In his new book “Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds,” Western Washington University Associate Professor of History Jared Hardesty provides a concise, comprehensive history of slavery in New England through sharing the lived experiences of African and Indigenous slaves.
Hanging in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. is a portrait of Western Washington University Assistant Professor Tesla Monson -- with a beard.
Monson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Western, is a part of the Bearded Lady Project, a scientific outreach program designed to increase awareness about gender disparity and discrimination in paleontology and the sciences.
Western Washington University hosted a free breakfast for the campus and surrounding communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a keynote from Western alumnus Jesse Moore.
Photos by Taylor Bayley and Patrick Cunningham
Bobbie Buzzell, a first-year graduate student at Western Washington University, has been awarded a prestigious Washington Sea Grant Communications Fellowship for 2019-2020.
Washington Sea Grant offers two Science Communications Fellowships, one for undergraduates and one for graduates.
Western Washington University will host a free breakfast for the campus and surrounding communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Viking Commons, and also invites its students, faculty, and staff to engage in a day of community service in conjunction with the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County in honor of the legacy of Dr. King.
In 1989, a new faculty member’s chance discovery on a library shelf at Western Washington University would set in motion three decades of work and help solve one of the biggest anthropological and linguistic puzzles of our time: Where did the Indigenous peoples of the Americas come from?
Western Today recently sat down with Huxley Professor Gigi Berardi to chat about her new book, "FoodWISE," discussing the origins of the project and how it came about to the response it has garnered and what her plans are to support the book. FoodWISE will be released by its publisher, North Atlantic Books, on Jan. 14, with a launch party set for the downtown Bellingham Community Food Co-op at 6:30 p.m. that night.
About 790 students left commencement on Saturday with their diplomas; congratulations, new Viking alumni!
WWU photos by Dan Levine
Ted Pratt, Western Washington University’s longtime dean of students, has retired and he is being honored with a WWU scholarship in his name.
“After 32 years of dedicated and faithful service to Western, Ted Pratt retired on Dec. 5. We will miss him more than I can easily express, and also hope that retirement brings him every good thing!” said Melynda Huskey, Western’s vice president for Enrollment and Student Services.
A $10 million gift from Fred Kaiser and Grace Borsari will support “Building Washington’s Future,” a campaign to raise $20 million for a new building to house growing Western Washington University programs in electrical engineering, computer science and energy science, said Stephanie Bowers, president and CEO of the Western Washington University Foundation.