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Linguistics Program will host international symposium April 22-23

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:24am

Western Washington University's Linguistics Program will host an International Symposium on Typological Regularity of Semantic Change in Grammaticalization and Lexicalization

Saturday, April 22 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miller Hall 121


Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony April 25

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:54pm

The Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room. 

The event honors faculty award recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year, including: 

WWU’s Joseph Trimble Wins Lifetime Award from American Psychological Foundation

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:03pm

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Joseph Trimble has won the American Psychological Foundation’s 2017 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest.

Is there such a thing as good eugenics?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:54pm

Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe Named Finalist for the 2016 JMCQ Outstanding Research Article Award

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:01pm

Brian J. Bowe, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2016 Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Outstanding Research Article Award.

His article, titled “Night and Day: An Illustration of Framing and Moral Foundations in the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign,” focuses on the media framing of Muslims during the Oklahoma Sharia Amendment Campaign. The article was co-authored by Jennifer Hoewe, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

WWU Professor to Discuss ‘Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States’ tonight at City Hall

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 1:26pm

Bidisha Biswas, Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Leaning In and Merging Paths: The Professional Journeys of Indian Immigrant Women in the United States” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 6th in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street.

WWU’s Kelly Magee Publishes ‘The Neighborhood’ with Gold Wake Press

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kelly Magee has published her collection of fantastical fairy tales and retellings called “The Neighborhood” through Gold Wake Press.

Magee has been working on these short stories since she was in graduate school at Ohio State University. She taught a multi-genre topics class that featured recycled writing, where students choose pieces of literature and rewrite them. Fairytales was one of the popular source genres in the course.

'First Person: Diverse Student Stories' to be staged Feb. 23 and 24 in the Old Main Theatre

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:47pm

“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.

Ed Mathieu to present 'Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945' on Feb. 23

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:15pm

Western Washington University will host Ed Mathieu for a presentation titled “Maps as Lenses on Nazism, 1772 to 1945” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Edward Mathieu is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Western. He earned his doctorate in modern German history from the University of Michigan and has taught courses at Western in German history, the Holocaust, gender and sexuality, Western Civilization, and World History.

WWU to Host Discussion on Right-Wing Politics in Latin America Feb. 21

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:38am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Michael Wolff will lead a roundtable discussion titled “A New Wave of Right-wing Politics in Latin America?” from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Science, Math, and Technology Education (SMATE) building room 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

Journalism's Joe Gosen named to NPPA post

Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:07am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Joe Gosen has just been named the associate director for the NW Region for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). This is the primary association for photojournalists and the NW Region includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

WWU’s Brian J. Bowe to Discuss Media Coverage of Muslim-Americans Feb. 15

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:08am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe will discuss his research on how media coverage shapes perceptions of Muslim-Americans from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.15 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Native American Activist Brian Cladoosby Feb. 9

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:26pm

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Fraser Hall 101.

Cladoosby will speak on historical trauma as a part of WWU Associate Professor of Anthropology Kathleen Young’s Cross-Cultural Trauma and Recovery class.

WWU’s Michael Slouber Publishes ‘Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras’ with Oxford University Press

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.