Campus news

01 27 15

The Puget Sound Blood Center will be returning to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 27, 28 and 29.

The donation location will be at the Viking Union 565 and also at the Mini Mobile in Red Square near the Humanities Building.

Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 900 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.

01 27 15

Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-purpose Room. Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public.

01 26 15

Twenty-two year-old Beatrice Rana has shaken the international classical music world and aroused admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences in many countries.

In June 2013, she won second prize and the Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition. She first attracted international attention at 18, winning first prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.

01 26 15

Western Washington University is a member of the CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) academic consortium and there is up to $2000 in a WWU CIEE Consortium Grant to attend the International Faculty Development Seminars this summer.  The seminars provide faculty and administrators with innovative approaches to enhance syllabi, internationalize curricula and increase global understanding on campus.  The Summer 2015 International Faculty Development Seminars are offered in the disci

01 26 15

What are the ideas that irreversibly changed the way you think about your discipline? Once you know them, you can make teaching decisions that transform student thinking. Threshold concepts involve identifying conceptual building blocks that potentially transform ways of thinking.

01 23 15

The International Opportunities Fair will take place on the Western Washington University campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The fair is the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about study, service, volunteer, work and internship positions abroad.

01 23 15

Jun San Juan, assistant professor of Kinesiology at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Born to Run? Biomechanical Factors of Running Injuries” from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., in Bellingham.

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

01 23 15

Do you love to read?

The Intensive English Program at Western Washington University is looking for volunteers to share some pages of a book they're currently reading with an IEP class this quarter.

Volunteers are asked to read 7 to 15 pages aloud from a book of their choice to students in a lower-level IEP class. Experience with reading aloud is not required. The IEP instructor will facilitate classroom discussion and additional explanation as necessary.

01 22 15

The Summer Youth Theatre Institute at Western Washington University is presenting a pair of films on Sunday, Feb. 15, that came out of the institute's recent "Monster Keeper" stage performances.

At 2 p.m., there'll be a screening of "Monster Keeper: Live on Film!", and at 3:15 p.m., there'll be a screening of a behind-the-scenes documentary made of the play. A raffle will preceed the second screening. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.