Western Washington University Seeks Public Comment for Re-accreditation for the Master in Speech-Language Pathology
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University is seeking reaccreditation for the Master in Speech-Language Pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700, or at https://caa.asha.org/.
Derek Moscato, assistant professor of Journalism at Western Washington University, will give a talk entitled “Pipelines and Prairie Protest: How Great Plains Environmentalists Win Hearts and Minds and Change the Media Narrative,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central).
The event is free and open to the public.
WWU Professor of Psychology Jeff Grimm's research lab team recently published an article in the journal Scientific Reports. The study identified the expression level of DARPP32, a protein that mediates signalling in neurons that appears to be related to neuroplasticity, in 9 brain regions of rats that were responding for a cue previously associated with sugar availability. Some rats had also been exposed to environmental enrichment (housing with toys and friends), an experience the team had previously documented to reduce motivation to seek and consume sugar.
Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.
Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a new funding stream from the CHDI Foundation to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.
Western Washington University's Center for Cross-Cultural Research and Department of Psychology will host University of Michigan Professor of Psychology Donna Nagata from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 in Academic West 204, when she will present "Long-Term and Intergenerational Psychosocial Impacts of the World War II Japanese American Incarceration."
Two collegiate journalists were recently honored by the Washington Coalition for Open Government for their use of the state Public Records Act and their dogged investigation of their university’s handling of complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
WCOG is recognizing Asia Fields and Erasmus Baxter for their reporting for student publications at Western Washington University, published during the 2017-18 academic year.
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.
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.)
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.
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 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.”
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 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.