TEDxWWU packs the house

The TEDxWWU event this past weekend packed the Performing Arts Center's Mainstage Theater for a series of live speakers and videos.

More is happening this week during Active Minds Changing Lives Week, so check out the remaining events:

  • Connecting Communities Launch and Info Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilson Library 270, Learning Commons. “How do we ignite individual passion, purpose and potential to co-create a culture of trust?” The TLA welcomes everyone to join the launch event where students, faculty, and staff can learn about volunteer opportunities available throughout campus and within the community. Individuals will also have a chance to sign-up for the Celebrating Service day scheduled for April 17. Light refreshments will be served.
  • A Permaculture Perspective; Inhabit Film Release: Film 5 to 7 p.m., Fraser Hall 102. The film Inhabit, explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied.

Tuesday, April 14

  • Tech Tonic Innovation Showcase - Makers, Shakers and Innovators: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilson Library Reading Room. Tech Tonic is designed to showcase the technologies and projects happening at Western and to introduce the faculty, staff and students to resources (both physical and intellectual) available to them. Tech Tonic aims to foster creativity, inspire big thinking and lay the foundations for students to change the world.
  • IDEA Experience - Interactive Workshop: 5 to 7 p.m., Environmental Studies Room 313. Come explore your inner changemaker, innovator, and entrepreneur. Work with others to explore innovative ideas to social and market challenges.

Wednesday, April 15

  • Learning for Sustainability- Hands on Skills Building Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m., Haggard Hall Room 153. Learn about the distinctions between teaching about sustainability and teaching for sustainability.  This session features interactive practice activities to help promote development of a sustainable world view.
  • Expanding our Understanding of the War of 1812:  Looking Beyond America’s Borders: 4 to 5 p.m., Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th Floor. Western Libraries Heritage Resources is hosting a traveling exhibit commemorating the recent Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Curated by the Canadian War Museum and delivered to Western through the Canadian Consulate in Seattle, ‘1812’ presents a new and dramatic account of the War of 1812 as seen through the eyes of its Canadian, American, British, and First Peoples participants. As a complement to the exhibit, Dr. Jared Hardesty will give a presentation exploring how the war was significant in defining the cultural differences between the United States and Canada, ultimately helping create a Canadian identity that was in conversation with, yet separate from the emerging United States. The ‘1812’ exhibit is on display in Special Collections and the Wilson 4th floor Rotunda throughout spring quarter. Both it and Dr. Hardesty’s presentation are co-sponsored by Heritage Resources and the Center for Canadian-American Studies.
  • Prompting Change: Gender, Knowledge and Justice: 4 to 6:30 p.m., Communications Facility Room 110. Come discuss the impact of gender on professional development and research in science.

Thursday, April 16

  • Global Minds Change Lives: Noon to 2 p.m., Miller Hall 211 (lobby). “Did you know?” session.  Participants will pick questions to initiate a discussion about global engagement and support through Western.

Friday, April 16

  • Connecting Communities Service Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., various sites. A chance to work together in service at various sites.  Build trusting relationships while fueling your passion, purpose and potential.  Participants are invited to celebrate at the ice cream social afterwards. Visit website http://library.wwu.edu/tla to select the service site.
  • Connecting Communities Ice Cream Social: 4 to 5:30 p.m., Fairhaven Park Pavilion (off campus).

Saturday, April 17

  • Ethics Case Competition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for competitors, 3 to 5 p.m. for public, Communications Facility. This competition will show how Western students incorporate ethical decision making skills into their work.
  • Major Mixer: Noon to 3 p.m., Viking Union 565. Student/alumni mixer. Join us for this networking opportunity.  Ask students about current courses at Western, or alumni about future career paths.