Julia Tatum, a first-year Environmental Science graduate student at Western Washington University, scans the dense forest underbrush around her, decides on a direction, grabs the end of a cloth measuring tape, and pushes off into the thicket to mark the edge of her sample site with surveyor’s tape.
Each weekday this fall, Office of Communications Visual Journalism interns Joely Johnson and Alix Condit will share their views of the student experience at Western through images that help tell Western's story. Check back often!
Western Washington University Professor of English Kate Trueblood’s newest novel, “Take Daily as Needed,” has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press.
Work is continuing on Western’s new Residence Hall, to be sited on the Ridge at the location of Highland Hall and Highland Lounge, which are now in the process of being demolished to make room for the new residence hall.
Demolition and new parking lot
Western Washington University Marine Scientist Kathy Van Alstyne of the university’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) has received a $151,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase new instrumentation for measuring the physical and chemical properties of seawater that are so critical to the center’s ongoing research into the critical marine science issues facing the region and the world.
The traditional breakfast in the VU this morning was followed by the presentation of the annual Awards for Excellence and President Randhawa's Opening Convocation remarks.
This year's award winners are:
About 4,100 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments, beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, with the majority arriving Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22.
The first day of fall quarter classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.
About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students graduated from Western summer quarter.
WWU photos by Dan Levine
Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo -WWU,” led by Western Washington University Professor of Theatre Rich Brown and New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.
McAdams is a long-time member of Tectonic Theatre Project, creators of “The Laramie Project.”
Western Washington University has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the development of a new, world-class teaching apiary.
The existing two beehives, located at the Outback Farm, have been a major draw for student engagement since their arrival in May, and in partnership with local beekeeper Chris Harrington of Beeagoodcitizen, plans are underway to expand the facility and the learning opportunities.
“We have the chance to be a regional leader in pollinator advocacy, research, and education,” said Outback Farm Manager Terri Kempton.