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Western has been playing host for much of July to a group of 20 11-year-old South Korean students who are a part of a sister city youth program between Bellingham and Chung-Ju, Korea.

During this camp, which began July 12 and continues to Aug. 1, students participate in hands-on classroom learning and outdoor activities while practicing their English speaking skills.

Western Kids Camp is offered at Western Washington University's Bellingham and Poulsbo locations each summer. The camp, for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, is offered in week-long sessions designed to incorporate both academic and physical activities so that students have a fun time learning.

This week, which was the last of the summer for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, the camp focused on Sustainability: Seed to Table.

Campus has been full of new transfer and postbaccalaureate students for the past couple of days, as the annual Transitions advising, registration and orientation program is being held July 23, 24 and 27.

The program features academic advising and support, class registration, informative workshops, lunch on the Old Main Lawn (weather permitting) and an extensive information fair for students and families to become more familiar with Western's services and resources.

The Western Alumni Association set up a free coffee booth from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, in front of Miller Hall on campus. 
 
The booth served The Woods Coffee, donuts and other free goodies for the faculty and staff at Western. 
 
A large crowd gathered in the PAC Plaza to see the award-winning flamenco group from Seattle, Carmona Flamenco perform at the Summer Noon Concert Series on Wednesday, July 22.
 

Western Washington University's Grandparents U program connects youth ages 7 to 14 to their grandparents in fun new ways July 16 and 17 in Bellingham.

Grandparents and grandchildren work side-by-side as they interact with marine ecology, bring books to life through sculpture, excavate fossils and more. All courses are taught by Western faculty with a focus on hands-on participation and a fun, interactive atmosphere.

Courses offered during the two-day program in Bellingham include:

People of all ages gathered in the PAC Plaza to see The Female Fiends take the stage at the Summer Noon Concert Series with a performance on the PAC Plaza Wednesday, July 15. The band from Kent played a mix "cuddle rock" music. The Female Fiends also recently performed at Western Washington University's Lawnstock 2015 Event in June.

Next up in the summer series is Carmona Flamenco on June 22.

Western Kids Camp is offered at Western Washington University's Bellingham and Poulsbo locations each summer. The camp, for students in kindergarten through sixth grade, is offered in week-long sessions designed to incorporate both academic and physical activities so that students have a fun time learning.

This week, the camp focused on Art Around the World.

Photos taken from Western Washington University's Bellingham campus on Monday, July 6, reveal a smoky haze over Bellingham Bay and downtown Bellingham. Air quality has been impacted for the past few days because of a number of wildfires burning throughout the Northwest.

Singer/songwriter Ky Burt, along with Jean Williams, kicked off the Summer Noon Concert Series with a performance on the PAC Plaza Wednesday, July 1. The 33-year-old from Colorado played a mix of original new Americana, folk blues and indie music.

Photos by Mariko Osterberg / WWU Communications and Marketing intern.