http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/1670/0 en Presentations March 5 to explain mind-brain-behavior relationships, Fulbright Scholar Program http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/presentations-march-5-to-explain-mind-brain-behavior-relationships-fulbright-scholar-program <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>John Allegrante of Columbia University will present a seminar talk march 5 titled &ldquo;How many behavioral scientists does it take to change a light bulb?&rdquo;</p> <p>His talk will illuminate what he and his colleagues have been learning through their research about how understanding mind-brain-behavior relationships can help improve the behavioral management of chronic diseases and promote health. He will be describing work in two areas of research in which neuroscience is illuminating the effects of behavior on both education and health-related outcomes and the implications for practice in health and human service professions.</p> <p>His presentation is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in Miller Hall Room 152.</p> <p>Allegrante&nbsp;also will speak about the&nbsp;<a href="http://us.fulbrightonline.org/" target="_blank">Fulbright&nbsp;U.S. Scholar Program</a>&nbsp;later that day in a presentation open to Western Washington University faculty.</p> <p>The Federally sponsored Fulbright&nbsp;U.S. Scholar program provides opportunities for exchanges between&nbsp;U.S. faculty and international institutions.&nbsp;Allegrante&rsquo;s&nbsp;presentation will focus on his experience as a Fulbright&nbsp;U.S. Scholar and the benefits of participating in the Fulbright Program. Francisco Rios, dean of the&nbsp;<a href="https://wce.wwu.edu/" target="_blank">Woodring&nbsp;College of Education</a> and a former Fulbright&nbsp;U.S. scholar at the&nbsp;Pontifica&nbsp;Universidad&nbsp;Cat&oacute;lica&nbsp;Valpara&iacute;so&nbsp;in Chile, will join&nbsp;Allegrante&nbsp;for the event.</p> <p>That presentation will be held from 4 to&nbsp;5&nbsp;p.m. in Miller Hall Room 258 on campus.</p> <p>Allegrante is the senior professor of health education, Fulbright Student Program advisor and Fulbright campus representative at Teachers College, the graduate and professional school of education of Columbia University, in New York, where he has served as deputy provost and associate vice president for International Affairs. He now directs and is leading development of a new international institute for global engagement at Teachers College.</p> <p>He was a Fulbright specialist from 2005 to 2010 and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at Reykjavik University, Iceland, in 2007, where he developed an ongoing scientific collaboration with Icelandic colleagues to study healthy child and adolescent development. In 2012, Allegrante was names a Fulbright alumni ambassador, one of a select group of Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program alumni who serve as representatives for the Fulbright program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States.</p> Fulbrights upcoming events Francisco Rios Woodring College of Education Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:25:29 +0000 Western Today 25230 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lizard Field School http://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://onlinefast.org/wwutoday GRE Exam to Be Offered at WWU’s Testing Center Starting March 13 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/gre-exam-to-be-offered-at-wwu%E2%80%99s-testing-center-starting-march-13 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kathy Murray, Testing Center office manager, (360) 650-3937 or TestingCenter@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Beginning Friday, March 13, Western Washington University&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/assess/">Testing </a><a href="http://www.wwu.edu/assess/">Center</a>will offer the Graduate Record Examinations revised General Test, a standardized test taken by prospective students applying to graduate and doctoral-degree programs nationally and internationally.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled to provide a convenient location for students and community members in our area, as the closest testing center offering the GRE exam is in Snohomish County,&rdquo; said Kathy Murray, manager of Western&rsquo;s Testing Center.&nbsp;</p> <p>GREspring test dates at Western&rsquo;s Testing Center are March 13, April 17, May 1 and June 18. To schedule an exam, test takers must register and pay on the test developer&rsquo;s website, <a href="http://www.ets.org/gre">ets.org/gre</a>, or by calling (443) 751-4820.</p> <p>The GRE exam is computer-based and features verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s Testing Center also offers an <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/assess/testprep.shtml">online GRE preparation </a><a href="http://www.wwu.edu/assess/testprep.shtml">course</a>to give students effective test-taking strategies, access to official practice tests and a personalized diagnostics assessment report.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, call (360) 650-3937, email <a href="mailto:testingcenter@wwu.edu">testingcenter@wwu.edu</a>or visit the Testing Center <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/assess/testprep_crsdesc.shtml">online</a>&nbsp;or at 333 32nd St.; the Testing Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and for occasional Saturday testing.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:21:36 +0000 john.thompson 25328 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western’s Educational Administration Program to hold Advising Session March 14 in Everett http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/western%E2%80%99s-educational-administration-program-to-hold-advising-session-march-14-in-ever <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Donald Larsen, Western Washington University’s Educational Administration program director, at (360) 650-4336 or Donald.Larsen@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University&rsquo;s Educational Administration program will hold an advising session from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, March 14 at the Everett University Center&rsquo;s Gray Wolf Hall room 160, located on the Everett Community College campus.</p> <p>Students and community members from Snohomish and neighboring counties are invited to learn about the program&rsquo;s Puget Sound locations and its various offerings, including the master&rsquo;s degree in Educational Administration; Residency Principal Certification; and Superintendent Certification.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s Educational Administration program prepares working professionals certified as Educational Staff Associates (ESA) for leadership roles as principals, assistant principals, superintendents, deans and other administrative positions.</p> <p>To learn more about Western&rsquo;s Educational Administration program, please visit <a href="https://wce.wwu.edu/edad/educational-administration">wce.wwu.edu/edad/educational-administration</a>, email <a href="mailto:EdAdmin@wwu.edu">EdAdmin@wwu.edu</a>or call the Educational Administration Program Manager, Kimberly Caulfield, at (360) 650-3708.&nbsp;</p> Extended Education Woodring College of Education Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:20:28 +0000 john.thompson 25327 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Gov. Inslee to visit campus today http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/gov-inslee-to-visit-campus-today <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/jayinslee-1_0.jpg" length="453755" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington Gov. Jay Inslee&nbsp;will visit the Western Washington University campus March 2 for a few short meetings.</p> <p>He&#39;ll arrive at 3:30 and meet with SMATE Director Ed Geary in the&nbsp;SMATE Resource Center, and then he&#39;ll observe the &ldquo;Matter and Energy in Chemical Systems&rdquo; course for elementary teachers, led by Emily Borda.</p> <p>After that, he&#39;ll meet with students in the Viking Union.</p> faculty government SMATE STEM students upcoming events Ed Geary Emily Borda College of Science and Engineering Woodring College of Education Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:33:49 +0000 Western Today 25326 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU Testing Center is first in Washington with NCTA certification http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu-testing-center-is-first-in-washington-with-ncta-certification <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/216A0653-resized.jpg" length="327270" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After a year of dedicated preparation, Western&rsquo;s Testing Center received certification from the National College Testing Association on Jan. 9.</p> <p>The NCTA awards this official certification only to members that show exemplary practices, facilities and proctors. After the Testing Center&rsquo;s membership turned a decade old, Office Manager Kathy Murray decided to strive for the highest achievement to be earned by a testing facility.</p> <p>The Testing Center administers test retakes and program entrance/exit exams for Western, but it also offers governmental entrance tests for the FBI, TSA and the Postal Service; medical, nursing or veterinary tests; and college entrance exams like the SAT or ACT.</p> <p>According to Maggie Barklind, director of Student and Course Services in Extended Education (which oversees the Testing Center), less than 10 percent of testing centers in U.S. post-secondary schools have earned this national certification.</p> <p>To earn the NCTA Certification, Murray and her team had to document the entirety of the Testing Center. That process included writing a training manual from scratch and formulating a mission statement, in addition to rigorous documentation of every minute detail of the physical space. The size of each test room and each desk was included. The room temperature, lighting and quality of video monitoring were all recorded. Security for paper tests was heightened and confidentiality agreements with proctors were signed and upheld. Every facet of the Testing Center was held up to the light and thoroughly inspected, but ultimately, the thoroughness resulted in a very prestigious accreditation.</p> <p>&ldquo;[The NCTA Certification] gives us notoriety,&rdquo; Murray said. &ldquo;I think more people will come now that we&rsquo;re certified.&rdquo;</p> <p>Even prior to its certification with the NCTA, the Testing Center saw test-takers come from as far as New Jersey and Vancouver, Canada to test here in Bellingham, Barklind said.</p> <p>The Testing Center&rsquo;s certification is valid for the next five years, after which another review will be done in order for the plaque to remain on their wall. For now, the plaque and the NCTA logo emblazoned on the Testing Center website are reminders of its high-quality practices and staff.</p> Testing Center Karen Henriksen Kathy Murray Maggie Barklind Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:55:46 +0000 Western Today 25325 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Intro to new math course to involve hands-on fractals, origami http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/intro-to-new-math-course-to-involve-hands-on-fractals-origami <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/dinab_teresad2.jpg" length="374566" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University mathematics instructors Dina Buric and Teresa Downard&nbsp;are developing a new GUR, &quot;MATH 160: Mathematics and Art,&quot; and they&#39;ll present an interactive experience on the project March 4 and 11 as part of the campus <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/depts/facultygur/" target="_blank">Faculty GUR Group</a>.</p> <p>The new math course is built from beautiful, accessible and challenging problems from a broad range of mathematical disciplines. In the Faculty GUR Group sessions, attendees will get a glimpse of the course through hands-on projects that involve fractals, similarity and proportion, spirolaterals, and origami.</p> <p>All faculty and staff are invited to attend this two-part &ldquo;mini course&rdquo; offered on two dates, each covering different material. Attend both or either.</p> <ul> <li> Part 1: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Miller Hall Room 156 &ndash; For the first session we will introduce the course with a short presentation, explore aspects of design including proportion and similarity, and experience the process of mathematical discovery through spirolaterals. If the weather permits, we will end the session outside with some examples of conic sections.</li> <li> Part 2: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Miller Hall Room 156 &ndash; The second session is focused on the multitude of topics in the intersection of math and art. We will continue working on some ideas from the first session and give a little history, but the main part of the session will consist of hands-on projects such as fractal cuts and origami.</li> </ul> <p>The idea behind the Faculty GUR Group is that faculty&ndash;as well as students&ndash;need to sustain their general education. With this in mind, the Faculty GUR Group was formed to bring together people from different departments across the university to allow each participant to enhance their general education by acquiring useful knowledge their colleagues consider basic.</p> faculty Faculty GUR Group Mathematics Department upcoming events Dina Buric Teresa Downard Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:41:58 +0000 Western Today 25324 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Retired WWU professor still climbing mountain peaks well into his 70s http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/retired-wwu-professor-still-climbing-mountain-peaks-well-into-his-70s <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/2015/03/02/4156638/retired-wwu-professor-still-climbing.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/03/02/4156638/retired-wwu-professor-still-c...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Howard Evans has climbed Mount Baker, oh, about 20 times, including a solo ascent. He has scaled Mount Rainier a half-dozen times, and enjoyed the view from the top of a slew of other mountains in the western U.S. and Canada. </div> </div> </div> faculty Howard Evans Woodring College of Education Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:58:47 +0000 Western Today 25323 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to host future of business in India seminar http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-to-host-future-of-business-in-india-seminar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellingham Business Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-to-host-future-of-business-in-india-seminar/30478" target="_blank">http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-to-host-future-of-business-in-india-seminar/30478</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn to find a market for your products at a seminar called “India: The Future of the Market for American Firms,” from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6 at the Port of Bellingham’s Harbor Center Conference Room at 1801 Roeder Ave., in Bellingham. </div> </div> </div> Center for International Business Economics Department Small Business Development Center Charles Antholt College of Business and Economics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:57:45 +0000 Western Today 25322 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Longtime WWU scoreboard operator retires http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/longtime-wwu-scoreboard-operator-retires <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/2015/02/28/4158227/longtime-wwu-scoreboard-operator.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/02/28/4158227/longtime-wwu-scoreboard-opera...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the first game played inside Sam Carver Gymnasium, all the way until Western Washington University’s men’s basketball Division II Championship in 2012. John Riseland, the current WWU scoreboard operator, has seen it all. </div> </div> </div> Athletics recognition Brenda Riseland John Riseland Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:56:07 +0000 Western Today 25321 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Steen sets school record in 3,000 meters at Last Qualifier meet http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/steen-sets-school-record-in-3000-meters-at-last-qualifier-meet <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/2015/03/01/4160109/steen-sets-school-record-in-3000.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/03/01/4160109/steen-sets-school-record-in-3...</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’s Katelyn Steen set a school record and bettered her provisional national qualifying time in the 3,000 meters at the Last Qualifier meet on Saturday, Feb. 28, held at Dempsey Indoor on the campus of host University of Washington. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students track and field Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:54:37 +0000 Western Today 25320 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western basketball teams learn foes in GNAC Tournament http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/western-basketball-teams-learn-foes-in-gnac-tournament <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/2015/03/01/4159415/western-basketball-teams-learn.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/03/01/4159415/western-basketball-teams-lear...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s very simple for the WWU men’s and women’s basketball teams — three wins and they&#039;re in. But because neither team currently appears among the top 10 in their respective West regional rankings, each Vikings squad will need to win all three games they could potentially play in this week’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II West Regional. And that’s where things get difficult in the single-elimination tournament. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball students upcoming events Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:53:33 +0000 Western Today 25319 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU tops Simon Fraser in regular season finale http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-tops-simon-fraser-in-regular-season-finale <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/2015/02/28/4158881/wwu-tops-simon-fraser-in-regular.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/02/28/4158881/wwu-tops-simon-fraser-in-regu...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forward Kiana Gandy came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points, helping Western Washington University defeat Simon Fraser University, 72-65, on Saturday, Feb. 28, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball students Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:52:36 +0000 Western Today 25318 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Get involved in beekeeping March 4 at 'bee-in' http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/get-involved-in-beekeeping-march-4-at-bee-in <p>Ever wonder how you can get involved in keeping bees?</p> <p>The 2015 &quot;Spring Bee-In&quot; workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Fairhaven Room 318.</p> <p>Discussed at the workshop will be the Outback Apiary Project, beekeeping in general and how the WWU community can be a part of it. Michael Jaross, the Outback beekeeper, will show some slides and talk briefly about the Outback bees and how students, community staff and faculty can be a part of Western&#39;s small apiary at The Outback Farm.</p> <p>The presentation will be short, and then there&#39;ll be time for questions. Students who have been working with the bees throughout the past year will be on hand, and attendees will be able to look at and try on some equipment and bee paraphernalia.</p> AS Outback Farm community environment students sustainability upcoming events Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:42:29 +0000 Western Today 25317 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Petting zoo coming to campus March 4 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/petting-zoo-coming-to-campus-march-4 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/oh%20sheep.png" length="103434" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Associated Students Productions at Western Washington University is bringing a few animals to campus on Wednesday, March 4, for a petting zoo. Among the animals are a sheep, a wallaby, guinea pigs, bunnies, patagonian cavies, goats, a small pig and chinchillas.</p> <p>The animals will be available for petting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Communications Facility on south campus. The event is free.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1559254547692514" target="_blank">the AS Productions Facebook page for the event</a>.</p> Associated Students students upcoming events Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:26:32 +0000 Western Today 25316 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday