14-15: Diversity

Western’s fall 2014 freshman class was the most culturally diverse in the history of the university. 

Of 2,784 freshmen, there were 793 students of color, or 28.5 percent.  This compared to 2,792 freshmen for fall 2013, with 711 students of color at 25.5 percent.  We…

International Student and Scholar Services support those who journey from around the world to study and work at Western. The office provides assistance with immigration issues as well as social and cultural adjustment. 

ISSS offered several events in 2014-15 for international…

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas offered a series of free educational lectures in 2014-15 in its Western Lecture Series. 

The free lectures, held at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo, included: 

“Marijuana Laws and Its Impact on Employers,…

The World Issues Forums of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies aims to provide thought-provoking discussions to Western’s campus and the Bellingham community, supporting an informed and engaged global citizenry. World Issues Forums are held weekly during fall, winter and spring…

For Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, whose foundational mission includes promoting social justice, its recent scholarship fund drive provided an opportunity that was wholeheartedly embraced before the student recipients even felt its impact. In a…

Experienced fly fisher Molly Semenik will speak about women in fly fishing on Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. at Western Libraries Special Collections area, Wilson Library 6th floor, on the Western Washiongton University campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Semenik began…

 

Berenice Rodriguez always dreamed of being a teacher.

When her family came to the United States on a tourist visa from her native Mexico when she was eight years old so they could work in the berry fields of Skagit County, the dream never wavered. Long hours in the fields…

[ Editor's note: The display dates for this exhibit have been extended to Aug. 14, as noted in the story below. ]

Western Libraries at Western Washington University is displaying the work of women photojournalists through Aug. 14.

The Women Photojournalists of Washington…

The culmination of the 2014-15 Innovative Teaching Showcase will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, in the Learning Commons (Wilson Library 270).

The event will feature displays, videos and instructional strategy ideas relevant to this year's theme "Infusing…

Western Washington University Youth Programs invited families to Western's Bellingham campus May 30 for a variety of science, technology, engineering and math activities at the inaugural Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Fair in the Academic West building.

The event, which was…

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