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At the Nov. 2 Viking Union anniversary week kickoff ceremony Nov. 2, Western Washington University students Amy Arms, left, and Cindy Monger look at items placed in the original VU time capsule in 1959. Photo by Michael Leese | WWU intern

The Viking Union celebrates its 50th birthday party kicked off Monday with a visit from Bellingham Mayor Dan Pike, who visited the Viking Union to proclaim Oct. 30 to Nov. 7 “Viking Union 50th Anniversary Week” in Bellingham. Pike also participated in the opening of the 1959 time capsule during the kickoff ceremony.

The VU, which opened in 1959, houses the Associated Students Board of Directors, a variety of Associated Students programs, the VU Gallery, KUGS and other offices and services of Western.

Dave Carlon, from the department of zoology at the University of Hawaii, describes the coral reef concentrations in the Indo-Pacific region during a lecture on campus Friday, Oct. 31. Photo by Jon Bergman | WWU intern

Dave Carlon, an associate professor in the department of zoology at the University of Hawaii, was on campus Friday, Oct. 30, to present a lecture as part of the Huxley College Speakers' Series. Carlon's lecture was titled "What does the molecular toolkit tell us about the design of marine protected areas on coral reefs? Examples from the Indo-Pacific."

Visiting from York University, Patricia Wood speaks to Western students, staff and faculty about creating a strong urban infrastructure to help large cities cope with resettlements of foreign refugees on Friday, Oct. 23. Photo by Jon Bergman | WWU intern

Patricia Wood, an associate professor in the department of geography at York University, was on campus Friday, Oct. 23, to present a lecture as part of the Huxley College Speakers' Series. Wood's lecture was titled "The Emotional Geographies of Refugee Resettlement: Possible Lessons for Settlement Policy from Calgary and Toronto."

Western Washington University students Derek McFaul, left, a kinesiology major, and Robert Hamlin, a history major, chat on a couch in Red Square. The sun that these two were enjoying appears to be gone for a while, with forecasters predicting rain and hi

Western Washington University students Derek McFaul, left, a kinesiology major, and Robert Hamlin, a history major, chat on a couch in Red Square. The sun that these two were enjoying appears to be gone for a while, with forecasters predicting rain and highs in the upper 50s for the foreseeable future.

Ernesto Sagás, an associate professor of ethnic studies at Colorado State University, spoke on the WWU campus Oct. 7 as part of the Inter-American/Caribbean Forums. Photo by Michael Leese | WWU intern

Ernesto Sagás, an associate professor of ethnic studies at Colorado State University, spoke on the WWU campus Oct. 7 as part of the Inter-American/Caribbean Forums.

The last two events in the series take place today on the Western Washington University campus. The inaugural series of talks and film screenings have highlighted life, culture and history in the Caribbean.