Extended Education is recruiting faculty to teach an enriching two-day course for our "Grandparents U" Program. Each year, this program brings Grandparents and their grandchildren to Western’s campus and provides an intergenerational opportunity for learning and growth. This summer, we are interested in offering Grandparents U Thursday, July 6 through Friday, July 7. This is a great opportunity to work with the community and alumni in the area, and inspire youth to continue towards college.
Laurie Trautman has been named director of the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) at Western Washington University.
Trautman was associate director of the BPRI from 2014 until this year. She succeeds interim director David Davidson, who followed longtime director Don Alper.
With the winter weather season upon us, it’s a good time to remind everyone of what happens before, during, and after snow and ice events, and what to expect during those times.
The Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment encourages Western faculty, staff, and students to nominate an instructor whose course work reflects this year's Showcase theme, Critical Thinking.
Western Washington University Senior Instructor of English Kami Westhoff has published a new book of poems titled "Sleepwalker," which has been awarded the 2016 Minerva Rising Chapbook prize. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals including Meridian, Phoebe, Third Coast, River City, The Madison Review, and Sundog Lit. Her short story "The Ways You Are Gone" received the 2007 Editor's Prize from Carve Magazine. She teaches creative writing, and is the faculty adviser for Jeopardy Magazine.
WesternCares will be hosting hot cider and cookies from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Red Square Monday through Wednesday, Dec 5-7 – including coffee from 9-11 a.m. on “Get Your Blue On” Western Wednesday. Please stop by and grab a warm drink or a cookie; just another way of fostering the bonds we all share as members of the Western community.
During an attack recently at Ohio State University, OSU tweeted an alert telling students, faculty and staff to “Run Hide Fight.” Western also follows the national standard of “Run Hide Fight,” which was devised by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on how people should handle active shooter situations. You can access a video on Western’s Safety and Emergency Information website (link also available from the Western homepage) at: “Three Rules for Surviving an Active Shooter.”
Sixteen current and former Western faculty and staff were recognized at the Squalicum Boathouse where they were presented with plaques for completing workshops in all four learning concepts in the Campus Equity and Inclusion Forum.
“When these 16 folks signed up for these workshops they had no idea they’d be earning this plaque, being served dinner and being honored by our vice presidents and president. The work came from their heart," said Nick Sanchez, Western's Employment Inclusion manager.
Western Washington University's Youth Programs is dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to students K-12. Every year, Youth Programs hosts more than 2,000 students. We receive more scholarship requests than our donations can fund and we have been unable to provide financial support to students who are interested in attending our programs. This year, our goal is to reach more students in the community through increased scholarship opportunities for those with financial need.