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WWU students, faculty working to educate the public on the plight of the homeless

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:25am

A service-learning project that began with students offering backpacks to the homeless has evolved into a full-blown film festival and educational campaign.

While brainstorming ideas for a service-learning project in 2014, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and a student teaching assistant landed on the idea of filling backpacks with supplies and giving them to people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham. The project sparked a fire in Perry.

Where Now, America?

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:06am

Panel Discussions Announced for Annual Ralph Munro Institute Nov. 15-16

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:57am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host Danny Hayes, Political Science professor at George Washington University, for its 2016 Ralph Munro Seminar keynote lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham. Hayes is a nationally acclaimed scholar of American politics, elections, and media. His lecture will address the role of the media in the Presidential campaign.

Western Student Kevin Miller’s Song is in Upcoming Movie ‘Almost Christmas’

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:57am

Western Washington University senior Kevin Miller can’t wait to see the new movie “Almost Christmas” because the major feature film opening Nov. 11 includes a song he wrote and sings.

WWU’s Todd Donovan to Discuss 'The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics' on Nov.16 at City Hall

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 8:46am

Western Washington University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Todd Donovan, WWU professor of Political Science, for his talk titled “The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics,” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

Liberal Studies' Sean Murphy publishes in a new book on the legal status of religious minorities in Europe

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 12:41pm

Professor Seán Murphy, Department of Liberal Studies, published "A Minority both Jewish and Christian:  The Condemnation of Religious 'Mixing' in European Law, c.1100-c.1300" in a new bilingual (French and English) book from Brepols Publishers:  Religious Minorities, Integration and the State (État, Minorités et Intégration). 

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Retirement Celebration for Carmen Werder to be held Nov. 16

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 10:18am

Western Libraries is hosting a retirement celebration in honor of Carmen Werder from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16  in the Old Main Solarium. Everyone who has known and worked with her is invited to attend.

Book talk to discuss Indian immigrant women in the workplace Nov. 9

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 1:48pm

WWU Professor of Political Science Bidisha Biswas and Stockton University Economics Professor Ramya Vijaya will discuss their new book, “Immigrant Women and Work: The American Experience,” at a book talk from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Canada House.

Higher Education Summit on Since Time Immemorial Curriculum Set for Oct 27-28

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:39am

A special Higher Education Summit on Oct. 27 and 28 will bring together representatives from colleges, universities, schools and tribes to discuss the state-enacted Since Time Immemorial curriculum, which seeks to build lasting educational partnerships between school districts and local tribes via elementary, middle, and high school curriculum on tribal sovereignty.

History's Jared Hardesty to speak at Village Books tonight

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 10:17am

WWU Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty will speak at 7 p.m. tonight at Village Books in Fairhaven about his newest book, "Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth Century Boston."

WWU’s Shirin Deylami to Discuss the Effect of Popular Culture on Political Power Nov. 3 in Wilson Library

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 2:56pm

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Political Science Shirin Deylami will give a talk entitled “Is Watching Television a Political Act? How Popular Culture Shapes How We Understand Political Power,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Western Libraries Special Collections, (Wilson Library 6th Floor).

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Dawn Dietrich and the Power of Introspection

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:55pm

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me


WWU's Munro Seminar to host Danny Hayes on Nov. 14 at the Mount Baker Theatre

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:32pm

Professor Danny Hayes of George Washington University will give the keynote address for the 2016 Munro Seminar for Civic Education. 

Maria McLeod: Building Bridges and Telling Stories

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:09pm

When Maria McLeod was growing up in a small town of a few thousand people about 50 miles north of Detroit, she remembers realizing that where she lived didn’t look a whole lot like the big city to the south.