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President Randhawa ushers in new school year with Faculty & Staff Convocation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:11pm

Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.  

After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.

Major Renovation Project Completed at WWU’s Carver Facility; more than 1,000 workers have been on site since work began in 2015

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:45am

The major renovation of Western Washington University’s Carver facility is completed and it will be open for the start of fall quarter.

The Washington State Legislature, as part of the 2015-2017 state capital budget, approved the majority of funding for the project. Construction started in August 2015 and was completed August 2017.

WWU Students Move into Residence Halls Sept. 22-24 Classes Begin Sept. 27; Many Activities Planned for Students

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:52am

About 4,200 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,800, slightly higher than last year.

“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year – a wonderful and productive journey of discovery for our students,” said President Sabah Randhawa, starting his second year as president of Western

Summer Field Work: Boxberger Completes Visiting Research Chair at VIU Working with First Nations

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:44am

NANAIMO, BC: The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. It is right in the middle of the research the Anthropology Professor from Western Washington University has been conducting for years.

The research chair position is supported by $250,000 USD in funding over five years, which was provided by the Fulbright Canada Foundation and the Montreal-based Jarislowsky Foundation.

Human Services Outstanding Grad brings her own experience to helping former foster kids

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:39pm

Emily Stochel, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Human Services, is now working in her dream job as a case manager for teens and young adults navigating the foster care system.

WWU to Partner with Dept. of the Interior, Four Regional Universities on New Northwest Climate Science Center

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 9:25am

Western Washington University is one of five regional schools to partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior on its Northwest Climate Science Center; the University of Washington will host the center on its campus, and Boise State University, the University of Montana and Washington State University, along with WWU, are the member institutions in the consortium.

WWU’s Tom Moore Publishes New Book of Poetry through Ravenna Books

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:15pm

Western Washington University Senior Instructor of Liberal Studies Tom Moore has published a collection of poetry, “Acceptable Time,” with Ravenna Books.

Moore describes his interest in poetry as long-standing.

“It began when I first read the Welch poet, Dylan Thomas, in high school,” said Moore.

The poems in his new book all center on the concept of time, and represent a sample of the work he has completed over the last 20 years. 

WWU’s Kimberly Lynn Co-Edits New Book through Cambridge University Press

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:53am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge University Press.

Lynn and Rowe sought out colleagues and peers in the field to include their research in the book, which contains 14 chapters and has 17 contributors; the contributors used multiple libraries and archives around the world for research.

Journalism's Brian J. Bowe publishes new journal article

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 9:19am

Journalism's Brian J. Bowe has authored a new journal article, "Permitted to Build? Moral Foundations in Newspaper Framing of Mosque-Construction Controversies,” which was published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly this week. 

Hard work pays off

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 9:54am

Governor Appoints Trista Truemper as New WWU Student Trustee

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:44am

Trista Truemper has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Trista Truemper will provide a valuable and unique perspective to Western’s Board of Trustees due to her experience as a Western leader and student,” Inslee said. “I appreciate her willingness to work on behalf of Western students and ensuring they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well-known.”

WWU Receives New $1 Million Grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 11:15am

Western Washington University is one of 24 institutions in the country selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence Program to receive a five year, $1 million grant to enhance student success in STEM fields, especially those students typically under-represented in the natural sciences. 

The award to WWU was the result of a national-level competition, with a pool of more than 500 applicants from competing institutions, and is the only grant awarded to an institution in the Pacific Northwest.

Seven graduates will receive Presidential Scholar honors at WWU Commencement

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 9:57am

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa will honor seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 10.

Presidential Scholar awards honor top students in six colleges for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and community.

Randhawa will present each of the following Presidential Scholars with a medallion:

 

Brittney Nalani Dover

Huxley College of the Environment

Western Reads Selects ‘Tulalip: From My Heart’ by Harriette Shelton Dover for its 2017-18 Book Selection

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:48am

Western Reads has announced that its 2017-18 book selection will be “Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community,” by Harriette Shelton Dover.

Western Reads is a reading program at WWU designed to promote intellectual engagement and community among new students by offering them the opportunity to participate in conversation and events around each year’s book selection. The 2016-17 book selection was “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, which examines the effects of systemic racism in the U.S.

WWU's Christopher Wise Publishes New Book on African Philosophy

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:37am

Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise published his new book, “Sorcery, Totem, and Johad in African Philosophy,” in March through Bloomsbury Publishing.  

“I wrote this book because of my concern for what happened in Mali, a country in Africa, in the aftermath of the Wahhabi jihad (war fought by Muslims) in Timbuktu, Gao and other places in the region of Mali that briefly led to the establishment of the state of the northern Mali territory, Azawad,” Wise said.

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