Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.
The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.
Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.
About 575 undergraduate and 45 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 was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
Students at Western Washington University are designing and building a zero-net-energy house to address local housing issues and educate the University and community about sustainable home design as part of an initiative called “Project ZeNETH.”
“ZeNETH” stands for “zero-net-energy tiny house.” When completed, the house will produce at least as much energy as it consumes through a rooftop solar PV array, energy efficient systems and smart building design.
Washington Leadership Institute, a collaboration between the UW School of Law and the Washington State Bar Association is pleased to announce the 2018 class of Fellows. Selected from a large pool of qualified applicants, the class reflects the wealth of diversity and talent from communities across the state. The WSBA Leadership Institute welcomes to the 2018 class of Fellows:
Daniel Larner (Fairhaven, emeritus) has published a review of The Story of Drama: Tragedy, Comedy and Sacrifice from the Greeks to the Present, by Gary Day (Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016). The review appears in The Journal of Dramatic Theatre and Criticism (Fall, 2017), 136-138.