CHSS Western Today News
Humanities Washington will host "Democracy’s Ghosts: Fear and Hope in the 2020 Election" via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Students in the capstone Public Relations course at Western this quarter are working to develop strategic communications plans for a local Bellingham nonprofit to assist them as they adapt to a new world of fundraising and raising awareness. You could assist the students in their endeavor - and the nonprofit as well - but taking this very short, anonymous survey. It should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you!
WWU Professor of History Mart Stewart has been awarded the Inaugural James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History by the Agricultural History Society, awarded to a nominee who has achieved distinction in the teaching of agricultural and rural history. The colleagues and students who nominated Stewart and the Giesen Award Committee cited several features of his teaching record as distinctive.
WWU Associate Professor of Josh Ceretti will lead 'Bellingham’s History From Below: A Virtual Walking Tour' from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
WWU's Ricardo López-Pedreros wins award for "Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia"
WWU Professor of History Ricardo López-Pedreros has won Honorable Mention for his paper," Makers of Democracy: A Transnational History of the Middle Classes in Colombia," as submitted to the Alejandro Ángel Escobar Foundation awards in the category of Social and Human Sciences.
WWU Fall Enrollment Higher Than Anticipated, and Overall Percentage of Students of Color is the Highest Ever
In the midst of a pandemic, Western Washington University’s total enrollment for fall quarter is higher than anticipated, and the overall percentage of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.
Total fall enrollment, at 15,194, reflects a drop of 5.9 percent from total enrollment in fall 2019. In addition, WWU recorded a 10.2 percent increase in graduate enrollment.
Per the Provost Office, the following faculty achieved tenure and/or promotion in 2020; congratulations, all!Promotion to Full Professor
Akinrinade, Babafemi - Fairhaven
Berzal de Dios, Javier - Art & Art History
Boudreaux, Andrew - Physics and Astronomy
Deylami, Shirin - Political Science
Dolar, Burak - Accounting
Feinberg, Seth - Sociology
French, Kristen - Elementary Education
Gilbertson, John - Chemistry
Hanuscin, Debi - Elementary Education
Dear Western Community,
On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954 students at all Western campuses who identify in some way as Indigenous: American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.