The annual arrival of spring is always much looked forward to at Western Washington University.

Find out why in this short video from campus videographer Rhys Logan.

This month’s episode of Western Window is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Al Dowling, a student at Western. The following is the story lineup for this episode:

Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 13th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

The conference brings together teachers, librarians, readers, and writers to celebrate children’s literature and reflect on how children’s books shape the experience of growing up.

This past fall, Western students from Woodring College’s Secondary Education department dove head first into teaching as they entered their first quarter in the program. For their class, an introduction to general teaching methods, the Western students had the opportunity to work with sixth-grade students as pre-service teachers at Whatcom Middle School.  

They spent fall quarter working with classes and in the library, where they were able to take a hands-on approach to teaching and were given the chance to practice course concepts in a real classroom.

Western's men's and women's basketball teams will each have a game televised on ROOT sports this month.

The women's team will face off against St. Martin's on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in Lacey; tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. The women's team is 9-5, with a 5-1 record in the GNAC.

The men's televised game will be against arch-rival Central Washington University in Ellensburg at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. The men's team is currently 9-6 with a 3-3 record in conference play.

This month’s episode of Western Window is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Al Dowling, a student at Western. The following is the story lineup for this episode:

The award-winning documentary film 'Out of Nothing' will spend a week at the Pickford Film Center starting Friday, Nov. 20.

A number of Western Washington University students and alumni, including producer Andrew Lahmann, worked on the film's production. Lahmann co-produced the film with Ryan Stiles.

Students participating in the Asia University America Program will share their traditions, games and food during Japan Night, a free event held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

The event is an opportunity for WWU-AUAP Japanese exchange students to connect with the Western community. Western faculty, staff and students are invited to participate and learn about Japanese culture.

Secret agent Vincent Viking must stop a notorious group of cyber terrorists from hacking the U.S. military. Having exhausted all other options, he travels to the technology capital of the nation - the Pacific Northwest - in search for backup, but quickly learns there's a shortage of highly-trained cybersecurity professionals. What will happen to the country if no one pursues a cybersecurity degree? Secure your future with Western Washington University on the Peninsulas. 

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