WWU commencement images by Dan Levine.
Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.
The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.
Western Washington University Associate Professor of Geology Melissa Rice recently attended a NASA workshop in Monrovia, California with a number of her students to help select landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover mission.
Rice, who is a member of the Curiosity rover science team that has been exploring Mars since 2012, joined 172 scientists in narrowing down eight different potential landing sites to a final three sites.
Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers attended Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, Tuesday, March 7 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Admission to the fair was free and open to the public.
TEDxWWU came to Western last Saturday, March 4 to a packed Performing Arts Center. TedxWWU is designed to help organizations, individuals and communities create conversation and connections at a local level.
Nine speakers from the Bellingham area discussed a wide variety of topics.
Western Industrial Design student Matt Hoogestraat is standing in the middle of an oval shaped room with the sea stretched out around him in all directions. Around the exterior of the room are tables with odd designs hovering above them. Matt teleports from table to table, examining the designs until he finds one with his name on it and his designs above it.
While all of this is happening, Matt is sitting in the office of his professor, Jason Morris, motionless with a helmet and goggles on.
This is virtual reality.
Over a pizza lunch Tuesday, President Sabah Randhawa thanked Western's Facilities Management Outdoor Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance crews for their hard work and long days clearing snow and ice from the walkways and interior roadways during last week's storms.
“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.
Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.
The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First Nations leaders, government representatives, non-government organizations, academics, and members of private industry from across the Columbia Basin to address the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty(CRT).