WWU Rowing overcame a determined charge from Central Okahoma to capture its eighth national championship on Sunday on Lake Mercer in Windsor, New Jersey, capping one of the best years in the history of Viking athletics and marking the first time the program had ever won two team-sport national championships in the same season, after Women's Soccer won in the fall. Thirteen out of 15 programs advanced to the national-tournament level, the most ever.
BELLINGHAM – Former Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and wife Cyndie Shepard, founder and former executive director of Western’s award-winning Compass 2 Campus (C2C) mentoring program, have established a scholarship to support public school students mentored in the program.
The scholarships are among six awarded to incoming Western students who were participants in the C2C program, which begins with fifth graders and follows them through high school.
These are the first C2C participants now entering Western.
For the 13th year in a row, WWU Art History students traveled to Seattle to present their research at the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Students apply to the Symposium by submitting an abstract via a faculty mentor who can speak to the quality of the research; this includes students working on faculty research, as well as students working on their own research under the supervision of faculty. All abstracts are reviewed by a committee comprised of University of Washington faculty, advanced undergraduates, and staff.
Western Washington University Professor of English Christopher Wise published his new book, “Sorcery, Totem, and Johad in African Philosophy,” in March through Bloomsbury Publishing.
“I wrote this book because of my concern for what happened in Mali, a country in Africa, in the aftermath of the Wahhabi jihad (war fought by Muslims) in Timbuktu, Gao and other places in the region of Mali that briefly led to the establishment of the state of the northern Mali territory, Azawad,” Wise said.
Stanwood has become the second city, along with Edmonds, to take part in Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership.
The program is a joint endeavor of Western and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) that brings Western students into these communities to help local officials problem-solve long-standing issues in those towns.
Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing at Climate Solutions, will discuss effective ways for communicating about climate change as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Western Washington University’s SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo will offer extended summer hours starting Tuesday, May 30.
The center, which is a free public aquarium, features marine life and habitats from local waters.
Summer hours are set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The center will be closed on Monday.
Winners of this year’s Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award will be honored at a small reception in the library on June 9, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg will publicly recognize the award-winning students and present each awardee with a certificate. Friends, family members of the award-winning students, the students’ faculty mentors, and members of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award review committee will also be invited.
This year's winners are:
A GoFundMe page has already received more than $40,000 in donations for Pamela (Quintanilla) Moyer, a recent WWU alumna whose husband Phil (also a Western alumnus) and infant daughter Penelope were killed in a horrific crash on the Mount Baker Highway as they were on their way to church on Mother's Day.
The Merriman Financial Education Foundation, in collaboration with Western Washington University’s Financial Literacy Intelligence and College of Business and Economics, will host a lecture titled “Financial Freedom: Building Your Roadmap After Graduation” on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Artzen Hall 100 on Western’s campus.