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.
Coll Thrush, professor of History at the University of British Columbia and a 1991 WWU alumnus (Fairhaven) will present “Rethinking the Heart of Empire: Indigenous Travellers in London, 1502-2015” at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Fairhaven auditorium as part of the Fairhaven World Issues Forum speaker series, which is free and open to the public.
Sarah E. Myhre , a scientist, activist and public communicator from the University of Washington, will highlight the stories and voices of women part of the grass-roots organization 500 Women Scientists, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Daniel Larner (emeritus, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies) presented a paper, "Reframing the Central Objectives of General Education: An Approach to Teaching Civic Engagement Through the Study of Drama," for the Association of Interdisciplinary Studies conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Oct. 19-21.
Daniel Larner (emeritus, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies) has published an article, “Lessons from the Bloody Rain: The Young Vic Production of View from the Bridge, and Miller’s Tragic Form,” in The Arthur Miller Journal, Vol. 12, #2 (Autumn, 2017), pp. 102-114.
WWU Enrollment Shows Record Number of Freshman Students; Overall Fall Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever
Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university, and overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.
Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.
Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.
Western's groundbreaking Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will hold a 50th Anniversary Arts and Music Festival this weekend, with events ranging from mentorship panel discussions to poetry readings, arboretum run/walks, an anniversary dinner, music, and more. The full weekend schedule includes:
Friday, Oct. 6
Noon - 1 p.m.: Community Lunch (provided)
1:30 – 3 p.m.: Panel discussion: critical social justice conversations in higher education
In honor of Coast Salish Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Western Reads and the World Issues Forum will host an inauguration of this year’s Western Reads book, "Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community," by Harriette Shelton Dover and edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Fraser Hall 102. A reception will follow in the Old Main Solarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Did you know that WWU has its own TV show, Western Window, produced right here on campus, by our students? Check out Episode 51 here, with interviews with fellow Viking and U.S. Ski Team member Breezy Johnson, and her aspirations to go for gold at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, the summer staging of the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate, and more.