http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2092/0 en Lizard Field School http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/lizard-field-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oregon Public Broadcasting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/" target="_blank">http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student biologists learn the how-to&#039;s of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon&#039;s Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department research students Roger Anderson College of Science and Engineering Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Parking rules change for intersession Aug. 25 to Sept. 21 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/parking-rules-change-for-intersession-aug-25-to-sept-21 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Parking-Lot-17G-3_1.jpg" length="154175" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the break between summer and fall quarters, vehicles displaying a valid summer or annual permit or a valid after-hours permit may be parked in the following lots: 5G, 7G, 11G, 12A, C, 14G, 17G, 19G, 22G, 24G, 30G, 32G, 33G and all R lots.</p> <p>Permits are not valid in metered, reserved, carpool or disability spaces, and evening commuter pack permits are not valid during intersession.</p> <p>Those who do not have a current permit may purchase one for the break at Parking Services.</p> <p>Evening parking regulations remain in effect. For more information, call 360-650-2945 or visit&nbsp;www.wwu.edu/ps. For after-hours assistance, call 360-650-3555.</p> <p>New fall quarter permits must be displayed in all lots except for the C lots beginning Monday, Sept. 22, when regular parking regulations will resume. C lot permits must be displayed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24.</p> faculty parking Parking Services staff transportation Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:18:15 +0000 Western Today 24009 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Mikado, yellowface debate at Seattle Repertory Theatre forum http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/mikado-yellowface-debate-at-seattle-repertory-theatre-forum <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times blogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2014/08/19/mikado-yellowface-debate-at-seattle-repertory-theatre-forum/" target="_blank">http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2014/08/19/mikado-yellowface-debate-at-s...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Should historic works created during different times with different sensibilities be shelved? Should the work be altered? Can the work be done if proper context is provided? How often do you see representations of people who look like you on a regular basis? (No. Yes. Yes. Almost never.) These were just a few of the questions asked at a Monday night forum on theater and race sparked by a recent Seattle Gilbert &amp; Sullivan Society production of “The Mikado” that cast 40 non-Asian actors in Japanese roles. The event, “Artistic Freedom and Artistic Responsibility,” featured a panel of theater artists and was organized by the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts &amp; Culture, the city’s Office for Civil Rights and King County’s cultural-services agency 4Culture. In addition to the panelists, the discussion drew in discussion from audience members who had submitted comments in advance. </div> </div> </div> Art Department diversity faculty John Feodorov College of Fine and Performing Arts Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:13:34 +0000 Western Today 24008 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Trustees to meet Aug. 21 on campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/trustees-to-meet-aug-21-on-campus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University <a href="https://trustees.wwu.edu/default.aspx" target="_blank">Board of Trustees</a> will meet Thursday, Aug. 21, in Old Main Room 340 on the Western campus. A work session will be held on Aug. 22.</p> <p>Thursday&#39;s meeting, which runs from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/live/" target="_blank">audiocast live online</a>.</p> <p>The board&#39;s meeting agendas and all related materials are <a href="https://trustees.wwu.edu/Site%20Content%20and%20Pages/Meeting%20Materials.aspx" target="_blank">available for viewing on the BOT&#39;s website</a>.</p> Board of Trustees upcoming events Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:01:22 +0000 Western Today 24007 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Mob Mentality: Why They Riot http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/mob-mentality-why-they-riot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Guardian Liberty Voice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://guardianlv.com/2014/08/mob-mentality-why-they-riot/" target="_blank">http://guardianlv.com/2014/08/mob-mentality-why-they-riot/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rally, demonstration or riot: the phenomenon of mob mentality may be the trigger that transforms a peaceful crowd into a violent one. As the community of Ferguson struggles to maintain peace in its streets they have instituted a mandatory curfew and police are patrolling the streets in armored vehicles, using smoke and tear gas on people who refuse to disperse. The town is attempting to avoid the kind of violence and mayhem that has previously occurred following the acquittal of the four police officers involved in the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles in 1992, in Vancouver after the 2011 Stanley Cup finals game or in Detroit after the 1984 World Series. </div> </div> </div> faculty Psychology Department David Sattler College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:20 +0000 Western Today 24005 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bainbridge teen stages tree-sit to block shopping center development http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bainbridge-teen-stages-tree-sit-to-block-shopping-center-development <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MyNorthwest.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://mynorthwest.com/11/2590498/Bainbridge-teen-stages-treesit-to-block-shopping-center-development" target="_blank">http://mynorthwest.com/11/2590498/Bainbridge-teen-stages-treesit-to-block-shoppi...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When Chiara D&#039;Angelo-Patricio learned developers planned to cut down 800 trees for a new Bainbridge Island shopping center, she burst into tears. Now, she&#039;s taken to the treetops in hopes of halting the project. The 19-year-old lifelong island resident scaled a 70-foot evergreen Monday morning and vows to stay up there as long as she can to protest the development at High School Road and Highway 305. </div> </div> </div> environment students Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Huxley College of the Environment Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:39:57 +0000 Western Today 24004 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU volleyball ranked No. 12 in preseason poll http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-volleyball-ranked-no-12-in-preseason-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/18/3808497/wwu-volleyball-ranked-no-12-in.html?sp=/99/110/" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/18/3808497/wwu-volleyball-ranked-no-12-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University is ranked No. 12 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll released Monday, The Vikings lost just one starter from last year&#039;s 23-4 team that won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship and reached the first round of the NCAA DII West Regional. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students volleyball Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:26:42 +0000 Western Today 24003 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday New biographical documentary captures the spirit of industrial design in America http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/new-biographical-documentary-captures-the-spirit-of-industrial-design-in-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Core 77 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.core77.com/blog/events/new_biographical_documentary_captures_the_spirit_of_industrial_design_in_america_teague_design_beauty_premieres_in_austin_27488.asp" target="_blank">http://www.core77.com/blog/events/new_biographical_documentary_captures_the_spir...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ambitions are often simple dreams, born in shallow pocketbooks, that yearn for accoutrements larger than whatever the Joneses own. Some dreams deviate. They&#039;re more elemental, more profound. Consider Walter Dorwin Teague&#039;s ambition: &quot;I will strive to make the name I bear a loved one long after I am gone.&quot; More than 50 years after his death, Teague&#039;s name continues to resonate. But the story of the man who strove to give it an eternal life has largely been untold. Last night, Jason Morris premiered Teague: Design &amp; Beauty, a documentary on the seminal industrial designer, for a few hundred designers attending IDSA&#039;s 2014 International Conference in Austin, Texas. The film, nearly five years in the making, fills a substantial gap in our contemporary memory. </div> </div> </div> faculty film Industrial Design Department recognition Jason Morris College of Science and Engineering Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:13:34 +0000 Western Today 24002 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Red scare: In 1939, WWU president was dismissed after accusations of subversion http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/red-scare-in-1939-wwu-president-was-dismissed-after-accusations-of-subversion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/18/3802004/red-scare-in-1939-wwu-president.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/18/3802004/red-scare-in-1939-wwu-preside...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seventy-five years ago this month, Charles Fisher served his last days as president of Washington State Normal School, in Bellingham. He wasn&#039;t ready to retire and he didn&#039;t agree to quit, but that didn&#039;t matter. The trustees had already agreed with Washington&#039;s governor that it was time for Fisher to go. The decision - just a few years after the same trustees cleared Fisher of accusations that his administration was un-American - prompted a nationwide debate about academic freedom. </div> </div> </div> higher education Charles Fisher William Haggard Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:44:08 +0000 Western Today 24001 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Finally coming home: Robert S. Harrington Field brings WWU soccer back to campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/finally-coming-home-robert-s-harrington-field-brings-wwu-soccer-back-to-campus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/16/3805315/finally-coming-home-robert-s-harrington.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/16/3805315/finally-coming-home-robert-s-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For most Western Washington University soccer players, the last time WWU held a soccer game on campus was before their 10th birthday. It was the year 2000, to be exact, a time when the Great Northwest Athletic Conference had yet to form and the Vikings were competing in the Pacific West Conference. Travis Connell, WWU&#039;s men&#039;s coach through the 2012 season and current women&#039;s coach, was co-coaching with Todd Stauber, and they had just come off an 8-9-0 season. </div> </div> </div> Athletics soccer students upcoming events Travis Connell Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:38:40 +0000 Western Today 24000 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Ancient Egypt focus of WWU planetarium show http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/ancient-egypt-focus-of-wwu-planetarium-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/16/3798085/ancient-egypt-focus-of-wwu-planetarium.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/16/3798085/ancient-egypt-focus-of-wwu-pl...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Stars of the Pharohs,&quot; a full-dome digital movie playing at the Western Washington University planetarium, shows temples and tombs of the ancient world and how ancient Egyptians used science and astronomical phenomena to tell time, create a calendar, and align buildings. A public showing of &quot;Stars of the Pharohs&quot; is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium, 313 Haggard Hall at WWU. Admission is $5, or $3 with any school&#039;s student ID. </div> </div> </div> community planetarium upcoming events Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:33:29 +0000 Western Today 23999 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Free self-defense workshops start today on campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/free-self-defense-workshops-start-today-on-campus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Faculty &amp; Staff Wellness Program at Western Washington University is offering a few free workshops for the remainder of summer. There is no need to register in advance for any of these events.</p> <p>Three Self -Defense Workshops with Rob Eis will take place in Carver Gym. Attendees can go to one, two or all of them:</p> <ul> <li> Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug.&nbsp;18, Carver 60: Assault Prevention-Formula for Success</li> <li> Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, Carver 60: Physical Tools for Self-Defense</li> <li> Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, Carver 60: Surviving an Attack</li> </ul> <p>Also, Ronna Biggs is leading a Meditation Lunch &#39;n&#39; Learn in the Viking Union on Sept. 12.</p> <ul> <li> Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Viking Union Room 714</li> </ul> <p>Please email <a href="mailto:wellness@wwu.edu">wellness@wwu.edu</a> with any questions.</p> Employee Wellness Program faculty staff upcoming events Rob Eis Ronna Biggs Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:03:16 +0000 Western Today 23998 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday A half-century after high school, Bothell student gets her diploma http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/a-half-century-after-high-school-bothell-student-gets-her-diploma <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024334606_bothelldiploma2xml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024334606_bothelldiploma2xml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandra Lantz was about four months away from graduation when Bothell High School’s principal and vice principal took her aside. Despite her good grades, a promising intellect and extracurricular zeal, they wanted her six-months-pregnant belly out of sight immediately. It was Feb. 4, 1963. A high-school diploma was out of the question. </div> </div> </div> alumni Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:50:27 +0000 Western Today 23997 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Back to nature: Last chunk of Elwha dams out in September http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/back-to-nature-last-chunk-of-elwha-dams-out-in-september <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024327922_elwharestorationxml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024327922_elwharestorationxml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The last dam will be blasted out of the Elwha River sometime next month, cementing the hopes of generations of advocates and tribal leaders who fought to make it happen. With the concrete out, the long-term revival of a legendary wilderness valley in the Olympics can now unfold unfettered after 100 years dammed. </div> </div> </div> environment sustainability Huxley College of the Environment Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:49:39 +0000 Western Today 23996 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday State officials thrive on diversity afforded immigrant families http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/state-officials-thrive-on-diversity-afforded-immigrant-families <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> FTE Magazine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ftemag.com/state-officials-thrive-on-diversity-afforded-immigrant-families/" target="_blank">http://www.ftemag.com/state-officials-thrive-on-diversity-afforded-immigrant-fam...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> My longtime friend, Ambassador Gary Locke received an honorary degree this past spring from Western Washington University where I graduated, barely, in 1966. Today, I serve as a trustee at that great institution. We were proud to have our ‘former’ Governor speak to the graduates. </div> </div> </div> alumni community diversity government Ralph Munro Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:43:36 +0000 Western Today 23995 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday