on the WWU campus.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the WWU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sarah E. Myhre , a scientist, activist and public communicator from the University of Washington, will highlight the stories and voices of women part of the grass-roots organization 500 Women Scientists, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Evelyn Wright, associate professor Emeritus of the English Department at Western Washington University and the associate editor of Western’s Journal of Educational Controversy, passed away on Sept. 22. A memorial service for her will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave., in Bellingham. Wright came to Western in 1972 and retired in 1996.
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Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location.
“In Dutch Harbor, there is a series of archaeological sites that are showing major evidence of climate change, specifically in the animals that formed the basis of the ancient subsistence economy there,” said Etnier.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its fifth annual Seminars for Civic Education Nov.1 and 2, featuring a keynote lecture from Sarah van Gelder, acclaimed author and co-founder of YES! Magazine, and two panels on “Rebuilding Consensus in an Age of Political Polarization” with a variety of professors, nonprofit leaders and other subject-matter experts.
Event details are as follows; all presentations are free and open to the public:
WWU Enrollment Shows Record Number of Freshman Students; Overall Fall Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever
Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university, and overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.
Western Washington University Professor of German Cornelius Partsch was awarded a grant to sponsor a special exhibition entitled “Germany: Integrating Immigrants,” which will be located in Western Libraries Special Collections, (Wilson Library 6th Floor).
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens on Oct. 24 and will remain on display through the end of fall quarter.