WWU Assistant Professor of English, literary artist, and author of "Overpour" Jane Wong is the 2017 recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award from the The Artist Trust | Frye Art Museum Consortium. The prize recognizes artists in all disciplines whose work demonstrates exceptional originality and is intended to advance the creative work of an outstanding individual artist.
Students from Western’s Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) program attended the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. in November to present their research to other neuroscientists.
Western Washington University Professor in the Department of Health and Community Studies Sondra Cuban was awarded a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in August to research her project, “The Mobilities of Immigrant Women.”
Cuban taught at the Universidad de la Frontera and she conducted her research, which began in August and just ended in December, in Temuco, Chile where she studied the lives of immigrant women. While there, she observed the supports and barriers to the 60 participants in her study who lived and worked in Temuco.
Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Onnie Rogers from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, in Academic West 210 for “It’s Just a Color; A master narrative analysis of racial identity in middle childhood.”
This event is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University Professor of English Kathryn Vulić will give a talk entitled “Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” at Western Washington University from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor). Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for those who wish to stop by before the event to meet the new Special Collections Librarian, Michael Taylor.
The event is free and open to the public.
Breezy Johnson, a Western Washington University student and member of the university’s Honors Program, has been selected to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February.
US Ski and Snowboard announced Wednesday that Johnson, from Victor, Idaho, will join the U.S. Alpine Ski Team as a first-time Olympian. Johnson, now in her fourth season as a member of the U.S. Ski Team, specializes in World Cup alpine speed events such as the Downhill and Super G.
Western Washington University is presenting the “Art and Radical Pedagogy International Summit” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Concert Hall.
Job seekers looking for ways to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on Thursday, February 8th in the Wade King Student Recreation Center MAC Gym. Admission to the fair is free to job seekers and open to the public.
University Archives and Records Management is offering two classes in February: Digital Records Management (Feb. 13) and Managing Your Records at Western (Feb. 1).
Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.
The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.