General Stories

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:43am

In this lecture, Edward Vajda, a professor with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, presents "The Mongol Impact on World History." As part of celebrating Mongolia Day at WWU, Vajda discusses the spectacular consequences of the Mongol conquests begun in the 13th century by Chinggis Khan. The lecture explains how the medieval era ended and the modern world began in the wake of history's most successful empire builder.

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:35am

Andy Bunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University, participated this summer in the Polaris Project in the Siberian arctic. It was the second consecutive summer that Bunn took a pair of WWU undergraduates on the summer research project to study the effects of climate change on these ecologically vital and sensitive areas.

Published Friday, October 23, 2009 - 9:48am

David Saxton, an associate professor of lighting and sound at Western Washington University, checks the color output on the stage lights of the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater prior to the opening night of "The Mistakes Madeline Made" on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 10:16am

Western Washington University political science graduate Chad Robertson will screen his film “Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye—Knowledge is that which Liberates” from 7 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 21, in Communications Facility Room 115 on the WWU campus.

“Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye” provides a fascinating look inside Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya, a school in the Indian Himalayas dedicated to providing holistic, child-centered education to local village children. Robertson learned Hindi and spent a year at the school before making this film.

Published Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 3:44pm

Western Washington University students describe why they give blood during the regular blood drives on the WWU campus.

The fall quarter blood drive is going on through Thursday on the WWU campus.

Filmed and produced by Adam Cochran | WWU intern

Published Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 1:29pm

The Puget Sound Blood Center will return to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 20-22.

The donation location will be at the Viking Union 565, and also at the Mini Mobile at Red Square, near the Humanities Building.

Published Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 8:58am

Edward Vajda, a professor with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will present “The Mongol Impact on World History” at noon today in College Hall Room 131 as part of the fall lecture series from the Center for International Studies at WWU.

Published Monday, October 19, 2009 - 9:18am

Would you expect to notice a unicycling clown if you were walking down the street near one? If you are talking on your cell phone, then you probably wouldn't see the clown. People talking on their cell phones are more than twice as oblivious as those not on their phones, according to a recent study conducted by Western Washington University Psychology Professor Ira Hyman.

Published Friday, October 16, 2009 - 3:16pm

When Jason Morris saw pictures sent to him by his mother - an Anglican minister doing mission work in Uganda - of pedicab operators in downtown Kampala shuttling their clients around the city on cushions mounted on the back fenders of their bikes, he knew he could do better.

Published Friday, October 16, 2009 - 9:46am

Western Washington University students Derek McFaul, left, a kinesiology major, and Robert Hamlin, a history major, chat on a couch in Red Square. The sun that these two were enjoying appears to be gone for a while, with forecasters predicting rain and highs in the upper 50s for the foreseeable future.