Western's Chemistry and Biology Departments are co-sponsoring a Life Sciences Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18. This event is an opportunity for PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and be involved in early career panels with the undergraduates and Master's students at Western.
Students interested in health professions or other graduate programs are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Health Professional & Graduate School Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m .on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
Admission to the fair is free to information seekers and open to the public.
Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, in conjunction with Western’s Fraser Lecture Series, will focus on a theme this quarter of global health, bringing in experts from the around the world to discuss such themes as family planning in Rwanda, the health and wellbeing of refugees in Norway, and malaria control in Africa.
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.
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
Western Washington University has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the development of a new, world-class teaching apiary. The existing two beehives, located at the Outback Farm, have been a major draw for student engagement since their arrival in May, and in partnership with local beekeeper Chris Harrington of Beeagoodcitizen, plans are underway to expand the facility and the learning opportunities.
“We have the chance to be a regional leader in pollinator advocacy, research, and education,” said Outback Farm Manager Terri Kempton.
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.