Last summer, WWU students from the College of Business and Economics and Western's IDEA Institute attended a study abroad in China as part of the MGMT 337 course. The course was a focused cultural and business class, delivered in English by destination university professors, and was a joint entrepreneurship-oriented project providing an opportunity for students to interact closely with university students in Shanghai.
WWU Honors Program student Alisa Aist spent last summer at a remote biological research station on Kodiak Island, Alaska working as a Fish and Wildlife Technician, or "fish tech," for the state of Alaska. Aist, who is a Biology major with a Marine Biology emphasis, made a video of her summer job, her duties, and the beautiful surroundings. To watch the video, go here. We caught up with Alisa after her return to campus and asked her a few questions about her summer.
About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the ninth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.
Fifteen students and two faculty from Western Washington University’s Design Department participated in the 2017 Summer Design Abroad: Germany & Switzerland program.
The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA), the university-wide dialogue forum to study and enhance the learning environment at Western Washington University, begins Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4 and 5.
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered last night at 6 p.m. in Red Square then started their procession downtown to the Depot Market Square for the 2nd Annual Paint B'ham Blue for WWU celebration. A good time was had by all - welcome back to campus, students!
Click here for a full Flickr gallery of the evening.
Emily Porter, a Visual Journalism major and intern in the Office of Communications and Marketing, will share her views of the student experience at Western here each weekday. Check back often, and look for your friends!
The annual Student Convocation welcomed new Viks to campus with a round of speakers at the PAC, including President Sabah Randhawa; Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey; Physics/Astrononmy faculty member Regina Barber DeGraaff; and AS President Simrun Chhabra, followed by the traditional "tunnel of cheers" as the students made their way to the Old Main lawn for fireworks. Welcome new students, and have a great year!
The first day of the annual AS InfoFair started out a little gray and grim, but a glorious afternoon followed. InfoFair continues through this afternoon - come out and find the right club, group or activity for you!
See the full InfoFair gallery on WWU's Flickr stream here.
WWU images by Rhys Logan
More than 4,000 students moved into campus residences over the weekend, with help from Residence Life staff, WWU President Sabah Randhawa, and the WWU Men's Basketball team! Welcome students, and have a great Fall Quarter!
More images here!
WWU photos by Rachel Bayne, Rhys Logan, and Jonathan Williams