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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. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 8:42am

Western Washington University will host speaker, author and mental health advocate Kevin Hines for his presentation “Cracked, Not Broken” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

The event is free and open to the public.

Hines is the author of “Cracked, Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story” which tells his story of surviving his suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge, and how he has since learned to live mentally healthy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 8:37am

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed retired Superior Court Judge John M. Meyer of Mount Vernon to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees.

“John Meyer has served the state in many ways as a distinguished judge and leader. He is a strong supporter of education and will help ensure that Western’s students are getting the finest education possible,” said Inslee.

Meyer’s six-year term on the Board of Trustees ends Sept. 30, 2021.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:30am

Western Washington University Industrial Design students will showcase “upcycled” yard and garden products created from post-consumer waste and industrial scrap at the annual ReMade exhibition from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 at Ideal: Carefully Curated Goods, 1227 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:23am

Pianist and composer Logan Skelton will perform a two-concert residency at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall at Western Washington University.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:16am

Western Washington University’s Department of Design will present a talk with designers Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Fraser Hall room 4.

The talk is free and open to the public.

In 2008, Corn and Kent opened the firm, Fruitsuper. Partners in business and life, their collaboration is a balance of their vastly different skill sets: “she is the why, he is the how.”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:07pm

Mars has clues to offer about its past, if you know where to look and what to look for.

Western Washington University assistant professor of Geology Melissa Rice, a member of NASA’s Curiosity rover science team, has collaborated with that team to publish new research from the rover’s findings in the journal “Science” about some of those clues from the planet’s surface.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:53am

The American Physical Society’s Committee on Education recently awarded Western Washington University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy with the COE Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education, one of two undergraduate programs from the United States in 2015 to receive the award.

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 9:57am

Fall enrollment for freshmen and transfer students of color is the highest ever

Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university. And fall enrollment for freshmen and new transfer students of color is the highest ever at Western.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 9:44am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

At the same time as the Western Alert test, a small pilot group of faculty, staff and students will be participating in a test lockdown drill on campus.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information. The alert system typically is tested twice a year – in the fall and spring. The following Western Alert elements will be tested on Oct. 15: