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Western Reads Authors to Visit WWU for Presentation and Workshops April 18

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On Thursday, April 18, the Western Reads program will host three authors from "Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements," the 2018-2019 Western Reads text. Co-editor/author Walidah Imarisha and authors Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Gabriel Teodros will present to the campus at 6 p.m. in Fraser Hall 102 on using the genre of science fiction as a practice ground for social justice.

Western Washington University Libraries to host photographic exhibit featuring Beat poets

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:03

Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host a new exhibition beginning April 1 featuring several important figures of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Jack Kerouac.

“Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Gallery 6 Poets, 1955-2015,” is a traveling exhibition on loan to Western from Utah State University’s Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives Division.

WWU to Hold Winter Commencement March 23

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:33

Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 23 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 675 undergraduate and 60 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas Introduces Cybersecurity Certificate Option

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:24

Responding to the growing needs for trained cybersecurity professionals, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is offering a new cybersecurity certificate.

This 16-credit certificate provides a means for students from all disciplines to become knowledgeable about the challenges and potential solutions to cybersecurity problems. Students will learn to apply cybersecurity principles across all aspects of an organization.

Western Washington University Announces Spring Youth Programs

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:06

Western has announced its Spring 2019 youth programs, and Computer Science Club, Kids Night Out @ Western and GEMS Academy are quickly approaching. Participants can enjoy education, recreation, access to unique and specialized labs and university resources in the following spring programs:


Computer Science Club

Saturdays, April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18 | 10 a.m.-noon

Grades 6-9

On the Tragic Racist Violence in New Zealand

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:59

Dear Campus Community:

I am certain that I speak for all of us in condemning the horrific and heartbreaking terrorist violence perpetrated against Muslim worshippers in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This beautiful and peaceful country now joins scores of other countries, including our own, where terror attacks have targeted Muslims in their place of worship.  There can be no place in our societies for vile ideologies that incite hatred and fear. 

Department of Global Humanities and Religions to Host UBC's Don Baker for 'The Two Koreas' April 18

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 10:11

The Department of Global Humanities and Religions (formerly the Department of Liberal Studies) will host the University of British Columbia's Don Baker

WWU's Morse Institute hosts Leadership 101 Poster Showcase and Fair

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:45

On Tuesday, March 12, students enrolled in LDST 101: Introduction to Leadership Studies presented their quarter-long community engagement projects in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space at the Leadership 101 Poster Showcase and Fair. These projects gave students the opportunity to develop their own leadership and teamwork skills while also learning about non-profit organizations in the county and the needs these organizations try to address. They worked with:

Reimagining Ferndale: WWU's Urban Transitions Studio to present project findings to city officials March 19

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:21

WWU’s senior Urban Transitions Studio (UTS) and Urban Planning and Sustainable Development program, in conjunction with the university’s Sustainable Communities Partnership, will present the findings of its research project focused on student-researched proposals to reimagine Ferndale’s downtown core at a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.

'Canines & Cats on Campus' Program Returns Through March 21

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:10

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, March 11 through the morning of Thursday, March 21. 

Teams of humans and animals will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. 

WWU Receives $1 million NSF Grant to Support the Success of Low-Income Students in Engineering

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:11

Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department has been awarded a five-year, $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation to help low-income students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in one of the three Engineering programs at WWU. 

4th Annual Great Puzzle Hunt taking early-bird registrations through March 17

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 09:11

Join WWU's brain-stretching outdoor adventure race: The WWU Great Puzzle Hunt!

Discounted early-bird registrations end March 17; regular registration ends April 11; $5 for students*, $10 for non-Students* – build teams of up to six participants.

Jonte’ C. Taylor and Beronda L. Montgomery to keynote WWU’s 6th Annual Irwin Slesnick STEM Symposium April 26

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:22

WWU’s 6th Annual Irwin Slesnick STEM Education Symposium will be held on Friday, April 26 on the WWU campus, and is free and open to the public.

WWU's Window Magazine wins trio of awards at recent CASE conference

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:58

Western Washington University's Window Magazine, produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing and edited by Mary Gallagher, recently won three awards at the CASE Region VIII conference in Vancouver, B.C. 

Next Masters of Asian Cinema offering: “The World,” March 12

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:00

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Jia Zhangke’s 2004 feature The World, which screens on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham.  

Pattie Gobin to Discuss 'Treaty Rights and the TransMountain Pipeline' March 7

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:52

Pattie Gobin of the Tulalip Tribe will discuss Treaty Rights and the TransMountain Pipeline as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

Complimentary parking is available in Lot 12-A after 4 p.m. on Thursday, and the presentation is free and open to the public.