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Daniel Garvey to Present 'The Politics of Disability' April 19

Western Today - WCE - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:56am

WWU will host Daniel E. Garvey, president emeritus of Prescott College and intermittent executive dean for Semester at Sea, for "The Politics of Disability” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Miller Hall 138. 

The event is free and open to the public; for disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-3660.

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WWU holds event to replace vandalized books

Western Today - Ray Wolpow Institute - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 1:18pm

Members of the Western community who have responded to the destruction and vandalism of books in Western’s Jewish Studies Collection have replaced the books and grown the collection, illustrating the community’s resolve against acts of antisemitism and other forms of hate, bigotry and violence, said speakers at a Western Libraries event Tuesday morning.

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Woodring to host 'ToCBack' May 5

Western Today - WCE - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 2:31pm

Woodring College of Education’s Justice Speaks Planning Committee is organizing “‘I am a Teacher of Color’: Teachers Speak Back to the Academy” on Saturday, May 5. 
The conference, which the committee hopes will become an annual event, is intended to create a supportive, healing space that centers the needs of educators of color. 

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At April 10 Event, Western Libraries Responds to Antisemitism, Book Vandalism

Western Today - Ray Wolpow Institute - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:33pm

Western Libraries will hold an event at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 10 in the fourth floor Reading Room of Wilson Library to showcase new books purchased and donated to replace books damaged during recent incidents of antisemitic vandalism.

Western Libraries invites the campus community to attend the event. Scheduled speakers will include Western President Sabah Randhawa, Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg and Sandra Alfers, WWU professor of German and director of the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity.

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WWU to Host Tournées French Film Festival in April

Western Today - Ray Wolpow Institute - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

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GALLERY: Winter Commencement, March 2018

Western Today - WCE - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 1:25pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, addressed about 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s degree students and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 24 in Carver Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates, we are proud of you!

 

WWU photos by Dan Levine

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Woodring's Molly Ware named new director of Western Reads

Western Today - WCE - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:07am

​WWU Associate Professor of Secondary Education Molly Ware has been appointed faculty director of Western Reads, a campus-wide program that serves the university's first year mission by promoting intellectual engagement, community and conversation with new students through experiences related to selected texts. 
 
Ware replaces Associate Professor of English Dawn Dietrich, who led the program for six years. 
 

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