en Employee language workshops include French, Chinese, Spanish <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Employee Language Program workshops are again being offered at Western Washington University, thanks to the continuing support of President Bruce Shepard and the President&#39;s Office.</p> <p>The WWU Employee Language Program workshops are an initiative put forth by the <a href="">President&#39;s Office</a> to support Western faculty and staff through professional development and to encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. The workshops are the result of a combined effort by the <a href="">College of Humanities and Social Sciences</a>, the <a href="">Department of Modern and Classical Languages</a>, and <a href="">Extended Education</a>.</p> <p>This quarter, the program will continue to offer a variety of Spanish Language and Culture workshops, a workshop in Chinese Language and Culture and a workshop in French Language and Culture (now open for registration). For workshop level descriptions and recommended preparation, please visit the descriptions on <a href="">the program curriculum page</a>.</p> <p>Spanish and Chinese workshops will begin the second week of fall quarter, starting on Sept. 29. French workshops will begin the third week of fall quarter, starting on Oct. 6 (specific dates and times to be announced). A listing of offerings and times is <a href="">available on the program home page.</a></p> <p>Priority will be given to those interested participants who indicate a high need.&nbsp; Be sure to communicate with your supervisor prior to registering for a workshop; if you have additional questions, <a href="">a FAQ page is available on the program website</a>.</p> <p><a href="">To begin the registration process please click here</a>.</p> <p>On the registration screen, please ignore the &ldquo;To complete your registration you must pay by MasterCard or Visa at the end of this transaction&rdquo; text.&nbsp; There is no participant fee for this program.</p> <p>For more information about the program, please visit <a href="">the program web page.</a></p> Employee Language Program Extended Education faculty President's Office staff upcoming events Bruce Shepard Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:32:17 +0000 Western Today 24171 at 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="" target="_blank"></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 Fall planetarium shows begin tonight on campus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="215048" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The fall season of public shows at the Dr. Leslie E. Spanel Planetarium at Western Washington University begins includes six total showings, the first being at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.</p> <p>The presentation features a live astronomer star talk with question-and-answer time and the feature length full-dome movie Stars of the Pharaohs.</p> <p>That film takes viewers to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. Viewers will learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena. And thanks to the time the production team spent on location in Egypt taking photographs and measurements, atttendees will see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their original splendor.</p> <p>Other shows are Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. All shows begin at 6&nbsp;p.m. Admission is for those 8 years and older, and nobody will be admitted after the show begins.</p> <p>The show&#39;s total duration is roughly one hour. Tickets are $5 each or $3 with a student ID from any school. <a href="" target="_blank">Order tickets at the WWU Box Office</a>; tickets are not sold at the door.</p> community planetarium upcoming events Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:52:18 +0000 Western Today 24217 at Miran spending fall in Germany studying the history of Ethiopian slavery <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href=" Miran mug_0.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="" alt="" title="" width="120" height="155" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-authortitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Today staff </div> </div> </div> <p>Jonathan Miran, associate professor in the Western Washington University Liberal Studies Department, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship to spend fall term at the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies (part of the Asien-Afrika-Institut) in the University of Hamburg. In Germany, he is collaborating with colleagues on a project that focuses on the history of slavery and the slave trade in Ethiopia and on the Ethiopian diaspora in the western Indian Ocean and the Middle East.</p> faculty fellowships Liberal Studies Department research Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:05:31 +0000 Western Today 24216 at Whatcom Tea Party to host five-race candidate forum Wednesday <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="" target="_blank"></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voters can hear from candidates in five local races at the Whatcom Tea Party debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County. The free forum will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the BIAWC, 1650 Baker Creek Place in Bellingham. Doors open at 5 p.m. </div> </div> </div> faculty emeritus Robert Thorndike Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:05 +0000 Western Today 24214 at Recognizing outstanding coach of 28 years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pee Wee Halsell is on his 28th year at Western as head coach for the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country teams. Halsell is highly regarded for his success as a coach, and has been named coach of the year at the league, district, region and Great Northwest Athletic Conference level multiple times during his years at Western. </div> </div> </div> Athletics cross country recognition staff track and field Pee Wee Halsell Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:23:40 +0000 Western Today 24213 at WWU’s Richards named GNAC co-Male Athlete of the Week <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="" target="_blank"></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 Nathan Richards has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Male co-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 21-27. </div> </div> </div> Athletics awards cross country recognition students Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:14:34 +0000 Western Today 24212 at Western recognized as ‘Military Friendly School’ <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="114801" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="" length="379336" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University for the fifth straight year has been selected as a &ldquo;Military Friendly School&rdquo; for 2015, placing Western in the top 20 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide.</p> <p>&ldquo;As an Iraq Combat Veteran I can confidently say that attending Western Washington University is an excellent choice to continue your path of higher education. It is a place filled with supportive, understanding people who want to see you succeed; it is a place surrounded by natural beauty and a sense of community. It is an ideal setting for you to grow and thrive as an individual,&rdquo; said Western junior Chanan Suarez.</p> <p>Based on a survey of more than 10,000 colleges and universities, Western is one of the schools to receive recognition for doing the most to assist America&rsquo;s military service members and veterans as students.</p> <p>&ldquo;We strive to make the transition to school as easy as possible for veterans just discharging from service, dependents of veterans who are pursuing their education and anyone who is part of the veteran community. We can facilitate their educational benefits process, but also provide a space for them to decompress, do some studying, grab a cup of coffee and build some community. These are some of the extra steps that make us &lsquo;military friendly,&rsquo;&rdquo; said Ann Beck, assistant director of Veterans Services at Western.</p> <p>Western offers a range of <a href="" target="_blank">Veterans Services</a> through the Registrar&rsquo;s Office. The Associated Students have a very active <a href="" target="_blank">Veterans Outreach Center</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Military Friendly Schools&reg; media and website</a>&nbsp;feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. According to Victory Media, the colleges, universities and trade schools on this year&rsquo;s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.</p> <p>Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools&reg; was compiled through a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2015 list were independently tested by Ernst &amp; Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.</p> awards faculty recognition staff veterans Veterans Outreach Center Veterans Services Office Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:52:13 +0000 Western Today 24211 at Annual report on security and fire safety is now available <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University&#39;s 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is <a href="" target="_blank">now available online</a>.</p> <p>The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by Western, and on public property immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus.</p> <p>The report also provides resources and reporting options for sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and fire safety information and statistics for campus residence halls. The report also addresses such topics as crime reporting policies, alcohol and other drug policies, campus disciplinary procedures and other matters related to campus safety.</p> <p>Posting of this report is required by Oct. 1 each year as part of the federal government&#39;s &quot;Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.&quot; To request a printed copy of the report, contact the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at 360-650-3839.</p> Enrollment and Student Services faculty Health safety staff students University Police Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:21:30 +0000 Western Today 24210 at Learning Technology Group to deliver sessions via webcast <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Learning Technology Group sessions this fall will be delivered and accessible via the Big Blue Button web conferencing tool available within Canvas.</p> <p>These sessions include:</p> <p>Noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 1: Big Blue Button: Join Kevin Dixey and Peter Agras to experience and discuss the BigBlueButton web conferencing tool via Canvas. Justina Brown and Andrew Blick will also be on hand for assistance and ideas.</p> <p>Noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 5: Creative Cloud:&nbsp;AJ Barse and Susan Brown will guide us through Adobe&#39;s new cloud-delivered version of their products, what is available, and key new features.</p> <p>Noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 3: Canvas Rubrics: With Kevin Dixey, Peter Agras, and Justina Brown learn how to use rubrics in Canvas to evaluate submitted work quickly and to increase consistent feedback.</p> <p>To access the session web conference:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="" target="_blank">Visit the LT Group website</a>.</li> <li> Click &quot;Join this Course&quot; on the home page in right column.You must do this in order to access the web conference.</li> <li> Follow the link to &quot;Resources &amp; Instructions for Big Blue Button&quot; which includes how-to instructions and phone numbers to call for assistance.</li> </ul> faculty Learning Technology Group staff upcoming events Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:15:25 +0000 Western Today 24209 at ‘Madonna Comix’ on display at Western Gallery through Nov. 22 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="313935" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;Madonna Comix&rdquo; is the culmination of a collaboration that began in 2009 when poet Celia Bland encountered the work of visual artist Dianne Kornberg at the Chicago Cultural Center; the works will show at the Western Gallery on the campus of Western Washington University through Nov. 22.</p> <p>With Bland and Kornberg living at the country&rsquo;s east and west extremes (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and Obstruction Island, Puget Sound, respectively), the collaboration unfolded largely through email exchanges, phone calls and a crucial in-person meeting at Kornberg&rsquo;s remote island studio in 2012. The resulting dialogue provoked a declaration that neither artist would be able to voice on her own.</p> <p>Madonna Comix&rsquo; figurative core grew out of a series of 4&quot;x5&quot; black-and-white negatives Kornberg shot in the 1990s. She mined her extensive body of work for additional image references, even raiding the family photo album for a snapshot of her holding her infant daughter (&ldquo;Madonna Combustion&rdquo;).</p> <p>Kornberg also took pictures specific to the project, such as a beaten-up suitcase, underpants and bra, her own hands (&ldquo;Madonna of the Suitcase&rdquo;), a grocery bag, laundry basket and broom (&ldquo;Madonna of Materialism&rdquo;), to cite just a few examples. Other graphic elements in the many-layered images include antique maps and cityscapes of Jerusalem.</p> <p>Celia Bland&rsquo;s fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have recently appeared in Witness, The Cortland Review, Poetry International, The Narrative Review (where her poem &ldquo;Wasps&rdquo; was named one of the year&rsquo;s best), Yellow Medicine Review, Green Mountains Review and Drunken Boat.</p> <p>Dianne Kornberg&rsquo;s photographs and photo-based prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 25 solo exhibitions, and are represented in numerous museum, public and private collections, including the American Embassy in Belize, the Henry Art Gallery, the Houston Museum of Art, the International Center for Photography, the Princeton Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum.</p> <p>In conjunction with the Dianne Kornberg: Madonna Comix and Other Collaborations exhibit and the Society of Photographic Educators NW conference at Western, the artist will offer a walking tour and book signing at noon on Sunday, Oct. 12 in the Western Gallery. Free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information on the show, contact Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events, at (360) 650-2829 or;</p> upcoming events Western Gallery College of Fine and Performing Arts Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:02:32 +0000 Western Today 24208 at Fairhaven College announces fall World Issues Forum slate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Items such as human rights in Honduras and the history of indigenous people in the United States will be discussed by activists, researchers, and scholars in the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University&rsquo;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.</p> <p>The following forums are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.</p> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 1: &ldquo;The Thin Green Line&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Eric de Place, policy director, researcher, writer, speaker, and policy analyst, is also known as an expert on strategies to reduce carbon pollution. Place writes about coal and oil exports and is regarded as an authority on many issues connected to fossil fuel transport. In his lecture, Place will discuss how the Pacific Northwest is positioned to become a carbon-export hub, leading to consequences on a global scale, along with new proposals and developments in the Northwest region, including coal terminals, oil pipelines, oil-by-rail facilities, and natural-gas pipelines.</p> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 8: &ldquo;Community Wellbeing: What Is It and How Can Research Help Produce More of It?&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Thomas S. Weisner, emeritus professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Los Angeles, researches culture and human development, at risk families and children, and evidence-informed policy. In his lecture, he will discuss how researchers can improve community wellbeing through being &ldquo;committed, fair witnesses.&rdquo; Weisner&rsquo;s examples will include poverty reduction, improving children&rsquo;s wellbeing among working poor, improving family accommodation of children with autism in India, understanding self-identity and friendships in children with disabilities, and documentation status among immigrants in California.</p> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 15: &ldquo;Fueling the Fire Inside &mdash; Bridging the Rich Diversity of the World&rsquo;s Indigenous Cultures Through Art&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Anna Hoover, a Native American artist, community builder and daughter of carver John Hoover, has worked in various media, including photography and sculpture. She is passionate about the arts and community building and focuses on providing indigenous art workshops through the Bristol Bay Campus of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. In her lecture, Hoover will discuss how indigenous people must recognize the role their creative leaders play in interpreting and identifying history, embracing creative solutions to challenges, and creating artifacts that tell indigenous peoples&rsquo; stories.</p> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 22: &ldquo;Border Children &mdash; Why Are They Fleeing? Human Rights and U.S. Policy in Honduras and Central America&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Dana Frank, professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will discuss human rights and United States policy in Honduras, along with grassroots efforts in the United States and Congress to influence policy in Central America. She will focus on post-coup Honduras, along with dynamics in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Frank has published articles on human rights and United States policy in Honduras in the New York Times, Politico, Foreign, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Nation magazine, and more. She is also an author to three books, including &ldquo;Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America,&rdquo; &ldquo;Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement.&rdquo; Frank will also present from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Garden Street Methodist Church, Classroom B.</p> <p>Wednesday, Oct. 29: &ldquo;Another Politics: Talking Across Today&rsquo;s Transformative Movements&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Chris Dixon, writer and educator from Ottawa, Canada, is an anarchist organizer with a doctorate from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His writing has been published in many book collections and periodicals, and his new book is called &ldquo;Another Politics: Talking Across Today&rsquo;s Transformative Movements.&rdquo; In his lecture, Dixon will discuss how &ldquo;another politics&rdquo; is being constructed from the convergence of anti-authoritarian radicalism and broader-based movements in the United States and Canada. In his lecture, Dixon draws on interviews with organizers across North America.</p> <p>Wednesday, Nov. 5: &ldquo;Broken Spanish: The Television Audience and the Struggle for Language and Identity&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Presenter: Christopher Ch&aacute;vez, assistant professor at University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Journalism, will share how mainstream networks are establishing upstart Spanish speaking networks of their own, due to United States latinos&rsquo; strong economic and cultural influences. Ch&aacute;vez is an author of several book chapters and has work published in several peer-reviewed journals. Ch&aacute;vez&rsquo;s research and teaching interests are in the connection between globalization, media, and culture. In his lecture, Ch&aacute;vez will also discuss how Spanish-language networks traditionally allowed for various forms of cultural production, but the introduction of mainstream networks now poses risks.</p> <p>Wednesday, Nov. 12: &ldquo;Gaza Then and Now&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Craig and Cindy Corrie, advocates for human rights and peace with justice in Palestine and the Middle East, are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza as she tried to stop the demolition of a Palestinian family&rsquo;s home in 2003. Since their daughter&rsquo;s death, the Corries have continued to promote changes in the United States foreign policy in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Corries received a Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award from Seattle University&rsquo;s Human Rights Network, a Pillar of Peace Award from the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee, and the LennonOno Grant for Peace.</p> <p>Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Fraser Hall: &ldquo;An Indigenous Peoples&rsquo; History of the United States&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, feminist, revolutionary, and historian, has been an active member of the international indigenous movement for more than 40 years and received her doctorate in History at the University of California at Los Angeles. She taught in the Native American Studies Program at California State University at Hayward and helped found the Ethnic Studies and Women&rsquo;s Studies departments there. Although she is the author or editor of 10 books, her 1977 book &ldquo;The Great Sioux Nation&rdquo; was the fundamental document at the first international conference of America&rsquo;s Indigenous People at the United Nations. In her lecture, Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss how the genocide of indigenous people in the United States is greatly omitted from history. Dunbar-Ortiz will discuss history, based on her book &ldquo;An Indigenous Peoples&rsquo; History of the United States,&rdquo; where she challenges the United States&rsquo; founding myth and reframes United States history. In her lecture, she will also discuss the connections between the United States&rsquo; aggressive militarism and foreign wars to early conquest wars and land theft from the nation&rsquo;s indigenous people.</p> <p>For more information on the World Issues Forum presented by Western&rsquo;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, contact Shirley Osterhaus at (360)-650-2309 or visit the World Issues Forum Website at <a href="" title=""></a>.</p> <p>WWU&#39;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, established in 1967, is nationally recognized for innovation in teaching and learning, intensive advising, student-designed majors, narrative assessment, experiential and independent learning and a commitment to social justice.</p> community presentations upcoming events Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:49:21 +0000 Western Today 24207 at Children off school early can learn science, culture at Western <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="595939" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer an Early Release Enrichment program exploring science and art topics on Thursdays this fall.</p> <p>Sessions will be offered on Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 6 and 20, and Dec. 4. Each Thursday session is from 1:45 to 5 p.m. on Western&rsquo;s campus. Cost is $60 for all five sessions or $20 per individual session.</p> <p>Designed to give K-5 students in the Bellingham School District an alternative to traditional childcare, early release enrichment sessions provide opportunities for students to make fascinating discoveries in an exciting university setting.</p> <p>Students will benefit from hands-on activities in specialized labs and classrooms, and will experience a college campus through tours of Western.</p> <p>Each session features a different theme, including &ldquo;Farm to Table,&rdquo; &ldquo;Wild Weather,&rdquo; &ldquo;Playing with Puppetry,&rdquo; &ldquo;When Earth Slides&rdquo; and &ldquo;Culture Day.&rdquo;</p> <p>Students are asked to bring a rain jacket, healthy snack and curious mind.</p> <p>For more information or to register online, visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a>, email <a href=""></a> or call 360-650-3308.</p> community Extended Education Youth Programs Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:46:28 +0000 Western Today 24206 at Western is home to Linus Pauling Medal award symposium and banquet Oct. 11 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="40895" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stephen L. Buchwald, the Camille Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been awarded the 2014 Linus Pauling Medal Award, for &quot;outstanding contributions to chemistry meriting national and international recognition,&quot; and will be honored at a symposium and banquet from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Western Washington University&rsquo;s Viking Union Multipurpose Room.</p> <p>The symposium is free and open to the public. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. (ticket required), with a poster session and reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Registration and ticket-price information for the banquet <a href="" target="_blank">can be found online</a>.</p> <p>The Linus Pauling Medal Award has been given annually since 1966 by the Puget Sound, Oregon, and Portland Sections of the American Chemical Society. The award is named after its first winner Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, a native of the Pacific Northwest. Many of the past award winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.</p> <p>Buchwald&rsquo;s research combines the elements of organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry to devise catalytic processes of use in solving problems of fundamental importance. In 1984 he began as an assistant professor of chemistry at MIT. He was promoted to associate professor in 1989 and to professor in 1993, and was named the Camille Dreyfus Professor in 1997. During his time at MIT he has received numerous honors. In 2000, he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 2008 he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Science. He is the coauthor of more than 400 published or accepted papers and 43 issued patents. He serves as a consultant to a number of companies and is an associate editor of Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis and Chemical Science.</p> <p>The symposium and banquet are sponsored in part by the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society, BP, Strem Chemicals, and ACS Publications.</p> <p>For information about the award, banquet, or symposium, contact John Gilbertson, Western Washington University assistant professor of Chemistry, at 360-650-2790 or <a href=""></a>.</p> awards faculty higher education recognition upcoming events John Gilbertson College of Science and Engineering Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:16:22 +0000 Western Today 24205 at WWU jazz quartet to play monthly through Dec. <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="" length="479950" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mike Allen Quartet, composed of Western Washington University faculty members Mike Allen, Miles Black, Adam Thomas and Julian MacDonough, will play at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. in Bellingham, and will play there the first Wednesday of each month through December.</p> <p>Allen will be on saxophone, Black on piano, Thomas on bass, and MacDonough on drums. The Mike Allen Quartet is Western&rsquo;s in-residence professional jazz ensemble, performing regularly in the community and throughout the region. In addition to lecturing and performing, Allen leads the Western Jazz Orchestra from the alto chair.</p> <p>Allen will also lead the WWU Alumni Jazz group at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Boxley&rsquo;s, 101 West North Bend Way, in North Bend. Boxley&rsquo;s was voted one of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World by Downbeat Magazine.</p> <p>Tickets for the BAAY series are available in advance through the WWU Box Office and at the door. Admission is $10; students with valid ID are admitted free. Admission to the Alumni Jazz event at Boxley&rsquo;s is $22 for Alumni Association Members; $28 for non-members.</p> <p>Contact the WWU Alumni Association at 800-676-6885 for tickets to the Boxley&rsquo;s performance.</p> faculty Mike Allen Quartet upcoming events Adam Thomas Julian MacDonough Mike Allen Miles Black College of Fine and Performing Arts Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:03:03 +0000 Western Today 24204 at