In his new book “Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Josh Cerretti investigates how military values have permeated civilian culture and the connections between sexuality and militarism in the United States.
Western's Center for Canadian-American Studies will host WWU's Butch Kamena at noon on Friday, Oct. 4 in Academic West 305 for "Planes, Buses & Roller Coasters: The Wild Ride of the 2019 Canadian Federal Election Campaign."
South Pacific environmental activist Uili Lousi will present "Climate Change in Tonga" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 in Academic West 204 as the first installment of the annual Huxley Speaker Series.
Like all of the Huxley Speaker Series events, Lousi's presentation is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University’s Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Purdue University Professor of Psychological Sciences Margo Monteith for “Bias and its Reduction: Creating Awareness and Fostering Positive Change” from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 in Academic West 304 on the WWU campus.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
New novel by WWU's Kate Trueblood shines light on the at-times harsh realities of modern family life
Western Washington University Professor of English Kate Trueblood’s newest novel, “Take Daily as Needed,” has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press.
Western Washington University has selected the book “Futureface: A Family Mystery, An Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging” by Alex Wagner as this year’s Western Reads text.
Paqui Paredes Méndez has been named ongoing dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced.
Paredes previously was appointed to serve for a two-year term as dean of CHSS. Her new appointment as ongoing CHSS dean was effective as of July 23, 2019.
A panel of historians and educators will discuss “Making and Unmaking Histories of Settler Violence and Colonialism in the Pacific Northwest,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in Western Libraries Special Collections, Wilson 6.
The event is free and open to the public.
BELLINGHAM – Hunter Stuehm has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.
“Hunter has demonstrated outstanding student leadership and his perspective will enrich the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “Hunter will bring the crucial student voice and perspective to the board and help communicate decisions and their impacts back to the student body. Hunter’s appointment will benefit all Vikings.”
Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity will officially launch the university’s new Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor with a presentation by James Waller at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Wilson Library Reading Room.
Waller’s talk, “Confronting Evil: Why Holocaust and Genocide Studies Matter Today,” is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.
About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students graduated from Western summer quarter.
WWU photos by Dan Levine
Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions, in laboratory mice and greatly extended the rodents' lives, according to a new report in JCI Insight. The scientists used antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs), synthetic compounds that inhibit the formation of specific proteins.
The events that transpired during the past week in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio reiterate the fact that no community is safe from atrocities borne of hatred, racism, provocative media and divisive politics that feed off of xenophobic fears.