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Jürgen Salay to present 'Climate Policy in the European Union' Nov. 30

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 10:08am

Jürgen Salay, EU Fellow at the University of Washington, will present  'Climate Policy in the European Union'  at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Science Lecture (SL) 150.

The talk, which is sponsored by Western's Political Science Department, is free and open to the public.

Jeopardy Magazine Fall Faculty Reading set for today at 4 p.m.

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:18am

Join Jeopardy Magazine for our annual Fall Faculty Reading!

Kelly Magee
Kristiana Kahakauwila
Stan Tag
Jane Wong
Richard Simon
Kami Westhoff 

When: Thursday, Nov. 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Academic Institute West, Room 210

Come support our wonderful literary community here on campus and enjoy a warm cup of coffee!


Penn's Jonathan Zimmerman to Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' Dec. 1

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:36am

The University of Pennsylvania's Jonathan Zimmerman will Present 'Censorship and Free Speech on College Campuses in the Age of Trump' at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 in Communications Facility 120.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Alumnus Jesse Moore discusses 'Life Beyond the White House'

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:47am

Alumnus Jesse Moore, '05, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Underground Coffee House at 7 p.m. on "Life Beyond the White House." 

Shannon Point art interns present 'Disintegration' in the B Gallery

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:40am

Shannon Point Marine Center Art interns Abby Kuchar and Ruby Jones have created "Disintegration," an exhibit of their work meant to focus attention on the increasing acidification of the Salish Sea that is running through Nov. 9 in the WWU B Gallery, a student-run exhibition space within the Fine Arts Building on Western's campus. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 5-7 p.m.on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the B Gallery.

WWU's Carolyn Nielsen to present 'Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era' Nov. 2

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:35am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen will present "Moment or Movement: U.S. News Coverage of Racial Issues in a Digital Era" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Communications Facility 120 on the WWU campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the WWU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

WWU alumna Sarah Myhre to Discuss 'Women, Science and the Trump Administration' Nov. 2 at WWU

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:42am

Sarah E. Myhre , a scientist, activist and public communicator from the University of Washington, will highlight the stories and voices of women part of the grass-roots organization 500 Women Scientists, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In Memoriam: Evelyn Wright

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:43am

Evelyn Wright, associate professor Emeritus of the English Department at Western Washington University and the associate editor of Western’s Journal of Educational Controversy, passed away on Sept. 22.  A memorial service for her will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2530 Cornwall Ave., in Bellingham. Wright came to Western in 1972 and retired in 1996.


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WWU’s Mike Etnier Receives $100k NSF Grant to Research Climate Change in the Aleutians

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 11:11am

Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location.

“In Dutch Harbor, there is a series of archaeological sites that are showing major evidence of climate change, specifically in the animals that formed the basis of the ancient subsistence economy there,” said Etnier.

WWU to Host Yes! Magazine Co-founder Sarah Van Gelder as Part of the Munro Seminars Nov. 1 and 2

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:38pm

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its fifth annual Seminars for Civic Education Nov.1 and 2, featuring a keynote lecture from Sarah van Gelder, acclaimed author and co-founder of YES! Magazine, and two panels on “Rebuilding Consensus in an Age of Political Polarization” with a variety of professors, nonprofit leaders and other subject-matter experts.

Event details are as follows; all presentations are free and open to the public:

WWU Enrollment Shows Record Number of Freshman Students; Overall Fall Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:57am

Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university, and overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.

New Exhibit, ‘Germany: Integrating Immigrants,’ to Open Oct. 24 at WWU

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 2:08pm

Western Washington University Professor of German Cornelius Partsch was awarded a grant to sponsor a special exhibition entitled “Germany: Integrating Immigrants,” which will be located in Western Libraries Special Collections, (Wilson Library 6th Floor).

The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, opens on Oct. 24 and will remain on display through the end of fall quarter.

WWU's Jared Hardesty to Discuss ‘Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston’ Nov. 1

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:57pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Ross Hardesty will discuss his recent book, “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” (New York: NYU Press, 2016) from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th Floor Central).

WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System, Hold Campus Lockdown Drill Oct. 19

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:20am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

WWU Alum to Present ‘Resorting Indigenous Kinship Amidst America’s Nationalist Movement’ on Oct. 19

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:19pm

Gabe Galanda, attorney and co-founder of Galanda Broadman, PLLC, and a Western Washington University English Department alumnus, will give a talk from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Academic West, Room 210 at WWU. 

Western Reads to celebrate Coast Salish Day, Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 11 with 'Tulalip' event

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:18pm

In honor of Coast Salish Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Western Reads and the World Issues Forum will host an inauguration of this year’s Western Reads book, "Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community," by Harriette Shelton Dover and edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Fraser Hall 102. A reception will follow in the Old Main Solarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.