Western's College of Fine and Performing Arts is participating in the 2017 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. The survey will attempt to locate and include over 11,000 graduates in creative disciplines from WWU going back decades. Graduates in fine and performing arts, design, creative writing, industrial design, visual journalism, and related creative fields will be surveyed.
This fall, all arts graduates of WWU will receive an email invitation to participate in the online survey. By verifying our alumni office has a current email address, alumni can be sure not to miss their chance to share their experiences and help shape the future of arts education across the country and at WWU.
Congratulations to all Western Washington University Summer Quarter Graduates! Need help creating the perfect resume and cover letter? We can help! Still not confident with your interview skills? Schedule a mock interview! New grads receive 6 months of FREE services. http://ow.ly/IOBl30euHcB
(photo compliments of WWU University Communications and Marketing).
We have a new GI Bill and veterans are no longer limited to completing their education within 15 years of seperating from the military.
“Thanks to the herculean effort of the veteran community and allies in Congress, student veterans today and in the future will enjoy lifetime access to the GI Bill."
A detailed summary of the changes included in the new GI Bill can be found here. http://nvest.studentveterans.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Things-to-Know-About-the-Forever-GI-Bill_SVA-1.pdf?utm_source=Press+Distribution&utm_campaign=ba995ee509-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60384d6857-ba995ee509-99985209
Guangyu Meng says he arrived in the U.S. from China eager to begin studies at Western Washington University. But he was unsure how to start academic life. So, he joined the university's first-year interest group, a program that helps new undergrad students ease into their studies.
"I joined because I had no idea what classes I should take, so I thought it would be helpful to have somebody lead me in my first quarter," says Meng.
Prospective international students wary of starting their undergraduate education should consider first-year interest groups or learning communities that U.S. and Canadian universities offer. These groups allow freshmen with similar academic interests to enroll in the same schedule with 20-25 students, typically for the first quarter or semester.
The Red Square Info. Fair at Western Washington University (Sept. 25/26) will be here before you know it! Stop by our booth, get your questions answered and enter our prize drawing. http://ow.ly/LDs930eus1j
The Vikings have been predicted to place 2nd by the 2017 GNAC Preseason Coaches Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.
WWU tied for 2nd in the conference standings last year and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, taking a six-game unbeaten streak into the postseason and finishing the 2016 campaign 6-1-1 over its final eight games.
The Vikings are headed to Spokane this weekend for exhibition games at Gonzaga and Whitworth before hosting Puget Sound on August 26 at Harrington Field to close out the exhibition season.
“Artists are producing wearable art, gallery installations, and public art by collaborating with scientists and engineers.” Very cool new WWU Western Gallery exhibit coming our way on September 27. Western Washington University #Opps4All
We kick off the 2017 season tonight with a friendly vs. University of the Fraser Valley at 5 pm at Harrington Field.
Free admission and free parking (follow the signs to the open C lots)!
🆚 Fraser Valley (exhibition)
🕔: 5 pm
📍: Harrington Field
📸⬇️ Junior defender Taylor Hallquist (Vancouver, WA)
Kulshan Cabin was completed in 1925. It was located ten miles up from Glacier and provided a nice launching point for those wanting to hike and climb the mountain. Western's Recreation Club sponsored an annual climb for many years. Photos here show the cabin and some summer hikers.
If you haven't heard, a solar eclipse will pass over the US on Monday. While Bellingham isn't in the path of totality -- you'd have to drive to Oregon or Idaho for that -- we will see a partial (88%) solar eclipse on at 10:21am Pacific Time on Monday. Remember to take safety precautions to protect your eyes if you want to watch!
Join Kati Johnson, Assistant Director of Western's MBA Program, for an in-person info session about the Weekend MBA Program offered in Everett, WA.
The session will cover an overview of the program, application requirements and procedures, and an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. The session will be held at the new Everett University Center located at 915 N Broadway Ave. Room TBD.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or visit us online at http://www.wwu.edu/EverettMBA.
Congratulations to the family of our Systems Administrator, Kyle Ricks, who just announced he's going to be a father next year! If Kyle can keep our programmers from shutting down all the computers around here, then he will certainly make a great dad!
@wwucheer is killing it at their preseason camp. We are so appreciative of all the support they give our teams. ・・・
Had an amazing first day at UCA camp! Can't wait to see what's in store for us during day 2 💙🤘🏼#WEAREvikings
Los Alamos, New Mexico-based UbiQD has reached an agreement with Western Washington University and the University of Washington to exclusively license groundbreaking luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) technology developed at the two schools.
Unlike typical heavy opaque solar panels, this technology is partially transparent and lightweight, enabling windows or other surfaces, such as building facades, to become solar collectors.
Developed at Western’s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center (AMSEC) and the University of Washington via funding from the National Science Foundation, Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD, said the technology has the potential to disrupt the way we think about energy. http://ow.ly/BgAF30ep7Yo
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, we will hold an event for current and prospective season-ticket holders. If you’ve been considering supporting your favorite Viking teams, come and check out the newly renovated facility and learn more about ways to support Viking student-athletes.
More information regarding Viking season tickets can be found here - http://bit.ly/VikingSeasonPass
In order to ensure that we have refreshments on August 23, we ask that you reserve your space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For your convenience, athletics has suspended parking in the regular season-ticket holder parking lot, 17G for the hours during the event.
ICYMI: You can now stream WWU games during the 2017-18 season via GNAC.tv on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.
After adding Roku as its first over-the-top app last January, the GNAC is adding Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV as additional OTT options to stream video content of GNAC schools.