BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University honored its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at spring Commencement Saturday, June 11.
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.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 11.
[ Writer's note: The last names of the members in the story are not given to respect their privacy. ]
It’s a Tuesday night, and in the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Academic Instruction Center at Western, David Evans, an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, greets people of all ages who have one thing in common: They have a stutter.
The Bellingham Chapter of the National Stuttering Association gives those in the community the opportunity to share their stories within a safe environment.
Joan M. Hoffman, a Spanish professor in the Modern and Classical Languages Department at Western Washington University, has had her article "The Death of the Angel: A Mother's 'Failure' in Los Pazos de Ulloa and a Daughter's 'Success' in La madre naturaleza" published in "Hispanic Journal," Vol. 37, No. 1.
Kevin Leonard, a professor of history at Western Washington University, wrote a chapter in the recently published book "Civil Rights and Beyond: African American and Latino/a Activism in the Twentieth-Century United States."
Leonard's chapter is titled "From the ‘Next Best Thing to One of Us’ to ‘One of Us’: Edward Roybal, Gilbert Lindsay, and Racial Politics in Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s."
The book, edited by Brian D. Behnken, was published by the University of Georgia Press in April 2016.
Kelly Magee’s latest short story “The Merm Prob” has just been published in "Gulf Coast."
Magee is an associate professor of English at Western Washington University.
Theresa Warburton’s essay "Coming to Terms: Rethinking Popular Approaches to Feminism and Anarchism," has just been published in "Perspectives on Anarchist Theory."
Warburton is an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University.
A farewell party to honor LeaAnn Martin, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in the Western Gallery on the Western Washington University campus.
Western’s Jeff Carroll Awarded More than $1.2 Million in Pair of Grants to Research Huntington’s Disease
Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a pair of grants for more than $1.2 million to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.