http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/217/0 en Story of German renewable energy on display through May 7 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/story-of-german-renewable-energy-on-display-through-may-7 <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/RenewableEnergy.jpg" length="653186" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Academic West at Western Washington University will be a hub for learning about the progress Germany has made with renewable energy beginning on April 20, 2015.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;RENEWABLES: Made in Germany&rdquo; is a 26-poster display detailing the innovative renewable energy practices Germany has used over the past decade. The Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies will be hosting the display beginning on April 20, 2015. The posters are located in the skybridge and the lobby of Academic West. &nbsp;An opening reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. April 24.</p> <p dir="ltr">The full-color posters are on loan from the Consulate General of Germany. Information on solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, bioenergy and renewable energy in buildings and remote areas will be on the displays.</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The display shows the wide range of different renewable energy technologies and applications,&rdquo; Joel Swisher, director of the Institute for Energy Studies, said in an email. &ldquo;It shows some of the important connections between renewable energy and buildings, transportation and rural development.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">In the last decade, Germany has been the global leader in the development of renewable energies, such as solar power and making the shift from fossil fuel and nuclear power toward renewable sources, Swisher said. Today, Germany produces more solar power than any country, is third in the world in wind power and produces about a quarter of its electricity from renewable sources, while the United States produces about 14 percent. These advancements are occurring in large part due to Germany&rsquo;s massive investment in solar power coupled with government policy measures. These are driving down the price of solar equipment worldwide and making them more affordable for other countries, Swisher said.</p> <p dir="ltr">Faculty from the Institute for Energy Studies will be at the opening reception to discuss modern renewable energy technologies, and explain the new courses and degrees in energy that will be coming to Western next fall. The Institute now offers a Bachelors in Arts in Energy Policy and Management, minors in Energy Science and Energy Policy, and an energy concentration in electrical engineering.</p> <p dir="ltr">Swisher hopes that this display will be a learning experience on multiple levels:</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;First, that renewable energy and energy efficiency are already an important part of our existing energy system. Second, that there is vast potential to do much more with renewable energy, and Germany is showing us the way in some areas. Third, that there is a wide range of different types of opportunities to advance the progress of renewable energy as a way to reconcile the world&rsquo;s needs for economic development with environmental sustainability.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;RENEWABLES: Made in Germany&rdquo; is free and open to the public. The posters will be on display until May 7, 2015.</p> environment Institute for Energy Studies sustainability upcoming events Huxley College of the Environment Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:45:22 +0000 Western Today 25680 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Nominations for diversity award due May 8 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/nominations-for-diversity-award-due-may-8 <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/Korry%20Harvey%20mug.jpg" length="428712" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each year at fall convocation, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard presents the <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/eoo/diversity-achievement-award.shtml" target="_blank">Diversity Achievement Award</a> to recognize an individual or office whose distinguished efforts have enhanced diversity and multicultural understanding at Western.</p> <p>Nominations of individuals and/or offices are now being accepted for the 2015 award. The deadline is May 8.</p> <p>&quot;I think it&#39;s an honor and a recognition to be nominated for this award,&quot; said Sue Guenter-Schlesigner, vice provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity at Western. &quot;It&#39;s hard work, being out there and supporting issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Those people on the ground level are putting a lot of time, effort and energy into these issues, and I&#39;d like to see many more nominations.&quot;</p> <p>Nine people have been nominated for the award in each of the past two years, she said.</p> <p>The Diversity Achievement Award is given to an individual (faculty, staff or student) or office who demonstrates outstanding research, programming, leadership, service to students or the general campus community, and/or teaching related to matters of diversity and inclusion.</p> <p>Nominees should meet one or more of the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li> Integrates diversity concepts and values into academic curriculum, management and/or operational functions;</li> <li> Develops methods for increasing and valuing diversity among students, faculty, and/or staff;</li> <li> Maximizes opportunities to achieve diversity;</li> <li> Contributes to promoting an understanding and appreciation of differences by contributing to the body of research on diversity or through other endeavors.</li> </ul> <p>To make a nomination, please submit a letter (not to exceed three pages) addressing one or more of the criteria listed above to: Equal Opportunity Office, MS-9021, Old Main 345 or email <a href="mailto:eoo@wwu.edu">eoo@wwu.edu</a>.</p> awards faculty recognition staff upcoming events Bruce Shepard Korry Harvey Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:07:41 +0000 Western Today 25588 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Students to hold spring HvZ game on campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/students-to-hold-spring-hvz-game-on-campus <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>WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of largest clubs at Western Washington University, will hold its spring game in three weeks. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and socks.</p> <p>The spring game will run from 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, through 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. Spring is usually a more relaxed game, with between 200 and 400 players. Gameplay is restricted to outside of buildings, on-campus only, and between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.</p> <p>Players will be designated by orange armbands (humans), and orange headbands (zombies). Moderators of the game are designated by green armbands, with first aid and CPR certified moderators wearing blue armbands. They are on campus to respond to rules violations, reprimand players, and are happy to answer questions from students, faculty, and curious spectators.</p> <p>Anyone can play, not just WWU students, but all players are required to attend a registration meeting for rules presentation and must pass a safety quiz in order to receive their player bands and ID cards.</p> <p>There are five of these meetings the week prior, at 7 p.m.:</p> <ul> <li> Wednesday, April 15 in Arntzen Hall 100</li> <li> Thursday, April 16 in Arntzen Hall 100</li> <li> Saturday, April 18 in Arntzen Hall 100</li> <li> Monday, April 20 in Arntzen Hall 100</li> <li> Tuesday, April 21 in Fraser Hall 102 (with Arntzen Hall 100 as a possibility)</li> </ul> <p>Players must attend a registration in order to play the game.</p> <p>The club operates in close collaboration with campus administration and University Police. This collaboration establishes rules, restrictions, and the allowed Nerf blasters used in-game. To view the allowed arsenal and rules of the game, please visit: <a href="http://wwuhumansvszombies.com/">http://wwuhumansvszombies.com</a>. The website will be used to track human and zombie populations through the week, announcements and in-game achievements.</p> <p>Any questions, comments, or concerns can be voiced to moderators in person (wearing green armbands), or sent to the club email at <a href="mailto:wwuhumansvszombies@gmail.com">wwuhumansvszombies@gmail.com</a>.</p> <p>For information about disAbility accommodations, please contact Dylan Nelson at 206-384-8047. Emergency contacts for HvZ during game week are Ian Howard 206-422-8634 and Dylan Nelson 206-384-8047.</p> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:41:29 +0000 Western Today 25563 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday After 40 years at Western, Mariz to retire http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/after-40-years-at-western-mariz-to-retire <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/George-Mariz_2.jpg" length="224086" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After more than 40 years at Western Washington University, George Mariz is retiring.&nbsp;He is leaving after the 2015 academic year to enjoy life and grandchildren, and to travel.</p> <p>A celebration will be held in recognition of his&nbsp;service and achievements from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Wilson Library Reading Room.</p> <p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/retirement-celebration-for-george-mariz-tickets-16026275020" target="_blank">Reservations are requested by May 8</a>. Those who are unable to attend and would like to share a personal message with Mariz may email <a href="mailto:Melinda.assink@wwu.edu">melinda.assink@wwu.edu</a>&nbsp;for inclusion in the memory book.</p> <p>Mariz, with his wife, Linda, came to Western in 1970 as a member of the History Department. Along the way, he has gone through the academic ranks while serving as chair of the History Department, president of the Faculty Senate and director of the Honors Program.</p> <p>In the time Mariz&nbsp;was at Western, the university has grown from a quiet regional institution to one with a national and international reputation.</p> <p>&quot;And it continues to be too modest about itself,&quot; Mariz adds.</p> <p>&quot;Professor&nbsp;Mariz&#39;s&nbsp;work as Honors Program director has enhanced Western&#39;s reputation for excellence in undergraduate education,&quot; said&nbsp;WWU&nbsp;Provost Brent&nbsp;Carbajal. &quot;As a scholar, teacher/mentor and administrator, he&nbsp;has helped create unique and valuable learning opportunities for our students. His commitment to high standards, to academic rigor and to the values of a liberal arts and sciences education have inspired students and faculty alike. We wish him&nbsp;all the best in his retirement, appreciative of all that he has done to build a strong and exciting Honors Program. It is certainly true that he leaves a wonderful legacy.&quot;</p> <p>Mariz&nbsp;leaves behind many fond memories and friends.</p> <p>&quot;I have had the privilege of working with a large number of outstanding people, far too many to mention, and on reflection, I think that academic life has been the best possible one for me,&quot; Mariz says. &quot;Not every day has been wonderful, but most have been meaningful, and an inordinate number have been memorable.&quot;</p> <p>He has no regrets, Mariz&nbsp;says, except that he won&#39;t be starting a new year of college in fall 2015.</p> faculty History Department Honors Program jobs retirements Brent Carbajal George Mariz College of Humanities and Social Sciences Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:14:35 +0000 Western Today 24862 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 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 WWU to Host Seminar and Reception to Honor P3 Winners on May 6 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu-to-host-seminar-and-reception-to-honor-p3-winners-on-may-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Bussell, director of the Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center and professor of Chemistry at Western Washington University, (360) 650-3145 or mark.bussell@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University will host a seminar to honor the award-wining Smart Solar Window student team and its faculty advisors at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 in Communication Facility room 120, followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in Environmental Science Building room 128.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>The seminar is titled &ldquo;Materials After Dark&rdquo; and will celebrate the success of the students team and its mentors who recently won a $75,000 first-place at the Environmental Protection Agency &ldquo;P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet&rdquo; on April 11 in Washington, D.C. There will be an opportunity to meet the team and learn more about their project. &nbsp;</p> <p>The team is made up of seven Western students and one University of Washington student. They won the competition by designing the Smart Solar Window, which is the first completely transparent solar panel that harnesses energy from the sun, converts it to electricity on cuts down on building&rsquo;s heating, ventilation and air conditioning by 10 to 30 percent.</p> <p>This event is co-sponsored by Western&rsquo;s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) and the Institute of Energy Studies (IES); information will be available at the reception for students who are interested in the AMSEC and the IES programs.</p> <p>For more information contact Mark Bussell, director of AMSEC and professor of Chemistry, at (360) 650-3145 or <a href="mailto:mark.bussell@wwu.edu">mark.bussell@wwu.edu</a>. &nbsp;</p> College of Business and Economics College of Science and Engineering Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:56:26 +0000 john.thompson 25771 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to Host 'Wizards at Western' May 2 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/releases/wwu-to-host-wizards-at-western-may-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Mott, Information Technology Specialist at Western Washington University’s College of Science and Engineering, at (360) 650-2454 or Jennifer.Mott@wwu.edu </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University will host Wizards at Western, a WWU program for children and parents, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 in Science Lecture Hall 150.</p> <p>The show is free and open to the public.</p> <p>The show is titled &ldquo;What&rsquo;s the Matter?&rdquo; and Betsy Raymond, professor of Chemistry at Western, will perform a series of demonstrations that explain the properties of different types of matter and the changes that matter undergoes. She will be assisted by students from Western&rsquo;s Chemistry Club and the show will be accompanied by scientific explanations and questions designed for children in grades 4-9.</p> <p>Wizards at Western is sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering.</p> <p>For more information contact Jennifer Mott, information technology specialist, at (360) 650-2454 or <a href="mailto:Jennifer.Mott@wwu.edu">Jennifer.Mott@wwu.edu</a>.&nbsp;</p> College of Science and Engineering Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:49:46 +0000 john.thompson 25770 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Society Consulting Founders Speak to CBE Students http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/society-consulting-founders-speak-to-cbe-students <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>Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics (CBE) hosted two founders of Society Consulting, a data analytics firm, for its Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 in Parks Hall 146.</p> <p>John Bergen and Josiah Johnson made a formal presentation which focused on strategy as it relates to their firm and industry.</p> <p>Bergen, the president and co-founder of Society Consulting, oversees Society&rsquo;s sales and legal functions. He focuses on building a strong culture, driving the company towards their goals and implementing operating metrics, processes and policies designed to drive continuous improvement.</p> <p>Johnson, Society&rsquo;s vice president of business development and co-founder, leads the company&rsquo;s business development activities, building client relationships across Seattle&rsquo;s business community and delivering new opportunities and partnerships for the company. Johnson has a background in analytics, having co-founded web analytics consultancy ZeroDash1, which was later sold to Ascentium. He co-founded Society in 2008.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series program brings senior business leaders to campus to interact with students and share their perspectives on strategic management, leadership and professional development.&nbsp; The Speaker Series is presented by the CBE&rsquo;s Center for Innovation in Education.</p> <p>For more information about these events and others, contact Sandra Mottner, associate dean of Western&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics, at (360) 650-2403 or <a href="mailto:Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu">Sandra.Mottner@wwu.edu</a>.&nbsp;</p> College of Business and Economics Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:29:34 +0000 john.thompson 25769 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Window episode 25 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/western-window-episode-25 <p>This month&rsquo;s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Anna Magidson, a junior student at Western. This show celebrates &ldquo;Active Minds Changing Lives Week&rdquo; which is a Western event that brings together groups from the campus community to showcase and celebrate the work of students, faculty, programs and alumni to enhance life and resources across the globe. &nbsp;This episode goes back to the archives and highlights three stories that epitomize Active Minds Changing Lives.</p> <p>The story lineup for this episode includes:</p> <ul> <li> Chris Roselli interviews Dr. Rob Vieth, a 1970 graduate of Western, who is now an orthopedic surgeon in Seattle. &nbsp;Dr. Vieth talks about work he and other doctors are doing in Southeast Asia in helping countries help their citizens who are dealing with physical challenges.</li> <li> Oysters in Fidalgo Bay is a story about the work of Western professor Paul Dinnel and his students and their important work in restoring native oysters to Fidalgo Bay.</li> <li> Camping Season is a heartwarming story that captures Western recreation majors hosting Camp Team for people with developmental disabilities in a true camp setting.</li> <li> High Fashion from Low Places is a story that brings to life the resourcefulness of Western students recycle with style through the student&rsquo;s annual Trash Fashion Show.</li> </ul> community faculty students Western Window Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:58:12 +0000 Western Today 25768 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU saves energy, money through PSE program http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/wwu-saves-energy-money-through-pse-program <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/CRDSC_6604.jpg" length="674263" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/PSE%20-%20CRDSC_6659.jpg" length="460171" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/CRDSC_6614.jpg" length="424092" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/CRDSC_6626.jpg" length="393721" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University projects and campaigns to change user behavior have resulted in significant energy savings and rebates through Puget Sound Energy programs.</p> <p>Recently, Western completed energy saving projects in a number of campus buildings, routed through PSE&rsquo;s rebate programs that included upgraded and optimized heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls in Western&rsquo;s Academic Instructional Center, Humanities, Communications Facility, Haggard Hall and Science Lecture buildings.</p> <p>The recent work by Western&rsquo;s Facilities Management cost just under $254,000 and led to $246,000 in energy savings rebates from PSE to Western. The work will result in a net energy savings to Western of $30,000 per year.</p> <p>&ldquo;The rebate programs provide a great opportunity for Western to offset costs of energy conservation measures. I&rsquo;m particularly proud of our people in FM who took the initiative to squeeze out extra energy savings in such an innovative way. It&rsquo;s just one of the ways people are putting Western&rsquo;s value of sustainability into action,&rdquo; said Richard Van Den Hul, Western&rsquo;s vice president for Business and Financial Affairs.</p> <p>Since July 2013, WWU has partnered with PSE on 21 projects that resulted in over 5.2 million kWh saved and $750,000 in incentive funding. These projects included lighting upgrades, HVAC control system upgrades, HVAC retrofits, and the ongoing implementation of a Resource Conservation Management program.</p> <p>The total electric savings is enough to power over 400 homes per year and has led to substantial savings on the university&rsquo;s power bill.</p> <p>&ldquo;Western Washington University is a leader in energy efficiency, as demonstrated by continued participation in our programs and ongoing behavioral campaigns, which include Sweater Days, Power Down, and Go for the Green,&rdquo; said Ryan Lambert, manager of PSE&rsquo;s Business Energy Management.</p> <p>Sweater Days, Power Down and Go for the Green are behavior-change campaigns run by Western&rsquo;s Office of Sustainability.</p> <p>John Furman, director of Western&rsquo;s Facilities Management, said that the software programming within the campus building automation control system was highly innovative in the most recent energy-saving projects.</p> <p>&ldquo;The innovation went one step further in packaging the control software programming code in templates that can be applied to many other locations across campus for yet more energy savings. This is truly exceptional work by the Facilities Management crew!&rdquo; Furman said.</p> Business and Financial Affairs environment Facilities Management sustainability John Furman Rich Van Den Hul Seth Vidana Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:32:42 +0000 Western Today 25767 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU students design tea maker they hope people will flip over http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-students-design-tea-maker-they-hope-people-will-flip-over <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/2015/04/24/4259042_wwu-students-design-tea-maker.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/24/4259042_wwu-students-design-tea-maker...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A few Western Washington University students have made a product that is not only a potential money-maker for future students but is handy for loose-leaf tea drinkers on the go. </div> </div> </div> Industrial Design Department students College of Science and Engineering Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:01:17 +0000 Western Today 25766 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western students safe in Nepal http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/western-students-safe-in-nepal <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>Four Western Washington University students in Nepal are safe and uninjured, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck that country on Saturday.</p> <p>The 7.9-magnitude earthquake has led to the deaths of thousands, with many thousands injured. The four Western students, in the Wildland Studies Program, were outside of hard-hit capital Kathmandu when the earthquake hit and are not expected back to Kathmandu until May 23.&nbsp;</p> International Programs and Exchanges safety students Wildland Studies Program Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:18 +0000 Western Today 25765 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday ‘Sound Culture’ concerts offer experimental music in four events at WWU http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/%E2%80%98sound-culture%E2%80%99-concerts-offer-experimental-music-in-four-events-at-wwu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/26/4256855/music-sound-culture-concerts-offer.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/26/4256855/music-sound-culture-concerts-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sound Culture is a Bellingham organization that promotes such under-represented musical forms as modern chamber music, electronic music, experimental folk and jazz, fringe-pop, and strange hybrids. Sound Culture works with Western Washington University, Boogie Universal, and other organizations and venues to host the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival and smaller events year-round, coordinated by Bruce Hamilton. </div> </div> </div> faculty students upcoming events Bruce Hamilton College of Fine and Performing Arts Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:19:14 +0000 Western Today 25764 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Ski to Sea team honors WWII hero who saved 30,000 refugees http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/ski-to-sea-team-honors-wwii-hero-who-saved-30000-refugees <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/2015/04/25/4258747/ski-to-sea-team-honors-wwii-hero.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/25/4258747/ski-to-sea-team-honors-wwii-h...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The theme for this year’s Blossomtime Parade in downtown Bellingham is “Honoring our Heroes,” and that’s the idea behind an unusual entry in this year’s Ski to Sea Race. The race team is called “Equipe Sousa Mendes.” “Equipe” means “team” in both French and Portuguese. </div> </div> </div> community faculty upcoming events Sebastian Mendes Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:17:07 +0000 Western Today 25763 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 10 things to know about palliative care in Whatcom County http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/10-things-to-know-about-palliative-care-in-whatcom-county <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/2015/04/27/4244466/10-things-to-know-about-palliative.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/04/27/4244466/10-things-to-know-about-palli...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is palliative care? Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It provides patients with relief from the symptoms and stress, with the goal to improve quality of life for both the patient and family. </div> </div> </div> nursing program Palliative Care Institute Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:13:45 +0000 Western Today 25762 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday