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.
The first event in the Justice Speaks Series this academic year is Michael J. Dumas' 'Running out of Damns to Give:' Refusing Antiblackness and Settler Colonialism in the Next 25 years.
This presentation is at 6 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 26, in Miller Hall 138, and is free 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, will focus on topics such as indigenous rights, immigration, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
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.
The 2nd Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU celebration welcoming new and returning Western Washington University students to Bellingham on Sept. 27 will feature more than 180 trees throughout downtown illuminated with blue lights beginning in September.
The lights are a $43,000 gift from the WWU Alumni Association to the Bellingham community, and will turn from Western blue to white when Mayor Kelli Linville lights the holiday tree in the Depot Market Square in December.
Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.
After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.
WWU Students Move into Residence Halls Sept. 22-24 Classes Begin Sept. 27; Many Activities Planned for Students
About 4,200 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24.
The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,800, slightly higher than last year.
“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year – a wonderful and productive journey of discovery for our students,” said President Sabah Randhawa, starting his second year as president of Western
Hilary Schwandt, assistant professor in WWU's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, recently published a new article about family planning methods in urban Nigeria in the journal BMC Women's Health titled "Inadequate birth spacing is perceived as riskier than all family planning methods, except sterilization and abortion, in a qualitative study among urban Nigerians." The article was co-written with Joanna Skinner, Luciana Estelle Hebert, Lisa Cobb, Abdulmumin Saad
and Mojisola Odeku.