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Published Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 2:41pm

A dedication ceremony for of the new permanent public artwork by artist Claude Zervas entitled “Nooksack Middle Fork” will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.

Following the ceremony there Zervas will hold a lecture and reception at 5 p.m. in the Western Gallery. The dedication, lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Published Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:17am

Western Washington University will host artist George Trakas for a lecture and discussion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Fraser 101 on the WWU campus.

The event will be free and open to the public.

George Trakas has been a leader on the national public art scene for the last six decades. In his discussion, he will discuss his outdoor sculpture “Bayview Station,” the history of its installation at Western in 1987, and how it relates to his other artwork. Bayview Station will undergo major renovation in 2016.

Published Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:33am

International students at Western Washington University will guide others around the globe at a special Speed Travel event at the closing of International Education Week.

The event, set for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, will take place in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space on Western's Bellingham campus.

Attendees will be issued a passport and travel itinerary, which they'll use to advance among various stations. At each stop, an international student will share a game, craft, language lesson or other activity from their country.

Published Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:44am

Western Washington University’s Rich Brown, associate professor of Theatre Arts, has been selected as the 2015 Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Brown, who has taught at Western since 2006, traveled to Washington D.C. on Nov. 19 to accept the award – the second such award in three years by a Western faculty member, with Geology’s Scott Linneman winning the award in 2013.

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:46am

The award-winning documentary film 'Out of Nothing' will spend a week at the Pickford Film Center starting Friday, Nov. 20.

A number of Western Washington University students and alumni, including producer Andrew Lahmann, worked on the film's production. Lahmann co-produced the film with Ryan Stiles.

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:21am

The annual Western Washington University Campus Holiday Celebration is planned for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus.

Celebration will include a 50/50 drawing in which a $1 ticket can win its owner 50 percent of all proceeds, with the other half going to the WWU Employee Distinguished Scholarship.

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:57pm

Western Washington University marks the winter season with the annual lighting of the giant sequoia tree that grows in front of Edens Hall on Wednesday Nov. 18, 2015.

A crew of five works to hang the sixteen strands of lights from the top of the large tree using ropes, carabiners and an elevated work platform. Two workers supervise from the ground and feed the lights up to Luke Mason and Seth Crawford while Ty Holladay works from inside the tree on its branches.

Photos by Kyra Betteridge / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

Do you work with outstanding colleagues at Western Washington University? Nominate them for special honors in the Western Way recognition program, which aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.

Published Monday, November 16, 2015 - 11:06am

01. Natalie Lang (second from Left) laughs with her friends as they take part in the Trivia Game at the STEM Mix it Up event on Thursday night Nov. 12, 2015. The event took place in Western's Multi-Purpose room and included trivia, raffles, a panel of guest speakers and tables for different STEM organizations on campus. 

Published Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:34am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known tale “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage from Dec. 2-6, with evening curtain at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on both Dec. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.