Ginny Broadhurst (director of WWU’s Salish Sea Institute), Natalie Baloy (assistant director of the Salish Sea Institute), Laurie Trautman (director of WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute) and Lydia Dennee-Lee (Student Engagement and Learning Coordinator for the Salish Sea Institute) will present "Research and Learning Across the Borders of the Salish Sea" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.
Two candidates for the Director of the Counseling Center search are coming to Western for finalist interviews beginning Monday, January 14. Members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to attend open forums and open meetings for students with the candidates, which will take place as follows:
Please join the Huxley College of the Environment and Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute for a reception next Friday to welcome 10 Peruvian students visiting WWU for the winter quarter. These students are studying ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation and come from WWU partner Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. They are able to visit Western thanks to generous grants from the Peruvian government and the US State Department’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas fund.
As we all prepare ourselves for the new quarter, your colleagues at the Professional Development Program would once again like to play a supportive role in your growth and development. We have a new schedule of professional development workshops on skills ranging from planning your many projects, to developing greater personal resiliency, to using the Adobe Suite for design.
The classes are already scheduled and registration is now open, so check out the class list and register here.
Western students looking for an education abroad experience explore opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the annual Go Abroad Fair with representatives from various organizations that help students and recent graduates go abroad to study, intern, teach or volunteer.
Western is proud of our students who received Pride Foundation scholarships this year. On December 3, we were joined by Eden Shore from the Pride Foundation to celebrate Bradlee Thielen, Jonathan Soren Davidson, and Emily Forrette, Western’s 2018 Pride Foundation Scholars. You can read more about Bradlee, Jonathan and Emily below.
Four candidates for the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management search have been invited to Western Washington University for interviews beginning Jan. 17.
Western Reads would like to invite members of the campus community to recommend texts for next year's Western Reads selection by Wednesday, Jan. 16!
The Honors Program invites proposals for not fewer than 18 seminars to be offered during the 2019-2020 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small, highly interactive, with a limit of 15 students, focusing on discussion, paper writing, problem solving, or group projects. Unfortunately, the program cannot accept proposals for team-taught classes.
WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise (English) gave a talk entitled "American Studies in the Arab University: 9/11 to Azawad" at Hassan II Université in Casablanca, Morocco on Dec. 10. Wise spoke to graduate students in the Moroccan-American Studies Program about the complex history of American Studies in the Arab World from its inception at the University of Jordan, Amman in 2000 to the recent fall of Azawad. He also spoke on the topic of "Beat Generation" writers in Morocco such as Paul Bowles, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg.