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Western Wins All-IN Challenge; Has Highest Undergrad Voting Rate in the Nation

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 9:51am

Western Washington University is the winner of an “ALL IN Challenge Best in Class” award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, four-year institution thanks to the efforts of the AS Representation and Engagement Programs office.

Western Launches ‘Building Washington’s Future’ campaign; Project to Expand Western’s Capacity in Critical STEM Areas

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:30am

Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.

Western’s Alexia Suarez Spends Summer Internship at Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 9:08am

As many Western students and alumni can attest, summer internships can be a mixed bag – some are incredibly rewarding and offer great experience that translates directly into their career after graduation, others, well … not so much.

There’s no question about the internship experience that Alexia Suarez, a senior Journalism/Public Relations major from Puyallup, had, however.

“It was the most amazing summer of my life, no doubt about it,” she said.

Celebrate WWU's First-Generation College Students Nov. 8

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 9:32am

SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, Nov. 8 has become a day across the nation in higher education to celebrate first-generation college students. Join your colleagues and our students for a celebration to be held at 1:30 the Miller Hall Collaborative Space with an ice cream social that will continue until 3 p.m.

WWU's Ed Vajda to Discuss the Ancient Language Link Between Siberia and North America Nov. 8 at City Hall

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 11:30am

Western Washington University Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Edward Vajda will give a talk titled “Firelight on the River: Siberia’s Ket People and Ancient North America” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

UNC's Fitzhugh Brundage to Present 'Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border' Oct. 23

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:29am

Prize-winning historian Fitzhugh Brundage, the William Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border of the U.S." from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Brundage's most recent book, "Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019.

WWU’s Stefania Heim publishes new book on Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:58am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of English Stefania Heim recently published “Geometry of Shadows,” a collection of translated poems from early 20th-century surrealist Giorgio de Chirico.

Anthropology's Brown Bag Lunch Series continues Oct. 24

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:14am

The Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Lunch Series continues from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Arntzen Hall 319, with "Hidden Histories: WWU and the Coast Salish Sehome Family" by WWU's Kathleen Young.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is held once a month; the presentation usually takes about 30 minutes and is followed by a Q&A period. For more information, contact Sean Bruna at 360.650.2290.

WWU Sets Total Enrollment Record; Overall & First-Year Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 12:55pm

For fall quarter, Western Washington University’s total enrollment set another record, and both overall and first-year (freshman) enrollment of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

Linguistics makes the leap from program to full-fledged department at WWU

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 10:02am

For the first time in 30 years, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences has added a new department, the Department of Linguistics. This was possible due in large part to the diligence of Kristin Denham, a professor of Linguistics and the new department’s first Chair.

WWU's 2019 Munro Seminar takes on the future of Higher Ed and Equity and Diversity Issues in K-12 classrooms

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 2:48pm

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its annual seminar for civic education on Oct. 22 and 23.

All events are free and open to the public. 

WWU Launches New Multidisciplinary Minor in Salish Sea Studies

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:13pm

Western Washington University has just launched its new minor in Salish Sea Studies, with a multidisciplinary curriculum spanning all seven of the university’s colleges.

The Salish Sea Studies program develops students’ sense of place by deepening knowledge about the complex ecologies and human experiences of our shared ecoregion. Students will learn how the international Salish Sea is governed by the US, Canada, and over 60 sovereign Tribes and First Nations. 

WWU to Host Health Professional & Graduate School Fair Oct. 17

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:31am

Students interested in health professions or other graduate programs are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Health Professional & Graduate School Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m .on Thursday, Oct. 17  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Admission to the fair is free to information seekers and open to the public. 

Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian Poetry

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:38pm