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Compass 2 Campus Brings 1,100 Fifth Graders to WWU Campus Oct. 16

Western Today - WCE - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 2:20pm

About 1,100 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the 10th year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.

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Western Ranked Among Nation’s 25 Best Green Colleges

Western Today - WCE - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:22am

Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.

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WWU to Test Western Alert Notification System, Hold Campus Lockdown Drill Oct. 9

Western Today - WCE - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 8:58am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and also conduct a campus lockdown drill.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

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WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute to Host ‘Teaching the Holocaust 101’ Oct. 18

Western Today - Ray Wolpow Institute - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 9:09am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is partnering with the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle to host the workshop

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