12-13: Curriculum

After a short hiatus due to budget cuts, Western's Master of Professional Accounting degree program is returning in the 2013-14 academic year. 

The MPAcc program now offers two options, a 3+2 Integrated option that allows students to begin their graduate studies early, and a 4+1…

Western's Department of Art brought to campus several artists in the areas of fiber arts, painting, installation art, ceramics, and art history for its speaker series, "Studies in Intermedia." 

The artists who came to campus included: 

Douglas Kahn, a…

Western’s new bachelor’s program in Business and Sustainability, which begins accepting students in fall 2013, may be the first of its kind in the nation.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business and Sustainability is a combined major offered by the College of Business and Economics…

Nearly 4,000 students were enrolled in courses that included a service-learning component in the 2012-13 academic year, a 32 percent increase over the year before. 

Students spent a total of 71,774 hours in service-learning related activities -- a 13 percent increase over the year…

Extended Education, in collaboration with the College of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Business and Economics, offered a short, intensive course in arts marketing in June at Allied Arts in Bellingham.

"Arts Marketing: Developing a Professional Strategy" was a pilot…

Summer is a great time for students to catch up on sleep, fun and sun –…

The most recent  Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), which measures students' core liberal arts abilities of writing, analysis, problem solving and critical thinking, indicates Western students "learn more" in their college experience than do students at other private and…

Western Washington University and Olympic College are partnering to offer baccalaureate degrees with the creation of the Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

The collaboration between Olympic College and Western Washington University is expanding as Western…

Faculty from Woodring College of Education and Fairhaven College of Independent Studies have developed a minor in Education and Social Justice to begin in fall 2013. 

The minor is meant for students planning to go into fields such as education, counseling, community organizing and…

STORY BY MATTHEW ANDERSON ('06)

There are no roads. There is no train. Most of this area, a…

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