Recent Events

Recent Events

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm

Palliative Care Institute

Center for Spiritual Living
2224 Yew St. Road
Bellingham, WA

The Palliative Care Institute is hosting another community conversation to help you and your loved ones make the choices that align with your wishes and values when you are faced with serious illness or end of life.  This afternoon workshop will include presentations by medical professionals on a number of possible end of life choices, discussions about how a dementia diagnosis impacts these choices, the legal issues involved and stories from family members whose loved ones have made these choices.

Registration is now open.  More information about the workshop can be found here. 



Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

You are invited to attend an Information Session for TESOL

Room MH 152

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

We are excited to invite you this year’s first event in the Justice Speaks Series. For the past three years, Justice Speaks (formerly known as the WWU Teach-Ins) has taken on the important role of facilitating and exploring topics and questions around social justice. In the current political climate, it’s important to have these conversations to further our critical understanding of historical and present-day social justice issues that impact our education systems, students, and communities.


On October 20th at 6:30pm in Miller Hall 138, Cherríe Moraga will honor us with her presence and wisdom on community movement building, scholar-activism, and exploring social justice through art and writing. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

Come join us in Arntzen 100 to celebrate the opening of The Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, featuring an inaugural lecture by Prof. Michael Berenbaum.

Open and free to the public.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Miller Hall 138.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

This is the day BEFORE fall classes begin and attendance is mandatory for this is a program requirement. Failure to attend will jeopardize your program status, registration and coursework. At the departmental orientation*, faculty and staff will provide you with an overview of the program and time will be provided for you to ask questions.

Location: Miller Hall 139.

*Please bring your lunch and meet other students in the Special Education Department from 12:30-1:00pm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

A program orientation for new fall Bellingham Human Services students. Location: Viking Union 462 A/B, WWU, Bellingham. For more information, contact or (360) 650-7759.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Brown Bag Presentation by

Dr. Wei Jiao, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

Visiting Scholar, Secondary Education Department,

Woodring College of Education

Location: MH 223C

During this presentation, Dr. Wei Jiao will present findings from her research on Compulsory Education Public Schools in remote, mountainous areas in the Western part of China.  She will describe how Chinese educational policy has been to consolidate and close public schools in rural, mountain areas and mandate that children attend schools in neighboring urban areas.  Dr. Jiao will discuss the consequences of these policies and also present suggestions for changes to the current policy.  This project has been funded by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Action Research on a Global Training Program:

Using the Intercultural Communication Model of the Korean Higher Education System with Ministry of Education Officials from 7 Countries

Brown Bag Presentation by

Dr. Hyangsuk Bu, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Visiting Scholar, Secondary Education Department,

Woodring College of Education

View presentation slides here.

Location: Room 158, Miller Hall

During the presentation, findings from an action research program on a 28-day-long global training program entitled Higher Education Policy Design and Development will be shared and discussed. The training program was organized and delivered by Dr. Hyangsuk Bu as an intercultural communication model and was evaluated highly effective by participants.

The objective of the program was to introduce the model of the Korean higher educational system to 12 government officials serving Ministries of Education of 7 other countries. As the final products of the program, the participants designed action plans that would be applicable in their home countries. This study developed an intercultural communication model to ground the training process, which ultimately enabled trust building and sustainable relationship through authentic experiences.

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Woodring Graduation Reception, held Friday, June 10, 2016 in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space.