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History's Jennifer Seltz has article published the Journal of Women's History

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:22pm

WWU Associuate Professor of History Jennifer Seltz recently had an article published in the Journal of Women's History:(co-authored with Flannery Burke, St. Louis University) titled "Mothers' Nature: Feminisms, Environmentalisms, and Childbirth in the 1970s," JWH 30/2 (Summer 2018).

See the article here.

Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU Coming Sept. 26

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 9:08am

Western Washington University, in partnership with the City of Bellingham, will host the Third Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

This year, the Western Washington University Alumni Association has donated an additional $40,000 in energy-efficient LED lights, bringing the total to more than 250 illuminated trees donated for downtown (more than 2600 strands of lights.)

Photo Gallery: Summer Commencement

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 3:00pm

About 445 undergraduate and 35 master’s students graduated from Western Saturday in summer quarter commencement ceremonies in Carvery Gymnasium.

Western Washington University alumnus Brett Jordan, manager of Internal Audit at Russell Investments in Seattle, addressed graduates and their families. The student speaker was Rebekah Way, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in journalism with a news editorial emphasis, and a minor in music.  

In Defense of Taking Things for Granted

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 1:57pm

Western’s Johann Neem Appointed to American Historical Review’s Board of Editors

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 4:18pm

Western’s History Department Chair, Johann Neem, has been appointed to the American Historical Review’s Board of Editors for a three year term.

The American Historical Review is made up of 14 editors with different historical specialties. Editors are invited to join based on expertise and do not apply for their position.

“I was kind of surprised, I did not expect it at all,” Neem said. “Partly because editors in a journal like that tend to come from big research institutions.”

Creative Writing students start new online fiction magazine, ‘The Kitchen Sink’

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:25am

Creative Writing seniors Jensen Goldberg of Seattle and Benjamin Brown of Kirkland wanted to create a welcoming space for Western students to publish their fiction writing, so they launched  “The Kitchen Sink” online magazine to give students just that opportunity.

“We are trying to create a really inviting space and encourage Western students to get their work published or get a little more publishing experience before graduation,” Goldberg said. “It will give students an opportunity to showcase their work where it otherwise would not be accepted.”

Sociology’s Lucky Tedrow finishes new study on the career spans of MLB pitchers

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:43am

Retiring Western Washington University Sociology professor Lucky Tedrow has published new innovative findings on the working lives of major league baseball pitchers.

In collaboration with David Swanson of University of California at Riverside, Jack Taymen of the University of California at San Diego and Jack Baker of HealthFitness Corporation, Tedrow found career expectancies of MLB pitchers to be much shorter than one would think, with the average career in the Big Leagues lasting just about four years.

Western’s Carolyn Nielsen an AEJMC Award Finalist

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:42pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen’s latest research paper, “Old Norms, New Platforms: Objectivity and U.S. Reporting About Race in a Digital Era,” was a finalist for The Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communications (AEJMC) inaugural Research Prize for Professional Relevance.

WWU Names 2017-18 Outstanding Graduate Students

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 2:32pm

Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2017-18 academic year.

Outstanding Graduate Students are selected by their programs for their achievements in several areas, including research, leadership, teaching, academics, service and promise for the future.

This year’s Outstanding Graduate Students include:


Chloe Allmand
English Studies

Gov. Jay Inslee names WWU alumna Maria Siguenza to Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 9:38am

Gov. Jay Inslee today named 2010 WWU alumna Maria Siguenza (Psychology) as the new director of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She replaces Lisa van der Lugt who was recently named director of the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises.

The commission strives to improve public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.

Students to share research on impact of transformative documents

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 1:14pm

You are invited to come by Humanities 109 on Monday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon to view student posters about the summer research done on transformative documents in ENG 302: Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing taught by Geri Forsberg.  Seven students looked at the Magna Carta, the Hippocratic Oath, and the Nuremberg Code.  They were interested to find out what life was like before these documents were written, how the documents came about, and how these documents changed life after they were written. 

WWU Names 2017-18 Outstanding Graduates

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:47am

Dozens of Western Washington University students have received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2017-18 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.

The graduates were recognized at spring Commencement June 16.

This year’s Outstanding Graduates include:

WWU's Josh Fisher Travels to Nicaragua to Study the Complex Web of City Life

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 7:58am


Cities are complex. Interwoven webs connect each aspect of a city to others, and together they form something that somehow functions as a society.

But how does it all work? Josh Fisher, an associate professor of Anthropology at Western, is figuring that out. He researches city environments to find out how pulling on one string of the web affects the others.

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.