WWU Connections speaker series brings faculty and staff at Village books

Submitted by gallagm7 on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 4:38pm

The WWU Connections speaker series focuses on some of the brilliant minds that make up Western’s faculty and staff.

The 2012-13 series at Village Books included a variety of topics:

A discussion of how the people of the Pacific Northwest responded to the potential dangers of the nuclear age, by Polly Myers, a History instructor at Western and the 2012-2013 James W. Scott Senior Fellow for WWU Libraries’ Heritage Resources Department.

Students’ first-person accounts of how climate change is affecting their lives in ecologically sensitive parts of the world, by Lauren G. McClanahan, professor of Secondary Education in Woodring College of Education.

“Five Seasons in Ecotopia” by Troy Abel, associate professor of Environmental Studies.

“Breaking Knitting Stereotypes” by Julene Sodt, Reference Specialist of Wilson Library of Western Washington University

“Western Front Goes Digital: 110 Years of History” by Peter Smith, Special Collections librarian at Western; and Marian Alexander, the retired head of Special Collections at the university.