http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/961/0 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 Music Library offers online music streaming, musical scores and more http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/music-library-offers-online-music-streaming-musical-scores-and-more <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/music%20library%201.png" length="1188137" type="image/png" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/music%20library%202.png" length="996822" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Looking for some classical music to listen to while you work? Need to access a musical score?</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.library.wwu.edu/music" target="_blank">Western Washington University Music Library</a>, located upstairs in the Performing Arts Center on campus, is the place to find all your music materials on campus. It&#39;s open to all WWU students, staff, and faculty, as well as to members of the local community.</p> <p>The Music Library&rsquo;s holdings include books, scores and audio-visual materials representing many aspects and genres of music. The library also contains an extensive reference collection to help fulfill information and research needs, with 24-hour access to electronic collections, databases, catalogs and websites <a href="http://www.library.wwu.edu/music" target="_blank">online</a>.</p> <p>Visit our website to search the library catalog, renew books, request an item through interlibrary loan, or look at Music Library news.</p> <p>Holdings as of Jan. 1:</p> <ul> <li> Books 16,325</li> <li> Scores 24,065</li> <li> Audio Materials 42,477</li> <li> Visual Materials 1,031</li> <li> Microform Material 57</li> <li> More than 51 subscriptions to music journals</li> </ul> music library research College of Fine and Performing Arts Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:14:06 +0000 Western Today 25308 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to Host Feb. 27 Screening and Discussion of ‘To Light a Candle,’ Documentary About Religious Oppression in Iran http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu-to-host-feb-27-screening-and-discussion-of-%E2%80%98to-light-a-candle%E2%80%99-documentary-about-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Karlberg, chair, Western Washington University Communication Studies Dept., at (360) 650-7367 or michael.karlberg@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="250" height="328" alt="" src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Education%20is%20Not%20a%20Crime%20flyer.jpg?1424985353" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University will host a screening and panel discussion of Maziar Bahari&rsquo;s &ldquo;To Light a Candle,&rdquo; a new documentary about the criminalization of higher education for Iran&rsquo;s Baha&rsquo;i minority, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 in Communications Facility 120 on Western&rsquo;s campus.</p> <p>The screening and panel discussion are free and open to the public.</p> <p>Barbara Rofkar, an instructor in International Studies at Western, will moderate the panel, which will include Michael Karlberg, chair of Western&rsquo;s Communications Studies Dept., and a scholar of Iran&rsquo;s persecution of the Baha&rsquo;i; and at least one expatriate member of Iran&rsquo;s Baha&rsquo;i community.</p> <p>For more information on the event, contact Michael Karlberg at (360) 650-7367 or <a href="mailto:michael.karlberg@wwu.edu">michael.karlberg@wwu.edu</a>.</p> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:16:12 +0000 john.thompson 25307 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday CBE to Host Kimberly-Clark’s Howard Sharfstein Feb. 27 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/cbe-to-host-kimberly-clark%E2%80%99s-howard-sharfstein-feb-27 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandra Mottner, associate dean, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics, at Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2403 </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics (CBE) will host Howard Sharfstein for its Ethics and Social Responsibility Speaker Series from 2:30 &ndash; 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 in Communications Facility 110 on Western&rsquo;s campus.</p> <p>Sharfstein&rsquo;s presentation, titled, &ldquo;The Forest for the Trees: One Company&rsquo;s Journey to Develop Sustainable Fiber Sources,&rdquo; is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Sharfstein is associate general counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corp., based in Roswell, Georgia.&nbsp; Sharfstein provides legal support to the corporation on matters related to environment, energy, safety, and sustainability. Among his responsibilities, Sharfstein advises Kimberly-Clark&rsquo;s business leaders and its Global Sustainability team on compliance requirements that attach to air emissions, water discharges, waste management practices, and occupational safety requirements.&nbsp; He also devises and executes regulatory risk-reduction strategies focusing on climate change and other environmental policy initiatives; provides advice concerning Kimberly-Clark&rsquo;s sustainability policy initiatives,&nbsp; including fiber procurement (forestry and alternative fiber); and helps the company build relationships with non-governmental organizations.</p> <p>Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Sharfstein was a practicing environmental attorney at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, Georgia, and Nixon&nbsp;Hargrave (now Nixon Peabody) in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the waste-to-energy industry and served as a policy advisor to the New York State Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation. Howard has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York at Albany, a master&rsquo;s degree in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Georgia State University.&nbsp;</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics Ethics and Social Responsibility Speaker Series program brings senior business leaders to campus to interact with students and share their perspectives and experiences related to ethics and social responsibility.&nbsp; The Speaker Series is presented by CBE&rsquo;s Center for Innovation in Education.</p> <p>For more information about these events and others, please contact Sandra Mottner at (360) 650-2403.</p> events College of Business and Economics Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:41:55 +0000 john.thompson 25306 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Wind Symphony to play free concert Feb. 26 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wind-symphony-to-play-free-concert-feb-26 <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/wind%20symphony.jpg" length="233085" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Wind Symphony, along with the WWU Wind Ensemble and students from the Honors Youth Wind Ensemble, will play a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall on campus.</p> <p>Christopher Bianco, an associate professor of music at WWU, will direct the contemporary program, which will feature works by Lindroth, Whitacre, Bryant, Read-Thomas and Welcher.</p> <p>For disability accommodations, call 360-650-7640.</p> faculty Music Department students upcoming events Wind Symphony Christopher Bianco College of Fine and Performing Arts Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:36:30 +0000 Western Today 25305 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Analysis: WWU most efficient school of type in PNW http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/analysis-wwu-most-efficient-school-of-type-in-pnw <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/view-from-Miller.jpg" length="707166" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University is the most efficient school among universities of its type in the Pacific Northwest, according to a U.S. News &amp; World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality.</p> <p>And Western ranked second overall as most efficient among regional colleges and universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific.</p> <p>&quot;Maintaining a balance between&nbsp;affordability and quality has been one of Western&#39;s&nbsp;chief objectives over the past five&nbsp;years,&nbsp;as state investment in higher education has declined. &nbsp;We&#39;re proud to be recognized for&nbsp;offering our&nbsp;students&nbsp;great value,&rdquo; said Western President Bruce Shepard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-rankings-blog/2015/01/15/data-show-which-top-ranked-colleges-operate-most-efficiently">For their analysis,</a> U.S. News looked at the public and private colleges that scored the highest on overall undergraduate academic educational quality, as measured by their position in the <a href="http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges" title="Link: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges">2015 Best Colleges rankings</a>, but that spent relatively less on their educational programs to achieve that outstanding academic quality.</p> <p>After a recession during which states across the nation &ndash; including in the state of Washington &ndash; sharply reduced funding to higher education, it&#39;s vitally important for many colleges to efficiently spend their limited resources to produce the highest possible educational quality.</p> <p>Western, according to the U.S. News analysis, is doing a very good job in managing its financial resources relative to other schools across the region and nation that may have far greater financial resources because of more state funding, higher tuition or larger endowments.</p> <p>U.S. News <a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/09/08/best-colleges-ranking-criteria-and-weights" title="Link: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/09/08/best-colleges-ranking-criteria-and-weights">measures financial resources</a> by taking into account how much a school spends per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures. The financial resources indicator has a 10 percent weight in the Best Colleges <a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/09/08/how-us-news-calculated-the-2015-best-colleges-rankings" title="Link: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/09/08/how-us-news-calculated-the-2015-best-colleges-rankings">ranking methodology</a>.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s spending per student for each point in U.S. News overall efficiency score was second lowest among the top five most efficient regional universities in the West. The other most efficient schools were: California Polytechnic State University &ndash; San Luis Obispo, first; California State University at Long Beach, third; Cal Poly Pomona, fourth; and Gonzaga University, fifth.</p> <p>Western also is the highest-ranking public, master&rsquo;s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2015 U.S. News &amp; World Report college rankings, which are based on a variety of criteria including academic reputation, student selectivity and retention, faculty resources, peer assessment and financial resources.</p> <p>And Western is one of the 100 best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger&rsquo;s Personal Finance magazine, which notes four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. See: the <a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/tool/college/T014-S001-kiplinger-s-best-values-in-public-colleges/index.php">100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015.</a></p> rankings recognition tuition Bruce Shepard Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:32:10 +0000 Western Today 25304 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Shepard: WWU can’t keep up high marks for quality if state continues to cut funding http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/shepard-wwu-can%E2%80%99t-keep-up-high-marks-for-quality-if-state-continues-to-cut-funding <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/2015/02/26/4152642_university-president-wwu-cant.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/02/26/4152642_university-president-wwu-cant...</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 President Bruce Shepard said the school won’t be able to continue delivering high quality education if the state continues to cut funding, despite a ranking last month that said Western was one of the top regional universities at doing so. A ranking from U.S. News and World Report from January placed Western second among universities in the West region in providing quality education efficiently. It took into account how much a school spends per student on educational programs and student services, and measured that against their 2015 Best Colleges rankings, which placed Western 21st in the region. </div> </div> </div> budget funding government legislature rankings recognition tuition Bruce Shepard Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:26:47 +0000 Western Today 25303 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Higher ed is getting a smaller slice of the budget pie. Why? http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/higher-ed-is-getting-a-smaller-slice-of-the-budget-pie-why <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/higher-ed-is-getting-a-smaller-slice-of-the-budget-pie-why/" target="_blank">http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/higher-ed-is-getting-a-smaller-slice-o...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Earlier this month, after University of Washington President Michael Young accepted a job as head of Texas A&amp;M University, we compared the amount of money Washington invests in higher education to the amount invested in public universities in the Lone Star State. Among other things, the comparison showed that Washington is spending less per student on higher education than it did in the 1980s, when inflation is taken into account — and that it spends less per student today than Texas does. </div> </div> </div> budget funding government higher education legislature Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:25:44 +0000 Western Today 25302 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday U of O to do mass vaccinations to rein in deadly outbreak http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/u-of-o-to-do-mass-vaccinations-to-rein-in-deadly-outbreak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/university-of-oregon-to-do-mass-vaccinations-in-deadly-outbreak/" target="_blank">http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/university-of-oregon-to-do-mass-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health officials at Washington universities are on alert as the University of Oregon launches a mass vaccination campaign to halt the spread of potentially deadly meningococcal infections on the Eugene campus. Four Oregon students have developed bacterial bloodstream infections known as meningococcemia since the start of the school year, school officials said. Lauren Jones, an 18-year-old freshman from Georgia, died Feb. 17 after becoming infected. </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>Emily Gibson, director of the WWU Student Health Center, is quoted in the story.</p> </div> </div> </div> Health higher education safety Student Health Center students Emily Gibson Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:23:18 +0000 Western Today 25301 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Skagit Opera presents rags-to-riches fairy tale http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/skagit-opera-presents-rags-to-riches-fairy-tale <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/2015/02/26/4143764/skagit-opera-presents-rags-to.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/02/26/4143764/skagit-opera-presents-rags-to...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marcus Shelton, 37, has the enviable role of playing Prince Ramiro in Skagit Opera’s upcoming production of “Cinderella,” Giachino Rossini’s operatic achievements, “La Cenerentola.” The classic fairy tale opens this weekend at Skagit Valley College’s McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. </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>Western Washington University instructor of music Jonathan Silvia is among the cast members.</p> </div> </div> </div> faculty Music Department upcoming events Jonathan Silvia College of Fine and Performing Arts Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:22:02 +0000 Western Today 25300 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Event: Zombies on the loose at WWU http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/event-zombies-on-the-loose-at-wwu <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/2015/02/26/4141421/event-zombies-on-the-loose-at.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/02/26/4141421/event-zombies-on-the-loose-at...</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 Humans vs. Zombies Club will hold a special event in Viking Union on Friday, Feb. 27. During the night, the VU will be full of zombies and it’s up to teams of humans to “clear” the building floor-by-floor. The event is free for Western students and community members and runs from 10 p.m. Friday to to 2 a.m. Saturday. Small teams of humans can register together at the event. </div> </div> </div> Humans vs. Zombies students upcoming events Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:17:11 +0000 Western Today 25299 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday HR Today for Feb. 26, 2015 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/blogs/hr-today/hr-today-for-feb-26-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-authortitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HR Today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wwutoday/blogs/hr-today/hr-today-for-feb-26-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images imagecache-linked imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images_linked"><img src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/photoblog_recentposts_images/HR-Today_6.jpg" alt="" title="" width="270" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-photoblog_recentposts_images"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>2014 FSA and DCAP</strong></p> <p>March is quickly approaching, as is the deadline for accessing 2014 funds still available in FSA and DCAP accounts.</p> <ul> <li> FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangement) &ndash; There is still time to use your 2014 FSA funds. If you had an FSA in 2014 and have unused funds, you may continue to incur expenses until March 15, 2015 and submit your claims. All 2014 claims must be received by Flex-Plan Services (FPS) no later than March 31, 2015.</li> <li> DCAP (Dependent Care Assistance Program) &ndash; There is still time to submit your DCAP claims for expenses incurred by December 31, 2014. All 2014 claims must be received by Flex-Plan Services no later than March 31, 2015.</li> </ul> <p>If Flex-Plan Services does not receive your claims by March 31, 2015, the FSA and DCAP for 2014 will be closed and any remaining balance will be forfeited to the plan administrator, the Health Care Authority. Once the money is forfeited you will not be able to claim it.</p> <p>To confirm your 2014 FSA or DCAP balance(s), log into your online profile or call Flex-Plan Services at 1-800-669-3539.</p> <p><strong>Self-defense lunch lecture</strong></p> <p>The Faculty &amp; Staff Wellness Program presents a self-defense Lunch &#39;n&#39; Learn with Rob Eis&nbsp;from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Carver Gym D. You don&rsquo;t need to register, just show up and enjoy! The topic will be self-defense, personal safety, and assault prevention. There is no need to wear workout clothing, just show up at noon in Gym D in your regular attire. You can bring a friend to practice with, or we can partner you up with someone, or you can just watch and listen.</p> <p><strong>SmartHealth&nbsp;program</strong></p> <p>Want to learn more about the Public Employee Benefits Board SmartHealth program?&nbsp; Want to receive a $125 Wellness Incentive for 2016? Visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/Pages/wellness.aspx">SmartHealth</a>&nbsp;website.</p> <p><strong>Inspiration station</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Great leaders have the growth mindset, and believe in human development.&rdquo; -Carol Dweck</p> <p>From Coach John Wooden:</p> <ul> <li> Never mistake activity for achievement.</li> <li> A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.</li> <li> Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.</li> <li> Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.</li> </ul> HR Today Human Resources Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:15:48 +0000 HR Today 25298 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to Host Internationally-Acclaimed Haida Artist Michael N. Yahgulanaas March 4 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu-to-host-internationally-acclaimed-haida-artist-michael-n-yahgulanaas-march-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Julia Sapin, chair, Western Washington University Department of Art, Western Washington University. 360-650-3670. julia.sapin@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="350" height="548" alt="" src="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/yangunalaas_m.png?1424974111" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Department of Art will host internationally-acclaimed Haida manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (&ldquo;mny&quot;) in the final installment of a lecture series discussing historical and contemporary Northwest artistic practices at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in Miller Hall 138 on Western&rsquo;s campus.</p> <p>The lecture, titled &ldquo;What if There is No Plan?&rdquo; is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Yahgulanaas gained fame as an artist after many decades working in the Haida Nation&rsquo;s successful campaign to protect its biocultural diversity. He is known for the innovative form &ldquo;Haida Manga,&rdquo; which blends North Pacific Indigenous iconographies and framelines with the graphic dynamism of Asian manga.</p> <p>Yahgulanaas&rsquo; visual practice encompasses a variety of different art forms including: large-scale public art projects, mixed media sculptures and canvases, re-purposed automobile parts, acrylics, watercolours, ink drawings, and illustrated publications, including:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1894778014/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1894778014&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=mny0c-20">A Tale of Two Shamans</a>&nbsp;(2001), the internationally awarded&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1553653726/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1553653726&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=mny0c-20">Flight of the Hummingbird</a>&nbsp;(2008),&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155365353X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=155365353X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=mny0c-20">RED, a&nbsp; Haida Manga</a>&nbsp;(2009), and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1897476965/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1897476965&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=mny0c-20">Old Growth</a>&nbsp;(2012). He is also the illustrator of David Suzuki&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155365546X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=155365546X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=mny0c-20">The Declaration of Interdependence: A Pledge to Planet Earth</a>.</p> <p>His work is displayed in the British Museum (London, England), Seattle Art Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), the Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Canada) and the Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver, Canada). His large sculptural works are part of the public art collection of the City of Vancouver in Canada. In 2011 and 2012, Yahgulanaas was the Audain Professor in Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Victoria.</p> <p>Free parking is available in the &ldquo;C&rdquo; lots at the south end of campus after 4:30 p.m. For more information, or for disability accommodations, please contact Julia Sapin at (360) 650-3670.</p> events College of Fine and Performing Arts Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:08:47 +0000 john.thompson 25297 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Kahakauwila selected as fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/kahakauwila-selected-as-fellow-at-harvards-radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study <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/Tiana Kahakauwila 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/Tiana%20Kahakauwila%20mug_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="135" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tiana Kahakauwila, an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University, has been selected as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the 2015-16 academic year.</p> <p>The Institute Fellowship program annually selects and supports 50 leading artists and scholars who have both exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments. The fellows focus on a single project.&nbsp;<span style="white-space: nowrap;">Kahakauwila will be focusing on her&nbsp;</span>novel about water and native rights in Hawaii.</p> English Department faculty fellowships recognition research Kristiana Kahakauwila College of Humanities and Social Sciences Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:06:05 +0000 Western Today 25296 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday