http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2668/0 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 Sciences and Technology Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Larner helps evaluate interdisciplinary studies degree program at Walden University http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/larner-helps-evaluate-interdisciplinary-studies-degree-program-at-walden-university <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/Dan-Larner-mug_7.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/Dan-Larner-mug_7.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="130" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Larner (Fairhaven College) was one of two external reviewers evaluating the B.S. in interdisciplinary studies degree program at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn., June 30 to July 1.</p> faculty Dan Larner Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:23:10 +0000 Western Today 23787 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Larner presents paper on Eugene O'Neill at conference http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/larner-presents-paper-on-eugene-oneill-at-conference <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/Dan-Larner-mug_6.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/Dan-Larner-mug_6.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="130" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Larner (Fairhaven College) gave a paper titled &quot;Hunted, Haunted Home: Family Tragedy in O&#39;Neill&#39;s Late Plays,&quot; at the Ninth International Conference of the Eugene O&#39;Neill Society, New London, Connecticut, June 18 to 21, 2014.</p> faculty presentations Dan Larner Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:21:21 +0000 Western Today 23786 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Larner appointed to chair Eugene O'Neill Society committee http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/larner-appointed-to-chair-eugene-oneill-society-committee <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/Dan-Larner-mug_5.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/Dan-Larner-mug_5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="130" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Daniel Larner, a professor at Fairhaven College of the Environment, was appointed to chair a committee of the Board of Directors of the Eugene O&#39;Neill Society, to review the society&#39;s scholarly journal, The Eugene O&#39;Neill Review. Larner submitted the committee&#39;s report to the board at the Ninth International Conference of the Society, New London, Connecticut, June 18 to 21, 2014. Larner also chaired this committee in 2008.</p> appointments faculty Dan Larner Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:11:51 +0000 Western Today 23785 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Abundant Demand – How can Public Policy Help Keep Energy Affordable? http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/abundant-demand-%E2%80%93-how-can-public-policy-help-keep-energy-affordable <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Energy Magazine </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.energymag.ca/usa/abundant-demand-how-can-public-policy-help-keep-energy-affordable/" target="_blank">http://www.energymag.ca/usa/abundant-demand-how-can-public-policy-help-keep-ener...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On January 8, the Peterson Institute for International Economics here in Washington D.C. launched a new study by Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan on the oil and gas production boom in the United States.1 Houser and Mohan use a general equilibrium model to assess the effects on the rest of the U.S. economy and, since the U.S. economy is so large, find the impact to be significant but not overwhelming: between 2010 and 2020 the total impact of oil and gas production growth is estimated at 2.1 per cent of U.S. GDP, roughly the boost provided by the Recovery Act stimulus spending in 2008-2012, but spread over a longer period. Still, in the case of oil, increased U.S. production was enough to offset production declines in Europe and supply reductions due to sanctions on Iran. </div> </div> </div> environment faculty sustainability Christopher Sands Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:34:26 +0000 Western Today 23784 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Blood drive coming July 15 to 17 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/blood-drive-coming-july-15-to-17 <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/give-blood_11.jpg" length="243033" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Puget Sound Blood Center will conduct its summer quarter blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 to 17 in Red Square on the Western Washington University campus.</p> <p>The drive will be closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. daily.</p> <p>Donors are asked to bring photo identification that shows first and last name.</p> <p>For information, contact Mary Friar at <a href="mailto:mary.friar@wwu.edu">mary.friar@wwu.edu</a>.</p> donations Puget Sound Blood Center upcoming events Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:08:51 +0000 Western Today 23783 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bellevue High School grad moving athletes forward one step at a time with track shoe invention http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bellevue-high-school-grad-moving-athletes-forward-one-step-at-a-time-with-track-shoe-inve <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellevue Reporter </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.bellevuereporter.com/sports/266461591.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellevuereporter.com/sports/266461591.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kate Cox had seen that walk before. In fact, she had done it. A competitor in track and field during her days at Bellevue High School, and later at Western Washington University, Cox was all too familiar with the sight of an athlete awkwardly maneuvering about on his or her heels to avoid grinding down their spikes once leaving the track surface to go to the bathroom or grandstand. </div> </div> </div> alumni Athletics track and field Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:58:37 +0000 Western Today 23782 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Repairs being made to Ridgeway sewer line http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/repairs-being-made-to-ridgeway-sewer-line <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/Ridgeway%20construction%20alert.jpg" length="87591" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sewer lines serving part of the Ridgeway Complex have failed and require emergency repairs beginning Thursday, July 10.</p> <p>The main sewer line is in the service road that runs along the soccer field south of the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education building. To access the line, the north end of the service road must be excavated. The pedestrian sidewalk is closed, and barricades are set up on both ends, but fencing will not be installed.</p> <p>During construction hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) the road will be reduced to one lane and a flagger will be present to direct traffic. During all other hours, the road will be open to two way traffic.</p> <p>The north side of the double doors to the track bunker building will be blocked, but the south side will remain open. During off hours, the mini excavator used for trenching will be parked between the track bunker building and the sidewalk. Equipment staging and a dump truck will be located in the grassy area west of the Wade King Student Recreation Center. Please use extra caution in this area or avoid it if possible. The work is scheduled to be complete July 23.</p> <p>If you have questions/concerns about this work, please contact Sandy Fugami, mechanical engineer, at 360-650-2230, <a href="mailto:sandy.fugami@wwu.edu">sandy.fugami@wwu.edu</a> or Donald White, Construction Project Coordinator, 650-3295, <a href="mailto:donald.white@wwu.edu">donald.white@wwu.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> construction Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget upcoming events Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:44:43 +0000 Western Today 23781 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Party for Jim Schuster's retirement is July 31 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/party-for-jim-schusters-retirement-is-july-31 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Jim-Schuster-Retirement.png" length="718315" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jim Schuster, Western Washington University&#39;s director of Viking Union Facilities, joined the WWU community in 1976.</p> <p>During his time at Western, he has served the community by providing support, excellence, service and commitment to the students and staff.</p> <p>But now Schuster is retiring, and a party will be held in his honor July 31. The community is welcome to join in celebrating and honoring his 38 years with the university.</p> <p>The party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Viking Union Room 462.</p> jobs retirements staff upcoming events Viking Union Jim Schuster Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:35:26 +0000 Western Today 23780 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Barse latest honored in Western Way program http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/barse-latest-honored-in-western-way-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/AJ-Barse-Western-Way.jpg" length="95058" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="white-space: nowrap;">AJ Barse is</span>&nbsp;among the latest Western Washington University employees to be recognized via the <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/westernway/" target="_blank">Western Way recognition program</a>.</p> <p>The program aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.</p> <p>Any time throughout the year, folks in the WWU community can <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/westernway/" target="_blank">visit the Western Way website</a> to recognize a Western employee who demonstrates excellence in serving students, visitors or colleagues, based on the characteristics that make them uniquely Western: inviting, engaging, distinctive, collaborative and adventurous.</p> <p>Barbara Sandoval, assistant to the president and secretary to the Board of Trustees, nominated Barse for recognition:</p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">AJ Barse always goes the extra mile to help not only me but my office colleagues with our technology needs. He is an amazing problem solver with an always positive attitude. He makes himself available to provide assistance and is just fun to be around! AJ Barse is #my tech hero!</p> </blockquote> <p>Western Way honorees are recognized online on the Western Way Wall of Acknowledgment, in the Western Today newsletter and in a slideshow at the Employee Recognition Ceremony in April.</p> <p>To view more information on the nominees to date, <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/westernway/" target="_blank">visit the Western Way website</a> at <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/westernway/" target="_blank">www.wwu.edu/westernway/</a>.</p> ATUS recognition Student Technology Center Western Way AJ Barse Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:19:49 +0000 Western Today 23779 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Drake wins national title by narrowest of margins http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/drake-wins-national-title-by-narrowest-of-margins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandy Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://portlandtribune.com/sp/71-sports/226378-88889-drake-wins-national-title-by-narrowest-of-margins" target="_blank">http://portlandtribune.com/sp/71-sports/226378-88889-drake-wins-national-title-b...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sandy High graduate Bethany Drake found that the second time was the charm after winning the javelin at the NCAA Division II track and field championships in Allendale, Mich. The sophomore at Western Washington University came into the meet as the No. 1 seed after hurling the spear for a school record 169-feet-6-inches earlier in the regular season. The pressure was on. “Going in as the top seed people are expecting a lot from you, and you put a lot of pressure on yourself to go after it,” Drake said. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students track and field Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:00:57 +0000 Western Today 23777 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Survey indicates improving job market for WWU graduates http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/survey-indicates-improving-job-market-for-wwu-graduates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald blogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/08/3739884/survey-indicates-improving-job.html?sp=/99/602/" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/08/3739884/survey-indicates-improving-jo...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Western Washington University graduates are finding full-time work in their field of study soon after graduation, according to a newly released report. Graduates receiving a bachelor&#039;s degree in 2012-13 reported the biggest gains in employment, according to the survey. Within six months of graduation 82 percent were employed, up from 80 percent the previous year. It&#039;s the highest percentage in at least eight years. </div> </div> </div> alumni Career Services Center jobs students Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:00:06 +0000 Western Today 23776 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Career Services Center reports improving job market for graduates http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/career-services-center-reports-improving-job-market-for-graduates <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 results of the Western Washington University 2012-13 employment survey indicate a slow but continuing improvement in the job market for recent graduates as compared to the past few years of economic volatility.</p> <p>Western bachelor&rsquo;s degree recipients reported the largest gains. Eighty two percent reported employment within six months of graduation as compared to 80 percent the previous year, and field-related employment increased to 53 percent from the previous year&rsquo;s 51 percent. However, average starting salaries were down 4 percent, decreasing to $37,097 a year from $38,741 the previous year.</p> <p>Top employers of recent bachelor&rsquo;s degree graduates include (in order): Boeing, Logos Bible Software, Starbucks, Microsoft, Nordstrom, AmeriCorps, Costco, Target, Amazon, AVA.ai, and Google.</p> <p>Overall employment for recipients of teaching certificates improved to 94 percent this year, with almost two-thirds employed as teachers within the state of Washington.</p> <p>The employment rate for master&rsquo;s degree recipients (84 percent) is slightly lower by one percent than last year&rsquo;s results.</p> <p>The value of internship experience was again strongly supported by this year&rsquo;s survey results. Graduates with internship experience again found employment sooner and reported an average starting salary 19.6 percent higher than students without internship experience.</p> <p>Complete survey results can be found on the Career Services Center&rsquo;s website for this year and years past at: <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/careers/" title="http://www.wwu.edu/careers/">http://www.wwu.edu/careers/</a>.</p> <p>For more information, visit the Career Services Center offices in Old Main 280, or call 360-650-3240. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> alumni Career Services Center jobs students Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:48:41 +0000 Western Today 23775 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday PeaceHealth’s Nancy Tieman to speak at Western July 18 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/peacehealth%E2%80%99s-nancy-tieman-to-speak-at-western-july-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/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nancy Tieman, regional vice president of strategy, innovation and development for PeaceHealth, will discuss strategy in the healthcare industry as part of Western&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics Executive Strategy Speaker Series at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 18, in Western&rsquo;s Parks Hall Room 104.</p> <p>Tieman received her master&rsquo;s degree in Business Administration from Western in 2004 and also has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Medical Technology from Northwestern University. She began her healthcare career at PeaceHealth St. Joseph as a medical technologist.</p> <p>Tieman&rsquo;s focus is on managing projects, information system implementation, operations and marketing efforts. She has been the administrative director of Northwest Regional Laboratory and the executive director of ComPASS, a local medical billing firm.</p> <p>The Executive Strategy Speaker Series is sponsored by the Center for Innovation in Education in Western&rsquo;s College of Business and Economics. One executive with high level executive responsibility for strategy is selected each quarter to speak.</p> <p>For more information, contact Sandra Mottner at 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>. For disability accommodation, contact Kate Kairoff at 360-650-4583 or <a href="mailto:kate.kairoff@wwu.edu">kate.kairoff@wwu.edu</a>.</p> CBE Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series upcoming events College of Business and Economics Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:45:19 +0000 Western Today 23774 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Summer concert series continues at noon July 9 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/summer-concert-series-continues-at-noon-july-9 <p>The 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series continues today, June 9, with a noon&nbsp;performance by local group Br&#39;er Rabbit on the PAC Plaza at Western Washington University.</p> <p>The video above shows another local band, Snug Harbor, opening the summer series this past week, on July 2.</p> <p>Voted best band in Bellingham in 2013 (Cascadia Weekly), Br&rsquo;er Rabbit revamps classic stringband instrumentation with homespun percussion and a unique integration of six-string ukulele and cello. With widely varying influences, three distinct vocal styles and copious amounts of foot-stomping, they demonstrate a sound that&#39;s at once original and familiar, appealing to audiences of all generations and genres.</p> <p>The free Summer Noon Concerts take place throughout July at noon Wednesdays on the PAC Plaza, or in the Viking Union if it&#39;s raining.</p> <p>Upcoming concerts:</p> <p><strong>July 16: Willow Vane.</strong></p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">Led by Russ Fish (of Ruby Parasols and Fairhaven Recording Studio), Willow Vane promises to take the Folk-Americana sound to new ambient and electronic places &ndash; a place you haven&rsquo;t visited yet, but need to. Come let yourself be transported.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>July 23: Happy Valley Sluggers.</strong></p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">Bellingham&rsquo;s own Louisiana-style Cajun band will be kicking up the fiddle and accordion to help Western feel a bit more like &ldquo;The Big Easy.&rdquo; All that will be missing will be the craw-dads and the &eacute;touff&eacute;e. Get ready to tap your toes and feel the impulse to book a flight to Cajun-country.</p> </blockquote> <p><strong>July 30: City Hall.</strong></p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">Called a Bellingham &ldquo;super group&rdquo; by What&rsquo;s Up! Magazine, City Hall is a 21st century band through and through, taking disparate influences from abroad (Grandaddy, Whitest Boy Alive, Dirty Projectors), combining them with contrasting styles from their own past and present projects, (The Palisades, Vervex, SoccerMom) and creating a sound steeped in Northwest tradition, yet boiling over its own borders.</p> </blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> Associated Students music upcoming events Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:41:23 +0000 Western Today 23773 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday