This year, Yazmin Gil is a teacher mentor in her district’s two-year Bilingual Teacher Fellows Program, a partnership between Highline Public Schools and Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University that prepares paraprofessionals to earn their teacher certification. The 17 fellows will earn a bachelor’s degree and K-8 teaching credentials in a program structured to reduce financial, academic, and bureaucratic barriers to success. A mentor teacher gives them ongoing feedback on lesson plans and instruction. Each fellow has a WWU field mentor to help them with problem-solving, and WWU administrative staff are on hand to help fellows navigate the university admission process.
The exhibit, called Surge, is a collaboration between the museum and Skagit Climate Science Consortium. It’s intended to spur discussions about the impacts of climate change on coastal communities.
Artists partner with researchers from the consortium and use the researchers’ data to share artistic perspectives on impacts such as coastal storm surge, sea level rise and flooding.
Exercise is a wonderful health elixir.
But bicyclists who commute to work in big cities may be breathing in harmful doses of pollutants, according to studies.
The upshot: Cycling’s health benefits can be reduced by when and where you ride, and for how long.
Longer commutes during rush hour when tailpipes are spewing the most smog can translate into greater health risks, according to the preliminary results of a five-year study done in New York.
Opening in fall 2017, the cyber range acts as a closed “cloud” separate from the internet to “allow students to learn and conduct exercises in a safe, secure manner,” said Dr. Erik Fretheim, director of the Computer and Information Systems Security Program at Western Washington University.
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced that it has added Chris Roselli to their Board of Directors. Roselli He now serves as the Director of Western’s Front Door to Discovery where he is building and strengthening Western’s ties with Bellingham, Whatcom County and the region, enhancing community access to Western’s resources while providing practical experience and business access to students, faculty and academic departments.
Bellingham makes the Top 20 college towns in the country!
A new study finds Western Washington University students do pretty well after they graduate.
Money magazine ranked universities based on their value for the money people spend to get a diploma.
It was almost exactly five years before that infamous peak in southwest Washington rumbled to life when Mount Baker, east of Bellingham in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, belched steam and ash into the air one day in March 1975.
The episode at Mount Baker in 1975 turned out much differently, of course, but it set into motion a chain of events that would function as something of a dry-run for what happened in 1980 at Mount St. Helens, at least in terms of the science.
Don Easterbrook is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University and a fourth-generation Whatcom County resident. He’s lived in the shadow of Mount Baker for most of his 82 years.
Easterbrook says that Mount Baker, like many Cascade volcanoes, has always had some baseline amount of thermal activity going on in its crater, with steam occasionally rising from the top of the 10,781-foot peak.
“Mount Baker has been sort of steeping like a teapot for many, many years,” he said.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the Western Washington University and Whatcom County Library System to serve as the host site for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye. The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.
Sylvia Tag, Curator of The Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection, noted that, “Naomi Shihab Nye spreads hope and light through her poetry and prose. Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System are honored to host the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, and invite her particular brilliance to illuminate our diverse and word-hungry communities.”
Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) and the Western Washington University Department of Athletics today announced a sponsorship agreement creating “WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium” and establishing a $50,000 annual donation to fund scholarships for WWU student-athletes.
WECU, with both its historical ties and support of education, will provide the funding for scholarships to student-athletes who participate in any NCAA Division II sponsored sport.