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Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:53am

WWU senior Biology major Bre Mills has completed a prestigious two-summer Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program fellowship at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

She said she hopes more Western students follow her lead and go through the process to apply, as her two summers in the field with the program gave her invaluable research experience and helped point her in new directions after she graduates.

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:08am

WWU will hold its annual Go Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 in the Mac Gym at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. click the link below for more information.

https://westerntoday.wwu.edu/news/wwu-to-hold-go-abroad-fair-jan-25

Published Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:40pm

Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.

Published Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:29am

“There is a compelling intimacy to the handling of skeletal remains,” said Ellen Hallingstad, a Western senior in the Honors Program who is hoping to do graduate work next year at England’s Sheffield University.  

No, Ellen doesn’t plan to be a grave robber.  Rather, she wants to earn a doctorate in Bioarcheology, which is the study of human remains in an archeological context. 

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:53am

Ian Vincent, Men’s Resiliency specialist with Western’s Counseling Center, by his own admission didn’t come to Western as a student in 2012 feeling super-focused or driven.

In fact, it was just the opposite.

After stints at two community colleges and the Art Institute of Seattle, Vincent moved into Nash with an idea to do some scholarship around comparative religions, but really just planned to sort of wing it and see how things panned out.

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:55am

Faculty members in Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department have been awarded a pair of grants totaling over $160,000 by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation.

Published Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

The Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program in Western's Woodring College of Education and the Associated Students' Child Development Center (CDC) have a longstanding collaborative partnership to engage in the understanding of principles and practices in early childhood education.  One of the projects this term in the ECE 434: Environments for Young Children class is to design and materials for the classroom to support children’s knowledge and skills related to scientific thinking and to support children’s ability to represent their thinking.

Published Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:33am

Western Washington University students Stephanie Mason of Bellingham and Ted Weber of Shoreline won first and second place, respectively, at the Association for Computing Machinery’s ACM Student Research Competition in Orlando, Florida last month.

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:40am

Shannon Point Marine Center Art interns Abby Kuchar and Ruby Jones have created "Disintegration," an exhibit of their work meant to focus attention on the increasing acidification of the Salish Sea that is running through Nov. 9 in the WWU B Gallery, a student-run exhibition space within the Fine Arts Building on Western's campus. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 5-7 p.m.on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the B Gallery.

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:44pm

Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it.

Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University,  is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s Nooksack River. Also known as king salmon, Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species, growing to sizes upwards of 100 pounds in some rivers.

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