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Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 9:49am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

English students to host summer research poster session July 30

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:11am

This summer eight English students who are working in pairs on research related to the American Disability Act, the 1807 Act to Abolish Slavery, the Nuremberg Code, and the movement toward automation.  Students are studying what led up to these events and their relevance today.

On Tuesday, July 30, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Carver 265, the students will be present their research findings with academic research posters.

The campus community is invited to come and hear about their research.


Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Humanities

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:02am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking College Quest

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 3:39pm

Introduction to Communication and Public Speaking (Comm 100) College Quest students in 10th and 11th grade will deliver their final culminating speech in a TED Talk like style presentation. 

Students in the program explore the process of oral communication and actively participate in the development of their public speaking skills.

Spring Commencement photo gallery

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 10:36am

More than 2,000 Western students graduated at the four commencement ceremonies held Friday and Saturday in Carver. Main speakers for the ceremonies were Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive Jason Clark. Western also awarded a posthumous honorary degree to former student and Medal of Honor recipient James K. Okubo.

WWU photos by Dan Levine

Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban, community educator and outspoken fixture on Western’s campus for years, dies at age 96

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:30pm

Noémi Ban, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp who became an outspoken advocate and educator on the horrors of the Holocaust and the enduring power of love and tolerance, died on Friday, June 7 at the age of 96.

Ban had been a frequent speaker at Western since the mid-1990s, offering the university’s students, faculty and staff a message not only of remembrance, but of hope and healing.

“Life is precious. Life is wonderful. I love life and I refuse to give in to hate,” she would tell rapt audiences at her quarterly presentations on campus.

Journalism's Joan Connell co-authors new book, 'Healing All Creation'

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:24am

WWU Journalism Instructor Joan Connell has co-written with Adam Bartholomew a new book, "Healing All Creation: Genesis, the Gospel of Mark, and the Story of the Universe," which is about to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Seven WWU Graduates Receive Presidential Scholar Honors

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:47am

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa will honor seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 15.

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:


Jona Paulreti Akelipa

College of Business and Economics

MCL's Joan Hoffman publishes new article in the Hispanic Journal

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 8:27am

Joan Hoffman, MCL (Spanish), has published an article:  “On Tragedy and Triumph: Further Comparisons of Yerma and Burning Bright.” Hispanic Journal, vol. 40, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 101-12.

Keep your clutter out of the gutter! 'Move Out Madness' set for June 14

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:23am

Feeling bogged down with clutter? Don’t leave it in the gutter! This move out season, help us divert stuff from landfills and work towards zero waste. Zero Waste Western, a program of the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Campus Community Coalition, is hosting Move Out Madness on Friday, June 14.

Communication Studies Students to Host 'Students of Color: Communication, Activism, and Resistance’ June 3

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:29am

Western Washington University’s Department of Communication Studies will host a panel discussion titled “Students of Color: Communication, Activism, and Resistance” at 2:45 p.m. on Monday, June 3 in Haggard Hall 345.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

WWU Student James Jasperson to Attempt World Record June 11

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:09am

Western Washington University junior James Jasperson of Olympia will be attempting his second world record at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 on the track at the Wade King Recreation Center.

Dive into the Salish Sea this summer with a new online GUR, SALI 201

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:47am

Interested in exploring topics about the Salish Sea, need to complete a GUR, or possibly looking into the university's brand new Salish Sea Studies minor?

Department of Liberal Studies to Change Name in Fall

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:35am

Western’s Department of Liberal Studies will change its name to the Department of Global Humanities and Religions starting this fall.

The department offers interdisciplinary humanities courses and programs; in those, it primarily engages in cultural history and in the academic study of religion as an aspect of human societies and cultures, and wants to communicate this more effectively to the community at Western.

Western Libraries announces the winners of the 2019 Undergraduate Research Awards

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 10:37am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.

Grade A rules day for many at UI

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 9:40am