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WWU's Steve Bennett to Discuss 'Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease' April 25 at City Hall

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:32pm


BELLINGHAM – Steve Bennett, a lecturer in the Community Health Program in the Department of Health & Human Development at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Daniel Garvey to Present 'The Politics of Disability' April 19

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:56am

WWU will host Daniel E. Garvey, president emeritus of Prescott College and intermittent executive dean for Semester at Sea, for "The Politics of Disability” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Miller Hall 138. 

The event is free and open to the public; for disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-3660.

National Geographic reporter Tom Clynes coming to WWU April 16

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:29pm

The Department of Journalism will host a public lecture with journalist Tom Clynes, reporter for National Geographic, contributing editor for Popular Science and author of "The Boy Who Played with Fusion."  


Who: Journalist Tom Clynes

WWU to host ‘Chai Why? The Making of the Indian National Drink’ April 19

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 9:35am

The Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies will host speaker Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Communications Facility 115.  

WWU Speech-Hearing Clinic to hold fundraiser at Boundary Bay May 11

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 1:37pm

Please join WWU staff, faculty and students for Better Speech and Hearing Month Celebration, hosted by Western Washington University's National Student Speech Language Hearing Association chapter.

Please join us as we celebrate this month by bringing awareness to the speech and hearing related disorders in our community.

$7 Admission at the door - cash, card or Venmo accepted. All ages welcome.

Registration Open for Spring Employee Language Program Workshops

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 9:40am

Registration is now open for Western's Employee Language Program workshops, with sessions starting the week of April 9th.

Open to all Western employees, these workshops support faculty and staff through professional development, and encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. Language learners of all levels are welcome.

WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival in April

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

GALLERY: Winter Commencement, March 2018

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 1:25pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, addressed about 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s degree students and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 24 in Carver Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates, we are proud of you!


WWU photos by Dan Levine

Bellingham Physician Frank James to Speak at Winter Commencement March 24

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:12pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 575 undergraduate and 45 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.

University of Oregon’s Steven Brown to Discuss Japanese Horror Cinema at WWU April 27

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:55am

Western Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Miller Hall 138; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.” The event is free and open to the public.

Western Named a 2017 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 9:34am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

WWU to Host ‘What Historical Parallels Can Teach Us’ March 16

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:26am

Felix Manuel Burgos of New York University will discuss the current status and future of the recent Colombian peace accords at noon on Friday, March 16 in Western’s Communications Facility 125.

The event is free and open to the public.

Brent Mallinckrodt to Transition from College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean to Western Psychology Department Faculty

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:06am

Brent Mallinckrodt, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, will transition to serving as a faculty member in Western’s Department of Psychology, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Western Students Visit Olympia with Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:01am

A group of Western students joined former Secretary of State and WWU Trustee, Ralph Munro, and Vernon Johnson, WWU professor of Political Science and director of the Munro Institute for Civic Education, in Olympia today to meet with legislators and other state leaders.