15-16: Community Outreach

Western's faculty incorporated service-learning into 204 courses in 2015-16, according to data gathered by the Center for Service-Learning. 

The courses included a total of 4,182 students, who spent 84,168 hours applying their skills in projects with 180 community partners.…

Center for Service Learning's student employees and first-year students in the center's Service Leaders program received a Students Serving Washington Award for their proposal to reduce recidivism in Washington through mentoring and education. 

The Social Entrepreneur Award…

Faculty from Western's Behavioral Neuroscience Program regularly hold community roundtable discussions on topics related to brain science. For the first time in 2015-16,faculty members from Communication Sciences and Disorders collaborated with Behavioral Neuroscience in the events.…

Western on the Peninsulas offered eight free lectures open to the public through its 2015-2016 Western Lecture Series. Each lecture was presented by a Western faculty member or a guest expert, and covered topics ranging from marine science to sustainable energy to health. The 2015-2016 lecture…

Western on the Peninsulas hosted three Local Literature Book Groups during the 15-16 academic year. Each offering provided participants with four sessions to discuss the book, learn from topic experts, and meet the author. The featured books were all by regional authors and included “A…

The CHSS Dean's Lecture Series takes faculty expertise and knowledge from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences into the community in an ongoing effort to foster closer connections, share intriguing and timely information and inspire conversations. 

The lectures in 2015-…

The "Masters of Japanese Cinema" film series, co-sponsored by Western Libraries and the Pickford Film Center, is one of the Pickford's longest-running and most-loved series, featuring some of the best films in world cinema with movies that span both decades and genres.…

Remember the Why Washington? video that we shared a while back?

To refresh your memory: A few months ago, Western Washington University created a video entry for a contest being held in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week.

Out of 130 entries (all…

Anselmo Villanueva has been selected as executive director of the award-winning Compass 2 Campus mentoring program at Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education.

Villanueva, a career educator with more than 30 years of experience, succeeds Compass 2 Campus…

[ Writer's note: The last names of the members in the story are not given to respect their privacy. ]

It’s a Tuesday night, and in the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Academic Instruction Center at Western, David Evans, an assistant professor in the department of Communication…

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