Campus news

09 30 14

Western Washington University's 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online.

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by Western, and on public property immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus.

09 30 14

Learning Technology Group sessions this fall will be delivered and accessible via the Big Blue Button web conferencing tool available within Canvas.

These sessions include:

Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 1: Big Blue Button: Join Kevin Dixey and Peter Agras to experience and discuss the BigBlueButton web conferencing tool via Canvas. Justina Brown and Andrew Blick will also be on hand for assistance and ideas.

09 29 14

“Madonna Comix” is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2009 when poet Celia Bland encountered the work of visual artist Dianne Kornberg at the Chicago Cultural Center; the works will show at the Western Gallery on the campus of Western Washington University through Nov. 22.

09 29 14

Items such as human rights in Honduras and the history of indigenous people in the United States will be discussed by activists, researchers, and scholars in the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The following forums are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Wednesday, Oct. 1: “The Thin Green Line”

09 29 14

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer an Early Release Enrichment program exploring science and art topics on Thursdays this fall.

Sessions will be offered on Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 6 and 20, and Dec. 4. Each Thursday session is from 1:45 to 5 p.m. on Western’s campus. Cost is $60 for all five sessions or $20 per individual session.

09 29 14

Stephen L. Buchwald, the Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2014 Linus Pauling Medal Award, for "outstanding contributions to chemistry meriting national and international recognition," and will be honored at a symposium and banquet from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Western Washington University’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

09 29 14

October is Disability Awareness Month. James Fortney, an assistant professor of Communication Studies, will lead a dialogue at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, about ways to incorporate Disability Studies’ critical examination of the cultural and political production and treatment of disability into the curriculum. Disability Studies is a multidisciplinary field, and faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

09 29 14

The Western Washington University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a round table discussion focused on winning local, state, and federal contracts. It will be held on Monday, September 29 from noon to 1 p.m. at the WWU SBDC Conference Room located at 115 Unity St. #101, Bellingham.

09 26 14

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the Border Policy Institute and Fairhaven College are hosting Eric de Place from Sightline Institute, who will speak about how the demand for energy in Asia is driving the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

09 26 14

The Center for International Studies announces its line-up of globally-focused films for fall quarter. This monthly film series is free and open to the public. Faculty and student organizations are encouraged to suggest films that can supplement a course, an event or a discussion that raises awareness about other cultures, about global issues, or about viewing the world from different perspectives.