For the first time in 30 years, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has added a new department, the Department of Linguistics. This was possible due in large part to the diligence of Kristin Denham, a professor of Linguistics and the new department’s first Chair.
WWU's 2019 Munro Seminar takes on the future of Higher Ed and Equity and Diversity Issues in K-12 classrooms
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its annual seminar for civic education on Oct. 22 and 23.
All events are free and open to the public.
Western Washington University has just launched its new minor in Salish Sea Studies, with a multidisciplinary curriculum spanning all seven of the university’s colleges.
The Salish Sea Studies program develops students’ sense of place by deepening knowledge about the complex ecologies and human experiences of our shared ecoregion. Students will learn how the international Salish Sea is governed by the US, Canada, and over 60 sovereign Tribes and First Nations.
Students interested in health professions or other graduate programs are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Health Professional & Graduate School Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m .on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
Admission to the fair is free to information seekers and open to the public.
In his new book “Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Josh Cerretti investigates how military values have permeated civilian culture and the connections between sexuality and militarism in the United States.
Western's Center for Canadian-American Studies will host WWU's Butch Kamena at noon on Friday, Oct. 4 in Academic West 305 for "Planes, Buses & Roller Coasters: The Wild Ride of the 2019 Canadian Federal Election Campaign."
South Pacific environmental activist Uili Lousi will present "Climate Change in Tonga" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in Academic West 204 as the first installment of the annual Huxley Speaker Series.
Like all of the Huxley Speaker Series events, Lousi's presentation is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Purdue University Professor of Psychological Sciences Margo Monteith for “Bias and its Reduction: Creating Awareness and Fostering Positive Change” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 in Academic West 304 on the WWU campus.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
New novel by WWU's Kate Trueblood shines light on the at-times harsh realities of modern family life
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 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 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.
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.
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.”
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.