Western People

Keep track of news and information about Western’s faculty and staff here. Have a news item to submit, from a professional milestone to a conference to a new publication? Send it to Western Today editor John Thompson.

Kaitlyn Teer (MFA 2015 and current NTT Faculty) has had her awarding-winning essay “Drawing a Breath” reprinted in the collection Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays. Kaity’s essay was first published in Prairie Schooner and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her essay won Prairie Schooner’s 2016 Bernice Slote Award for best work by a beginning writer

The essay collection has been added to the hallway display case that features publications by Department alumni.

Brenda Miller, Professor of English, has received the Bronze Medal in the Essay category for her book "An Earlier Life" (Ovenbird Books, 2016), in the 2017 Independent Book Publishers Awards.

More at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2172&urltitle=2017%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20National%20Medalists.

Night Light, a play for radio by Daniel Larner (Emeritus, Fairhaven), directed by the late Dennis Catrell (Emeritus, Theatre) airs again on KMRE-FM's Community Playhouse April 24 at 8 p.m., April 25 at 10 p.m., May 8 at 8 p.m., and May 9 at 10 p.m.  The players are Janice Catrell and Daniel Larner, and the soundscape is by Tim Kraft (staff, Communications Sciences and Disorders).  The production is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Catrell.  You may tune in to KMRE at 102.3 fm, or click on “listen live” at kmre.org, at any of appointed times.

The WWU Scholarship Center invites members of Western’s faculty and staff to serve on a scholarship selection committee.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Western’s outstanding students and recognize them for their remarkable achievements.

Fiarhaven College's Hilary Schwandt has published "Contraceptive service provider imposed restrictions to contraceptive access in urban Nigeria" in the journal BMC Health Services Research. The article was co-written with Ilene S. Speizer and Meghan Corroon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The fourth international climate change conference, hosted by the Environmental Protection and Development Authority (EPDA) of Ras al Khaimah (RAK), United Arab Emirates April 3-5, 2017, is focused on ecosystem productivity and features 29 presenters from 12 countries, including those from Western Washington University. 

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services recently created an online toolkit of news coverage, literature, best practices, and other resources intended for library professionals to use in their daily and strategic work.  

Human Resources has added the following names to the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650:

  • Michael Bakse
  • ​Freddy Collins

Employees may donate vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal holiday leave as long as the donations don’t cause them to fall below the minimum balances. Leave donation forms are available online.

Questions regarding shared leave may be directed to Human Resources at ext. 3774.

NIGHT LIGHT, a play for radio by Daniel Larner (Emeritus, Fairhaven), directed by the late Dennis Catrell (Emeritus, Theatre) premiered on KMRE-FM's Community Playhouse February 6, 7, 27 and 28, and will be aired again in March (dates tba).  The players are Janice Catrell and Daniel Larner, and the soundscape is by Tim Kraft (staff, Communications Sciences and Disorders).  The production is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Catrell.

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