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Betsy O'Donovan, Carolyn Nielsen present research at virtual AEJMC conference

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:52am

WWU Assistant Professor of Journalism Betsy O'Donovan and Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen presented their research, "Curious Citizens: Whose voices are heard in 'people-powered' reporting," on Aug. 7 at the virtual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference. 

After 23 Years at Western, Communication Studies Department Manager Ann Reynolds to Retire Aug. 7 

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:18pm

After serving Western and the Communication Studies department for over two decades, Department Manager Ann Reynolds will log off for the last time on Friday, Aug. 7. 

Reynolds first came to Western as a student; as an undergrad, she dreamed of becoming a junior high science teacher. Reality, however, found this wouldn’t be a good fit for her. 

Western Libraries announces 2019-20 Undergraduate Research Award winners

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:52am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 - 2020 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  Three awards are given annually to Western Washington University undergraduate students in recognition of their excellence and originality in creating research papers for courses taught across the colleges based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections. 

Journalism's Carolyn Nielsen publishes new article in the International Symposium on Online Journalism

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 2:03pm

Journalism Professor Carolyn Nielsen's article, "Send her back: News narratives, intersectionality, and the rise of politically powerful women of color," has been published in the Summer 2020 edition of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, which is also available online: 

RWI co-sponsoring Tuesday webinar titled 'Jim Crow Laws and Nazi Racial Policy' at noon

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 1:45pm

In community partnership with the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Western's Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is pleased to announce a free online event on Tuesday, July 28, from noon to 1 p.m., when Tom White, coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen

Meet the Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social Sciences

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 12:49pm

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Latin American Studies Program will host its first LAS Forum on Friday, March 6

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 12:39pm

Western's Latin American Studies Program will host its first Latin American Studies Forum on Friday, March 6 on campus, keynoted by the University of California at San Diego's Gloria Elizabeth Chacón, who will present "Transindigenitude: Poetic Convergences in the Americas" from 4-5 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

Campus coronavirus update: March 4

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:11am

Dear Western Community,

As you likely know, the spread of coronavirus continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.  There have been a few additional cases in King and Snohomish counties attributed to coronavirus disease, which you have likely heard about in the news by now.  I want to share with you our ongoing work to ensure that Western is prepared to deal with this issue.

Journalism's Maria McLeod wins 2019 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 11:38am

Associate Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest. She won $1,008.15 and her prose poem “The Meaning of Marriage” will be published in Quarter After Eight, an annual literary journal put together by the Creative Writing Program at Ohio University and supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

How White candidates 'racialize' themselves to win over Hispanic voters: A Q&A with WWU's Rudy Alamillo

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:32am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Rudy Alamillo recently chatted with Western Today about his field of research, which focuses on how white political candidates are successful (or not) at engaging with Hispanic voters and turning that engagement into votes.

Western Today: Your research focuses on understanding how non-Hispanic White candidates appeal (or don’t appeal) to Hispanic voters. How did you get interested in this field of study?

CSU - Long Beach's May Ling Halim to discuss her research on gender equality March 5

Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:26am

WWU's Center for Cross Cultural Research will host California State University at Long Beach Associate Professor of Psychology May Ling Halim at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Academic West 204 for "The Development of Gender Intergroup Attitudes Among Ethnically Diverse Children."

Western Alumna and Author Eowyn Ivey to Visit Campus March 6

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:53am

Alaskan author, 1995 Western alumna and Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey will visit campus March 6 as part of Whatcom READS 2020.

Elaine Weiss, author of ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ to speak at Western Feb. 27

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 1:09pm

Elaine Weiss, author of highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote” will speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Performing Arts Center main stage.