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Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:17am

Western Washington University will host artist George Trakas for a lecture and discussion at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Fraser 101 on the WWU campus.

The event will be free and open to the public.

George Trakas has been a leader on the national public art scene for the last six decades. In his discussion, he will discuss his outdoor sculpture “Bayview Station,” the history of its installation at Western in 1987, and how it relates to his other artwork. Bayview Station will undergo major renovation in 2016.

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 9:44am

Western Washington University’s Rich Brown, associate professor of Theatre Arts, has been selected as the 2015 Washington Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Brown, who has taught at Western since 2006, traveled to Washington D.C. on Nov. 19 to accept the award – the second such award in three years by a Western faculty member, with Geology’s Scott Linneman winning the award in 2013.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:34am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known tale “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage from Dec. 2-6, with evening curtain at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on both Dec. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:02am

Andrea Joyce Heimer, a Northwest-based artist, will present her work in a public lecture on Monday, Nov. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Old Main Theater on Western’s campus.

The lecture is sponsored by Western’s Department of Art and is free and open to the public.

Born in 1981, Andrea Joyce Heimer is a self-taught painter known for her exploration of the suburban experience, drawing inspiration from the neighborhood mythos of her childhood home in Great Falls, Montana.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 9:08am

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics has awarded WWU Professor Kristi Lewis Tyran with the Allette and Cayden Franklin Excellence in Teaching Award for the second time.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:59am

Reflecting back on last summer, Western Washington University junior Zeké Lue remembers it as one of the best — albeit strangest — experiences of his post-military life.

For the first time in years, Lue, 26 and a Navy veteran, didn’t have any work to do after graduating from Olympic College in Poulsbo with his associate’s degree and waiting to start classes at Western.

Lue said his experience working as a cook on a Navy submarine had instilled in him a work ethic that couldn’t simply be put aside.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:51am

Western Washington University’s College of Science and Engineering will host “STEM Mix It Up: Science in Pop Culture” from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the VU Multipurpose Room.

The event is free and open to the public

STEM Mix It Up aims to show diversity in the science fields and the real faces of science. The event’s goal is to ask questions such as: “How is STEM portrayed in movies, TV, games, comics and literature?” and “Who is being portrayed as scientists and STEM professionals?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:42am

The Western Washington University Waterski Team recently won the Division II National Championships in Cypress, Texas.

The Vikings were able to generate the highest score over 12 other collegiate teams in three types of scored events: slalom, trick and jump; the University of Wisconsin Madison finished second and the University of Michigan finished third.

Team President Matt Kienbaum said the championship win was the result of months of hard work, practice and training.

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 8:56am

Thanks to a $5,000 Washington Rural Heritage Grant, the Western Washington University Libraries will be digitizing the correspondence, photographs, sketches, and papers of three prominent Pacific Northwest artists: Guy Anderson, Charles Stokes and Louis Mideke. 

Once digitized, this content will be added to Heritage Resources’ digital collections, as well as the Washington Rural Heritage website, making these materials publicly available for use in research, teaching and private study.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 9:30am

Talk Part of Dean’s Lecture Series and WWU Veterans Day Ceremony

Jay Teachman, professor of Sociology at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “The Lives of Veterans after Military Service: A Portrait of the Last 75 Years” from 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.