Dear Campus Community,
I am pleased to share with you the launch of the Structural Equity and Bias Response Team, or SEBRT for short. This is the culmination of much research and work by the University’s Council on Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.
Dear Western Students and Families,
I hope you and your loved ones are well and that these summer months have afforded you a time to reconnect with family and friends even while we work to keep each other safe through this ongoing pandemic.
The United States has been in a moral quandary about the issue of race from its very inception. The two major documents of the Republic, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, spouted lofty and idealistic platitudes that even at the time seemed contradictory to many of their signers and founders of the fledgling nation. They knew full well that land, class, race and gender would ultimately separate the status and ear mark the beneficiaries of the freedoms espoused by these two wondrous documents.
Ten WWU Students Awarded Prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to Study Overseas
Ten undergraduate students from Western Washington University have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in 2021, the highest number of awards ever given to Western students in a single term.
More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.
Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
The Outstanding Graduates from University Interdisciplinary Programs and the University Honors Program are:
John Bower has been hired for a one-year, fixed-term term appointment as Dean of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.
Bower will start in his new job on Aug. 10, 2020. He follows Fairhaven College Dean Jack Herring, who will be serving in a new role at Western as vice provost for Undergraduate Education.
Western Washington University has completed the planning process for its Fall 2020 mix of in-person and online classes, and Phase I of Fall Registration will officially begin on Wednesday, June 17.
“This has been a process involving almost every system on campus,” said Western’s Provost, Brent Carbajal. “Understanding how the university was going to teach about 2,900 classes across more than 175 academic programs while keeping students safe was a colossal undertaking. We are all much indebted to those who guided the university through this process.”
Western Washington University Graduates and Families to Celebrate Winter and Spring Commencements Online
Western Washington University invites the community to join the virtual celebration of spring and winter graduates on Saturday, June 13, in two online ceremonies featuring video clips from family and faculty, an interactive social media stream, and searchable, personalized slides for graduates.
Jack Herring has been hired as vice provost for Undergraduate Education at Western, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.
Herring, hired following an internal search, will start in his new role at Western on Aug. 12. He succeeds Steve VanderStaay, who will transition back to serve as a faculty member in Western’s English Department.