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Western to host 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference Feb. 25

English News - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00pm

Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 14th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up.

Journalism's Joe Gosen named to NPPA post

CHSS Publications - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:07am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Joe Gosen has just been named the associate director for the NW Region for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). This is the primary association for photojournalists and the NW Region includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

Journalism's Joe Gosen named to NPPA post

News - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:07am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Joe Gosen has just been named the associate director for the NW Region for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). This is the primary association for photojournalists and the NW Region includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory.

WWU’s Brian J. Bowe to Discuss Media Coverage of Muslim-Americans Feb. 15

News - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 9:08am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe will discuss his research on how media coverage shapes perceptions of Muslim-Americans from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.15 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Native American Activist Brian Cladoosby Feb. 9

Anthropology News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:26pm

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Fraser Hall 101.

Cladoosby will speak on historical trauma as a part of WWU Associate Professor of Anthropology Kathleen Young’s Cross-Cultural Trauma and Recovery class.

WWU to Host Native American Activist Brian Cladoosby Feb. 9

News - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:26pm

The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University will host Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in Fraser Hall 101.

Cladoosby will speak on historical trauma as a part of WWU Associate Professor of Anthropology Kathleen Young’s Cross-Cultural Trauma and Recovery class.

WWU’s Michael Slouber Publishes ‘Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras’ with Oxford University Press

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.

WWU’s Michael Slouber Publishes ‘Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras’ with Oxford University Press

News - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.

WWU Offering Free Counseling Services

Psychology News - Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:41pm

Beginning Jan. 17, graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will provide individual counseling services, under faculty supervision. These services are free.

Western’s Counseling Training Clinic has openings for individual counseling of adults, adolescents and children. Appointments for individual counseling are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Historian Benjamin Madley to Discuss his Research on Native American Genocide in California Jan. 18 at Western

History Department News Feed - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:42pm

Benjamin Madley, associate professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss his research on Native American genocide in the United States at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Western Washington University’s Academic West room 204.

Historian Benjamin Madley to Discuss his Research on Native American Genocide in California Jan. 18 at Western

News - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:42pm

Benjamin Madley, associate professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss his research on Native American genocide in the United States at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Western Washington University’s Academic West room 204.

Deadline calls for retiring publisher

News - Fri, 12/16/2016 - 9:51am

'Airings' coming to the PAC Jan. 25

Psychology News - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:44am

"Airings…voices of our youth" is a dance/theatre piece created by Kuntz and Company that explores the pressures young people face in the formative years of middle school and high school. The power of Airings lies in the true stories of these young people expressing their thoughts and their feelings in their words. Ideas explored in Airings include gender, sexuality, bullying, forgiveness, friendship, love, and hope.

WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute Joins in Signing Statement Against Rise in Intolerance and Hate Speech

News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:11pm

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity has signed a statement with more than 90 similar Holocaust remembrance centers and institutions decrying the recent rise in numbers of hate groups and those who promote intolerance.

In Memoriam: Richard Purtill

News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:01pm

Richard Purtill, age 85, died Sunday, Dec. 4, at home in Bellingham.

He was born March 12, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Bertha Purtill. Richard was stationed in England while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He earned his B.A. and PhD at the University of Chicago. He married Betty Banks on June 22, 1959 in her hometown, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

English Dept.'s Theresa Warburton awarded Yale's McClintock Fellowship

English News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:14pm

Theresa Warburton, a faculty member in English and WGSS, was awarded the Walter McClintock Fellowship, a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. She will spend one month in residence at the library looking at the papers of Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko.

English Dept.'s Theresa Warburton awarded Yale's McClintock Fellowship

CHSS Publications - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:14pm

Theresa Warburton, a faculty member in English and WGSS, was awarded the Walter McClintock Fellowship, a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. She will spend one month in residence at the library looking at the papers of Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko.

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