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Western Reads Selects ‘Tulalip: From My Heart’ by Harriette Shelton Dover for its 2017-18 Book Selection

News - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:48am

Western Reads has announced that its 2017-18 book selection will be “Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community,” by Harriette Shelton Dover.

Western Reads is a reading program at WWU designed to promote intellectual engagement and community among new students by offering them the opportunity to participate in conversation and events around each year’s book selection. The 2016-17 book selection was “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which examines the effects of systemic racism in the U.S.

WWU's Christopher Wise Publishes New Book on African Philosophy

English News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:37am

Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise published his new book, “Sorcery, Totem, and Johad in African Philosophy,” in March through Bloomsbury Publishing.  

“I wrote this book because of my concern for what happened in Mali, a country in Africa, in the aftermath of the Wahhabi jihad (war fought by Muslims) in Timbuktu, Gao and other places in the region of Mali that briefly led to the establishment of the state of the northern Mali territory, Azawad,” Wise said.

WWU's Christopher Wise Publishes New Book on African Philosophy

News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:37am

Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise published his new book, “Sorcery, Totem, and Johad in African Philosophy,” in March through Bloomsbury Publishing.  

“I wrote this book because of my concern for what happened in Mali, a country in Africa, in the aftermath of the Wahhabi jihad (war fought by Muslims) in Timbuktu, Gao and other places in the region of Mali that briefly led to the establishment of the state of the northern Mali territory, Azawad,” Wise said.

English's Kaitlyn Teer wins award for essay

English News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:12am

Kaitlyn Teer (MFA 2015 and current NTT Faculty) has had her awarding-winning essay “Drawing a Breath” reprinted in the collection Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays. Kaity’s essay was first published in Prairie Schooner and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay won Prairie Schooner’s 2016 Bernice Slote Award for best work by a beginning writer

The essay collection has been added to the hallway display case that features publications by Department alumni.

English's Kaitlyn Teer wins award for essay

CHSS Publications - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:12am

Kaitlyn Teer (MFA 2015 and current NTT Faculty) has had her awarding-winning essay “Drawing a Breath” reprinted in the collection Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays. Kaity’s essay was first published in Prairie Schooner and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay won Prairie Schooner’s 2016 Bernice Slote Award for best work by a beginning writer

The essay collection has been added to the hallway display case that features publications by Department alumni.

English's Kaitlyn Teer wins award for essay

News - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:12am

Kaitlyn Teer (MFA 2015 and current NTT Faculty) has had her awarding-winning essay “Drawing a Breath” reprinted in the collection Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays. Kaity’s essay was first published in Prairie Schooner and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay won Prairie Schooner’s 2016 Bernice Slote Award for best work by a beginning writer

The essay collection has been added to the hallway display case that features publications by Department alumni.

English's Brenda Miller receives award for essay

English News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:04am

Brenda Miller, Professor of English, has received the Bronze Medal in the Essay category for her book "An Earlier Life" (Ovenbird Books, 2016), in the 2017 Independent Book Publishers Awards.

More at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2172&urltitle=2017%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20National%20Medalists.

English's Brenda Miller receives award for essay

CHSS Publications - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:04am

Brenda Miller, Professor of English, has received the Bronze Medal in the Essay category for her book "An Earlier Life" (Ovenbird Books, 2016), in the 2017 Independent Book Publishers Awards.

More at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2172&urltitle=2017%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20National%20Medalists.

English's Brenda Miller receives award for essay

News - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 9:04am

Brenda Miller, Professor of English, has received the Bronze Medal in the Essay category for her book "An Earlier Life" (Ovenbird Books, 2016), in the 2017 Independent Book Publishers Awards.

More at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2172&urltitle=2017%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20National%20Medalists.

Journalism’s Jennifer Keller Selected as a Participant in the 2017 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy

News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:43pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Jennifer Keller has been selected to be a participant in the 2017 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy (SHALA) three day retreat June 11-14.

In partnership with the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Manship School of Mass Communication annually hosts SHALA for academics and professionals from various backgrounds. The Academy selects 12-15 participants.

This program is designed for new chairs, deans and directors, faculty and professionals interested in education leadership.

Western Libraries Announces 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Award Winners

History Department News Feed - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:29pm

Winners of this year’s Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award will be honored at a small reception in the library on June 9, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg will publicly recognize the award-winning students and present each awardee with a certificate. Friends, family members of the award-winning students, the students’ faculty mentors, and members of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award review committee will also be invited.

This year's winners are:

Western Libraries Announces 2016-17 Undergraduate Research Award Winners

News - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:29pm

Winners of this year’s Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award will be honored at a small reception in the library on June 9, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg will publicly recognize the award-winning students and present each awardee with a certificate. Friends, family members of the award-winning students, the students’ faculty mentors, and members of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award review committee will also be invited.

This year's winners are:

Joseph E. Trimble to Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' May 18

Psychology News - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:48pm

Western's Joseph E. Trimble will Present 'Disseminating Research in Alaska Native Yup’ik Communities: Challenges and Ethical Considerations' at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Communications Facility 110.

This event is free and open to the public.

Bayartuul Batjav to discuss the history of Mongolian writing May 31

East Asian Studies News - 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.

Bayartuul Batjav to discuss the history of Mongolian writing May 31

News - 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

News - 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.

Historian André-Carl Vachon to discuss ethnic cleansing in Colonial Canada May 23 and 24

MCL News - Wed, 05/10/2017 - 1:16pm

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host historian André-Carl Vachon for a pair of lectures on the WWU campus May 23 and 24 dealing with the ethnic cleansing of Acadians - those of French descent who settled in what are now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), as well as part of Quebec - by the British in the 1700s.

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