http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2414/0 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 Faculty/staff parking applications open July 13 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/facultystaff-parking-applications-open-july-13 <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 timeframe for Western Washington University faculty and staff to apply for parking permits has changed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wwu.edu/ps" target="_blank">Online applications</a> for parking permits for the 2015-2016 year will be open at 8 <span data-scayt_word="a.m" data-scaytid="74">a.m</span>. Monday, July 13. The deadline is 8 <span data-scayt_word="a.m" data-scaytid="80">a.m</span>. Monday, Aug. 10. All applications submitted after the deadline will be considered late.</p> <p>A &ldquo;reminder to apply notification&rdquo; will be sent to all Faculty &amp; Staff via their <span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="87">WWU</span> email prior to the application opening date.</p> <p>Questions may be sent to <span data-scayt_word="parking@wwu.edu" data-scaytid="89">parking@wwu.edu</span>.&nbsp;</p> Parking Services transportation upcoming events Thu, 21 May 2015 23:09:20 +0000 Western Today 25970 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday May 21: 'From Harvard to Healing' http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/may-21-from-harvard-to-healing <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/Richard-Katz-Flyer-2.jpg" length="374229" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Richard Katz will deliver a free public presentation called &quot;From Harvard to Healing: A Journey Unfolding&quot; from 6:30 to 8:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="1">p.m</span>. Thursday, May 21, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204.</p> <p>The presentation is part of the Center for Cross-Cultural Research Department of Psychology Lecture Series.</p> <p>A free four-hour workshop will take place from 9 <span data-scayt_word="a.m" data-scaytid="8">a.m</span>. to 1 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="9">p.m</span>. Friday, May 22, in the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity in Miller Hall Room 005.</p> Center for Cross-Cultural Research Psychology Department upcoming events Thu, 21 May 2015 18:43:02 +0000 Western Today 25969 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Groundskeepers move tree to south campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/groundskeepers-move-tree-to-south-campus <p>The planned upcoming renovation of the Carver Academic Facility is displacing <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/construction-update-carver-academic-facility-renovation" target="_blank">more than just people</a>. The landscaping around the building will be impacted by the construction, too.</p> <p>In recognition of that, groundskeepers at Western are moving what they can, including this variegated tulip tree, to other spots on campus. This work took place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.</p> <p>Video by Rhys Logan / <span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="1">WWU</span></p> campus Carver Gymnasium environment Thu, 21 May 2015 18:39:46 +0000 Western Today 25968 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Getting to know Huxley College on the Peninsulas http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/getting-to-know-huxley-college-on-the-peninsulas <p>You probably know that Western Washington University&#39;s nationally acclaimed 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.</p> <p>But how much do you know about Western Washington University&#39;s <a href="https://huxley.wwu.edu/hcop/huxley-college-peninsulas" target="_blank">Huxley College on the Peninsulas</a>?</p> <p>Based on Huxley College&#39;s main-campus interdisciplinary curricula, Huxley College on the Peninsulas offers students in the greater Puget Sound region the opportunity to earn either a B.A. in Environmental Policy or a B.S. in Environmental Science.</p> <p>Students with an associate&#39;s degree can transfer to Western at one of three locations -- Everett, Port Angeles or <span data-scayt_word="Poulsbo" data-scaytid="1">Poulsbo</span> -- to complete their bachelor&rsquo;s degree through Huxley College on the Peninsulas.</p> <p>This video was created by Rhys Logan for Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas&#39; <span data-scayt_word="20th" data-scaytid="5">20th</span> anniversary, which was celebrated this past fall in Port Gamble.</p> Extended Education Western on the Peninsulas Huxley College of the Environment Thu, 21 May 2015 17:33:11 +0000 Western Today 25967 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Job outlook for June graduates sunnier but some clouds remain http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/job-outlook-for-june-graduates-sunnier-but-some-clouds-remain <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://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/states-jobless-rate-shrinks-to-55-percent-close-to-us-average/" target="_blank">http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/states-jobless-rate-shrinks-to-55-p...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vivian Yu, a 21-year-old computer-science major at the University of Washington, is graduating this June with a job already lined up — and four other offers she turned down. Jessica Ramirez, a UW American ethnic studies major with a concentration in labor studies who is also graduating next month, is having a tougher go of it. </div> </div> </div> alumni Career Services Center community jobs staff students Aaron Ignac Thu, 21 May 2015 17:08:35 +0000 Western Today 25966 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Controversial online college on its way to North Carolina? http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/controversial-online-college-on-its-way-to-north-carolina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NC Policy Watch </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.ncpolicywatch.com/2015/05/21/controversial-online-college-on-its-way-to-north-carolina/" target="_blank">http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2015/05/21/controversial-online-college-on-its-way-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Johann Neem, a professor at Western Washington University who has also been critical of WGU, says the model is especially troubling for its on focus low-income and working-class students. He fears that students with financial pressures at home will increasingly be steered to the WGU’s online model of learning and miss out on more robust offerings in traditional public universities. </div> </div> </div> faculty History Department research Johann Neem College of Humanities and Social Sciences Thu, 21 May 2015 17:07:32 +0000 Western Today 25965 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Indian children with autism get help from Northwest college students http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/indian-children-with-autism-get-help-from-northwest-college-students <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Oregonian </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.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/05/indian_children_with_autism_ge.html" target="_blank">http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/05/indian_childr...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A college student from Portland is leading an effort to help children with autism in India. Justin Loveland, a 2012 Madison High School graduate who is in his third year at Western Washington University in Bellingham, is seeking donations for a humanitarian project that he&#039;s been working on for more than a year: providing therapeutic toys and equipment and informational books for Adarsh Charitable Trust, a clinic that treats children with developmental disorders. </div> </div> </div> community donations fundraising students volunteers Thu, 21 May 2015 16:46:39 +0000 Western Today 25964 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Cleanup work along Bellingham’s waterfront to start this summer http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/cleanup-work-along-bellingham%E2%80%99s-waterfront-to-start-this-summer <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/2015/05/21/4304839/cleanup-work-along-bellinghams.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/05/21/4304839/cleanup-work-along-bellingham...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crews could start work on a more than $35 million environmental cleanup of a polluted Bellingham waterfront site as soon as July. The Port of Bellingham Commission approved a contract for cleaning up the Whatcom Waterway with American Construction Company of Tacoma during its regular Tuesday afternoon meeting, May 19. The vote was 2-1, with Commissioner Mike McAuley opposed. </div> </div> </div> Bellingham environment sustainability waterfront Thu, 21 May 2015 16:40:33 +0000 Western Today 25963 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Watson sets record, misses out on nationals http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/watson-sets-record-misses-out-on-nationals <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/2015/05/20/4304882/watson-sets-record-misses-out.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/05/20/4304882/watson-sets-record-misses-out...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There may be no Western Washington University men’s track and field athlete who did more to help the Vikings to a fourth straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference title this season, and yet Brett Watson is staying home while eight other Vikings compete at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 21-23 in Allendale, Mich. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students track and field upcoming events Pee Wee Halsell Thu, 21 May 2015 16:39:50 +0000 Western Today 25962 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU men’s basketball signs forward from California http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-men%E2%80%99s-basketball-signs-forward-from-california <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/2015/05/20/4304844/wwu-mens-basketball-signs-forward.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/05/20/4304844/wwu-mens-basketball-signs-for...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Hill Jr., a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who played at Future College Prep in Carson, Calif., last year, has signed a national letter of intent to play men’s basketball beginning this fall at Western Washington University. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball students Tony Dominguez Thu, 21 May 2015 16:38:54 +0000 Western Today 25961 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Amber Sudduth Bone featured in final ‘Night Beat’ concert of the season http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/amber-sudduth-bone-featured-in-final-%E2%80%98night-beat%E2%80%99-concert-of-the-season <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/2015/05/20/4294569/amber-suddeth-bone-featured-in.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2015/05/20/4294569/amber-suddeth-bone-featured-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Amber Sudduth Bone has been a member of the vocal faculty at Western Washington University since 2006. She is the instructor for introduction to voice studies, diction and vocal pedagogy, and is coordinator for the voice studios program. </div> </div> </div> faculty Music Department upcoming events Amber Sudduth Bone College of Fine and Performing Arts Thu, 21 May 2015 16:35:34 +0000 Western Today 25960 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Nominations due June 25 for Outstanding Classified Staff award http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/nominations-due-june-25-for-outstanding-classified-staff-award <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/juliet-Holzknecht-3.jpg" length="495745" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/CahillStaffAward2013.jpg" length="557144" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Western-Way---kevin-dixey-1_0.jpg" length="190384" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Western-Way---june-fraser-thistle-1_0.jpg" length="175171" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Outstanding Classified Staff Award recognizes a single individual who exemplifies a positive and creative approach to problem solving and innovation that significantly advances departmental goals and/or university mission. With the support of the president, the two classified staff unions on campus (<span data-scayt_word="WFSE" data-scaytid="1">WFSE</span> and PSE) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at opening convocation in the fall.</p> <p><strong>Nomination Process: </strong>All nominations must be submitted via the <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B9Z3DNH">on-line nomination form</a> by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Nominations may be made by any university faculty or staff member. Nominees must be a permanent classified staff member who has completed 1 year of service by the nomination due date.</p> <p>The award recipient will be recognized at opening convocation on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Previous winners are Juliet <span data-scayt_word="Holzknecht" data-scaytid="2">Holzknecht</span> (2014), Susan Cahill (2013), Kevin <span data-scayt_word="Dixey" data-scaytid="3">Dixey</span> (2012), June Fraser Thistle (2011) and Heidi <span data-scayt_word="Zeretzke" data-scaytid="4">Zeretzke</span> (2010).</p> <p><strong>Criteria: </strong>To be considered, the individual must demonstrate contribution to the work unit, department, college or the university that furthers Western&rsquo;s mission and strategic goals through any of the following ways:</p> <ul> <li> Excellence in job performance resulting in effectiveness, innovation, diversity, and/or sustainability</li> <li> Personal initiative and leadership that supports and builds a positive work environment</li> <li> Innovative approach to problem-solving</li> <li> Outstanding service, commitment, scholarly or creative work that contributes to Western&#39;s learning community</li> </ul> <p>Information on past awards is available on the <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/recognitions-honors/index.shtml">President&rsquo;s website</a>.</p> <p>Questions can be directed to <a href="mailto:Susan.Banton@wwu.edu">Susan.Banton@wwu.edu</a>, PSE President, or <a href="mailto:Steve.Vanko@wwu.edu">James.Brady@wwu.edu</a>, <span data-scayt_word="WFSE" data-scaytid="5">WFSE</span> President.</p> Heidi Zeretzke Juliet Holzknecht June Fraser Thistle Kevin Dixey Susan Cahill Thu, 21 May 2015 16:16:55 +0000 Western Today 25959 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Next 'Neuroscience on Tap' event is June 1 downtown http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/next-neuroscience-on-tap-event-is-june-1-downtown <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>What can we learn about ourselves from studying slugs? Faculty members from <span data-scayt_word="WWU’s" data-scaytid="12">WWU&rsquo;s</span> Behavioral Neuroscience Program and biology and psychology departments will gather for a neighborhood round-table discussion from 7 to 8:30 <span data-scayt_word="p.m" data-scaytid="13">p.m</span>. Monday, June 1, at Club Glow, 202 E. Holly St. in downtown Bellingham.</p> <p>&ldquo;What Can Flies, Worms and Slugs Tell Us About You? The <span data-scayt_word="Squishies" data-scaytid="18">Squishies</span> and <span data-scayt_word="Crunchies" data-scaytid="19">Crunchies</span> of Neuroscience&rdquo; is this month&rsquo;s topic, which will be hosted by Jackie Rose, an associate professor in Western&rsquo;s Psychology Department.</p> <p>For more information on this &ldquo;Neuroscience on Tap: Bring Your Own Brain&rdquo; event, contact Coco <span data-scayt_word="Besson" data-scaytid="20">Besson</span>, <span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="21">WWU</span> Behavioral Neuroscience Program Coordinator, at 360-650-2148 or at <span data-scayt_word="coco.besson@wwu.edu" data-scaytid="22">coco.besson@wwu.edu</span>. Additional program information can also be found at <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/neuroscience/" target="_blank">http://<span data-scayt_word="www.wwu.edu" data-scaytid="23">www.wwu.edu</span>/neuroscience/</a>.</p> Behavioral Neuroscience Program Biology Department Psychology Department Jackie Rose College of Humanities and Social Sciences College of Science and Engineering Thu, 21 May 2015 15:53:12 +0000 Western Today 25958 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Video: Back2Bellingham 2015 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/video-back2bellingham-2015 <p>Western Washington University&#39;s campus was filled with hundreds of alumni, parents, students and community members during the annual Back 2 Bellingham celebration May 15 to 17.</p> <p>The event, put on each year by the Western Alumni Association, featured food, a zip line, theatrical performances, a rock climbing wall, Classes without Quizzes and many other events.</p> <p>Video by Jake Parrish&nbsp;and Margaret&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="Degman" data-scaytid="3">Degman</span>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<span data-scayt_word="WWU" data-scaytid="4">WWU</span>&nbsp;Communications and Marketing interns</p> alumni Alumni Association Back2Bellingham community Thu, 21 May 2015 15:14:44 +0000 Western Today 25957 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday