Chemistry, orchestra and filming in 48 hours

Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 11:35am

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Anna Magidson, a student at Western. Following is the story lineup for this episode:

1. Western Expands Downtown– Take a look at Western’s new downtown offices in the Herald building. The new location is designed to bring Western closer to the heart of the city and offer students, alumni, and friends of the university a new place to learn more about what is happening on campus. (1:00)
2. Communicating Without Words – Western alum Ryan Dudenbostel has returned home to become the new leader of Orchestral Studies at WWU. As the orchestra’s conductor, his job has many facets, all communicated to the group through the use of the baton. (5:45)
3. The Sea Around Us – Western Professor Emeritus Bert Webber led the charge to have the area encompassed by the Puget Sound, Strait of Georgia, and Strait of Juan de Fuca collectively named the Salish Sea. It took years of effort, but Webber says the name gives a greater understanding of the ecological and cultural roots of this precious resource. (11:20)
4. Wizards at Western – Chemistry instructor Betsy Raymond and the Western Chemistry Club recently gave a demonstration to local elementary- and middle-schoolers about how matter can change form, much to the delight of the children and parents in the audience. (16:05)
5. Two Days to Paradise– Western’s student-run broadcast studio, KVIK, hosts a two-day film festival each year, challenging students to complete a short feature film in just 48 hours. The films are then shown to a standing-room-only crowd at Bellingham’s Pickford Theater at the end of the festival. (21:47)

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