http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/1016/0 en Lizard Field School http://www.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://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Max Bronsema to Take Over WebTech After Marie Raney Retires in September http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/max-bronsema-to-take-over-webtech-after-marie-raney-retires-in-september <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/max.jpg" length="499394" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Max <span data-scayt_word="Bronsema" data-scaytid="1">Bronsema</span> has been hired as director of Web Communication Technologies at Western Washington University effective Sept. 21. &nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="Bronsema" data-scaytid="2">Bronsema</span>, who is currently Western&rsquo;s Drupal developer in <span data-scayt_word="WebTech" data-scaytid="3">WebTech</span>, will replace current director Marie <span data-scayt_word="Raney" data-scaytid="4">Raney</span>, who is retiring after 10 years of service to Western.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very happy to have Max moving into this position,&rdquo; said Steve Swan, vice president for University Relations and Community Development at Western. &ldquo;With his extensive background in Drupal, strong overall technological skill set, proven track record in project production, and ability to work well with clients, I am confident that he is the right person to continue and build on Marie&rsquo;s notable accomplishments in leading WebTech.&rdquo;</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Bronsema" data-scaytid="5">Bronsema</span>, a Whatcom County native, has been at Western for three years, coming to the university from a similar position at the University of Oregon. He has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from The College of Idaho and a master&rsquo;s degree in Education from Western.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited to continue the work that Marie has started, to build on the foundation that she put in place, and to continue to collaborate with our campus partners,&rdquo; <span data-scayt_word="Bronsema" data-scaytid="7">Bronsema</span> said. &ldquo;We get great support from the Western community for the work we do, and we have a fabulous staff and incredibly talented student employees, so I&rsquo;m really looking forward to the challenge.&rdquo;</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Raney" data-scaytid="9">Raney</span> came to Western in 2005. During her tenure, she oversaw a number of major web-related efforts at Western, including bringing the Drupal platform to campus; the redesign of Western&rsquo;s home page and ancillary pages using that system; the splitting off of her office to form a smaller group focused solely on the web; and the impending implementation of the new <span data-scayt_word="Wordpress" data-scaytid="11">Wordpress</span> system for campus users.</p> <p>Swan said <span data-scayt_word="Raney’s" data-scaytid="12">Raney&rsquo;s</span> leadership, especially in regards to Western&rsquo;s home-page redesign, cannot be understated.</p> <p>&ldquo;Marie has done great work for Western and her highly inclusive approach to her work is the reason she is such an effective leader.&nbsp; The home-page redesign is a prime example as the process she used allowed students and employees to provide their best thoughts and feedback and empowered the <span data-scayt_word="WebTech" data-scaytid="13">WebTech</span> team to develop product that has proven to be highly impactful for Western,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i1.wp.com/www.sailingphoenix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/leaving-neah-bay1.jpg" style="width: 300px; margin: 6px; float: right; height: 272px;" /><span data-scayt_word="Raney" data-scaytid="14">Raney</span> said that while she is excited for adventures after retiring, she loved her time at Western.</p> <p>&ldquo;I know everybody says this, but I&rsquo;ll really miss the people I work with, and the beautiful campus. It&rsquo;s such a great place to work,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;And there&rsquo;s a real regard for personal integrity and a respect for the individual at Western that is unusual and rare. Our management feeds into that, and so does the whole culture of Bellingham as well, to an extent.&rdquo;</p> <p>As for her plans in retirement, she and her husband Jon will literally sail off into the sunset, as they plan to explore the South Pacific aboard their 41-foot sloop, the Phoenix, with the first leg from Bellingham to Hawaii set for next spring. Friends and well-wishers can follow their progress on Rainey&rsquo;s blog, <a href="http://www.sailingphoenix.com/">www.sailingphoenix.com</a>.</p> <p>As <span data-scayt_word="Raney" data-scaytid="17">Raney</span> makes her way to tropical climes, <span data-scayt_word="Bronsema" data-scaytid="18">Bronsema</span> will be wading knee-deep into a pile of projects, including a revamped Western home page system that is mobile-phone friendly, a revamped and updated Western Today site, and hiring his replacement to keep the progress moving on Drupal conversions across campus.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got a lot of work to do, no doubt,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It should be fun.&rdquo;</p> Marie Raney Max Bronsema Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:04:03 +0000 john.thompson 26466 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Plays Key Role in New Regional Higher Education Organization and Conference http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/western-plays-key-role-in-new-regional-higher-education-organization-and-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (<span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="1">NCPS</span>) (<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ncps/index.shtml">http://www.wwu.edu/<span data-scayt_word="ncps" data-scaytid="2">ncps</span>/index.shtml</a>) is a newly formed alliance of higher education professional staff organizations in the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its purpose is to support professional staff through facilitating communication, education, networking, and professional development opportunities.&nbsp; Members of Western&rsquo;s Professional Staff Organization (<span data-scayt_word="PSO" data-scaytid="4">PSO</span>) Executive Committee and Extended Education professional staff, played foundational roles in creating the <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="3">NCPS</span> organization in collaboration with the University of Washington&rsquo;s (UW) <span data-scayt_word="PSO" data-scaytid="5">PSO</span> Board and Washington State University&rsquo;s (WSU) APAC (Administrative Professionals Advisory Council).&nbsp;</p> <p>Working together, members of the <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="7">NCPS</span> Executive Committee planned, organized and held its inaugural conference at the University of Washington, Seattle from July 19-21, 2015. &nbsp;<strong>P</strong>.<strong>L</strong>.<strong>A</strong>.<strong>N</strong>. (<strong>P</strong>rofessional Development, <strong>L</strong>eadership, <strong>A</strong>dvocacy, and <strong>N</strong>etworking) <strong>For the Future</strong> was the theme of the conference that kicked off on Sunday evening with a networking and welcome reception. &nbsp;Monday and Tuesday, the conference included concurrent workshop sessions on the conference themes, facilitated peer sessions on topics of member interest, information and <span data-scayt_word="dialogue" data-scaytid="9">dialogue</span> on next steps, and more time to network.</p> <p>The new organization is the result of initial conversations between the leaderships of Western&rsquo;s and UW&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="PSOs" data-scaytid="10">PSOs</span> with WSU&rsquo;s APAC more than a year ago.&nbsp; <strong><span data-scayt_word="Deci" data-scaytid="11">Deci</span> Evans</strong>, UW <span data-scayt_word="PSO" data-scaytid="12">PSO</span> Board of Directors member, took the lead in initiating those conversations and was duly elected the <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="13">NCPS</span> Executive Chair.&nbsp; <strong>Karen Garrett</strong>, WSU APAC Chair and <strong>April <span data-scayt_word="Markiewicz" data-scaytid="19">Markiewicz</span></strong>, Western&rsquo;s then <span data-scayt_word="PSO" data-scaytid="16">PSO</span> President, were elected the <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="17">NCPS</span> Vice Chairs.&nbsp; Other <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="18">NCPS</span> Executive Committee members and volunteers to help in the strategic planning and implementation of <span data-scayt_word="NCPS’s" data-scaytid="23">NCPS&rsquo;s</span> charge were recruited from the respective universities.&nbsp;</p> <p>Members from Western included Marlene Harlan, Nancy Phillips, Fran <span data-scayt_word="Maas" data-scaytid="25">Maas</span>, and Paul <span data-scayt_word="Schronen" data-scaytid="26">Schronen</span> who were crucial in handling conference registration, meeting planning and logistics, and the <span data-scayt_word="NCPS" data-scaytid="24">NCPS</span> website, respectively.&nbsp; Other professional staff from Western who contributed to the success of the conference included <strong>Dennis <span data-scayt_word="Dashiell" data-scaytid="28">Dashiell</span></strong> who facilitated a breakout session on emotional intelligence in the workplace, and <strong>Joanne DeMark</strong>, who facilitated a breakout session on strategies for advocating for new ideas and having courageous conversations. &nbsp;</p> <p>More than 90 professional staff attended the conference and came from the University of Washington (main campus, Bothell and Tacoma), Washington State University (Pullman and Everett), Western Washington University, Bellingham Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Seattle Pacific University, and Oregon Health &amp; Science University. &nbsp;Talks are already taking place to hold the NCPS conference next year at Washington State University rather than waiting a year as originally planned.&nbsp;</p> <p>The goal is to increase participation of professional staff in higher education both in-state and from a larger geographic area.&nbsp; If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact April Markiewicz, <a href="mailto:April.Markiewicz@wwu.edu">April.Markiewicz@wwu.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:00:27 +0000 john.thompson 26465 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU Small Business Development Center appoints CJ Seitz as director http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-small-business-development-center-appoints-cj-seitz-as-director <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Business Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-small-business-development-center-appoints-cj-seitz-as-director/31829" target="_blank">http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wwu-small-business-development-center-appoints-cj-seitz...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> C.J. Seitz has been hired to direct Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center in downtown Bellingham. Seitz has served as interim director for the center since January, after former director Jennifer Shelton left. She was hired after an extensive search, according to a press release from Western. </div> </div> </div> Small Business Development Center C.J. Seitz Steve Swan Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:18:17 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26464 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Gallowglass wraps up Summer noon concert series http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/photos/gallowglass-wraps-up-summer-noon-concert-series <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/gallowglass_0.jpg" length="266293" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/gallowglass1.jpg" length="235532" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/gallowgalss2_0.jpg" length="487858" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/gallowglass3.jpg" length="207546" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gallowglass, a traditional Irish folk music band from Bellingham, closed out the Summer noon concert series for the year on Wednesday, July 29.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:08:37 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26463 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Marrowstone festival showcases young classical musicians http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/marrowstone-festival-showcases-young-classical-musicians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainment/article28672180.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainment/article28672180.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ryan Dudenbostel was a student in the Seattle Youth Symphonies Marrowstone program when it was held at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. He’s now one of the faculty conductors and is the chamber music coordinator. With the program now in its 72nd year, about 200 young musicians from all over North America take part in two weeks of intense study and performance at Western Washington University. </div> </div> </div> Marrowstone Festival of Music Eric Kean Jeffrey Gilliam Ryan Dudenbostel Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:43:05 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26462 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday CJ Seitz Announced as Director of WWU’s Small Business Development Center http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/cj-seitz-announced-as-director-of-wwu%E2%80%99s-small-business-development-center <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contact: Steve Swan, Western Washington University vice president for University Relations and Community Development, (360) 650-3482 </div> </div> </div> <p>CJ <span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="1">Seitz</span> has been hired as director of Western Washington University&rsquo;s Small Business Development Center (<span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="2">SBDC</span>) in downtown Bellingham.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://wsbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/cj-headshot.jpg" style="width: 168px; height: 234px; margin: 3px; float: right;" />&ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to hire CJ to lead the <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="5">SBDC</span>,&rdquo; said Steve Swan, Western&rsquo;s vice president for University Relations and Community Development. &ldquo;Her work was impressive while she served as interim director and she really set the tone for future <span data-scayt_word="success.”" data-scaytid="6">success.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="9">Seitz</span> was hired following an extensive search, and served as interim director after former director Jennifer Shelton moved to Seattle last winter to explore new opportunities.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored to be able to continue our good efforts and to keep moving &nbsp;this organization forward,&rdquo; said <span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="11">Seitz</span>. &ldquo;We have a talented staff and Western Washington University is a great place to work. I love being immersed in Whatcom County&rsquo;s innovative business community and helping entrepreneurs to <span data-scayt_word="succeed.”" data-scaytid="12">succeed.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="15">Seitz</span> first worked as certified business advisor for the <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="16">SBDC</span> from 2005-2009, providing counseling to more than 300 businesses, with that effort generating more than $10 million in new investments and creating more than 300 jobs in Whatcom County.</p> <p>Prior to rejoining the <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="19">SBDC</span> team, <span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="20">Seitz</span> served as the Northwest Area director for the Employment Security Department (<span data-scayt_word="ESD" data-scaytid="25">ESD</span>), for Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties.&nbsp; Serving for three years during the recent recession, <span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="21">Seitz</span> was responsible for <span data-scayt_word="ESD’s" data-scaytid="26">ESD&rsquo;s</span> service delivery in its Bellingham, Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor centers, serving the region&rsquo;s job seekers and employers through the <span data-scayt_word="WorkSource" data-scaytid="27">WorkSource</span> system.</p> <p><span data-scayt_word="Seitz" data-scaytid="28">Seitz</span> has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accounting and a master&rsquo;s degree in Business Administration from Western.</p> <p>Western Washington University&rsquo;s Small Business Development Center is part of the most comprehensive small-business alliance in the <span data-scayt_word="U.S" data-scaytid="30">U.S</span>., with more than 1,000 active <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="32">SBDC</span> programs across the country. Western&rsquo;s <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="33">SBDC</span> receives support from the <span data-scayt_word="U.S" data-scaytid="31">U.S</span>. Small Business Administration, Whatcom County, the Port of Bellingham, and the City of Bellingham.</p> <p>Since 1983, Western&rsquo;s Small Business Development Center has given back to the business community and helped to shape the economic future of Whatcom County by providing free, confidential advising, technical assistance, and research to business owners and managers in an effort to help businesses thrive.</p> <p>For more information about the <span data-scayt_word="SBDC" data-scaytid="38">SBDC</span> or its services, contact the center at (360) 778-1762.</p> SBDC CJ Seitz College of Business and Economics 14-15: Community Outreach Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:40:23 +0000 john.thompson 26460 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Marrowstone music festival http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/photos/marrowstone-music-festival <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/jonathan1.jpg" length="474739" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/Jonathan2.jpg" length="595153" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/Joe2_0.jpg" length="249431" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_view/Joe1.jpg" length="408115" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/marrowstone-festival-underway-through-aug-9">Marrowstone Music Festival</a>, a 2-week orchestra training program, is underway through August 9. Throughout the festival, musicians can be seen and heart practicing and performing all around Western Washington University&#39;s campus.</p> Marrowstone Festival of Music Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:07:50 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26457 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western on the Peninsulas introduces cybersecurity program http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/western-on-the-peninsulas-introduces-cybersecurity-program <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/wwu-at-poulsbo-will-add-bachelors-degree-program-in-cybersecurity_34099780" target="_blank">http://www.kitsapsun.com/kpbj/wwu-at-poulsbo-will-add-bachelors-degree-program-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University&#039;s Board of Trustees has approved Western&#039;s 2015-16 operating budget, which includes funding for a new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges. </div> </div> </div> Computer and Information Systems Security Olympic College Poulsbo Western on the Peninsulas Candice Merrill Kathy Johnson Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:31:40 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26456 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Incoming student trustee boosts Native representation http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/incoming-student-trustee-boosts-native-representation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Indian Country Today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/29/gov-inslee-continues-impress-native-appointments-161199" target="_blank">http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/07/29/gov-inslee-continues-impres...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You might want to remember this name: Seth Brickey. The Juneau Inupiat has interned for Alaska State Rep. Beth Kerttula, won national awards for his knowledge of the ocean sciences, received scholarships for academics and leadership, and served as president of the board of directors of a state youth court. He spends his summers working with youth at a camp in Haines. In August, he’ll attend his first meeting as a governor-appointed member of a university board of trustees. </div> </div> </div> Board of Trustees Jay Inslee Seth Brickey Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:09:06 +0000 Jonathan Williams 26455 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Watt selected to attend Scripps Leadership Institute http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/watt-selected-to-attend-scripps-leadership-institute <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Peggy Watt.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/Peggy%20Watt.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="203" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Journalism professor Peggy Watt was selected to attend the <a href="http://www.spj.org/scrippslt.asp" target="_blank">Scripps Leadership Institute</a> this summer, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Scripps Howard Foundation partners with a number of organizations to conduct leadership programs relating to journalism. Watt was one of 15 chosen nationwide for the event in Bellevue, which is aimed at professional journalists and leaders in <span data-scayt_word="SPJ" data-scaytid="7">SPJ</span> chapters. Watt is adviser for Western&rsquo;s student chapter of <span data-scayt_word="SPJ" data-scaytid="8">SPJ</span> and is a longtime member of the organization, which is the largest and oldest professional association of journalists worldwide. She also serves on <span data-scayt_word="SPJ’s" data-scaytid="9">SPJ&rsquo;s</span> national Higher Education Committee.</p> faculty Journalism Department Peggy Watt College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:40:08 +0000 Western Today 26453 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Member of the week: Jenny Oleen http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/member-of-the-week-jenny-oleen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ACRL Insider </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.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/10531" target="_blank">http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/10531</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jenny Oleen is Scholarly Communication Librarian at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Jenny has been an ACRL member since 2007 and is a Scholarly Communication Workshop Presenter. She is your ACRL member of the week for July 27, 2015. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Creative, dedicated, and enthusiastic. </div> </div> </div> Western Libaries Jenny Oleen Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:32:16 +0000 Western Today 26452 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday English's Mahoney has book published http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/englishs-mahoney-has-book-published <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/Literature%20and%20the%20Politics%20of%20Post-Victorian%20Decadence.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="181" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Kristen Mahoney mug_1.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/Kristen%20Mahoney%20mug_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="167" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the English Department, has had her book &quot;<a href="http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/english-literature-1900-1945/literature-and-politics-post-victorian-decadence?format=HB" target="_blank">Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence</a>&quot; published by Cambridge University Press.<o:p></o:p></p> English Department faculty publications kristin mahoney College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:13:32 +0000 Western Today 26451 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bellingham firm builds bike-repair kiosk as gift to public http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bellingham-firm-builds-bike-repair-kiosk-as-gift-to-public <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/dean-kahn/article28663549.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/dean-kahn/article2...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A-1 Builders in Bellingham has been a bicycle-friendly company for years. A decade ago, to mark the company’s 50th anniversary, A-1 built a large covered space for bicycle parking at the downtown Community Food Co-op store. Now, for its 60th anniversary, A-1 has built a covered community kiosk with a public bicycle repair station by the sidewalk outside its offices at 3310 Northwest Ave. Rick Dubrow, company president and an avid biker, said Bellingham and other communities would benefit from more bike-repair stations. “Our hope is that this is the first of many,” he said. </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>Also mentioned in this story is the fact that three bicycle fix-it stations with attached pumps are expected to be installed in a few weeks at WWU.</p> </div> </div> </div> community environment Green Energy Fee Program Office of Sustainability sustainability Nate White Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:30:26 +0000 Western Today 26450 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Retirement is Bittersweet for Wayne Lieb of Putnam Lieb Potvin http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/retirement-is-bittersweet-for-wayne-lieb-of-putnam-lieb-potvin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thurston Talk </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.thurstontalk.com/2015/07/28/retirement-is-bittersweet-for-wayne-lieb-of-putnam-lieb-potvin/" target="_blank">http://www.thurstontalk.com/2015/07/28/retirement-is-bittersweet-for-wayne-lieb-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For some, retirement is a well-earned reward—a finish line to cross after an exhausting, and not particularly rewarding, race. For the lucky ones, retirement is bittersweet—the end of one act—a journey that was thrilling and satisfying during the entire ride. </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>Wayne Lieb is an alumnus of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.</p> </div> </div> </div> alumni Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:03:49 +0000 Western Today 26449 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday