http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2046/0 en Faculty, staff convocation set for Sept. 18 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/faculty-staff-convocation-set-for-sept-18 <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/2014_Opening_Convocation_Hold_The_Date.png" length="415504" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University community will convene to celebrate the start of the 2014-15 academic year by sharing breakfast and each other&rsquo;s company, recognizing faculty and staff award winners and listening to President Bruce Shepard&#39;s annual address at Opening Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 18.</p> <p>The morning begins with a complimentary breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Viking Commons (look for an email in mid-August with a link to the online registration site to make your required breakfast reservation). Convocation and the presentation of faculty and staff awards take place from 9:10 to 10:15 a.m. on the PAC Mainstage.</p> <p>In addition to serving as an annual kickoff to the school year, the event serves as an opportunity to honor the outstanding work of Western faculty and staff.</p> <p>The following awards will be announced at the event:</p> <ul> <li> Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award</li> <li> Diversity Achievement Award</li> <li> Carl H. Simpson Bridging Award</li> <li> Outstanding Classified Staff Award</li> <li> Professional Staff Award for Excellence</li> <li> Philip E. Sharpe, Jr. Community Engagement Award</li> <li> Team Recognition Award</li> </ul> <p>From 8 to 10:30 a.m., Western will pause normal operations and all offices will be closed, except in rare cases where staff are informed they must report to carry out their essential responsibilities.</p> <p>In lieu of shuttle service for off-campus employees, parking enforcement will be suspended in all lots from 7 to 11 a.m.</p> awards faculty staff upcoming events Bruce Shepard Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:40:06 +0000 Western Today 23812 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Party for Jim Schuster's retirement is July 31 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/party-for-jim-schusters-retirement-is-july-31 <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/Jim-Schuster-Retirement-2.png" length="807274" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[ Editor&#39;s note: This story has been amended to reflect a room change for the party. The event will now be held in Viking Union Room 567. ]</em></p> <p>Jim Schuster, Western Washington University&#39;s director of Viking Union Facilities, joined the WWU community in 1976.</p> <p>During his time at Western, he has served the community by providing support, excellence, service and commitment to the students and staff.</p> <p>But now Schuster is retiring, and a party will be held in his honor July 31. The community is welcome to join in celebrating and honoring his 38 years with the university.</p> <p>The party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Viking Union Room 567.</p> jobs retirements staff upcoming events Viking Union Jim Schuster Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:35:26 +0000 Western Today 23780 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 Sciences and Technology Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday City Hall to play last summer concert Wednesday http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/city-hall-to-play-last-summer-concert-wednesday <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/City%20Hall%20Days.jpg" length="502118" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local group <a href="http://cityhallband.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">City Hall</a> takes the PAC stage Wednesday in the last show of the 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series from the Associated Students at Western Washington University.</p> <p>Called a Bellingham &ldquo;super group&rdquo; by What&rsquo;s Up! Magazine, City Hall takes disparate influences from abroad (Grandaddy, Whitest Boy Alive, Dirty Projectors), combining them with contrasting styles from their own past and present projects (The Palisades, Vervex, SoccerMom) and creating a sound steeped in Northwest tradition.</p> <p>The free Summer Noon Concerts take place throughout July at noon Wednesdays on the PAC Plaza, or in the Viking Union if it&#39;s raining.</p> alumni Associated Students upcoming events Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:48:01 +0000 Western Today 23877 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday The Great Giant Flea Hunt http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/the-great-giant-flea-hunt-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The New York 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.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/science/the-great-giant-flea-hunt.html" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/science/the-great-giant-flea-hunt.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the Pacific Northwest, we live among behemoths — snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child’s head. Yet one of the region’s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone’s radar. The land of Bigfoot and Starbucks is also home to the world’s largest flea. The flea, Hystrichopsylla schefferi, is an awe-inspiring colossus that can reach nearly half an inch, its head alone the size of a cat or dog flea. Until last month, however, there existed not a single confirmed photograph of a live member of the species. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department environment faculty research Merrill Peterson College of Sciences and Technology Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:19:16 +0000 Western Today 23876 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday The Great Giant Flea Hunt http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/the-great-giant-flea-hunt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canberra (Australia) 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.canberratimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-great-giant-flea-hunt-20140729-zy9xb.html" target="_blank">http://www.canberratimes.com.au/technology/sci-tech/the-great-giant-flea-hunt-20...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In the Pacific north-west, we live among behemoths - snowcapped volcanoes, towering trees, great splashing salmon and lattes as big as a child&#039;s head. Yet one of the region&#039;s undeniably superlative titans has slipped beneath everyone&#039;s radar. The land of Bigfoot and Starbucks is also home to the world&#039;s largest flea. The flea, Hystrichopsylla schefferi, is an awe-inspiring colossus that can reach nearly 12.5 milimetres, its head alone the size of a cat or dog flea. Until last month, however, there existed not a single confirmed photograph of a live member of the species. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department environment faculty research Merrill Peterson College of Sciences and Technology Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:18:22 +0000 Western Today 23875 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Whatcom Rowing on the rise http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/whatcom-rowing-on-the-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/28/3773971/whatcom-rowing-on-the-rise.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/28/3773971/whatcom-rowing-on-the-rise.ht...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Whatcom Rowing Association is quickly making a name for itself. In its fourth season as a club, the WRA may be entering its best year yet. The juniors program (ages 13-19) has won medals, the masters program (23-100) is soon to follow and a new boat house at Bloedel Donovan Park all point to more success for the WRA. </div> </div> </div> Athletics rowing students Bob Diehl Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:17:08 +0000 Western Today 23874 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday PEBB ready to set health premium rates that don’t climb a lot for state workers in 2015 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/pebb-ready-to-set-health-premium-rates-that-don%E2%80%99t-climb-a-lot-for-state-workers-in-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Olympian </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.theolympian.com/2014/07/28/3245296/pebb-ready-to-set-health-premium.html" target="_blank">http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/28/3245296/pebb-ready-to-set-health-premium.h...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Most but not all state employees can expect to pay a little more for health insurance in 2015, and a government board is poised to lock in the rates this week. The Washington Health Care Authority is proposing small premium increases for the state’s most popular plan, Uniform Medical Plan, which caters to 60 percent of state employees and an even larger share of government retirees in the state system. UMP rates will be $84 in January, up $5 per month for single subscribers, and $357 for a full family, up $28. </div> </div> </div> benefits government Health jobs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:15:11 +0000 Western Today 23873 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Pension Council sets contribution rates that will jump up in 2015 for state workers, taxpayers http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/pension-council-sets-contribution-rates-that-will-jump-up-in-2015-for-state-workers-taxpa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/28/3773639/pension-council-sets-contribution.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/28/3773639/pension-council-sets-contribu...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contribution rates for state pensions are going up next year for Washington state employees, state government and local governments. The Pension Funding Council, which includes budget writers and the state director of retirement systems, agreed Monday to take six years to buy down new obligations in the system that runs more than a half-dozen plans for public-sector workers. The new costs are caused by retirees living longer. Assumptions devised by state Actuary Matt Smith show that a worker retiring in 20 or 30 years will live up to two years longer than those retiring today, which drives up pension costs. State investment returns also are assumed to be falling in the long term, which requires more money to be put into the system. </div> </div> </div> government jobs retirements Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:13:29 +0000 Western Today 23872 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lane of High Street opens, but will close again on Wednesday http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/lane-of-high-street-opens-but-will-close-again-on-wednesday <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>Emergency repairs to the compromised utility line on High Street are nearing completion.</p> <p>As announced this past week, one lane of High Street will reopen Tuesday, July 29. However, on Wednesday, July 30, High Street will be closed to expedite extensive paving that will complete the emergency repairs.</p> <p>WTA buses will be rerouted back to Garden Street while paving is done. WTA will post signs at bus stops; please check these signs to confirm your routes.</p> <p>Thank you for your cooperation while the repairs to the utility lines are finalized.</p> <p>If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Josh Kavulla, project manager, at 360-650-3260 or&nbsp;josh.kavulla@wwu.edu.</p> construction Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget transportation Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:56:27 +0000 Western Today 23871 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Professional development courses available to WWU faculty, staff this fall http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/professional-development-courses-available-to-wwu-faculty-staff-this-fall <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>Western Washington University will offer new and returning&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/index.shtml" target="_blank">professional development courses</a>&nbsp;in writing and editing, social media, web design, project management and more starting this fall. These courses are ideal for working professionals, small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and current university students.</p> <p>The&nbsp;fall quarter offerings include:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ayss/engineer-1/" target="_blank">Innovation Engineering I: A System for Creating New Ideas</a>&nbsp;is for individuals with the desire to transform innovation from being a personality-driven trait into a disciplined system for organizations and employment. To learn more about this course and its upcoming info sessions, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/index.shtml" target="_blank">wwu.edu/enrich</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/profedit/" target="_blank">Professional Editing: For Print and Online</a>&nbsp;gives participants a broad knowledge of techniques used in a variety of editing positions and will benefit those who want to work as freelance editors, publication staff members, or authors of their own print and online projects. Info sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4 and Thursday, September 11 at Village Books in Fairhaven. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/forwriters/" target="_blank">wwu.edu/forwriters</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/pmexam/index.shtml" target="_blank">Project Management Certification Exam Preparation</a>&nbsp;prepares career seekers and professionals with the tools needed to successfully manage any project. Info sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at the Technology Development Center and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 on WWU&#39;s campus, Academic West Room 203. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/pmexam/index.shtml" target="_blank">wwu.edu/projmt</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/prose/index.shtml" target="_blank">Prose Writing at its Best: Fusing Clarity, Grace and Style for All Genres</a>&nbsp;will help writers of fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, and essays with skill-building lessons to develop writer insights. Info sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 and Tuesday, September 16 at Village Books. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/forwriters/" target="_blank">wwu.edu/forwriters</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/webdesign/" target="_blank">Web Design &amp; Development Level I</a>&nbsp;will teach participants how to develop and design their own websites. Info sessions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at the Technology Development Center and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 on WWU&#39;s campus, Academic West Room 203. For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/index.shtml" target="_blank">wwu.edu/enrich</a>.</li> </ul> <p>For more information on these courses, info sessions, and a list of all professional development course offerings, please visit the Extended Education Personal and Professional Enrichment page at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ee/ps/index.shtml" target="_blank">wwu.edu/Enrich</a>, email <a href="mailto:ExtendedEd@wwu.edu">ExtendedEd@wwu.edu</a>, or call (360) 650-3308.</p> <p>WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Extended Education, (360) 650-3308 or <a href="mailto:ExtendedEd@wwu.edu">ExtendedEd@wwu.edu</a>.</p> faculty staff upcoming events Extended Education Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:12 +0000 Western Today 23870 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Greg Ellis to retire; party in his honor set for Aug. 15 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/greg-ellis-to-retire-party-in-his-honor-set-for-aug-15 <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>After 30 years at Western Washington University, Greg Ellis is retiring. Greg, a computer maintenance technician with Academic Technology and User Services, will work his last day Friday, Aug. 15.</p> <p>A celebration will be held starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the World Famous Up and Up Tavern and Rudy&#39;s Pizzeria (they&#39;re right next to each other on State Street, next to the Bellingham YMCA). Pizza and chips will be provided.</p> <p>Please, no gifts or cards or speeches.</p> ATUS jobs retirements staff upcoming events Greg Ellis Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:59:28 +0000 Western Today 23869 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Marrowstone festival now underway on campus http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/marrowstone-festival-now-underway-on-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/1005773_10151744601148258_820797826_n_0.jpg" length="123102" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Marrowstone Summer Music Festival begins today on the Western Washington University campus. Concerts begin Thursday, July 31.</p> <p>The festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. More than 200 musicians, aged 13 to 25, attend the festival each year from more than 30 states and several countries to study with the festival&#39;s internationally acclaimed faculty. During the intense two-week program, students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and professional performances for the Bellingham public.</p> <p>The heart and soul of Marrowstone is its internationally acclaimed faculty, which boasts members of the world&rsquo;s most distinguished symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera companies and conservatories. But the musical gifts of the faculty are most vividly reflected in their devotion to the training of the next generation of young artists. Marrowstone has always been a place where the precious legacy of great and timeless music serves to enrich the artists of today and inspire the performers of tomorrow. It is a place to watch musical sparks fly and to witness a great love for music being reborn and rekindled in the next generation of artists.</p> <p>The schedule:</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Faculty Chamber Music - Western Washington University Performing Arts Center</p> <p class="rteindent1">Sergei Prokofiev: Quintet<br /> Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1<br /> Toru Takamitsu: &ldquo;Rain Spell&rdquo;<br /> Vaclav Nelhybel: Trio for Brass<br /> Hector Villa-Lobos: Quintet</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Marrowstone Chamber Orchestra - Western Washington University Performing Arts Center</p> <p class="rteindent1">Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, conductor</p> <p class="rteindent1">Claude Debussy: Petite Suite<br /> Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infant d&eacute;funte<br /> Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op.18</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1"><span style="white-space: nowrap;">Marrwstone Festival Orchestras</span>&nbsp;- Western Washington University Performing Arts Center</p> <p class="rteindent1">Gerard Schwarz, conductor</p> <p class="rteindent1">Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)<br /> Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Faculty chamber music -&nbsp;Western Washington University Performing Arts Center</p> <p class="rteindent1">Maurice Durufle: Prelude, Recitatif and Variations<br /> Stravinski: L&rsquo;Histoire du Soldat<br /> Samuel Barber: Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet<br /> Mikhail Glinka: Grand Sextet in E-flat Major<br /> Sylvestre Revueltas: Ocho X Radio<br /> Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Marrowstone&nbsp;Chamber Orchestra -&nbsp;Western Washington University Performing Arts Center</p> <p class="rteindent1">Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, conductor</p> <p class="rteindent1">Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings<br /> Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 3 &ldquo;Eroica&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1"><strong>3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10:</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Marrowstone Festival Orchestras -&nbsp;Mount Baker Theater</p> <p class="rteindent1">Ryan Dudenbostel and Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, conductors</p> <p class="rteindent1">George Gershwin: An American in Paris<br /> Anton&iacute;n Dvor&aacute;k: Slavonic Dances<br /> Serge Rachmaninoff: Caprice Boh&eacute;mien, Op. 12<br /> Ottorino Respighi: The Pines of Rome</p> community faculty Music Department upcoming events Ryan Dudenbostel College of Fine and Performing Arts Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:47:51 +0000 Western Today 23868 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Peninsula marine life centers losing sea stars to mysterious disease http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/peninsula-marine-life-centers-losing-sea-stars-to-mysterious-disease <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peninsula Daily News </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.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307289990/peninsula-marine-life-centers-losing-sea-stars-to-mysterious-disease" target="_blank">http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140728/NEWS/307289990/peninsula-mari...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula&#039;s two major marine science centers are likely to see few sea stars. Sea star wasting disease, which has decimated wild populations, also is tearing through captive collections. The disease has accelerated this summer, said staff members at both the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles and the Port Townsend Marine Life Center. </div> </div> </div> environment faculty research Shannon Point Marine Center Helle Andersen Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:01:34 +0000 Western Today 23867 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday State might not need a WSU medical school, some experts say http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/state-might-not-need-a-wsu-medical-school-some-experts-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024180324_statemedicalxml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024180324_statemedicalxml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In 2006, alarmed that the nation’s medical schools were producing too few doctors, the Association of American Medical Colleges issued an urgent call for a 30 percent increase in slots for first-year medical students. Since that time, 16 colleges and universities around the country have created new medical schools, and an additional seven are in the pipeline for accreditation. At the same time, enrollment at osteopathic medical schools has doubled. </div> </div> </div> higher education Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:00:08 +0000 Western Today 23866 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday