http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/1759/0 en 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 Mahoney, WWU alumna co-author article on periodical pedagogy in the classroom http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/mahoney-wwu-alumna-co-author-article-on-periodical-pedagogy-in-the-classroom <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Kristen Mahoney mug_0.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/Kristen%20Mahoney%20mug_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="167" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Mahoney article cover.png" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/Mahoney%20article%20cover.png" alt="" title="" width="120" height="179" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the Western Washington University English Department, and <span data-scayt_word="Kaitlyn" data-scaytid="1">Kaitlyn</span> Abrams, who graduated from Western with a degree in English in 2014, recently published a co-written article titled &quot;Periodical Pedagogy in the Undergraduate Classroom.&quot;</p> <p>This article appeared in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal &quot;Victorian Periodicals Review&quot; devoted to digital&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="pedagogies" data-scaytid="2">pedagogies</span>.</p> <p>The article emerges from a case study on which Mahoney and Abrams collaborated as part of a Writing Research Fellowship sponsored by the Writing Instruction Support and Heritage Resources programs at <span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="3">WWU</span>. The study investigated effective strategies for teaching students how to implement material from nineteenth-century periodicals as evidence in their scholarly writing, focusing in particular on a pedagogy that relies on both digitized resources and hardcopy originals.</p> alumni English Department faculty publications kristin mahoney College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:36:19 +0000 Western Today 26443 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Roger Leishman named chief legal adviser for WWU http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/roger-leishman-named-chief-legal-adviser-for-wwu <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/Leishman-mug.jpg" length="466693" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Roger <span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="34">Leishman</span> has been named chief legal adviser for Western Washington University. He succeeds Lisa <span data-scayt_word="Wochos" data-scaytid="10">Wochos</span>, who retired on July 10. <span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="11">Leishman</span> is an experienced attorney who joined the state Attorney General&rsquo;s Office specifically for this assignment at Western. <span data-scayt_word="Kerena" data-scaytid="12">Kerena</span> Higgins, assistant attorney general, will continue to serve as part-time legal counsel to Western and work with many areas of the university community.</p> <p>&ldquo;Western has been fortunate to have excellent legal counsel throughout my presidency, and we&rsquo;re grateful to have Roger <span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="14">Leishman</span> continue that strong tradition,&rdquo; said Western President Bruce Shepard. &ldquo;His broad professional experience and acquaintance with the special issues that arise in higher education will be a great asset to <span data-scayt_word="Western.”" data-scaytid="15">Western.&rdquo;</span></p> <p>As chief legal adviser,&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="18">Leishman</span> serves as legal counsel to Western&rsquo;s trustees and, through the trustees, President Shepard. He is also responsible for a host of other legal duties on behalf of the university.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am thrilled to serve as Western&rsquo;s lawyer,&rdquo; <span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="20">Leishman</span> said.&nbsp;&ldquo;Higher education presents a wide variety of interesting and challenging legal issues, and I am excited to be coming home to Bellingham. &nbsp;I look forward to working closely with the university administration and the Board of Trustees, and to serving the entire Western <span data-scayt_word="community.”" data-scaytid="21">community.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="26">Leishman</span> was admitted to practice in Washington in 1990. He spent 20 years in private practice in Seattle from 1990 to 2015, most recently as a partner at Davis Wright <span data-scayt_word="Tremaine" data-scaytid="30">Tremaine</span> LLP, where he worked from 2002 to 2015. In addition, he was director of the <span data-scayt_word="LGBT" data-scaytid="31">LGBT</span> Rights Project at the ACLU of Illinois from 1995 to 2000. <span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="27">Leishman</span> has extensive litigation and other legal experience, which has included many of the substantive areas that arise at universities, such as public records, contracts, employment and civil rights.</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Leishman" data-scaytid="32">Leishman</span> received his law degree from Yale Law School, and a bachelor&rsquo;s degree from Brigham Young University. Among other volunteer service, he was a member of the Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors from 2009 to 2012.</p> Board of Trustees jobs retirements Bruce Shepard Kerena Higgins Lisa Wochos Roger Leishman Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:51:35 +0000 Western Today 26442 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Marrowstone festival underway through Aug. 9 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/marrowstone-festival-underway-through-aug-9 <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/Marrowstone-2013---8B5A0230.jpg" length="654944" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since 1943, Western Washington University has been hosting the <a href="http://marrowstone.org/" target="_blank"><span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="23">Marrowstone</span> Music Festival</a>, a comprehensive 2-week orchestra-training program. The festival, put on by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, includes chamber music studies, master classes, private instruction and performances. This year, the festival takes place from July 26 to Aug. 9.</p> <p>&ldquo;The music students and faculty come from around the country and are always impressed by the natural surroundings,&rdquo; said Eric Kean, senior viola instructor at Western. Kean also teaches viola and chamber music at the festival. He has been teaching at this festival since 2003.</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="3">Marrowstone</span> is divided into three divisions for students. The pre-college division for students ages 14-18, the University division for students ages 18-25 and the fellowship program for advanced collegiate music students. Students accepted into the fellowship program receive a full scholarship to attend the festival.</p> <p>Most of the day at <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="5">Marrowstone</span> is filled up with festival and concert orchestra rehearsals. At the end of each day, the faculty performs a chamber music concert.</p> <p>This year Western music professors Grant <span data-scayt_word="Donnellan" data-scaytid="7">Donnellan</span>, Eric Kean, Francine Peterson and Jeffrey Gilliam will be teaching at the festival.</p> <p>If you want to see a faculty chamber concert, the <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="8">Marrowstone</span> chamber orchestra or <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="9">Marrowstone</span> festival orchestras, there are a series of six concerts from July 30 &ndash; August 9.&nbsp; Here are the dates for the concerts:</p> <ul> <li> Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="12">p.m</span>. at Western&rsquo;s Performing Arts Center, performance by the Faculty Chamber musicians.</li> <li> Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="14">p.m</span>. at Western&rsquo;s PAC, performance by <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="15">Marrowstone</span> Chamber Orchestra.</li> <li> Sunday, August 2 at 3 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="18">p.m</span>. at the Mount Baker <span data-scayt_word="Theatre" data-scaytid="21">Theatre</span>, performance by <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="19">Marrowstone</span> Festival Orchestras.</li> <li> Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="24">p.m</span>. at Western&rsquo;s PAC, performance by Faculty Chamber musicians.</li> <li> Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="25">p.m</span>. at Western&rsquo;s PAC, performance by <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="26">Marrowstone</span> Chamber Orchestra.</li> <li> Sunday, August 9 at 3 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="27">p.m</span>. at the Mount Baker <span data-scayt_word="Theatre" data-scaytid="28">Theatre</span>, performance by <span data-scayt_word="Marrowstone" data-scaytid="29">Marrowstone</span> Festival Orchestras.</li> </ul> <p>If you want to purchase tickets, or find out more information about the concerts you can visit <span data-scayt_word="marrowstone.org" data-scaytid="30">marrowstone.org</span> or call Western&rsquo;s box office at (360) 650-6146.</p> community faculty Music Department students upcoming events Eric Kean Francine Peterson Grant Donnellan Jeffrey Gilliam College of Fine and Performing Arts Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:43:30 +0000 Western Today 26441 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Summer camp brings Korean youth to campus http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/photos/summer-camp-brings-korean-youth-to-campus <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/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%201.jpg" length="248849" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%202.jpg" length="215470" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%203.jpg" length="249324" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%204.jpg" length="236144" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%205.jpg" length="175085" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%206.jpg" length="258495" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%207.jpg" length="226129" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%208.jpg" length="215047" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/GC%209.jpg" length="161549" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 <span data-scayt_word="Chung-Ju" data-scaytid="1">Chung-Ju</span>, Korea.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Photos by <span data-scayt_word="Mariko" data-scaytid="2">Mariko</span> <span data-scayt_word="Osterberg" data-scaytid="3">Osterberg</span>&nbsp;/ <span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="4">WWU</span> Communications and Marketing intern</p> Extended Education Summer Programs for Youth Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:40:56 +0000 Western Today 26440 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Students research cross-border freight traffic http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/students-research-cross-border-freight-traffic <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/border%20survey_0.jpg" length="393277" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University&rsquo;s Border Policy Research Institute is currently involved in a two-year research project examining the movement of freight across the Canadian-U.S. border at three crossings that serve the northern end of the I-5 corridor, including Pacific Highway, <span data-scayt_word="Lynden" data-scaytid="1">Lynden</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Sumas" data-scaytid="2">Sumas</span>.</p> <p>The research project, which is a collaboration between Western and the Whatcom Council of Governments, involves Western students documenting the number and types of freight vehicles crossing the border, and then analyzing the compiled data.</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s not another place on the Canadian border where students do this kind of thing,&rdquo; said David Davidson, interim director of the <span data-scayt_word="BPRI" data-scaytid="3">BPRI</span>. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s very rare that a student group is allowed to do this.&rdquo;</p> <p>The data being gathered will be put into simulations that will assist planning at the border crossing; the information also will help to determine system improvements to expedite freight traffic across the border.</p> <p>The two students who are gathering data this summer were hired by the <span data-scayt_word="BPRI" data-scaytid="4">BPRI</span> and had to go through a vetting process with both U. S. and Canadian officials in order to be allowed to gather data at the border crossings. The second part of the study, which will take place next summer, will involve about eight Western students who will be stationed inside the inspection booths next to U.S. and Canadian customs agents.</p> <p>The Whatcom Council of Governments assembled several funding partners to support this project, including the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Transport Canada. Both the <span data-scayt_word="BPRI" data-scaytid="6">BPRI</span> and the Whatcom Council of Governments also are contributing funds.</p> <p>Housed at Western Washington University, the <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/bpri/">Border Policy Research Institute</a> is a multi-disciplinary institute that undertakes research that informs policy-makers on matters related to the Canada - U.S. border. Priority focus areas are trade and transportation, economics, environment, immigration, and border security. The University established the BPRI to further a mission of promoting research, academic programs, and public programming on critical policy issues affecting the Pacific Northwest. The BPRI works closely with academic programs at the University and collaborates with many public and private entities within the Pacific Northwest.</p> Border Policy Research Institute faculty research students David Davidson Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:38:37 +0000 Western Today 26439 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU at Poulsbo will add bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-at-poulsbo-will-add-bachelors-degree-program-in-cybersecurity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kitsap Peninsula 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://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/wwu-at-poulsbo-will-add-bachelors-degree-program-in-cybersecurity_34099780" target="_blank">http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/wwu-at-poulsbo-will-add-bachelors-degree-program-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WWU at Poulsbo will add bachelor&#039;s degree program in cybersecurity Western Washington University&#039;s Board of Trustees has approved Western&#039;s 2015-16 operating budget, which includes funding for a new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges. </div> </div> </div> Extended Education Western on the Peninsulas Candice Merrill Kathy Johnson Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:03:35 +0000 Western Today 26438 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Dance: WWU presents ‘Movement Graffiti: Dance Theatre’ http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/dance-wwu-presents-%E2%80%98movement-graffiti-dance-theatre%E2%80%99 <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/entertainment/article27299251.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainment/article27299251.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nolan Dennet, a dance professor at Western Washington University, invited choreographers Nolan Hoppe-Leonard, Tara Reiter, Eli Madsen and Cassandra Howle to work with the “Movement Graffiti: Dance Theater” production. They turned to subjects as diverse as the internal wishes of another and Shakespearean sonnets for inspiration for the performances at 7:30 p.m. July 29-31 and 2 p.m. Aug.2 at Western’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room. </div> </div> </div> Theatre and Dance Department upcoming events Nolan Dennett Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:02:10 +0000 Western Today 26437 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Retail Tipsheet: New pizza owner fulfills business dream http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/retail-tipsheet-new-pizza-owner-fulfills-business-dream <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/news/business/article28595995.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/article28595995.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fairhaven Pizza has a new owner, but given his background there is little chance the pizza itself is going to change much. James Wadkins recently took over the restaurant at 1307 11th St. from Tom Trailbush, who established it in 2004. Around the same time Trailbush was getting started in Fairhaven, Wadkins was getting his start learning about pizza from Art Sill in Lake Chelan, the same person who taught Trailbush. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-relevance"> <div class="field-label">Why this is relevant:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>James Wadkins, who recently took over ownership of Fairhaven Pizza, as mentioned in the story, is a Western Washington University alumnus.</p> </div> </div> </div> alumni community Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:01:05 +0000 Western Today 26436 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday The Slice: Most of us don’t know (pepper)jack http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/the-slice-most-of-us-don%E2%80%99t-know-pepperjack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review </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.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jul/26/the-slice-most-of-us-dont-know-pepperjack/" target="_blank">http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jul/26/the-slice-most-of-us-dont-know-pepp...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wedding dresses for Africa: After graduating from Mt. Spokane High and Western Washington University, onetime Lilac Princess Megan Gentry joined the Peace Corps. She is now in Malawi. Her dad passed along a request. Megan wonders if any Spokesman-Review readers might be willing to donate used wedding dresses. The garments are coveted by brides-to-be she encounters at the school where she is teaching. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-relevance"> <div class="field-label">Why this is relevant:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Megan Gentry, who is mentioned in the section about wedding dresses for Africa, is a WWU alumna and current Peace Corps volunteer.</p> </div> </div> </div> alumni Peace Corps volunteers Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:57:30 +0000 Western Today 26435 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Climate change presentation offered in this week’s workshops http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/climate-change-presentation-offered-in-this-week%E2%80%99s-workshops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skagit Valley 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.goskagit.com/community/community_news/climate-change-presentation-offered-in-this-week-s-workshops/article_9dcddceb-a8d1-55e6-8fc3-38daf52a3af3.html" target="_blank">http://www.goskagit.com/community/community_news/climate-change-presentation-off...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn about “Climate Change and Skagit County” during the Transition Fidalgo &amp; Friends community supper at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, in the Anacortes Senior Center. Roger Fuller of Western Washington University, an ecosystem ecologist, will discuss the Skagit Climate Science Consortium, scientists who are studying climate change and ecosystems in the Skagit basin, from the mountain glaciers to Puget Sound, and the development of adaptation strategies. Drop in and bring your table setting. Supper donation: $3-$5. transitionfidalgo.org. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-relevance"> <div class="field-label">Why this is relevant:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roger Fuller is an ecosystem ecologist at Western Washington University.</p> </div> </div> </div> environment faculty presentations upcoming events Roger Fuller Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:50:05 +0000 Western Today 26434 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Interns get an education from chimps http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/interns-get-an-education-from-chimps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin </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.bendbulletin.com/localstate/education/3361948-151/interns-get-an-education-from-chimps" target="_blank">http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/education/3361948-151/interns-get-an-educ...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chloe Cudaback has loved chimpanzees since she was little, reading about Jane Goodall and Curious George. She wants to work at a sanctuary and care for chimps coming out of research facilities. So she was thrilled to land an internship at Chimps Inc., a sanctuary in Tumalo that houses seven chimps who were previously kept as pets or worked in the entertainment industry. Now, they spend their days resting, eating and playing. Until she arrived, Cudaback said, she had never seen a chimp up close. The first time she saw one show signs of anger or frustration or dominance that can involve loud noises called pant-hoots it was shocking, and a little scary. The interns live on-site in a house next to the chimp enclosure, and sometimes they hear the chimps hooting in the middle of the night. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-relevance"> <div class="field-label">Why this is relevant:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chloe Cudaback, one of the interns mentioned in this story, is an athropology student at Western Washington University.</p> </div> </div> </div> Anthropology Department students College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:47:53 +0000 Western Today 26433 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Aspiring journalists to camp at Western once again http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/aspiring-journalists-to-camp-at-western-once-again <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/WJEA-1_0.JPG" length="655573" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/WJEA-2_0.JPG" length="654578" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/WJEA-3_0.JPG" length="695630" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/WJEA-4_0.JPG" length="690998" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/WJEA-5_0.JPG" length="564853" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A hundred and fifty high school students and their journalism advisers are expected to be at Western Washington University for the third year in a row from July 31 to Aug. 3 to take part in the Washington Journalism Education Association&rsquo;s 2015 summer workshop.</p> <p>The members of <span data-scayt_word="WJEA" data-scaytid="8">WJEA</span> will be teaching various forms of journalism, including the publishing of newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, television, radio broadcasting and publishing on the Internet.</p> <p>The following classes will be taught:</p> <ul> <li> Graphic Design</li> <li> Digital News Media</li> <li> <span data-scayt_word="InDesign" data-scaytid="36">InDesign</span></li> <li> Editorial Leadership</li> <li> Journalism Boot Camp</li> <li> Photojournalism</li> <li> Journalistic Story Telling</li> </ul> <p>This year students and staff will be staying in the Ridgeway Highland, the Omega and the Sigma residence halls.</p> <p>&quot;Most of these kids come into this camp knowing very little or nothing at all about journalism, and they leave with so much knowledge,&quot; said summer student workshop chair Kirsten <span data-scayt_word="Vesely" data-scaytid="11">Vesely</span>, a teacher at Inglemoor High School. &quot;They can&#39;t wait to start their publications in the fall, applying all that they learned at camp. It gets kids excited.&quot;</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Vesely" data-scaytid="13">Vesely</span> also said that she loves watching these eager young journalists learn from one another and share their ideas and their enthusiasm.</p> <p>&quot;I love that these kids think it&#39;s cool to be smart,&quot; she said.</p> <p>For more information on this camp, visit <a href="http://wjea.org/">http://<span data-scayt_word="wjea.org" data-scaytid="15">wjea.org</span></a>.</p> community faculty Journalism Department staff students College of Humanities and Social Sciences Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:33:07 +0000 Western Today 26432 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Youth run, play during Kids Camp http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/photos/youth-run-play-during-kids-camp <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/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp1.jpg" length="336468" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp2.jpg" length="297864" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp3.jpg" length="322367" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp4.jpg" length="369957" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp5.jpg" length="382304" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp6.jpg" length="219894" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/kidscamp7.jpg" length="209203" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth/wkc-global/wkc-bellingham.shtml" target="_blank">Western Kids Camp</a>&nbsp;is offered at Western Washington University&#39;s Bellingham and&nbsp;Poulsbo&nbsp;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.</p> <p>This week, which was the last of the summer for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, the camp focused on Sustainability: Seed to Table.</p> <p>Photos by Alex&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="Bartick" data-scaytid="2">Bartick</span>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="3">WWU</span>&nbsp;Communications and Marketing intern</p> community Extended Education Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:00:49 +0000 Western Today 26431 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lectures on Puget Sound toxicity coming to Western Aug. 2 and 7 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/lectures-on-puget-sound-toxicity-coming-to-western-aug-2-and-7 <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>The <span data-scayt_word="17th" data-scaytid="1">17th</span> International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment invites the public to attend two special sessions on Puget Sound environmental toxicity Aug. 2 to 9 at Western Washington University.</p> <p>Speakers will present lectures on <span data-scayt_word="“Stormwater" data-scaytid="2">&ldquo;Stormwater</span>: From People to Fish to People&rdquo; Aug. 2, and &ldquo;Impacts from Transportation of Fossil Fuels in the <span data-scayt_word="Salish" data-scaytid="3">Salish</span> Sea&rdquo; Aug. 7, as part of the biennial symposium that brings researchers together to discuss toxicity risks and actions to protect ecological and public health.</p> <ul> <li> <span data-scayt_word="“Stormwater" data-scaytid="4">&ldquo;Stormwater</span>: From People to Fish to People&rdquo; will examine how toxic <span data-scayt_word="stormwater" data-scaytid="8">stormwater</span> relates to pre-spawn morality in Coho Salmon in the Puget Sound, where the pollutants accumulate in Puget Sound and how these pollutants affect human populations . Speakers will all discuss how to reduce storm water toxicity through low-impact development and engineering. Speakers include <span data-scayt_word="Julann" data-scaytid="9">Julann</span> <span data-scayt_word="Spromberg" data-scaytid="10">Spromberg</span> of Northwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jennifer <span data-scayt_word="Lanksbury" data-scaytid="11">Lanksbury</span> of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Elaine <span data-scayt_word="Faustman" data-scaytid="12">Faustman</span>, professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at University of Washington, and Ross Dunning of the Seattle-based Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.</li> <li> &ldquo;Impacts from Transportation of Fossil Fuels in the <span data-scayt_word="Salish" data-scaytid="5">Salish</span> Sea&rdquo; will cover concerns about fossil fuel transport in Washington State, including the proposed deep-water marine terminal for coal export at Cherry Point in Whatcom County. Presentations will highlight regional research on fossil fuel transport including research that Coast <span data-scayt_word="Salish" data-scaytid="6">Salish</span> Gathering Tribes and First Nations have been leading.</li> </ul> <p>The cost of each special session is $75. Participants may register for a special session without registering for the full conference.</p> <p>The symposium will also feature two keynote speakers:</p> <ul> <li> Tuesday, Aug. 4: <span data-scayt_word="Adi" data-scaytid="15">Adi</span> <span data-scayt_word="Hanein" data-scaytid="16">Hanein</span> of the Washington State Department of Health on &ldquo;Marine <span data-scayt_word="Biotoxins" data-scaytid="17">Biotoxins</span> Trends in Puget Sound, Washington: Changes in Frequency, Distribution, and Impacts on Closure Days&rdquo;</li> <li> Thursday, Aug. 6: Tracy Collier of University of Washington-Tacoma Center for Urban Waters&nbsp; &ldquo;Lessons in Toxicity from the <span data-scayt_word="Deepwater" data-scaytid="18">Deepwater</span> Horizon Oil Spill&rdquo;</li> </ul> <p>To attend a keynote presentation, participants must register for one day or the full conference.</p> <p>Please visit <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/conference/toxicity/welcome.shtml">http://www.wwu.edu/ee/conference/toxicity/</a><a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/conference/toxicity/welcome.shtml">welcome.shtml</a>to find out more information. Registration runs through July 29.</p> environment Extended Education upcoming events Huxley College of the Environment Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:03:16 +0000 Western Today 26430 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday