Upcoming Events

The Department of Liberal Studies 2016 Speaker Series


Dr. Fiona Somerset  ~  "Exacting Consent: Silent Consent and Public Voice from Chaucer to the Twenty-first Century"

Date: Thursday, April 21st 2016
Time: 4 pm
Place: AW 204

Our distinguished speaker this year is Dr. Fiona Somerset, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches courses ranging from an introduction to The Short Story to graduate seminars on Digital Materialities and The Piers Plowman Tradition. Author of four books and editor of three essay collections, her current research focuses on the media and literary genres through which medieval audiences engaged with difficult questions about public consent.  (Further information here: http://english.uconn.edu/fiona-somerset/)






Dr. Padmaja Suresh ~ Yantra, Mantra, Tantra, and Natya: Concept & Correlation



Date: Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Place: Old Main Theater


Dr. Padmaja Suresh is a renowned expert in the over 2,000 year old classical Indian dance form known as Bharat Natyam.  She combines 25 years of experience in choreography and dance with deep academic and practical knowledge of the Indian 
religious/philosophical school called Tantra.  Dr. Suresh has performed and taught all over India, including for governmental dignitaries, and has taught internationally in New Zealand, Australia, Cyprus, Latvia, and the United States.  She will be visiting Western Washington University to give a lecture/demonstration on how mystical traditions like Tantra can be expressed through the medium of classical dance.



Liberal Studies Info & Movie Night


Date: Thursday, February 4th 2016

Time: 5:00 pm to end of movie

Place: Bond Hall 105




2015-16 Liberal Studies 'Welcome Back' Reception

Date: Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Place: Liberal Studies Seminar Room (BH 159)


2015 Liberal Studies Back2Bellingham BBQ & Scholars Week Symposium

Date: Friday, May 15th,2015
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Squalicum Boathouse, Zuanich Point Park, Bellingham


2015 Liberal Studies 'Get Connected' Event

Date: January 21st, 2015
Time: 6pm
Place: On Rice (Fairhaven location in banquet room)

2014-15 Welcome Back to Campus Pizza Party

Date: October 15th, 2014
Time: 6pm
Place: Rudy's Pizza

Leadership Team Events

We'll soon see what educational and social events are planned by the department's student Leadership Team over the year. Keep posted!

Back2Bellingham BBQ

May 15, 2015, from 5 to 9 at the Squalicum Boathouse down by the marina in Zuanich Park! We want you all there!