Did you know that WWU is doing an extended pilot of the Socrative polling tool? If you’d like to know more about this tool and how it is being used in various classes, join us for this panel discussion. Contributors from the sciences, social sciences, humanities and more will take turns sharing their creative ideas and challenges faced in using the Socrative polling tool as a student response system.
Fall Faculty & Staff Reading Groups
Writing Instruction Support at Western Libraries is sponsoring two informal reading groups in 2017-18, open to faculty, graduate students, and staff with an interest in teaching writing.
Newcomers are always welcome. Both groups will meet once quarterly for collegial discussion of short reading selections.
Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location.
“In Dutch Harbor, there is a series of archaeological sites that are showing major evidence of climate change, specifically in the animals that formed the basis of the ancient subsistence economy there,” said Etnier.
Lauren Danner, author of "Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park," will be at the AS Bookstore on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m., to discuss her book and the environmental concerns and activism that led to the creation of North Cascades National Park.
She will be also available to answer questions and sign books.
Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its fifth annual Seminars for Civic Education Nov.1 and 2, featuring a keynote lecture from Sarah van Gelder, acclaimed author and co-founder of YES! Magazine, and two panels on “Rebuilding Consensus in an Age of Political Polarization” with a variety of professors, nonprofit leaders and other subject-matter experts.
Event details are as follows; all presentations are 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 Dedicate, Celebrate Carver Completion
Western’s Board of Trustees attended a dedication and ribbon-cutting on Friday celebrating the renovated Carver facility
“We could not have been more thrilled by the outcome” of the renovation, Western President Sabah Randhawa told those gathered for the event.
PACCAR’s Director of Advanced Technology Carl Hergart will present “Trucking into the Future” at Western Washington University’s annual Western Leadership Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Bellwether Ballroom.
Guests can check-in for the forum at 11:30 a.m. outside the ballroom. Lunch will be served at noon and the keynote address will begin at 12:45 p.m.
Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Fall Business Career Fair, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.
Oct. 19 - Health Professional & Grad School Fair hosted by Advising for Pre-Healthcare Professions and Career Services
Are your thoughts turning to graduate school and application details? You may wonder:
• Where do graduates of advanced degrees get jobs?
• What do graduate programs look for in applicants?
Eric C. Munscher, research ecologist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, will discuss threatened and endangered turtle populations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.