Western Washington University’s Career Closet is a free resource launched last fall for students and alumni who are looking for free professional attire for interviews, networking events, upcoming career fairs or any other professional event in their lives.
Western Washington University graduate students James Robinson and Caroline Walls were both recently awarded research fellowships through the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) based at the University of Washington.
The NW CASC allows fellows to conduct research with regional natural resource managers to assess climate change impacts. In addition, fellows receive training through monthly cohort calls, seminar courses and other activities.
Western Washington University has been awarded a new five-year, $190,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to help train the next generation of science and math teachers as well as promote summer research opportunities for students who aspire to careers in the aerospace industry or space science.
February is Black History Month, and Western Washington University has organized multiple events to celebrate and honor cultural diversity and the experiences of the campus community’s black students, faculty, and staff.
All events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
“More Than a Gift”
Tamara Belts, Special Collections manager at Western Libraries, will retire on April 1, after working at Western Washington University for over 42 years.
Belts got her start at Western as a transfer student in 1974, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.
WWU student Tatum Buss is working as an intern for her home state senator John Barrasso in Washington, D.C., allowing her to witness the ongoing impeachment hearings firsthand.
Serving as an administrator for Barrasso, one of two senators from Wyoming, Buss spends most days running errands, answering phone calls and conducting legislative research for Barrasso and his senior staff.
The Pacific Northwest’s rivers are more than just conduits of fresh water to the region’s sounds, bays, and ocean – they drain glacial runoff from some of the nation’s tallest peaks, provide power to millions of residents, and are linked indelibly to everything from salmon to the eagles and bears that depend on them.
Rivers are also among the most imperiled of ecosystems; as the climate shifts, more and more pressure is being put onto water resources of all kinds.
Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,” including new religions, communes and utopias, anarchism, and alternative medicine.
Western Washington University Professor of Political Science Michael Jerome Wolff will give a talk titled “Vigilante Rebellion and Fragmented Sovereignty in Mexico” from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers at 210 Lottie Street.
Out of five National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarships awarded to students in Washington state this year, three were given to Western Washington University students.