Western's Residence Hall Association and The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership are partnering to bring slam poet and social activist Guante to campus to perform as well as speak in some classes and spend a few hours with Western students. He will perform from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in VU 565; tickets are free but reservations are required, as space is limited.
The Academy forLifelong Learning is celebrating 20 years offering high quality courses, excursions and discussion groups to the community, and the May 11 annual meeting - featuring special guest WWU President Sabah Randhawa - will be a special celebration for all A.L.L. members.
Event: A.L.L. 20th Anniversary – Annual Meeting (for members)
Where: Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Western students Rachel Blazevic, Galen Herz, and Serena Wo have assembled a three-part ethics in science seminar series on April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. The campus community is invited to come join the conversation about ethics in science in SL120.
Each series will have a 40 min lecture, Q&A session, followed by an optional small group discussion about the topic lectured. There will be refreshments!
"Why research ethics is relevant to you as a scientist." - Janai Symons
As part of the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 10, Sabah Randhawa will award the President’s Exceptional Effort Awards.
Western Washington University’s Student Technology Fee (STF) Committee has approved a proposal to allocate $400,000 of the Student Technology Fee financial reserve toward the improvement of Wi-Fi across campus.
The financial reserve funds will be used to invest in coverage in Red Square and high-traffic exterior corridors from Old Main to the Flag Plaza, as well as sufficient coverage of classroom and lab spaces.
Western Washington University will host a viewing of the film, “Starving the Beast,” from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Academic West 210 (AW 210).
This event, co-sponsored by the Office of Provost, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Woodring College of Education and departments of Anthropology, English and History, is free and open to the public.
Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.
Trustees Meet for First Time in Kitsap County
Western’s Board of Trustees – for what is believed to be the first time – met in Kitsap County as a sign of the university strengthening connections in that area.
Western's Wise & Well U program will host "Palliative Care: Understanding End of Life Care" at noon on May 2 in Humanities 210, facilitated by Marie Eaton, director of Western's Palliative Care Institute.
The 2017 senior cohort of Studio Art Bachelor of Fine Arts (“BFA”) candidates exhibit their work in the Western Gallery from May 18 – June 10. The exhibition, “Corporeal,” features works by Jessica Bloom, Margaret Carr, Renée Cheesman, Kaitlin Howland, Vian Nguyen, Eleanor Ortland, Caroline Paulson, Kam Peck, and Dylan Vogel.
An opening reception is planned for May 25.
Western Washington University’s Intensive English Program (IEP) has earned official accreditation, meaning IEP has been peer-reviewed and meets or exceeds the norms of the field of intensive English language instruction.
The accreditation comes from the Commission on English-language Program Accreditation, which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. CEA is a member of the Association of Specialized & Professional Accreditors.