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Western Named a 2019-20 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:01am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2019-2020 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Linguistics to host UBC's Neda Todorović Feb. 10

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 9:12am

University of British Columbia Assistant Professor in Syntax Neda Todorović will give a talk titled “Sequence of Tense in a language without Tense – the case of Gitksan” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in Bond Hall 417.

The talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Linguistics.

Queens Vernacular Film Series offers pair of events in February

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:18am

Western's Queens Vernacular Film series is hosting a pair of events in February: a presentation and discussion by Cáel M.

Wolpow Institute holding free raffle for Global Gourmets tickets

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 9:35am

Western's Ray Wolpow Institute is raffling off student tickets for this year's

How-To Tuesday: Using MABEL

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 9:38am

MABEL, an acronym for Multimedia Archives Based Electronic Library, is a database of collections centered around the past and present of Western Washington University and the Pacific Northwest Region.

There are many different types of digital assets available on the platform, from photos and videos to oral histories and much more; all can be used to enhance research or build campus marketing collateral.

WWU Again Receives Classification as a Carnegie Community Engaged University

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University has joined 118 other U.S. colleges and universities in receiving the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Witnessing History: Western Student Tatum Buss Observes Impeachment Hearings

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 10:02am

WWU student Tatum Buss is working as an intern for her home state senator John Barrasso in Washington, D.C., allowing her to witness the ongoing impeachment hearings firsthand.

Serving as an administrator for Barrasso, one of two senators from Wyoming, Buss spends most days running errands, answering phone calls and conducting legislative research for Barrasso and his senior staff.

Marija Runić to present 'Linguistics and Education in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina' Feb. 5

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:35pm

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Marija Runić will give a talk titled “Linguistics and Education in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Bond Hall 417.

The talk is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Western's Department of Linguistics.

Cults, New Christianities and Religious Persecution in the Internet Age; a Q&A with Holly Folk

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:29am

Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,”  including new religions, communes and utopias, anarchism, and alternative medicine.

Western’s Michael Wolff to Present ‘Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico’ Feb. 7 at City Hall

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 9:10am

Western Washington University Professor of Political Science Michael Jerome Wolff will give a talk titled “Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie Street.

New Book by Western’s Jared Ross Hardesty Shines a Fresh Light on Slavery in New England

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 9:55am

In his new book “Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Hardesty provides a concise, comprehensive history of slavery in New England through sharing the lived experiences of African and Indigenous slaves.

Beards, Disparity, and the Sciences: Western's Tesla Monson takes aim at gender discrimination through Smithsonian exhibit

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 9:16am

Hanging in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. is a portrait of Western Washington University Assistant Professor Tesla Monson -- with a beard.

Monson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Western, is a part of the Bearded Lady Project, a scientific outreach program designed to increase awareness about gender disparity and discrimination in paleontology and the sciences.

Five WWU Students Selected for 2020 Legislative Internship Program in Olympia

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:00am

Five Western Washington University students have been selected to participate in the 2020 Legislative Internship Program in Olympia this winter.

Logan Duling of Sammamish, Liliana Gilster of Bellingham, Kyle Jung of Bonney Lake, Katrin Kukhar of Centralia, and Skyla Sorensen of Seattle will intern winter quarter at the State legislature under the supervision of the House and Senate Intern Coordinators. Twenty-five Western students applied for the competitive internship.

How 30 years of research built a language bridge between Siberia and the native peoples of North America

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 10:38am

In 1989, a new faculty member’s chance discovery on a library shelf at Western Washington University would set in motion three decades of work and help solve one of the biggest anthropological and linguistic puzzles of our time: Where did the Indigenous peoples of the Americas come from?

WWU’s New Lonner Lecture Series Now Accepting Proposals

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s new Lonner Lecture Series is now accepting proposals for funding. The purpose of these funds is to support a university-wide lecture with emphasis on psychologically-oriented approaches to the study of culture.