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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

WWU's Window Magazine wins trio of awards at recent CASE conference

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:58am

Western Washington University's Window Magazine, produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing and edited by Mary Gallagher, recently won three awards at the CASE Region VIII conference in Vancouver, B.C. 

Next Masters of Asian Cinema offering: “The World,” March 12

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:00am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Jia Zhangke’s 2004 feature The World, which screens on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham.  

Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities set for Friday, March 8

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:44am

After a wonderful inaugural Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities in the fall, the winter showcase will be held on Friday, March 8, in the Wilson Library Harry Potter room. The event will run from 8:30 6 p.m. and will offer hundreds of posters on rotating display throughout the day. We encourage any and everyone across the university to review the research our incredible students are doing! 

English's Christopher Wise awarded Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:18am

English's Christopher Wise has been awarded a Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine, and will study on the West Bank this coming June.  While there, he will attend the Palestinian American Research Center's 10th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine for U.S. faculty members from June 12 - 25. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S.

Tuesday Q&A: Inside the media framing of Muslim candidates in the 2018 midterms

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 9:48am

WWU Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe, along with colleagues Lawrence Pintak of Washington State University and Jonathan Albright of Columbia University, recently received funding from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Senior Scholars Program on a research proposal titled “Mediatization of Islamophobia in the 2018 Election.”