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Grad School Open House to be held Nov. 25

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 9:44am

Are you thinking of pursuing a master's degree? Come by for coffee and cookies in the Wilson Library Reading Room while you explore the many excellent graduate programs at Western!

WWU to Offer Free Counseling Starting in January

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 9:25am

Beginning in January, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

Call for Honors Seminar Proposals

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 4:07pm

The WWU Honors Program invites proposals for not fewer than 20 seminars (3 credit-hour courses) to be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small, highly interactive, with a limit of 15 students, focusing on discussion, composition, problem solving, or group projects.

What to do at Western when the snow starts to fall

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:08am

Temperatures are dropping, and with that comes the threat of snow. So what happens at Western when the snow falls?

On the morning of a predicted snowfall,  staff from Western’s Facilities Management arrive on campus between 3-5 a.m. to assess the state of the university from a safety standpoint. Based on those conditions, university administrators will make a decision to either remain open and on a normal schedule, have a delayed opening, or to close the university for the day and cancel all classes.

The bots who hate Rep. Ilhan Omar: A Q&A

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:03am

Western Wins All-IN Challenge; Has Highest Undergrad Voting Rate in the Nation

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 9:51am

Western Washington University is the winner of an “ALL IN Challenge Best in Class” award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, four-year institution thanks to the efforts of the AS Representation and Engagement Programs office.

Western Launches ‘Building Washington’s Future’ campaign; Project to Expand Western’s Capacity in Critical STEM Areas

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:30am

Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.

Western’s Alexia Suarez Spends Summer Internship at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 9:08am

As many Western students and alumni can attest, summer internships can be a mixed bag – some are incredibly rewarding and offer great experience that translates directly into their career after graduation, others, well … not so much.

There’s no question about the internship experience that Alexia Suarez, a senior Journalism/Public Relations major from Puyallup, had, however.

“It was the most amazing summer of my life, no doubt about it,” she said.

Celebrate WWU's First-Generation College Students Nov. 8

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 9:32am

SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, Nov. 8 has become a day across the nation in higher education to celebrate first-generation college students. Join your colleagues and our students for a celebration to be held at 1:30 p.m.in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space with an ice cream social that will continue until 3 p.m.

WWU's Ed Vajda to Discuss the Ancient Language Link Between Siberia and North America Nov. 8 at City Hall

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 11:30am

Western Washington University Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Edward Vajda will give a talk titled “Firelight on the River: Siberia’s Ket People and Ancient North America” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

UNC's Fitzhugh Brundage to Present 'Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border' Oct. 23

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:29am

Prize-winning historian Fitzhugh Brundage, the William Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border of the U.S." from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Brundage's most recent book, "Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019.

WWU’s Stefania Heim publishes new book on Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:58am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of English Stefania Heim recently published “Geometry of Shadows,” a collection of translated poems from early 20th-century surrealist Giorgio de Chirico.

Anthropology's Brown Bag Lunch Series continues Oct. 24

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:14am

The Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Lunch Series continues from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Arntzen Hall 319, with "Hidden Histories: WWU and the Coast Salish Sehome Family" by WWU's Kathleen Young.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is held once a month; the presentation usually takes about 30 minutes and is followed by a Q&A period. For more information, contact Sean Bruna at 360.650.2290.

WWU Sets Total Enrollment Record; Overall & First-Year Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:55pm

For fall quarter, Western Washington University’s total enrollment set another record, and both overall and first-year (freshman) enrollment of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

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