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"Around Kitsap," a television show from Bremerton Kitsap Access Television, recently featured West Sound CoderDojo, a program that offers free programming classes for kids age 8 to 18, hosted by the Western Washington University Center in Olympic College, Poulsbo.

The Department of Physical Education, Health, and Recreation at Western Washington University recently changed its name to the Department of Health and Human Development in order to emphasize the goals and outcomes of its programs in kinesiology/physical education, health and recreation.

Video by Kyra Betteridge / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Western Washington University will conduct a test lockdown drill of selected offices and classrooms on campus during the university’s Western Alert emergency notification system at 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. Western Alert includes emergency messages via building enunciation (audio messages in buildings), outdoor speakers, texts, email, social media, desktop notification and the university homepage.

WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of the largest student clubs at Western Washington University, will be hosting its fall game beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and balled-up socks.

The fall game will run from 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28. Gameplay is restricted to outside of buildings, on-campus only, and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Western Washington University played host to a talk titled “Hip-Hop and Democracy in Senegal” on Friday, Oct. 2 in Arntzen Hall on the Western campus.

The presentation, which was free and open to the public, featured Senegalese artists and political activists Thiat and Denise Sow of Keur Gui and Y’en a Marre as they visit Western to discuss rap music and political mobilization in Senegal.

Sponsors included the President’s Diversity Fund, the Center for International Students and the Departments of History, Liberal Studies and Political Science.

Episode 30 of the Western Window television show is a single “Office Hours” segment hosted by Dan Purdy, director of Western’s Front Door to Discovery program.

Community Engagement: How can universities better engage with the people and organizations around them?

The Associated Students' annual Red Square Info Fair attracted hundreds of new and returning students to Red Square Sept. 21 and 22.

More than 200 Associated Students clubs, offices and programs, as well as community vendors and businesses, offer information, free gear and giveaways during the event.

In addition to interacting tables, booths, students enjoy performances from The Dead Parrots Society improv comedy club and performing arts clubs varying from Glee and A Cappella to Tap and Salsa dance.

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:

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