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New novel by WWU's Kate Trueblood shines light on the at-times harsh realities of modern family life

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 9:23am

Western Washington University Professor of English Kate Trueblood’s newest novel, “Take Daily as Needed,” has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press.

Western Reads Selects Selects Alex Wagner's ‘Futureface’ as Book for 2019-2020 School Year

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:38am

Western Washington University has selected the book “Futureface: A Family Mystery, An Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging” by Alex Wagner as this year’s Western Reads text.

Paqui Paredes Méndez Named as Ongoing Dean of WWU’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:55am

Paqui Paredes Méndez has been named ongoing dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced.

Paredes previously was appointed to serve for a two-year term as dean of CHSS. Her new appointment as ongoing CHSS dean was effective as of July 23, 2019.

Panelists to Discuss Settler Violence and Colonialism in the Pacific Northwest

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 11:54am

A panel of historians and educators will discuss “Making and Unmaking Histories of Settler Violence and Colonialism in the Pacific Northwest,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Western Libraries Special Collections, Wilson 6.

The event is free and open to the public.

Governor Appoints Hunter Stuehm as New WWU Student Trustee

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 1:58pm

BELLINGHAM – Hunter Stuehm has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Hunter has demonstrated outstanding student leadership and his perspective will enrich the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “Hunter will bring the crucial student voice and perspective to the board and help communicate decisions and their impacts back to the student body. Hunter’s appointment will benefit all Vikings.”  

WWU Launches New Holocaust and Genocide Studies Minor with Oct. 17 Talk by James Waller

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 8:49am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will officially launch the university’s new Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor with a presentation by James Waller at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

Waller’s talk, “Confronting Evil: Why Holocaust and Genocide Studies Matter Today,” is free and open to the public.

Photo Gallery: Summer Commencement

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 10:32am

Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students  graduated from Western summer quarter.

WWU photos by Dan Levine

Psychology's Jeff Carroll co-authors new paper

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:17am

Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions, in laboratory mice and greatly extended the rodents' lives, according to a new report in JCI Insight. The scientists used antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), synthetic compounds that inhibit the formation of specific proteins.

No Community is Safe from Racism, Hatred and Divisive Politics

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 9:35am
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The events that transpired during the past week in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio reiterate the fact that no community is safe from atrocities borne of hatred, racism, provocative media and divisive politics that feed off of xenophobic fears.

Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:49am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 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.

English students to host summer research poster session July 30

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:11am

This summer eight English students who are working in pairs on research related to the American Disability Act, the 1807 Act to Abolish Slavery, the Nuremberg Code, and the movement toward automation.  Students are studying what led up to these events and their relevance today.

On Tuesday, July 30, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Carver 265, the students will be present their research findings with academic research posters.

The campus community is invited to come and hear about their research.

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Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Humanities

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:02am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 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.

Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking College Quest

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 3:39pm

Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking (Comm 100) College Quest students in 10th and 11th grade will deliver their final culminating speech in a TED Talk like style presentation. 

Students in the program explore the process of oral communication and actively participate in the development of their public speaking skills.

Spring Commencement photo gallery

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:36am

More than 2,000 Western students graduated at the four commencement ceremonies held Friday and Saturday in Carver. Main speakers for the ceremonies were Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive Jason Clark. Western also awarded a posthumous honorary degree to former student and Medal of Honor recipient James K. Okubo.


WWU photos by Dan Levine

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