Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

Hybrid pinhole cameras and photos are on display in Zoe's Bookside Bagels, april 20 - May 18.  Art 373 students.  Instructor Garth Amundson.


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Art 373 students
Library Case 2 - see map

sweat•er [swet-er] noun

Outer garment, usually knitted or crocheted, that is worn on the upper part of the body. Often made of wool, a renewable resource that protects against the cold even when damp

About Sweater Days

Think of your sweater as a portable personal heater you don't plug in.

68° is the target thermostat setting in campus buildings. That can seem warm or cold, depending on the time of day, sunshine factor, your level of activity. Layering clothing is the recommended way to keep the thermostat steady, while staying comfortable throughout the day.

Sweater Days is an environmentally friendly, economically viable, socially equitable and healthy energy conservation awareness and action campaign. Everyone is invited to keep university energy consumption and costs lower during the winter months.

Sustainability is warm, functional, fun, and in style!

Contact: Carol Berry, Campus Conservation Program Manager,

carol.berry@wwu.edu, (360)650-7979


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Library Case 3 - see map

Mongolia Days - Western's longstanding commitment to Mongolian Studies education is exemplified by Western Libraries' unparalleled collection of Mongolian materials.  You are invited to join special guests from Mongolia on May 5th and 6th for a series of programs designed to highlight and celebrate the Mongolia Collection at Western Libraries, Western's partnership with Mongolian universities, and Western's community connections.

Sponsored by: Western Libraries, Woodring College of Education, Center for East Asian Studies, and Center for International Studies.

Mongolia Days Programs are made possible through generous support from Henry G. Schwarz, John C. Street, and Susan Bradbury.

 


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Wayne Richter and Clarissa Mansfield
Library Case 4 - see map

AN EMOTIONAL YOUNG PERSON JUST LIKE YOURSELF

 

AN EXHIBITION BY WESTON HORNER

           

I have many questions and insecurities I struggle with in my work. My questions revolve around how art and society interact, and examining "common sense" especially in regards to money and education. How much time we get to be in an educational system versus how much of our lives we try to function in an economic system is a puzzling proportion to me. My work means to demonstrate our shared responsibility to continuously reform ourselves and how that privilege to think sprouts opportunities for learning and sharing thoughts regardless of any social status.


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Weston Horner
Library Case 5 - see map
There is no better time to try cycling than Bike Month! Bike Month started in 1956 to bring awareness to all the benefits of biking.
Biking is good for your health, the environment, and your wallet! Make sure to stop by Wilson Library during the month of May and check out the Bike Month display case that can tell you all about the benefits of biking. As part of the display, come see featured WWU students and staff to see why they like to bike. If you need a little help getting started cycling, contact the Sustainable Transportation office and we can set you up with a bike buddy to show you the ropes.

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Rachael Morris
Library Case 6 - see map

The students at WWU are exceptional, but every year we like to celebrate those who are not only students, but also student employees that work here at the library. This display is to show off how much we appreciate all the work that they do at the Circulation Desk, in the Return Room, at the Teaching-Learning Academy, for the Map Collection, Special Collections, the Writing Center, the Information Desk, and Collections Services. They go above and beyond the call of the ordinary college student, and we owe a lot of our efficiency and service to the work of these extraordinary young adults. We love our students! This display is in conjunction with the Student Assistant Scholarship Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Dinner that is happening on May 29th at 5 PM in the Wilson Library Reading Room.


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Emma Sieh
Library Case 7 - see map

It is critical that nurses be prepared to meet new demands in health care: an increasingly diverse population, the largest health care overhaul in recent history, and higher complexity in patient needs.

Offered through the Woodring College of Education, Western’s RN-to-BSN Program supports lifelong learning and the preparation of a nursing workforce that will transform the health of our communities.  Students study topics such as social justice, nursing leadership, health policy and care coordination as they explore new industry challenges and the importance of nursing leadership in the face of health care transitions.

Palliative Care Institute:  Creating a palliative community where people with serious illnesses don’t have to be cured to heal.  Summer program, July 8-10, 2015.

The Palliative Care Institute is a partnership with Western Washington University, Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA), Community Organized Group for Health (COGH), Whatcom Family & Community Network, PeaceHealth Palliative Care, and PeaceHealth Hospice to transform palliative care in Whatcom community and support the human responses to living and dying. The Institute has been designed to create a Palliative Community by providing a space where people with serious illnesses don’t have to be cured to heal.

 


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Alyssa, Extended Ed student
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Library Case 8 - see map

Welcome to Summer Session

Summer @ Western provides the opportunity for students to stick to their graduation timeline by catching up on credits or trying to improve grades in courses. With accelerated courses (six-week or nine-week) students are able to work on credits while still having time to enjoy summer. Campus during summer has a different vibe – it is mellow, but still a hub of activity. 

Classes tend to be smaller during the summer, which means students have more access to professors and get to know their classmates. All the campus resources are available too, but with less people clamoring for their place in line. By taking face-to-face classes and online classes, students are able to save money and earn more credits.

Western is a beautiful campus and spending time here during the summer is a bonus – students can read in between classes at Fisher Fountain or have a study session on Old Main lawn. Bellingham provides a dazzling summer – students can study at Boulevard Park, take in a free concert with Downtown Sounds, or spend a Saturday discovering the bountiful harvest at the Farmer’s Market.

Even if students have to leave Bellingham for the summer, WesternOnline provides courses for students to catch up on credits.


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Courtney Hiatt
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832 - 1898), better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, photographer, and illustrator   This display case features "Alice", a Mathes Reading Figurine, plus a selection of Western Libraries' books written about Lewis Carroll and his works.


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Pattie Moon