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Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe receives Fulbright award to teach in Jordan

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:26am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Jordan and will be traveling there in January to begin teaching for five months. Bowe is one of 800 U.S. citizens selected who will teach, conduct research or provide expertise abroad for the upcoming academic year.

The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government. Its premise is to build long lasting connections between the U.S. and other countries.

Journalism Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad in Morocco

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:05am

Western Washington University senior Zoe Buchli of Issaquah has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall 2018 academic quarter.

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides American students the opportunity to study in diverse cultures and languages around the world to further develop skills that are crucial to their future careers.

Social change TED-style talks to be presented by College Quest students on Friday

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 9:21am

Western’s campus is once again coming alive this summer with the excitement of high school students.

Come and check out the fun from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, June 29, with Tara Perry and her Communications 197 class at the Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union.

Seven WWU Graduates Receive Presidential Scholar Honors

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 4:33pm

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 16.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Randhawa presented each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:

WWU Give Day Nets More Than $600,000 from Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 3:39pm

WWU’s Third Annual ‘Give Day’ on June 1 brought in more than $600,000 in much needed resources for student scholarships, research, travel, equipment and much more.

 More than 1700 donors made 3,854 gifts totaling $641,751, including $181,750 in matching funds. This represents a 21 percent increase in the number of donors over last year’s Give Day and an 18 percent increase in Give Day gifts.

WWU Give Day is a one-day, 24-hour online donation event put on annually by the Western Foundation in partnership with departments and programs and was started in 2016.

Seven WWU Graduates Receive Presidential Scholar Honors

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:05pm

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 16.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Randhawa presented each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:

More than 2,000 new graduates exit Carver with degrees over the weekend

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:00pm

Catharine R. Stimpson, a graduate of the WWU Campus School and Dean Emerita of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, received an honorary doctorate from Western on Saturday before she spoke at one of the four commencement ceremonies over the weekend. 

About 1900 undergraduate and 188 master’s students graduated; the other main speakers for the four ceremonies were real estate broker Lydia Bennett, urban project manager Ken Johnsen, and Port Angeles School Board member Bill Kindler.

Full-length video links for each of the ceremonies:

Jane Goodall tickets go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 3:00pm

Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham.

Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.

Western's Sandra Alfers honored with statewide faculty citizenship award

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 9:18am

Sandra Alfers, professor of German in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and director of the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity has been named a recipient of the 2018 Rep. Timm Ormbsy Award for Faculty Citizenship.

German's Cornelius Partsch publishes textook

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:23am

Cornelius Partsch, Professor of German in the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, published the 7th edition of Treffpunkt Deutsch, an elementary-level German textbook (Pearson, 2019; co-authors Margaret Gonglewski and Beverly Moser).

The text is available here:

Journalism's Derek Moscato publishes new article in the Journal of Public Interest Communication

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:11am

Derek Moscato, an assistant professor of journalism and public relations at Western Washington University, has published a new article in the Journal of Public Interest Communication. The study, “Clearcut Persuasion? Audience Cognition of Mediated Environmental Advertising through the Lens of the Elaboration Likelihood Model,” analyzed the outdoor billboard campaign by Oregon Wild to limit the practice of clearcut logging on Oregon’s publicly-owned lands. The campaign’s contentious advertisements, which were banned from Portland International Airport, garnered significant media coverage.

Personal growth and a desire to serve empower Tara Perry's summer trips

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 9:28am

 

“A promise is a promise” as the saying goes, and for young students in Honduras a promise will be kept this summer, when Western’s Tara Perry returns to their classroom.

Last summer while on a direct service project where her main goal was to serve, teach, and learn from the community, she found it difficult to communicate with her students because she was not fluent in Spanish, so she set out to change that.

As Retirement Approaches, Daniel Boxberger Looks Back on a Career ‘He Just Sort of Fell Into’

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 2:12pm

Professor and former chair of the Anthropology Department, Daniel Boxberger is retiring after fall quarter, but he said he plans to stay busy and will continue to focus on his research and advocacy work with Native American tribes. 

Boxberger, who has taught at Western since 1983, said when he came to Western’s campus in 1971 as an undergraduate student, he never imagined he would have stayed for so long or that he would become a professor.

“I never had a goal to be a professor, I kind of just fell into it,” Boxberger said.

WWU PsychFest Event June 8th

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 1:43pm

The Psychology department is hosting their annual PsychFest on Friday June 8th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  This event is a celebration of student research and scholarship.

In particular, they are pleased to announce their keynote speaker, Melissa Tehee, an alumna from Western’s Psychology graduate program, who will be presenting on Understanding and Addressing Trauma in a Cultural Framework.

For more information, you can find the event and a full schedule of activities listed on the department's website:

Liberal Studies' Kimberly Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:02pm

Liberal Studies' Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions

Kimberly Lynn (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Liberal Studies) had two articles published in one edited collection: “Judges and Shepherds: Inquisitions,” and, with Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, “Tribunals and Jurisdictions: Inquisitions,” in Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World, ed. Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 52-65 and 116-27. 

Liberal Studies' Lynn publishes three articles on early modern Inquisitions

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 9:46am

Kimberly Lynn (Associate Professor and Department Chair, Liberal Studies) had two articles published in one edited collection: “Judges and Shepherds: Inquisitions,” and, with Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, “Tribunals and Jurisdictions: Inquisitions,” in Judging Faith, Punishing Sin: Inquisitions and Consistories in the Early Modern World, ed. Charles H. Parker and Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 52-65 and 116-27. 

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