Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

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Library Case 1 - see map



Western Libraries and Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will host Elwha: A River Reborn, a new traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, from Oct. 6 through Dec. 30 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library.


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Display By:
Paul Piper
Library Case 2 - see map

On October 24, 2014 Western Washington University launched its “Western Stands for Washington” campaign, and this display case presents an opportunity for Western Libraries to recognize and appreciate many of the philanthropists who have given to the Libraries in a variety of meaningful ways. Donors to Western Libraries include both current and former WWU employees, community members, and WWU alumni. Western Libraries is grateful to these philanthropists for their past, present, and continued generosity!

The Western Stands for Washington campaign is being directed by the Western Washington University Foundation. To find out more about the campaign, please visit the campaign website at http://www.wwu.edu/campaign/


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Display By:
Clarissa Mansfield & Tamara Belts
Library Case 3 - see map

The Veteran Services Office in Old Main has placed some items on display in display case 3.  There are photographs of the campus following WWII when there was on campus housing for our returning veterans and their families.  The aerial shot and the blue print give a clearer picture of where it was located and what it looked like.  There is also an graph that shows enrollment at WWU since it began with the war times highlighted to show increases and decreases as students were serving.  The case also contains the graduation cords that our veterans wear when they walk during graduation to honor their service as well as the challenge coin that is presented to them to acknowledge their hard work to reach graduation.  The flag that is displayed flew on a mission in Afghanistan and the medals and ribbons came from a proud parent who is part of the WWU Veteran Community and whose son is currently serving in the Air Force.  The hat belongs to one of our alum and a previous member of our office.  All of these items highlight that WWU has a long history of students, staff, and faculty who have served, had a loved one who served, and who have the highest respect for all of those that are a member of the Veteran Community.


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Display By:
Ann Beck
Library Case 4 - see map

Western Libraries and Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will host Elwha: A River Reborn, a new traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, from Oct. 6 through Dec. 30 in Western Libraries Special Collections on the 6th Floor of Wilson Library.

In conjunction with this exhibit, a variety of events will be offered throughout fall quarter, including two Huxley College Speaker Series events and two screenings of the film “Return of the River” (with director John Gussman in attendance), one on campus and one at Bellingham’sPickford Film Center (PFC), The PFC screening of this film is being co-sponsored by the Pickford on SaturdayOctober 4th at 6:30 pm, with a reception scheduled for the film beginning at 5:30 pm and offered as part of their "Doctober" month-long celebration of documentaries showcased throughout the month of October.


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Display By:
Paul Piper
Library Case 5 - see map

Learn glassblowing from the masters!

Get introduced to the centuries-old art of blowing glass by local award-winning artist Christopher Morrison.*

  • Explore the history and design elements of glassblowing
  • 24 hours of hands-on studio work
  • Create your own masterpiece
  • Small class size - limited to 16 students!
  • No experience necessary

 

 


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Carlee Wilson. Art by students in the Glassblowing class
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Library Case 6 - see map

A display of almost thirty books that Western Libraries purchased in 2014 with funds from the Canadian-American Studies program’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant.

 All of these books can be checked out.  Simply place a hold on a title using the Libraries' webpage.


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Display By:
Rob Lopresti & Jeanne Armstrong
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Library Case 7 - see map

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Display By:
Krista Mantello
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Library Case 8 - see map

Study language, culture, and explore service learning as part of your Western experience with Faculty-led Global Learning Programs.

Faculty-led Global Learning Programs provides ways for students to travel and study with Western faculty and earn Western credits with various programs throughout the year.


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Display By:
Carlee Wilson
Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

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Display By:
Pattie Moon