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Bayartuul Batjav to discuss the history of Mongolian writing May 31

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:16am

Visiting professor Bayartuul Batjav will present "The history of Mongolian writing" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in Miller Hall 121.

The event is free and open to the public.

Western Announces the 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Recipients

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 3:41pm

Western Washington University has announced its 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Award recipients, who will be honored at a ceremony and dinner on May 18 to kick off Western’s Back2Bellingham weekend.

This year, the association honors 13 alumni, a Campus School grad, and a family of 23 who carry on the Western legacy. Each recipient’s commitment to excellence and giving back is apparent and their impacts are felt by many, from those on Western’s campus to foreign countries.

Occam's Razor release party set for May 16

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:52pm

Occam's Razor: Join us for Volume 7 Release Party on May 16, 6-8 p.m., Academic West 4th floor Skybridge. Refreshments provided!

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"‘Come and Take Them!’ Gender, Race, and Rage in the U.S. Gun Control Debate" May 9 at 3 p.m.

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 1:09pm

24th Annual Political Science Association Conference and Gordon Sandison Memorial Lecture

Tuesday, May 9

Panel Discussions

8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

4th Floor, Arntzen Hall


Gordon Sandison Lecture: ‘Come and Take Them!’ Gender, Race, and Rage in the U.S. Gun Control Debate

CF 110 at 3 p.m.

WWU’s Sandra Alfers to Discuss German-Jewish Writer Else Dormitzer May 17

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 9:40am

Sandra Alfers, professor of German and director of the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University, will discuss her research on the poetry of the Holocaust from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th floor of Wilson Library. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU Student Journalists Capture Three Top Prizes the SPJ Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 9:24am

Western Washington University had three winners and several additional finalists in the Region 10 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in Seattle on April 14.

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


State AG Bob Ferguson speaks to full house at Western

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:28am

Western Washington University’s Political Science Department hosted a conversation titled, “See You in Court, Mr. President!” with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on May 2.

Ferguson recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the State of Washington challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily barring immigration and refugees from seven Muslim majority nations.

WWU photos by Rhys Logan.


WWU researcher assists in discovery of two new tarsier species in Indonesia

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 10:24am

Myron Shekelle, research associate at Western Washington University’s Department of Anthropology, is involved in an Indonesian study that has identified two new species of tarsiers - small nocturnal primates found only on several islands of Southeast Asia.

Journalism’s Sheila Webb Receives Covert Award from the AEJMC for the Second Time

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 2:25pm

Western Washington University’s Professor of Journalism Sheila Webb has received the Covert Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for the second time.

The Covert Award, endowed by Catherin L.Covert, is presented by the History Division of the AEJMC to the author of the best mass communication history article or chapter in an edited collection published the previous year, nationwide.

Western's Sport and Exercise Psychology program offers array of services to campus community

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:08am

Graduate-school interns in Western's Sport and Exercise Psychology program offer mental strength training sessions for athletes and teams on campus, and also offer exercise adherence sessions for students, staff or faculty members that are interested in beginning an exercise program or need help sticking with their current program.

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Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:03am

WWU’s Kristin Mahoney to Discuss British Author, Artist, and Activist Laurence Housman May 9

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kristin Mahoney will present “Out and Out from the Family to the Community: the Housmans and the Politics of Queer Sibling Devotion at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the WWU campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU's Judy Pine to Discuss ‘The Myth of the Word Gap: Ideological Obstacles to Equity in Education’ May 3 at City Hall

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:56am

Judith M.S. Pine, associate professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “The Myth of the Word Gap: Ideological Obstacles to Equity in Education” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St. 

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.