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Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:10am

Robyn Angliss of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service will discuss using pilotless aircraft to study marine mammal populations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 9:44am

Designers Amber Frid-Jimenez and Joe Dahmen, who collaborate under the name "AFJD," will lecture at WWU on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in Academic Instructional Center West, room 204.

The lecture is presented by the Dell and Rosalie King Design Lecture series and is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in the C Lots just south of Academic Instructional Center West.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:53am

Western Washington University associate professor of Biology Eric DeChaine will continue his National Science Foundation-funded research this summer on global climate change and how it affects biodiversity as he gathers data in such remote locations as Greenland and the MacKenzie Mountains in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Published Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am

The Black Student Union at Western Washington University held its first Black Excellence Conference April 23 to 25 with the goal of empowering and cultivating community among black students in Washington.

Black Student Union members from universities throughout the state attended the weekend events.

The conference included four workshop options:

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:43pm

The 39th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony was held Thursday, May 5, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the PAC Main Stage theatre. The ceremony recognized both faculty and staff for their service and exceptional efforts. In addition, recent retirees were invited to be recognized.

Attendees enjoyed a performance by Rebel Clef, part of Western's a'capella club.

This year's President's Exceptional Effort Award recipients included:

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:19pm

Western Washington University’s Men’s Resiliency and Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy for All Students (BRAVE) is hosting two events to raise awareness about men’s health and mental wellness.

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:01pm

The Fellowships Office hosted a recognition ceremony for Western students who are candidates and winners of nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Western Gallery. 

Provost Brent Carbajal and Dr. Tom Moore, director of the Fellowships Office, spoke in appreciation of the students as well as the faculty and staff who supported their candidacies. Candidates and winners were then invited to speak about their experiences pursuing scholarships and fellowships.

Published Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:53am

Rep. Rick Larsen, a congressman for Washington's 2nd Congressional District, visited the Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes on Wednesday, May 4.

Showing him around was Erika McPhee-Shaw, the center's director. Becca Kenna-Schenk, Western's director of Government Relations, and Joe Timmons, Western's assistant director of Government Relations, also were on the tour.

While visiting the facility, Larsen spoke with a group of Western students and several WWU researchers.

Published Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 10:41am

The 39th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony will be Thursday, May 5, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the PAC Main Stage theatre. 

Campus parking rules will be suspended from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

For questions about the event, contact Nancy Phillips, or x3407. 

For questions about ADA accommodation, contact Danna Fritz, or x3924.

Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:29am

Western Washington University faculty award recipients were honored April 28 at the annual Provost and Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony in the Western Gallery on campus.

Western Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President Molly Ware spoke at the event, which honored the various faculty award recipients for the 2015-16 school year.

This year's awardees: