Francisco Rios

John Allegrante of Columbia University will present a seminar talk march 5 titled “How many behavioral scientists does it take to change a light bulb?”

His talk will illuminate what he and his colleagues have been learning through their research about how understanding mind-…

Future Woodring Scholars, freshman students at Western Washington University considering pursuing degrees in teaching and education, gathered for a mixer event Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Miller Hall Room 5 on Western’s campus.

The mixer was organized to allow students from two…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard recently returned from visiting universities in China and Mongolia to expand Western’s global engagement activities and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership. 

Shepard and a group of WWU administrators…

For 25 years, Asia University in Japan has been sending its students to Western Washington University twice each year for a five-month English-language and culture immersion program.

In recognition of that success, and with the hope of expanding the program to other universities in Asia,…

Imagine a new restaurant comes into town. Its goal is to lure away customers who visit existing restaurants in the community. To achieve this goal, they gather the menus of each restaurant. Based nearly exclusively on these menus, they develop a rating scale critical of each restaurant, which is…

Casey Shillam has been named director of Western Washington University’s new bachelor’s degree program in nursing.

The nursing program, offered through Western’s Woodring College of Education, begins fall 2013. It is designed to allow associate-degree nurses who have…

Picture this: A university professor teaches a group of 40 students, who are English-language learners, at a local elementary school. Around the children, 20 teachers observe; among them is an expert teacher for the school district who will help them better understand the teaching strategies…

The 15th annual MLK Human Rights Conference begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center, with the theme "Gaining a Voice in Democracy: Tools for Empowerment."

Keynote speaker is Francisco Rios, dean of Western…

After more than 35 years as a teacher, teacher educator and now the dean of Wooding College of Education at Western Washington University, I listened with sorrow and dismay to the details as they emerged from the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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