http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/862/0 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 Blood drive comes to Western Jan. 27, 28 and 29 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/blood-drive-comes-to-western-jan-27-28-and-29 <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/Blood%20drive_4.JPG" length="651646" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Puget Sound Blood Center will be returning to Western Washington University to conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan 27, 28 and 29.</p> <p>The donation location will be at the Viking Union 565 and also at the Mini Mobile in Red Square near the Humanities Building.</p> <p>Volunteer donors can aid as many as three patients with only one pint of blood, and it takes 900 donors a day to fill the needed supply in the Puget Sound region alone. The success of the campus Quarterly Blood Drive ranks Western as one of the largest donor groups in the Puget Sound region.</p> <p>Donors must be present ID and be at least 18 years old, 110 pounds. There is no wait after a tattoo if it was acquired in WA, OR, CA, ID or MT. New and returning donors are welcome, and all are encouraged to bring friends along as well. Eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. Free juice and cookies are offered following donation. To avoid a line, come on the first day or early in the morning.</p> <p>For more information on the Western Blood Drive please contact Catharine Vader at 360-650-7557.</p> donations Puget Sound Blood Center upcoming events Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:09:20 +0000 Western Today 25028 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Playing towards sustainability http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/playing-towards-sustainability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.westernfrontonline.net/features/article_7d39beee-a5e7-11e4-afb7-0fa6f3cdd6f2.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/features/article_7d39beee-a5e7-11e4-afb7-0fa6f...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A young Tanzanian girl sits in a concrete classroom crammed full of blue steel desks. In her hands is a clarinet, the sun reflects off its shiny keys as she shifts her hands to form an F note. The sound of music fills the room. Although the African Blackwood, known as Mpingo, used to craft the clarinet is indigenous to Tanzania, it was only weeks ago that the girl had first seen or heard a clarinet. This is the case for the majority of Tanzanians, said Michele Von Haugg, founding director of Clarinets for Conservation. </div> </div> </div> alumni community environment faculty Music Department students sustainability Eugene Zoro College of Fine and Performing Arts Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:58:46 +0000 Western Today 25027 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 'Big Heads' on display through Feb. 18 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/big-heads-on-display-through-feb-18 <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/BIG-HEADS-5.jpeg" length="103429" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/BIG-HEADS-3.jpeg" length="101933" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/BIG-HEADS-1.jpeg" length="93867" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Students in Garth Amundson&#39;s&nbsp;Art 371 photography class at Western Washington University have hung their latest work in the foyer of the SMATE&nbsp;Building on campus. The &quot;Big Heads&quot; exhibit will be available for viewing through Feb. 18.</p> <p>For the project, a study of portraiture the students divided into groups of two to four. Each team worked together with 4x5 large-format view cameras for the duration of the assignment.</p> <p>The students&#39; investigation questions the relationship between traditional analog technology and contemporary digital applications. Although the negatives were created with a conventional view camera, the large prints were produced by scanning the negatives and printing them with Western&#39;s 7800 Epson printer. Ultimately, the high quality resolution of the negatives are a direct result of the camera&#39;s ability to capture detail.</p> <p>This project illustrates the necessity of working together as collaborative teams both conceptually and technically; each team shared their experience and helped create a series of images thematically linked by their research.</p> <p>Class list:</p> <ul> <li> Madeline Belle Berkman, Seattle, WA</li> <li> Jessica Faith Bloom, Colville, WA</li> <li> Reese Blue Bowen, Gig Harbor, WA</li> <li> Emily Rose Jones-Blachowicz, Bothell, WA</li> <li> Galen William Kydd, Bambridge Island, WA</li> <li> Ella Ordona, Seattle, WA</li> <li> Alyssa K. Pitcher, Lynden, WA</li> <li> Gabrielle X.Poncz, Redmond, WA</li> <li> Hannah Bryan Raper, Puyallup, WA</li> <li> Robin Erin Sizemore, Mount Vernon , WA</li> <li> Kaylin Nicole Stiefer, Maple Valley, WA</li> <li> Collin Kenneth Whalen, Vancouver, WA</li> <li> Bailey Carrell, Steamboat, CO</li> <li> Quinton Maldonado, Richland, WA</li> </ul> <p>Special thanks to: Bailey Carrell, Quinton Maldonado and Nathan Cranston</p> Art Department faculty students upcoming events Garth Amundson College of Fine and Performing Arts Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:45:03 +0000 Western Today 25026 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU’s Risqué Comedy About Hysteria Causing a ‘Buzz’ http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu%E2%80%99s-risqu%C3%A9-comedy-about-hysteria-causing-a-%E2%80%98buzz%E2%80%99 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or chris.casquilho@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance continues its 2014-15 season with three-time Tony Award-winning comedy <em>In the Next Room or the vibrator play</em>, by Sarah Ruhl.</p> <p>The play, set in the 1890s, explores different aspects of women&rsquo;s intimate lives during the Victorian era, when women were raised to believe sex was something to be endured, not enjoyed. The play hinges on the newly developed electric vibrator, which gained popularity with doctors of the time as a way to treat women&rsquo;s hysteria. The production contains adult themes.</p> <p>Performances of <em>In the Next Room or the vibrator play</em> run at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 11-14, with 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 7 and 14 in the DUG Theatre on the lower level of the Performing Arts Center on the WWU campus. The play is directed by Cynthia White, adjunct faculty member and member of Actors Equity Association and SDC &ndash; the national union of theatrical directors and choreographers.</p> <p>Tickets to <em>In the Next Room or the vibrator play </em>are on sale now for $10-$15 with discounts for students and with a valid WWU ID. Contact the box office at (360) 650-6146 or visit tickets.wwu.edu. Parking is free in the &lsquo;C&rsquo; lots south of campus after 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and all day on weekends. Visitor parking is available off Garden Street below the Viking Union, and pay-by-the-hour parking is available near the Performing Arts Center in lots 11G and 14G after 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and all day on weekends.</p> <p>For more information about attending a performance, go to cfpa.wwu.edu/visiting.</p> upcoming events College of Fine and Performing Arts Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:25:39 +0000 john.thompson 25025 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute to Host ‘Heal Without Cure: Enacting the Vision’ Work Party Feb. 19 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/western-washington-university%E2%80%99s-palliative-care-institute-to-host-%E2%80%98heal-without-cure-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alisyn Maggiora, Western Washington University, (360) 650-3717, pci@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>BELLINGHAM &ndash; The Western Washington University RN-to-BSN program and various Whatcom healthcare organizations are partnering to sponsor a palliative care workshop on Thursday, Feb. 19 at Bellingham Technical College.</p> <p>The Palliative Care Institute invites members of the public to attend &ldquo;Heal Without Cure: Enacting the Vison,&rdquo; at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 in Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College; pre-registration is required by Feb. 8. The event costs $5 and a buffet dinner is included. The event aims to find successful ways to promote a form of medical care that is set on improving the quality of life for those with a serious illness &ndash; to heal without a cure.</p> <p>Participants will convene and review a call-to-action produced out of the summer institute. Later in the evening, smaller groups will spend the evening brainstorming project ideas, their potential outcomes and establishing a timeline to achieve their goal of spreading their message throughout the greater-Bellingham community.</p> <p>Workshops include: provider training input for summer institute; complementary, alternative and allopathic provider partnerships; community-based palliative care service; website of resources; normalizing the conversation (i.e. card-making party); culture supporting those who are dying &ndash; making the journey; community awareness &ndash; bus advertisement, 60 by 65 campaign; improving end-of-life care in skilled nursing and long-term care; and caregiver support: (i.e. Bellingham At Home.)</p> <p>The event is sponsored by The Palliative Care Institute (PCI) which is a partnership with WWU, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA), Community Organized Group for Health, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Palliative Care and Whatcom Hospice. The PCI has been established to help transform palliative care in the Whatcom community and support the human responses to living and dying.</p> <p>This workshop will build on work completed in previous institutes. However, new participants are always welcome. Interested parties can register online by clicking the <a href="https://west.wwu.edu/eesp/35/ConferenceServices/Registration.aspx?e=3619&amp;z=b0g0d0s0a0c0db0w0">link</a>. The registration deadline is Sunday, Feb. 8. All paper registration applications must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 6.</p> <p>Scholarships are available to those in need of financial assistance. Please contact <a href="mailto:pci@wwu.edu">pci@wwu.edu</a>to request assistance. For more information, please visit <a href="https://wce.wwu.edu/bsn/palliative-care-institute">https://wce.wwu.edu/bsn/palliative-care-institute</a>.</p> off-campus events Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:17:14 +0000 john.thompson 25024 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Winter World Issues Forum Slate http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu%E2%80%99s-fairhaven-college-announces-winter-world-issues-forum-slate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shirley Osterhaus, Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies coordinator, 360-650-2309 or shirley.osterhaus@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Items such as climate change and the militarization of American policing will be discussed by activists, researchers, and scholars in the Winter World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University&rsquo;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.</p> <p>The following forums are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, Jan. 28</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Mapping Corporate Education Reform in the Neoliberal State&quot;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Presenter: Wayne Au,</strong>associate professor in the School of Educational Studies at the University of Washington Bothell and an editor for &ldquo;Rethinking Schools.&rdquo;Public education is currently seen as one of the last great &ldquo;prizes&rdquo; for proponents of neoliberalism as a large market for potential profit. In this talk, professor Au will analyze how the neoliberal restructuring of the state relative to public education has resulted in a shift from democratic government to an increase in non-democratic network governance by corporations, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies. Drawing from his upcoming co-edited collection, this talk offers a framing for the rise of neoliberal network governance in education and shares different examples of social network analyses illustrating such governance in the United States, Chile, and elsewhere.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, Feb. 4</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;War Comes Home:&nbsp;The Excessive Militarization of American Policing&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Presenter: Seattle Lawyer Peter Danelo, </strong>across the country, heavily-armed SWAT teams are forcing their way into people&#39;s homes in the middle of the night, often using explosives to temporarily blind and deafen residents, simply to serve a search warrant for a small amount of drugs.&nbsp; As we have seen recently in Ferguson, police officers in camouflage tote military rifles and patrol in the same armored vehicles used in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.&nbsp; But this is America: our neighborhoods are not war zones, and our police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies.&nbsp; How did we get here and what can we do about it?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, Feb. 11</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Planting Trees: Protecting and Restoring the Environment in Guatemala&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Presenter: Jorge Armando Lopez, </strong>community activist with theChico Mendes Reforestation Projectin Guatemala, the greater contexts of environmental justice, climate change, and indigenous peoples&rsquo; struggle for survival and sovereignty. Lopez will highlight his work &nbsp;in Pachaj, a Maya K&rsquo;iche&rsquo; village in Guatemala. The project began in 1998 as an idea conceived by Lopez and two friends who had become disillusioned with the politics of their local government. They created a new environmental initiative with a focus on the reforestation of nearby community lands. It began with a small tree nursery near Jorge&rsquo;s home in Pachaj&mdash;an area highly impacted by heavy logging, mining, agriculture and the deforestation done during the country&rsquo;s civil war in the 80&rsquo;s. Come learn about the Project and the environmental crisis in Central America created by civil war, international free trade agreements, and continued social repression.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Tuesday, Feb. 17</u></strong><u><strong>4:15 p.m. in Communication 110</strong></u></p> <p><strong>Elise Chenier (see below)</strong>will give a workshop for students and faculty&nbsp;on Interracial Intimacies (<a href="http://interracialintimacies.org/how_to.html" target="_blank">http://interracialintimacies.org/how_to.html</a>), focusing on historical research, oral testimony, mixed race and feminist and LGTBQI research methodology.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the World Issues Forum.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, Feb. 18</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Pinkwashing; The Queer Critique of Israel&rsquo;s Pro-Lesbian and Gay Politics in Historical Perspective&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Presenter: Elise Chenier, </strong>associate professor of History and Director, Archive of Lesbian Oral Testimony, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. Over the past few years the Israeli government and its supporters have been actively promoting the country as the only nation in the Middle East to support lesbian and gay rights, and advertising their beaches to the gay community as an ideal vacation spot. Across the west, lesbians and gays have adamantly rejected this campaign on the grounds that the Israeli government is using gay and lesbian issues, and gays and lesbians themselves, to cover up or &quot;pinkwash&quot; their actions, deemed &quot;criminal&quot; by the United Nations, against Palestinians. In this talk, historian Elise Chenier offers an overview of the history of queer politics in the west to put the current movement of queers against Israeli apartheid in context.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, Feb. 25</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Israel, South Africa and the Jim Crow South: Resisting Apartheid&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><em><strong>Presenter: Omar Barghouti,</strong></em>Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. The presentation will cover the origins, motives, successes and inspirations behind the non-violent global,&nbsp;Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) human rights movement and the underpinning ethical principles that connect it to the struggle against apartheid South Africa and the Civil Rights movement in the US. The ethical responsibility of Americans in breaking the links of complicity with Israel&#39;s regime of occupation, colonization and apartheid are highlighted.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>Wednesday, March 4 and 7 p.m. at TBD place</u></strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;Undoing Border Imperialism&rdquo;</strong></p> <p><strong>Presenter: Harsha Walia, </strong>South Asian activist, writer and popular educator<strong>. &ldquo;</strong>Undoing Border Imperialism&rdquo; is a new book that situates immigrant rights movements within a transnational analysis of capitalism, labor exploitation, settler colonialism, state building, and racialized empire. By providing the alternative conceptual frameworks of border imperialism and decolonization, Walia will offer relevant insights for all grassroots and social movement organizers on effective strategies to overcome the barriers and borders within our movements in order to cultivate fierce, loving, and sustainable communities of resistance striving toward liberation. For more information on the World Issues Forum presented by Western&rsquo;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, contact Shirley Osterhaus at (360) 650-2309 or visit the World Issues Forum Website at <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/fairhaven/news/worldissuesforum/index.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.wwu.edu/fairhaven/news/worldissuesforum/index.shtml</a>.</p> <p>WWU&#39;s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, established in 1967, is nationally recognized for innovation in teaching and &nbsp;learning, intensive advising, student-designed majors, narrative assessment, experiential and independent learning and a commitment to social justice.</p> upcoming events Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:02:29 +0000 john.thompson 25023 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to Host Berkeley’s Robert Goldman for Discussion of the Great Indian Epic Poem, ‘Ramayana,’ Feb. 26 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu-to-host-berkeley%E2%80%99s-robert-goldman-for-discussion-of-the-great-indian-epic-poem-%E2%80%98ra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Wanne, Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies, (360) 650-3031, stephanie.wanne@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Robert Goldman, professor of Sanskrit at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak about India&rsquo;s monumental epic poem, the &ldquo;Ramayaṇa,&rdquo; which some have described as the greatest story never told in the West, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Majestic Hall, 1027 N. Forest St. in Bellingham.</p> <p>This event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Liberal Studies, as well as the departments of Modern and Classical Languages and Anthropology.</p> <p>Goldman will discuss how &ldquo;Ramayana,&rdquo; originally written in Sanskrit with many later versions in other languages and dialects, served originally as a foundational work of Hinduism, while also providing core texts for Buddhist, Jain and Islamic peoples and cultures throughout South and Southeast Asia. For millennia, the book has provided a touchstone for ideas of aesthetics, social relations and statecraft throughout this vast region.</p> <p>Goldman received his doctorate from University of Pennsylvania, and has since written dozens of works on &ldquo;Ramayana&rdquo; and other topics of South Asian religion.</p> <p>For more information, contact Stephanie Wanne at Western&rsquo;s Department of Liberal Studies at (360) 650-3031 or <a href="mailto:stephanie.wanne@wwu.edu">stephanie.wanne@wwu.edu</a>.</p> upcoming events College of Humanities and Social Sciences Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:32 +0000 john.thompson 25022 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Thomas Webler to Speak on Germany’s Energy Transition on Jan. 29 at Western http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/thomas-webler-to-speak-on-germany%E2%80%99s-energy-transition-on-jan-29-at-western <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jen VanderWeyden, Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment marketing coordinator, at (360) 650-2554 </div> </div> </div> <p>BELLINGHAM &ndash; Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Energy Policy Thomas Webler will discuss Germany&rsquo;s energy transition as part of the Western Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29in Communications Facility 120 on the Western campus.</p> <p>The presentation is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Germany is the world&rsquo;s fourth largest economy and the sixteenth most populous nation. Germans are also strongly committed to fighting climate change without nuclear power.&nbsp; Now they have set the ambitious goal: to fuel their heavily industrialized economy with renewable energy. In his talk titled, &ldquo;The German Energy Transition: Can we do the same here?&rdquo; Webler will offer an introduction to and update on Germany&rsquo;s progress in its so-called <em>Energiewende</em> (Energy Transition), and invite a conversation about whether we can do the same here.</p> <p>Webler is an assistant professor in Huxley College&rsquo;s Department of Environmental Studies and a member of Western&rsquo;s Institute for Energy Studies.&nbsp; He serves on the International Advisory Board for the Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies at Stuttgart University and recently returned from a trip to Germany, where he met with European scholars researching and teaching about the Energy Transition.</p> <p>The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate. This lecture is also part of the Alaska Airlines Speaker Series, made possible by a generous contribution to the Western Institute for Energy Studies.</p> <p>The Huxley College Speaker Series, sponsored by Western&rsquo;s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the Western and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental professionals and stewards. Huxley&rsquo;s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social, and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.</p> <p>For more information, please contact Western&rsquo;s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2554.</p> upcoming events Huxley College of the Environment Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:51:42 +0000 john.thompson 25021 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Winter career fair set for Feb. 12 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/winter-career-fair-set-for-feb-12 <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/Career-Fair-04282011_Berman_001_1.jpg" length="572844" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University&rsquo;s Winter Career Fair, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-purpose Room. Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public.</p> <p>Sponsored by WWU&rsquo;s Career Services Center, the Winter Career Fair is a major recruiting event that allows students and the general public to meet with hiring managers from a wide range of employers, including private-sector companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.</p> <p>This event provides valuable opportunities for students and alumni of all majors to discuss internship and employment possibilities with participating organizations. For those who may be uncertain about their career goals or options, the Winter Career Fair is an excellent resource for conducting job market research.</p> <p>Participating employers include: Alaska Airlines, Amazon, American Family Insurance, Aramark, CampusPoint, Conversica, Draper Valley Farms, Enterprise Holdings, Everett Police Department, Expedia, Fastenal, Georgia Pacific, Keller Williams Western Realty, Maxim Healthcare Services, Skagit Regional Health, Target, Team Corporation, The Sherwin Williams Company, Tyler Technologies, US Bank and many more.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s fair will also be featuring an engineering section in conjunction with the Engineering and Design Department&rsquo;s new programs. Participating employers include: EMC, Exotic Metals Forming Co., King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Puget Sound Energy, U. S. Geological Survey, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and others. Engineering student clubs will also be in attendance.</p> alumni Career Services Center students upcoming events Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:52:09 +0000 Western Today 25020 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday History of Seattle’s First Hill; Chief Seattle’s sculptor http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/history-of-seattle%E2%80%99s-first-hill-chief-seattle%E2%80%99s-sculptor <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/books/2025550937_localbooks27xml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2025550937_localbooks27xml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “The Terminals” by Royce Scott Buckingham (Thomas Dunne Books, $18.99). For ages 15-17. Nineteen-year-old Cam is looking forward to playing soccer at Western Washington University when he is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Recruited to a special team of “terminals,” he is promised the chance to save the world in his last year of life. </div> </div> </div> alumni community Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:46:06 +0000 Western Today 25019 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Late-night poetry and jazz coming to iDiOM http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/late-night-poetry-and-jazz-coming-to-idiom <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/2015/01/27/4094392_late-night-poetry-and-jazz-coming.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/01/27/4094392_late-night-poetry-and-jazz-co...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave., is starting late-night events and one of them is a series of poetry and jazz slams. At 10 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, Tobias Childs, a Dead Parrots Society alum who has performed at the Upfront Theater, will host the Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam, reviving a series started by Glenn Apollo Hergenhahn-Zhao more than a decade ago. </div> </div> </div> alumni community Dead Parrots Society students Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:39 +0000 Western Today 25018 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Club hockey thrashes Wildcats http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/club-hockey-thrashes-wildcats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_86085c24-a5e7-11e4-8a97-0fade0bd34c7.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_86085c24-a5e7-11e4-8a97-0fade0b...</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 men’s hockey team routed Central Washington University 17-2 Saturday night in a dominant performance at the Bellingham Sportsplex. Western defenseman Joe Gilthero scored less than a minute into the contest and the Vikings did not look back. Western physically enforced their will on Central from start to finish. Through the majority of the game, the Wildcats were simply unable to get good scoring chances at Western goal. </div> </div> </div> club sports students Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:34:03 +0000 Western Today 25017 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Club lacrosse to build off 2014 success http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/club-lacrosse-to-build-off-2014-success <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_80e83fd8-a5e8-11e4-8a82-1327859f067a.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_80e83fd8-a5e8-11e4-8a82-1327859...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Washington University men’s lacrosse team is hoping to follow the success of the 2014 season as it prepares for its first game Sunday, Feb. 8. The team ended last season with an 8-3 record. Major contributors are returning, like captain Jacob Goodman who scored 31 goals last season. </div> </div> </div> club sports students Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:32:30 +0000 Western Today 25016 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 22-Year-Old International Piano Sensation Beatrice Rana to Play WWU Feb. 6 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/22-year-old-international-piano-sensation-beatrice-rana-to-play-wwu-feb-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or chris.casquilho@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>BELLINGHAM &ndash; Twenty-two year-old Beatrice Rana will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Western Washington University Concert Hall as part of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series.</p> <p>Rana won Silver (2nd Prize) and the Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition in June 2013; she had already attracted international attention at age 18, winning 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.</p> <p>Born in 1993 to a family of musicians, Rana made her debuts as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 9, performing Bach Concerto in F minor. She began her musical studies at four and achieved her Piano Degree at the age of sixteen with top marks, laude and honorable mention under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. Lupo performed as part of the Sanford-Hill Piano Series in November of 2013.</p> <p>Rana played in 2013 with Yannick N&eacute;zet-Seguin in Montreal, and in 2014 with the RAI Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall; and will play with the Detroit Symphony, the Accademia di Santa-Cecilia, the Queensland Symphony in Brisbane, the Filharmonica della Scala in Milan, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in 2015.</p> <p>Rana was also selected in 2014 to perform at the International Music Festival of the Orpheum Foundation for advancement of Young Soloists at Zurich&rsquo;s Tonhalle, with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta. She now studies with Arie Verdi in Hannover, Germany.</p> <p>The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, widely recognized as one of the world&rsquo;s most important piano competitions, was organized by a group of music teachers and citizens from Fort Worth, Texas in 1962 to commemorate American pianist Van Cliburn&rsquo;s sensational victory at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958. His performance in Moscow heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making, as well as a new era in cultural relations between East and West. The completion celebrates Cliburn&rsquo;s historic achievement and is dedicated to the discovery of the world&rsquo;s finest pianists.</p> <p>Tickets for Beatrice Rana&rsquo;s performance are $16-40 and available at the WWU Box Office (360) 650-6146 or online at tickets.wwu.edu.</p> <p>For the last 13 years, the Sanford Hill Piano Series has provided access to professional pianists from around the world for the students of Western Washington University and the greater community. The piano series is supported by its namesakes, Sibyl Sanford and WWU Emeritus Professor of Music, Ford Hill. Ticket proceeds benefits scholarships for WWU piano students. For more information about the series, visit wwu.edu/sanfordhill</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:57:20 +0000 Jemma 25015 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday