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WWU's Joseph Trimble to present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' Nov. 29

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:07pm

WWU's Joseph Trimble will present 'Sabbatical Sojourn in Scotland Among Scholars, Students, Saints, and Spirits' at 4 p.m.on Thursday Nov. 29 in Communications Facility 115 as part of the WWU Dept. of Psychology Lecture Series.

Psychology's Brent Mallinckrodt receives Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:55am

Professor Brent Mallinckrodt, Department of Psychology, is recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution award from the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association. The citation award citation reads: For exceptional scholarship in the areas of application of attachment theory to psychotherapy process and outcome, stress buffering effects of social support in cancer patients, and coping resources available to racial/ethnic and sexual minority persons.

WWU Journalism faculty, students awarded grant to work in Tunisia next fall

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:41am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe has received a $100,000 university linkage grant from the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia to improve journalism education through an exchange with students and faculty at Western.

“Tunisia is a country that, over the last eight years, has made a stunning democratic transition,” Bowe said. “It is my belief, and the department’s belief, that a free and responsible press is at the cornerstone of a strong and healthy democracy.”

WWU to Host Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Nov. 9-11

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 9:05am

For the first time in 10 years, and the third time in its over 115 years of existence, the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), the west coast affiliate of the Modern Language Association, will be meeting in Bellingham, Washington at Western Washington University.

Western's Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen Collaborate on New Collection of Short Stories

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:32am

 

Western Washington University English faculty members Carol Guess and Elizabeth Colen’s new collection of short stories, “True Ash,” was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.

WWU’s Joseph Trimble Receives 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Oklahoma

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University’s Joseph Trimble has won the University of Oklahoma 2019 Distinguished Alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences award.

Trimble, a distinguished university professor of Psychology and a research associate at Western’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research, will be honored during University of Oklahoma’s Kaleidoscope Evening on March 8, attended by students, faculty and alumni. He will also be invited to speak briefly on the importance of his educational experience.

Western Reads Announces Trio of Fall Events

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:34pm

Western Reads Announces Fall Events

Canadian-American Studies Program Names New Director

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:35am

Christina Keppie has been named director of the Canadian-American Studies program at Western Washington University.

Keppie has been an associate professor of French and Linguistics in Western’s Modern and Classical Languages department since 2008. She is the first Canadian-American Studies director with a background in French studies. She succeeds director David Rossiter, who will return to his faculty position in Western’s Department of Environmental Studies.

Shirin Deylami named director of new WWU faculty mentoring program

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:25pm

WWU Associate Professor of Political Science Shirin Deylami, has been appointed director of Western’s new mentoring program, designed to help new faculty thrive and succeed at Western.

WWU’s Munro Seminar for Civic Education Set for Oct. 23 and 24; keynote to discuss trade with China

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:13am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host the annual Munro Seminar on Oct. 23 and 24; this year’s theme is former Washington Secretary of State, WWU alumnus and former WWU trustee Ralph Munro’s legacy in international affairs.

Programs will highlight Munro’s role in stimulating trade between Washington and the Far East, and his humanitarian work in East Africa.

The keynote speaker will be David Bachman, professor of Political Science at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

WWU's Douglas Sladen to Discuss Adult Onset Hearing Loss at City Hall Oct. 29

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:09am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Douglas Sladen will present “Adult Onset Hearing Loss: Current Trends and Emerging Technologies” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers as part of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series.

All lecture series events are free and open to the public.

Liberal Studies' Jonathan Miran appointed editor of the journal 'Northeast African Studies'

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:29pm

Jonathan Miran, professor of Liberal Studies at WWU, was appointed to serve as General Editor of the journal "Northeast African Studies" (see http://msupress.org/journals/neas/) for the next five years.

Compass 2 Campus Brings 1,100 Fifth Graders to WWU Campus Oct. 16

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:20pm

About 1,100 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the 10th year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Linguistics Program to host Vanderbilt's Reyna Gordon Nov. 5

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 1:18pm

The Linguistics Program, the Behavioral Neuroscience Program, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Reyna Gordon, the director of the Vanderbilt University Music Cognition Lab, at 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in Miller Hall 152. 

The event, titled “Individual differences in language and rhythm skills: a journey from behavior to brain to genetics," is free and open to the public.

The wait for citizenship

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 12:47pm

Western Ranked Among Nation’s 25 Best Green Colleges

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:22am

Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by Collegeconsensus.com, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.

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