Fiona Somerset, a professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204, about her research in media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult issues of public consent.
Kim Cunningham has worked at Western since 2001, but her love of the campus began at a much earlier age.
“I remember Western in the ‘60s,” she said. “Lots of long hair and lots of bare feet.”
Cunningham, a Bellingham native, used to visit the campus with her sisters when her dad was a student.
“He used to drop us off in the VU, and we would just hang out. There used to be really cool shuffleboard tables,” she said. “Campus seemed huge to me at the time, but it’s a lot bigger now.”
"Love Between the Covers," a feature-length documentary film about the little-known, surprisingly powerful community of women who read and write romance novels, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Western Washington University.
The showing will be followed by a panel discussion with:
Western Washington University’s literary journal, the Bellingham Review, will release its next issue, #72, this spring.
The new issue will mark a change in direction for the Review. Susanne Paola Antonetta, the Review’s new editor-in-chief, has introduced many new features and goals.
The Faculty Senate Executive Council seeks nominations for the 2016 Representative Timm Ormsby Award for Faculty Citizenship. The award recognizes exemplary civic engagement by members of the Western faculty.
The Faculty Senate Diversity and Social Justice Grants are awarded for faculty teaching and research that focuses on building Western Washington University's capacity for embracing and engaging issues related to diversity, equity and social justice. Initial funding for these grants was secured by the President’s Taskforce on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.
The awardees of the inaugural teaching grants are as follows:
David Gray's essay "'What to Do Starting from this Place': Documentary Film and Official Memorialization in Argentina and Chile" has just been published in "Studies in Documentary Film."
Gray is a visiting assistant professor in the English Department at Western Washington University.