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Recent Events

Recent Events

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a Human Services internship discussion panel including:Trauma Informed Practice

  • Marilyn Chu, Associate Professor, WWU, Early Childhood Education
  • Tracey Pyscher, Assistant Professor, WWU, Secondary Education
  • Jon Rylaarsdam, Foster Care Director, Secret Harbor
  • Kristi Slette, Executive Director, Whatcom Family Community Network

This event is open to all students, faculty and community members.

Sponsored by Human Services and Family and Community Engaged Teaching (FACET), Woodring College of Education.

For more information, contact Hope Corbin.

For disability accommodations, contact Misti Williams.

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come join us for ice cream and fun at our 9th annual open house! Located in MH 005, it will be  an evening of fall festivities,collaboration, connections,coalition building & courageous conversations!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The number of opportunities to listen, in person, to survivors of the Holocaust describe their tragic experiences and inspire us with their wisdom are passing; therefore, it is with honor and respect that the Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education welcomes Mrs. Noémi Ban to Western Washington University’s campus.

Mrs.  Ban’s story is one of loss, tragedy, resiliency, hope, and inspiration. A survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mrs. Ban lost her mother, grandmother, and younger sister and brother to the horrors of the death camps, and she later was imprisoned in the slave labor camp at Buchenwald. After the Holocaust, she was witness to the 1956 Soviet repression of the anti-communist uprising in Hungary. Later in life, Mrs. Ban also experienced her husband Earnest’s attenuated struggle with aphasia, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Her belief that sharing is healing has brought her once more to Western’s campus, where she will speak of her experience. 

Join us in Arntzen 100 for this talk.

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.