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Folk presents in Kentucky, participates in survey of religious congregations

Liberal Studies News - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 9:22am

Holly Folk, an associate professor of liberal studies at Western Washington University, traveled to the Shaker Village at South Union, Kentucky, in September to present at the annual meeting of the Communal Studies Association. She ran into Liberal Studies grad John Sheridan (2013), who continues to research the Hutterites while pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Colorado. This quarter, Folk is working with students Josh Daniels and Britton Johnson on a survey project on religious congregations in Whatcom County.

Folk presents in Kentucky, participates in survey of religious congregations

CHSS Publications - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 9:22am

Holly Folk, an associate professor of liberal studies at Western Washington University, traveled to the Shaker Village at South Union, Kentucky, in September to present at the annual meeting of the Communal Studies Association. She ran into Liberal Studies grad John Sheridan (2013), who continues to research the Hutterites while pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Colorado. This quarter, Folk is working with students Josh Daniels and Britton Johnson on a survey project on religious congregations in Whatcom County.

Whatever happened to German America?

History Department News Feed - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:03am

What is America’s largest national ethnic group? If you said, English, Italian, or Mexican, you’re wrong. Today, some 46 million Americans can claim German ancestry. The difference is, very few of them do. Indeed, aside from Oktoberfest, German culture has largely disappeared from the American landscape. What happened?

Whatever happened to German America?

MCL News - Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:03am

What is America’s largest national ethnic group? If you said, English, Italian, or Mexican, you’re wrong. Today, some 46 million Americans can claim German ancestry. The difference is, very few of them do. Indeed, aside from Oktoberfest, German culture has largely disappeared from the American landscape. What happened?

Western to Host Indian Dance Expert Padmaja Suresh for a Lecture and Performance on March 1

Liberal Studies News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:19am

Western Washington University will host Padmaja Suresh, a renowned expert in classical Indian dance, for a performance and lecture on the intersections of dance and the religious philosophy knowns as Tantra at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the Old Main Theater on campus.

This event is free and open to the public.

Expert in classical Indian dance to give lecture and performance March 1

Anthropology News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:24am

Padmaja Suresh, a renowned expert in classical Indian dance, will visit Western Washington University on Tuesday, March 1, to give a lecture-performance on the intersections of dance and the religious philosophy known as Tantra. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Old Main Theater.

Expert in classical Indian dance to give lecture and performance March 1

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 10:24am

Padmaja Suresh, a renowned expert in classical Indian dance, will visit Western Washington University on Tuesday, March 1, to give a lecture-performance on the intersections of dance and the religious philosophy known as Tantra. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Old Main Theater.

WWU Psychology Department Offering Free Counseling to Community Members

Psychology News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:16pm

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department are providing free individual counseling, under faculty supervision, to community members.

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.

Lecture to discuss similarities between black, Palestinian struggles for human rights

Political Science News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:38am

Aaron Dixon, an activist and former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, will deliver a lecture at Western Washington University Feb. 10 titled "The Stark Similarities between the Black and Palestinian Struggle for Human Rights."

Lecture to discuss similarities between black, Palestinian struggles for human rights

Sociology News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:38am

Aaron Dixon, an activist and former captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party, will deliver a lecture at Western Washington University Feb. 10 titled "The Stark Similarities between the Black and Palestinian Struggle for Human Rights."

Screening, discussion to look at community of romance readers, writers

English News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:35am

"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:

Screening, discussion to look at community of romance readers, writers

Sociology News - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 9:35am

"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’s ‘Bellingham Review’ to Release Issue #72 This Spring

English News - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 9:41am

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.

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