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WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute to Host Devin Naar for ‘From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz’ May 11 in Bellingham

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 8:47am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will host the University of Washington’s Devin Naar for “From the Ottoman Empire to Auschwitz: The Mediterranean Jewish Experience of the Holocaust.”

WWU's Joshua Kaplan to Present 'Cracking the Cannabis Code: How Advances in Cannabis Research Can Improve Medicine and Limit Harm' May 1 at City Hall

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 1:35pm

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Joshua Kaplan will present 'Cracking the Cannabis Code: How Advances in Cannabis Research Can Improve Medicine and Limit Harm'  from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie St. as part of the CHSS Dean's Lecture Series.

WWU Offers Free Counseling to the Community

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:40am

Beginning April 2019, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Residence Hall Scheduled to Open by Fall 2021; WWU also Planning New Science Building & Academic Support Services Facility

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 4:36pm

Western Washington University will build a new residence hall at its main campus.

Western also is planning construction of two other new buildings, an Interdisciplinary Science Building and a Consolidated Academic Support Services Facility, pending final approval of state funding by the Legislature.

WWU’s Rita Daniels Accepted to Prestigious Social Justice Training Institute

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 4:16pm

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Rita Daniels has been invited to attend the Social Justice Training Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts this June.

The goal of the Social Justice Training Institute is to encourage educators and students alike to promote full and equal participation of all groups in society.

Trio of authors coming to WWU for Western Reads presentations, workshops April 18

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:25am

What does science fiction have to do with social justice?

Come explore on Thursday, April 18, as the Western Reads program hosts three authors from Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, the 2018-2019 Western Reads book. Octavia’s Brood, named in honor of Black feminist sci-fi writer Octavia Butler, is an anthology of radical science fiction written by community organizers and activists.

WWU Student Journalists Win Three SPJ Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 8:56am

Western Washington University had three winners and several other finalists in this year’s Region 10 Mark of Excellence (MOE) from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on April 7.

SPJ’s Region 10 comprises Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Winners:

  • The staff of Klipsun Magazine for Best Student Magazine
  • Taylor Nichols for Best Non-Fiction Magazine Article
  • October Yates for Best Online/Digital News Videography

 

Finalists:

English's Christopher Wise translates new volume, 'The Manuscripts of Timbuktu'

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:37am

Christopher Wise (English) was a plenary speaker at “Global Africa, Migration, Literature, and the Arts,” a symposium at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 28, 2019.

Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony set for April 25

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:46am

All WWU faculty are invited to attend the 2019 Faculty Awards & Recognition Ceremony from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in the Wilson Library Reading Room, hosted by Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President McNeel Jantzen.

WWU to Host Hedrick Smith for ‘Taking Back Our Democracy’ April 11

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:27am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host journalist, author and television producer Hedrick Smith, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two Emmy Awards, for “Taking Back Our Democracy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in Arntzen Hall 100.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Next Masters of Asian Cinema: 'Burning,' April 16 at the Pickford

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:41am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Lee Chang-dong’s 2018 feature Burning, which screens on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St., in Bellingham.  

WWU to Host Moin Syed for ‘The Open Science Movement is for All of Us’ April 15

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:58pm

Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Moin Syed, associate professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, for ‘The Open Science Movement is for All of Us’ from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, April 15 in Academic West 204.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

MIT's Harriet Ritvo to present 'A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness' April 4

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:35am

Harriet Ritvo, the Arthur J. Connor Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present "A Whiff of Danger:  Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness," from 4:30-6 p.m.on Thursday, April 4, in SL 140. 

This event is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Spring Career Fair April 18

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:15am

Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Spring Career Fair, which will take place from 11 a..m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the Wade King Student Recreation Center MAC Gym.

Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public. 

Western Reads Authors to Visit WWU for Presentation and Workshops April 18

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:21am

On Thursday, April 18, the Western Reads program will host three authors from "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements," the 2018-2019 Western Reads text. Co-editor/author Walidah Imarisha and authors Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Gabriel Teodros will present to the campus at 6 p.m. in Fraser Hall 102 on using the genre of science fiction as a practice ground for social justice.

WWU to Hold Winter Commencement March 23

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 9:33am

Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 23 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 675 undergraduate and 60 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

On the Tragic Racist Violence in New Zealand

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:59am

Dear Campus Community:

I am certain that I speak for all of us in condemning the horrific and heartbreaking terrorist violence perpetrated against Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This beautiful and peaceful country now joins scores of other countries, including our own, where terror attacks have targeted Muslims in their place of worship.  There can be no place in our societies for vile ideologies that incite hatred and fear. 

Department of Global Humanities and Religions to Host UBC's Don Baker for 'The Two Koreas' April 18

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:11am

The Department of Global Humanities and Religions (formerly the Department of Liberal Studies) will host the University of British Columbia's Don Baker

How to build a metrics-savvy newsroom

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:55pm

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