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A listing of public events for Western Washington University occurring between Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:07 PM PST and Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:07 PM PST.
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WWU Salsa & Bachata Weekly Meeting

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 23:45
WWU Salsa & Bachata Weekly Meeting

Hello!

Come and join us Monday nights at 8pm in VU MPR. We‘ll have fun lessons on Salsa & Bachata for an hour and then kick things off with our social dance where you can dance, talk, and meet new friends. Come and invite your friends as we enjoy a fun night of dancing and music. No Experience is required. All are welcome to join us!

From Monday, November 18, 2019 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST at Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

WWU Salsa & Bachata Weekly Meeting

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 22:44
WWU Salsa & Bachata Weekly Meeting

Hello!

Come and join us Monday nights at 8pm in VU MPR. We‘ll have fun lessons on Salsa & Bachata for an hour and then kick things off with our social dance where you can dance, talk, and meet new friends. Come and invite your friends as we enjoy a fun night of dancing and music. No Experience is required. All are welcome to join us!

From Monday, December 2, 2019 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM PST at Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Capoeira Club practice

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 21:39
Capoeira Club practice

The Afro-Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola is a fluid dance, a rhythmic martial art and an intergenerational community practice that emerged from the struggle of Africans who were enslaved and brought to Brasil. The ritual and music of Capoeira tell the history of Black people’s struggle to affirm their humanity, stories of personal liberation and the creation of resilient communities. Played in a circle (roda) the game (jogo) of Capoeira is an improvised combination of movements, acrobatics, rituals, and dance.

Repressed during slavery, Capoeira continued to be outlawed even after abolition, so it was practiced in secret; it only became legal in the 1930's. It survives because of the wisdom and dedication of a handful of masters (mestres) and their devoted students.

Practicing Capoeira means learning Portuguese, playing a variety of percussion instruments, developing physical fitness, flexibility, and endurance, as well as sharpening reflexes, and challenging yourself to overcome both your own perceived limitations and the prejudice that we inherit from society. Ultimately, Capoeira offers a window with which to engage critically with the world as a part of a community.

In the roda of Capoeira, everyone has a role, and everyone is equally important. Come join us!

From Monday, November 18, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST at Viking Union, room 464.

Capoeira Club practice

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 20:36
Capoeira Club practice

The Afro-Brazilian cultural art form Capoeira Angola is a fluid dance, a rhythmic martial art and an intergenerational community practice that emerged from the struggle of Africans who were enslaved and brought to Brasil. The ritual and music of Capoeira tell the history of Black people’s struggle to affirm their humanity, stories of personal liberation and the creation of resilient communities. Played in a circle (roda) the game (jogo) of Capoeira is an improvised combination of movements, acrobatics, rituals, and dance.

Repressed during slavery, Capoeira continued to be outlawed even after abolition, so it was practiced in secret; it only became legal in the 1930's. It survives because of the wisdom and dedication of a handful of masters (mestres) and their devoted students.

Practicing Capoeira means learning Portuguese, playing a variety of percussion instruments, developing physical fitness, flexibility, and endurance, as well as sharpening reflexes, and challenging yourself to overcome both your own perceived limitations and the prejudice that we inherit from society. Ultimately, Capoeira offers a window with which to engage critically with the world as a part of a community.

In the roda of Capoeira, everyone has a role, and everyone is equally important. Come join us!

From Monday, December 2, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST at Viking Union, room 464.

Drop-In Advising Labs

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 18:30
Drop-In Advising Labs

Do you need help planning classes for winter quarter?

Come connect with Academic Advisors during our Drop-In Advising Lab!

  • November 7th, 12th, & 18th from 3-5pm in Miller Hall 16

This is an excellent opportunity designed to help you:

  • Review GURs
  • Identify prerequisites for majors
  • Create possible class schedules
  • Prepare for registration

We look forward to seeing you!

Academic Advising Center Advisors

Old Main 380

From Monday, November 18, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST at Western Washington University.

Fifth Meeting: Scribe-X

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 18:30
Fifth Meeting: Scribe-X

Scribe-X is a medical scribe company looking to hire pre-health students to work in outpatient clinics with a healthcare provider mentor. It's a way for them to earn money while accruing patient contact hours. A member of the Scribe-X team will be coming in to present on the process of applying for Scribe-X and what to expect on the job.

 

From Monday, December 2, 2019 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM PST at BIO 212.

Club Fellows (Cancelled)

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 14:15
Club Fellows

Are you a club leader? Are you struggling to put on an event, recruit members, or having other challenges relating to your club? Come join the Club Hub in Club Fellows! During Fellows, you will have the opportunity to have real discussions with a small group of other club leaders, and form ideas on how to solve the challenges you are facing. This will be not only a great opportunity to strengthen your club, but to also get connections with other club leaders.  Snacks will be provided!

From Monday, November 18, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST at VU 565 A.

WWU Catholic Newman Center: Catholic Mass

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 22:23
WWU Catholic Newman Center: Catholic Mass

Join us in the VU MPR for Sunday Mass at 6:30pm. Confession is available beforehand starting at 5:30pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!

From Sunday, November 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM PST at Viking Union MPR.

WWU Catholic Newman Center: Catholic Mass

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 21:18
WWU Catholic Newman Center: Catholic Mass

Join us in the VU MPR for Sunday Mass at 6:30pm. Confession is available beforehand starting at 5:30pm. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!

From Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM PST at Viking Union MPR.

Sunday Judo Practice

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 14:42
Sunday Judo Practice

The WWU Judo club hosts an open practice on every other Sunday of Fall Quarter, feel free to stop by and try some Judo! Regardless of skill or ability level

From Sunday, November 17, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST at WWU Rec Center.

Sunday Judo Practice

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:36
Sunday Judo Practice

The WWU Judo club hosts an open practice on every other Sunday of Fall Quarter, feel free to stop by and try some Judo! Regardless of skill or ability level

From Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM PST at WWU Rec Center.

AS Scholarship: Dan L. Smith Scholarship

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:36
AS Scholarship: Dan L. Smith Scholarship

This is one $2,500 scholarship which is awarded to an underrepresented student who demonstrates financial need and is actively engaged in a progressive Associated Student Club. Please view the application for more information on the criteria of this scholarship. All completed application materials must be received by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13th 2019 and can be handed in at Viking Union 504 or emailed to Annie.Byers@wwu.edu

Link to Application:

https://as.wwu.edu/scholarships/

 

From Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 PM to Friday, December 13, 2019 2:00 PM PST at AS Scholarships Available in the Viking Union.

EdAbroad Information Table: Academic Programs International (API)

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:28
EdAbroad Information Table: Academic Programs International (API)

Come visit with Leiann of API to learn about the international opportunities available to you!

From Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST at Viking Union Lobby.

BOOST your Decision Making

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 15:36
BOOST your Decision Making

Do you struggle to make decisions, big or small? If so, this BOOST session is for you! By learning how to make and use decision making models, decisions for not only your club, but decisions for things in your personal life will come easier! And as always, snacks will be provided.

From Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM PST at VU 567.

Snowflake and Pop-Up Paper Art

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 14:36
Snowflake and Pop-Up Paper Art

Come to Art Club on Wednesday November 20th in FI 211! We will be making snowflakes by cutting patterns into circular sheets of paper in celebration of winter. Other activities include pop-up art, which is cut-outs from paper that create a 3D effect. Other activities such as origami and other paper-crafts will be available. All students are welcome, regardless of major or skill level. 

From Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST at FI 211.

Be You! with Tiki Barber

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:27
Be You! with Tiki Barber

The WWU Chapter of National Society for Leadership & Success (NSLS-WWU), Associated Students of Western Washington University, Karen W Morse Institute for Leadership, and LEADS student leadership center are delighted to host a speaker broadcast with Tiki Barber, three-time NFL Pro running back and disability advocate.

Tiki Barber is a ten year veteran of the NFL with the New York Giants and a well-known TV personality. He’s the co-host of Tiki & Tierney on CBS Sports Radio, co-founder of Julius and Thuzio, a board member of The Fresh Air Fund, and Director of KultureCity, an autism acceptance and inclusion organization. 

 

For more information about Tiki Barber, visit:  

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tikibarber/ 

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TikiBarber 

 

Questions? Email us at wlaleads@wwu.edu or nslswwu@wwu.edu or call us at 360.650.4190

From Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM PST at AW 210.

Cookies and Tea Club Meetings

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:27
Cookies and Tea Club Meetings

Cookies and Tea club meetings happen every other Friday 5-6 pm on the 6th floor of the VU (behind the starbucks). It is a place to come eat cookies and drink tea with us. Bringing your own cookies and tea to share with the group is optional. There is no dress code. Volunteer oppurtnuities are discussed at club meeitngs. I hope to see you all there!

From Friday, November 15, 2019 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM PST at 6th floor of VU, behind the Starbucks.

Speaking of Maps: The Story of the Salish Sea Map

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:27
Speaking of Maps: The Story of the Salish Sea Map

Cartographer and geographer Stefan Freelan will discuss the process for the ‘Salish Sea’ to be recognized as an official name, and the role that the map “The Salish Sea and Surrounding Basin,” played in that process at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in the Map Collection at Western Libraries.

Maps help us understand our environment, and they may also serve political and cultural agendas. In this talk, Freelan will present a collection of maps to compare, contrast, and discuss alongside the map he created, “The Salish Sea and Surrounding Basin,” as he explores how this map differs from other maps of the area, and talks about the choices and creative process that went into its creation.

Freelan began sailing the Salish Sea as a teenager and has called the Salish Sea region home ever since. He created “The Salish Sea and Surrounding Basin” map for Bert Webber in 2008 as part of a campaign asking for the governments of Washington State in the U.S. and British Columbia, Canada for official recognition of the name ‘Salish Sea.’  Freelan is also the Assistant Director of the Spatial Institute at Huxley College of the Environment at WWU, and he teaches courses in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning System) and Cartography.

Co-sponsored by Western Libraries, Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment, and The Spatial Institute, this talk is part of the “Speaking of Maps” program, which are quarterly talks designed to highlight the use and value of maps in research, in teaching and learning, and in daily life. For more information, please contact Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, at Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu or (360) 650-3272.

From Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST at Western Washington University Libraries (Map Collection).

Guided Walk in the Arb

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 13:27
Guided Walk in the Arb

Join ADCAS/Prevention and Wellness Services and Viking Outdoor Recreation for Up and Over - a guided walk in Sehome Hill Arboretum. Thursday, Nov. 21. Meet in Red Square at 2:45 to fuel up with free refreshments, then join us for a 90-minute walk in the Arb. A Great American Smokeout event.

From Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM PST at Meet in Red Square.

Re-Entry Workshop

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 10:15
Re-Entry Workshop

Often before you can even start to articulate your experience on your resume or talk about this in an interview, it is helpful to actually talk about your experience with others, reflect, and discover meaning from what the experience brought for you. Challenges, expectations, growth areas, how has it been since coming back? At this session we will allow for students to connect with other students that also studied abroad, and to discuss how best to articulate your experience - what you gained, learned, and what it has potentially inspired for you. 

From Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST at FA 326.

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