http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2046/0 en Violence prevention training offered for faculty and staff http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/violence-prevention-training-offered-for-faculty-and-staff <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/updpatch_smaller_5.jpg" length="29928" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University Police Chief Darin Rasmussen is offering training in violence prevention for employees.</p> <p>Western faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of three 90-minute trainings. Available dates are Oct. 28 and 30 and Nov. 5.</p> <p>Chief Rasmussen will provide information on behaviors of concern and whom to notify and how. Employees may sign up <a href="https://west.wwu.edu/training/">here</a>.</p> faculty Health safety staff University Police upcoming events Darin Rasmussen Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:05:47 +0000 Western Today 24380 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Upcoming workshops to help faculty internationalize their curricula http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/upcoming-workshops-to-help-faculty-internationalize-their-curricula <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://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 is engaged in multiple efforts to define and coordinate the university&#39;s commitment to internationalization. One key element of this commitment is the provision of support for the internationalization of courses taught at Western.</p> <p>As part of this engagement at WWU, the Provost&#39;s Office and the Center for International Studies are supporting a series of three faculty workshops to be conducted in 2014-2015 academic year.</p> <p>The fall workshop will focus on the many ways in which internationalizing the curriculum is being defined and disseminated within disciplines and in interdisciplinary studies in higher education in the U.S. and around the world. Particular focus will be given to how WWU faculty define internationalizing the curriculum.</p> <p>This workshop will be partially facilitated by an expert in the field&mdash;Hilary Kahn, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. This workshop will be conducted twice to accommodate faculty schedules:</p> <ul> <li> 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Viking Union Room 462</li> <li> 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Viking&nbsp;Union Room 462</li> </ul> <p>All faculty are welcome to attend one of these two sessions. RSVP at <a href="mailto:cis@wwu.edu">cis@wwu.edu</a>&nbsp;for special accommodations or for more information.</p> <p>Because the approach for the winter and spring workshops will be hands-on, participation will be limited. Western faculty (tenure-line and senior instructors) are invited to apply for these two follow-up workshops. Participants will be selected based upon the following criteria:</p> <ul> <li> A diverse representation of faculty members across different ranks and different colleges with different levels of experience with course internationalization.</li> <li> The relevance of the motivation statement to the workshop goals and a demonstrated commitment to implementation and dissemination of the workshops&rsquo; outcomes.</li> </ul> <p>The application process will open at the end of October. Application deadline (for both workshops) is Monday, Dec. 1. Information regarding application for these workshops will be provided at the fall workshop.</p> <p>Participating faculty will earn a modest stipend for their participation in the winter and spring workshops and will be required to report the results of their participation to their department colleagues.</p> <p>The winter workshop will use a hands-on approach to assist faculty in internationalizing one of the courses that they plan to teach in 2015-2016, building on the fall workshop&#39;s definitions of internationalization.&nbsp;</p> <p>The spring workshop will use the syllabus created by participants in the winter workshop as a stepping stone for discussing how programs and disciplines can be further infused with international content, approaches, resources, and perspectives.</p> <p>Note: Fifteen to twenty faculty will be selected to participate in these two workshops and will earn a $1,000 stipend to be paid in two installments. The first half will be paid on 10 Feb 2015. The second half will be paid on June 25, 2015. Faculty must attend both workshops and must complete assignments.&nbsp; Failure to do so will result in the forfeiting of the second half of the stipend.</p> Center for International Studies faculty Provost's Office Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:55:06 +0000 Western Today 24240 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lizard Field School http://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://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU announces $60M fundraising campaign http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/wwu-announces-60m-fundraising-campaign <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Western-Stands-for-Washington-banner-install_0.jpg" length="594832" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This afternoon, in front of a campus-wide audience, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard officially launched a $60 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the history of the university.</p> <p>A special dinner this evening in Bellingham celebrates the launch, and two Seattle-based events, a business forum meeting on Nov. 6 and gala dinner on Nov. 7, will take the campaign fully public.</p> <p>&ldquo;This campaign represents a historic opportunity for Western and our ability to serve the needs of Washington, the region and the world,&rdquo; said Western President Bruce Shepard. &ldquo;While enabling us to expand access to Western&rsquo;s distinctive excellence through scholarships, the campaign also builds on our unique strengths in teacher education, the STEM fields, environmental science and more, to prepare graduates to tackle the most pressing issues of the 21st century.&rdquo;</p> <p>The goal of the transformative $60 million Western Stands for Washington campaign &ndash; a multi-year, fundraising effort that is already impacting Western students, faculty and programs alike &ndash; is to affirm Western as one of Washington&rsquo;s top universities, while extending its reach regionally and internationally.</p> <p>At this stage, 60 percent of the $60 million target has already been reached &ndash; the running total recently passed more than $48 million &ndash; and the ongoing fundraising success encompasses an impressive range of alumni, faculty and community-generated philanthropy.</p> <p>Contributions reflect the breadth and depth of what Western offers to its students, faculty and wider community as a diverse, dynamic public university. These include: a $1 million cash gift in support of Western&rsquo;s new Institute for Energy Studies; a six-figure gift that has already established a Western-based international center for entrepreneurship; a multi-million dollar estate gift that will benefit, among others, the music, economics and biology departments; and a $1.5 million bequest for pre-med students.</p> <p>The Western Stands for Washington campaign is being directed by the Western Washington University Foundation.</p> <p>To find out more about the campaign, please visit the campaign website at: WWU4WA.org</p> #WesternGives fundraising Western Foundation Western Stands for Washington Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:29:03 +0000 Western Today 24426 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday From President Shepard: 'Please look out for each other' http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/from-president-shepard-please-look-out-for-each-other <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following message to the WWU community Friday afternoon:</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">As you may be aware, a tragic school shooting took place earlier today at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Police report that a student gunman opened fire in the school cafeteria this morning and killed one student before turning the gun on himself. News reports indicate that as many as four other people were wounded in the shooting. I know I speak for the entire Western Washington University community in stating that Marysville is in our thoughts during this challenging time.</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This tragedy impacts our Western family, as we have students and employees who are from Marysville and many alumni who live there. Our hearts go out to all of them.</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This is also a reminder that we who are Western are committed to looking out for one another.</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The health and safety of every single Western student and employee is important. Wherever you are, whatever you&rsquo;re doing, make sure to be looking out for each other. If you see someone who needs support, reach out to them.&nbsp;</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">If today&rsquo;s tragedy or any other occurrence is troubling you, I encourage students to contact&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/counseling/" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; color: rgb(0, 131, 214);" target="_blank">WWU Counseling Services</a>&nbsp;and employees to connect with the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wwu.edu/hr/disability/domesticviolencecontactresources.shtml" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; color: rgb(0, 131, 214);" target="_blank">WWU Employee Assistance Program</a>.</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Please take care!</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Bruce</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rteindent1" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; padding-top: 5px; padding-bottom: 5px; font-size: 0.825em; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Bruce Shepard<br style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto;" /><br /> President<br style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto;" /><br /> Western Washington University</p> community faculty Health safety staff students Bruce Shepard Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:48:43 +0000 Western Today 24425 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU Health Advisory: Low-risk tuberculosis case at WWU being treated http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu-health-advisory-low-risk-tuberculosis-case-at-wwu-being-treated <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Testing confirms a diagnosis of active tuberculosis (TB) for a Western Washington University student who has begun to exhibit symptoms only in the last week.</p> <p>The student &ndash; who lives in campus housing &ndash; is beginning treatment and will remain in isolation until determined to be no longer contagious by the Whatcom County Health Department. The student is considered low risk for contagion to others due to the early diagnosis of infection. For privacy reasons, the student&rsquo;s name or other personal information is not being released.</p> <p>Western officials are working with the Health Department to identify and evaluate individuals who may have had significant close contact with the student. Those individuals are being individually notified and asked to be tested for the low risk of tuberculosis exposure with a simple skin or blood test. The Health Department will determine who should be tested for TB infection.</p> <p>The health and well-being of WWU students, faculty and staff is a top concern at Western. The University is working closely with the Whatcom County Health Department and will send updates to the campus community as additional information becomes available.</p> <p>Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection, usually of the lungs, spread when an individual who has active pulmonary TB coughs or sneezes. Most infections occur when people directly inhale TB germs over an extended length of time. Brief or casual contact with an infected person does not spread the disease. Most people who become infected with tuberculosis are able to contain it and never develop the disease. TB infection without disease is not contagious and can be treated to prevent progression to active disease.</p> <p>For more information about tuberculosis please see the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) web site at <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/tb" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/tb</a>.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Emily Gibson, M.D.<br /> Director, Western Washington University Student Health<br /> Emily.Gibson@wwu.edu; or(360)650-7328</p> <p>Greg Stern, M.D., Health Officer<br /> Whatcom County Health Department<br /> 509 Girard Street<br /> Bellingham WA 98225<br /> (360) 676-4593</p> community Health safety Student Health Center students Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:51:45 +0000 Western Today 24424 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Flight Plan: Charting a Course for Drones in Washington http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/flight-plan-charting-a-course-for-drones-in-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TVW </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/TVWpublicaffairs/videos" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/user/TVWpublicaffairs/videos</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This one-hour television special from TVW looks at the growing popularity of civilian drones, and the privacy questions they raise. TVW introduces you to hobbyists who are flying drones for fun, as well as professionals who want to use them for things like selling real estate or growing grapes. We also take you inside Washington&#039;s booming drone industry, where unmanned aerial systems are built primarily for military customers. And finally, we show you how police and Washington state agencies could use the technology -- and hear from those who say government drones threaten your civil rights. </div> </div> </div> Environmental Sciences faculty research students David Wallin Huxley College of the Environment Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:35:02 +0000 Western Today 24423 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Window TV: discussion on compassion, suffering http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/videos/window-tv-discussion-on-compassion-suffering <p>In this special &quot;Office Hours&quot; episode of Western Window, Dan Purdy, director of Western&#39;s Front Door to Discovery program, discusses compassion and suffering in the workplace with Joanne DeMark, a leadership development specialist at WWU, and Jason Kanov, a Western professor of management who studies the nature and impact of suffering and compassion in the workplace.</p> faculty Front Door to Discovery Western Window Dan Purdy Jason Kanov Joanne DeMark Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:37:36 +0000 Western Today 24422 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Improvisation, experimentation featured in WWU student ‘Cabaret’ Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/improvisation-experimentation-featured-in-wwu-student-%E2%80%98cabaret%E2%80%99-oct-31-and-nov-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://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 Department of Theatre and Dance will offer the first installment in the seventh season of &lsquo;Cabaret&rsquo; performances at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, in Performing Arts Center Room 16.</p> <p>The &lsquo;Cabaret&rsquo; series features the innovative and original work of approximately 50 students. The &lsquo;Cabaret&rsquo; is produced once each quarter, and student performers&nbsp;come mostly from Western&rsquo;s Department of Theatre and Dance but also from campus in general. &lsquo;Cabaret&rsquo; showcases collaborative efforts that span multiple arts forms &ndash; including dance, theater, song, poetry, and improvisation &ndash; offering students an opportunity to present experimental, collaborative works of their own creation.</p> <p>Students wanting to participate sign up and meet with Dance instructor Rick Merrill, who mentors the performers.</p> <p>&ldquo;They can learn together, feel a sense of community and discover the pleasures of taking risks and expanding their vision,&rdquo; Merrill said of the rehearsal process. He said he hopes the series create an entry point to experimental theater and dance performance for a larger and more diverse audience. Each &lsquo;Cabaret&rsquo; typically attracts an audience of about 150 people to the spacious choir room in the Performing Arts Center, which doubles as an intimate performance venue.</p> <p>Admission is $5 for students and $8 for the general public. Tickets are available through the WWU Box Office at 360-650-6146 or <a href="http://www.tickets.wwu.edu" title="www.tickets.wwu.edu">www.tickets.wwu.edu</a>. WWU Box Office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For individual tickets and disability accommodations, contact the WWU Box Office.</p> <p>For more details about future Cabaret events, or other dance performances, visit cfpa.wwu.edu or call 360-650-2829.</p> faculty students Theatre and Dance Department upcoming events College of Fine and Performing Arts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:38 +0000 Western Today 24421 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Success in tribal environmental management is topic for Oct. 30 lecture http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/success-in-tribal-environmental-management-is-topic-for-oct-30-lecture <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Charles F. Wilkinson, a professor from the University of Colorado, will discuss natural resources management by Native American tribes as part of Western&rsquo;s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Communications Facility 120 on Western&rsquo;s campus.</p> <p>The presentation is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Recent generations of Native Americans have accomplished a stirring revival. A leading example is in the area of natural resource and environmental management. Wilkinson&rsquo;s lecture &ldquo;Stewards of the Land: The Critical Role of Modern Tribal Environmental Management in America&rdquo; will highlight cutting-edge work by tribal governments on salmon, water, timber, and other contemporary issues.</p> <p>Wilkinson, the Moses Lasky Professor of Law at the University of Colorado, is a former attorney with the Native American Rights Fund. His 14 books include &ldquo;Messages from Frank&rsquo;s Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way&rdquo; &ldquo;Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Crossing the Next Meridian: Land, Water, and the Future of the West.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to his Huxley Speaker Series lecture, Wilkinson will speak at Northwest Indian College at noon and at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. These events are sponsored by Huxley College of the Environment, Northwest Indian College, the Sierra Club&rsquo;s Mount Baker Chapter, and the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship&rsquo;s Native American Connections Committee.</p> <p>The presentation at Western will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.</p> <p>The Huxley 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> environment sustainability upcoming events Huxley College of the Environment Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:28:06 +0000 Western Today 24420 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban to speak Nov. 12 and 13 at Western http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/holocaust-survivor-no%C3%A9mi-ban-to-speak-nov-12-and-13-at-western <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>No&eacute;mi Ban, a local Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, will share her story from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 13, in Arntzen Hall 100 at Western Washington University.</p> <p>Ban will speak about how she lost most of her family and how she shares her story to inspire current and future generations to prevent similar genocides from happening again.</p> <p>&ldquo;Your generation may be the last one able to listen to a survivor,&rdquo; Ban has told Western students.</p> <p>Reservations for her talk are mandatory because of space restrictions, but Ban&rsquo;s speech is free to the public. To attend the talk, please reserve seating as soon as possible by visiting <a href="http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Resources/NWCHE/" target="_blank">the website for the Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Ethnocide Education</a> at Western. Click on the &ldquo;Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education&rdquo; link on the left hand margin and be sure to include the number of seats requested when making a reservation.</p> <p>Ban will follow her talk with a question-and-answer period and then a book signing. Ban&rsquo;s speech is sponsored by Woodring College&rsquo;s NWCHGEE and its Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity.</p> <p>&ldquo;I would hope that people who come would think about what questions might be asked by future generations in 40 or 50 years, and that they would ask those questions now,&rdquo; said Ray Wolpow, NWCHGEE director.</p> <p>Ban retired as a teacher in 1989 so she could devote her time to educating students about the Holocaust. She is a recipient of the 1998 Golden Apple Award and has spoken almost 300 times in the past three years alone.</p> <p>Ban authored &ldquo;Sharing is Healing: A Holocaust Survivor&rsquo;s Story,&rdquo; which tells how she survived the Holocaust.</p> <p>&ldquo;My Name is No&eacute;mi,&rdquo; a film biography of Ban, debuted at Western&rsquo;s Performing Arts Center in Jan. 2009. The film was produced by Western&rsquo;s Associate Professor of Theater Jim Lortz, and tells of then No&eacute;mi Schonberger who was taken from her home in Debrecen, Hungary to Auschwitz in 1944 and her return to the concentration camp in 2007.</p> <p>For more information or ADA accommodations, please contact the Center for Education, Equity, and Diversity at 360-650-3827.</p> NWCHGEE upcoming events Noemi Ban Woodring College of Education Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:22:49 +0000 Western Today 24419 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Libraries' Heritage Resources starts speaker series to highlight research http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/western-libraries-heritage-resources-starts-speaker-series-to-highlight-research <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Libraries Heritage Resources will host its first annual speaker series for the 2014-2015 academic year starting on Wednesday, Nov. 12.</p> <p>Featured presenters are authorities in their respective fields who have used Heritage Resources collections significantly in their research. The series will include two presentations per quarter for a total of six throughout the year. The presentations will alternate between the Special Collections space on the sixth floor of the Wilson Library and the Goltz-Murray Archives Building at 808 25th St.</p> <p>The programs are free and open to the public. Please email <a href="mailto:Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu">Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu</a> or phone 360-650-7534 for more information.</p> <p>The 2014-2015 Heritage Resources Speaker Series lineup:</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Sylvia Tag, WWU librarian and associate professor, curator of the Children&rsquo;s Literature Interdisciplinary Collection</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: What are the aims, ideals, and desires that we impart upon our children and youth? This presentation will explore the language, illustration, and composition of early readers, primers, and historical textbooks over the last one hundred and fifty years to explore how we might answer this question. Tag&rsquo;s research has focused on a unique collection of educational texts, dating from 1866-1973, which are housed in Special Collections.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Special Collections (sixth floor Wilson Library)</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Helen Morgan Parmett, WWU Communication Studies professor and 2013-2014 James W. Scott Research Fellow</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: This presentation will examine the ways in which KVOS &ndash; Bellingham&rsquo;s first local radio and television station &ndash; helped constitute a sense of &ldquo;local&rdquo; identity and culture in the 1930s-1970s, as well as broader debates over what it means for media to serve the public interest. Morgan Parmett&rsquo;s research draws extensively on the Rogan Jones and KVOS collections housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Goltz-Murray Archives Building</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Michael Vendiola, doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Washington</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: The presenter has focused his research on the College of Ethnic Studies at Western Washington State College (now Western Washington University), relying heavily on information contained in institutional records housed at the University Archives.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Goltz-Murray Archives Building</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Seth Norman, Pulitzer-nominated author and renowned fly fisherman</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: Fly fishers have been consummate readers for centuries &ndash; people of like mind who are fascinated by art, craft, wildness, and ideas. The presenter, who has written extensively for Gray&rsquo;s Sporting Journal and Fly Rod and Reel, will discuss writing about fly fishing and treasures from Special Collections&rsquo; Fly Fishing Collection will be on display.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Special Collections (sixth floor Wilson Library)</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book curator, University of Washington Special Collections</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: Artists&rsquo; books are meant to be consumed fully with every element savored, but most people experience them as visual images or through exhibition. How does that impact the reception of the work? What is the difference between artists&rsquo; books experienced in still or moving images, or in a vitrine, with books in the hand? These are questions, perhaps without answers, that Kroupa will discuss in her presentation.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Special Collections (sixth floor Wilson Library)</p> <p><strong>Speaker: Ron Judd, Seattle Times reporter and WWU Journalism instructor</strong></p> <p class="rteindent1">Description: Expanding on research for his History master&rsquo;s thesis, Judd will examine the successful campaign to remove Western Washington College of Education (now Western Washington University) President Charles H. Fisher from office. Drawing extensively on information found in archival collections at all three Heritage Resources programs, Judd will provide a glimpse into the prolonged, bitter political war between New Deal liberals and old-guard conservatives in Bellingham during the mid-1930s &ldquo;Red Scare.&rdquo;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Time and Day: 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.</p> <p class="rteindent1">Location: Wilson 4 Central Reading Room</p> <p>Heritage Resources is a division of Western Libraries which includes Special Collections, the University Archives and the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Together the three programs provide for responsible stewardship of unique and archival materials in support teaching, learning, and research.</p> Heritage Resources upcoming events Western Libraries Helen Morgan Parmett Ron Judd Sylvia Tag Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:29:08 +0000 Western Today 24418 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Filipino-American Student Association to celebrate 20 years Saturday http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/filipino-american-student-association-to-celebrate-20-years-saturday <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/FASA%2020%20dinner.jpg" length="260767" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Filipino-American Student Association will celebrate 20 years at its <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/682790608482322/?fref=ts" target="_blank">annual heritage dinner</a> Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.</p> <p>The dinner, under the theme &quot;Bilang Isang Pamilya,&quot; or &quot;As One Family,&quot; will begin at 7 p.m., with the doors opening at 6:30. The cost is $10 for students with valid WWU ID and $15 for general admission.</p> <p>WWU FASA recently took first place at the Filipino Olympics at Seattle University. For a video recap of that event from Western student Kevin Canda, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXyDCdy0tzU" target="_blank">visit the FASA Youtube page</a>.</p> Associated Students students upcoming events Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:09 +0000 Western Today 24417 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Jimerson to present book "Shattered Glass in Birmingham" Oct. 30 http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/jimerson-to-present-book-shattered-glass-in-birmingham-oct-30 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/JimersonSHATTERED_jktfront%20%282%29_0.jpg" length="284912" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rand Jimerson, professor of history and director of the Archives and Records Management master&#39;s program at Western Washington University, will kick off this year&#39;s Western Libraries Reading Series by presenting his new book, &quot;Shattered Glass in Birmingham: My Family&#39;s Fight for Civil Rights, 1961-1964.&quot;</p> <p>The book traces the experiences of a white northern family during the climax of the civil rights movement in Alabama&#39;s largest city. Recounted primarily from Jimerson&#39;s perspective as one of five children of Reverend Norman C. Jim Jimerson, executive director of the Alabama Council on Human Relations, the narrative explores the public and private impact of the civil rights struggle. Based on extensive archival research as well as oral histories, &quot;Shattered Glass in Birmingham&quot; offers the reader a ground-level view of prejudice, discrimination, violence and courage.</p> <p>Jimerson&nbsp;will deliver his presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th Floor).</p> <p>For more information, contact <a href="mailto:Margaret.Fast@wwu.edu">Margaret.Fast@wwu.edu</a>.</p> Archives and Records Management faculty upcoming events Western Libraries Rand Jimerson Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:56 +0000 Western Today 24416 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday In the EOO Newsletter: Disability History Month, guide for equity in hiring http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/in-the-eoo-newsletter-disability-history-month-guide-for-equity-in-hiring <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/eoo/fall2014/index.shtml" target="_blank">Fall 2014 Equal Opportunity Office Newsletter</a> is now online. Topics in this issue include:</p> <ul> <li> Title IX Update: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence</li> <li> Update on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training</li> <li> Western Recognizes Disability History Month</li> <li> Guide Aims to Aid Equity and Inclusion in Hiring</li> <li> Emergency Evacuation Guidelines for People with Disabilities</li> <li> Diversity Handbook a Helpful Resource for Those New to Western</li> </ul> Equal Opportunity Office newsletters Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:46:13 +0000 Western Today 24415 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday