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Liberal Studies to hold fundraiser April 7 for Meagan Smith scholarship

Liberal Studies News - Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:43am

The Department of Liberal Studies and the Liberal Studies Leadership Team at Western Washington University are holding a scholarship fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Aslan Brewery in Bellingham.

Lecture April 21: Are those who remain silent on wrongdoing complicit in it?

Liberal Studies News - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:56am

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.

Lecture April 21: Are those who remain silent on wrongdoing complicit in it?

History Department News Feed - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:56am

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.

Lecture April 21: Are those who remain silent on wrongdoing complicit in it?

English News - Tue, 04/05/2016 - 10:56am

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.

Through the lens of time: Kim Cunningham reflects on Bellingham’s history

English News - Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:28pm

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.”

Stewart delivers keynote at Georgia conference

History Department News Feed - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:35am

Mart Stewart, a professor of history at Western Washington University, presented the keynote lecture at a symposium titled "Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast" in Savannah, Georgia, on Feb. 18.

Stewart delivers keynote at Georgia conference

CHSS Publications - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:35am

Mart Stewart, a professor of history at Western Washington University, presented the keynote lecture at a symposium titled "Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental Histories of the Georgia Coast" in Savannah, Georgia, on Feb. 18.

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?

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