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Library Case 1 - see map

The recent events that have occurred in our country have made it apparent that now more than ever we need to celebrate the values and importance of Black History Month.  Western Libraries is a safe haven for students of all kinds to come and explore the depths of their education and get assistance if necessary.  To that end, we wanted to show some solidarity and and honor the black women in history as well as reinforcing that "Black Lives Matter".  Our country is a melting pot and each ingredient makes us unique and strong.  Let us take some time to learn some history that we might have missed in standard history classes!


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Nora Burmeister, Emma Sieh, & Roshae Lowe
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Assistance Animals are a very useful and amazing source of support for people with disabilites.  Come learn more about the differences between service animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals with our new display!


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Emma Sieh, Rebecca Marrall, and Clarissa Mansfield
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The Western Washington University Children's Literature Conference is celebrating its 13th year.  This event has become an annual tradition for many, where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children's literature.  The conference is being held on Saturday, February 27 in the PAC from 8:00 to 4:00.

Registration is now open.  See the CLC website listed below.


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Elspeth Jensen
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Winter scenes from WWU's past courtesy of Special Collections' Campus History Collection, Wilson Library 6th Floor.


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Tamara Belts
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Energy conservation, waste reduction, creativity and community!

Energy conservaton is challenging in the colder, darker days of winter.  Updated technology and daily actions combine to reduce electricity consumption, saving utilities cost and reducing climate impacts.

Awareness and daily actions will help optimize energy cost savings and CO2 reduction at Western in 2015, on the way to climate neutrality in 2050.  Way to go Western!  You and your sweater make a difference.


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Jacquelyn Stenman & Carol Berry
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Winter Quarter is a time to buckle down and put your all into your studies.  Or is it?  Physical activity has been proven to be instrumental in keeping your brain capable of learning your important academic lessons.  And a healthy amount of sleep is also a key factor in academic success.                              


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Pattie Moon, who'd sometimes rather be...
Library Case 7 - see map

The Western Washington University Children's Literature Conference is celebrating its 13th year.  This event has become an annual tradition for many, where teachers and librarians, readers and writers gather to celebrate and learn about children's literature.  The conference is being held on Saturday, February 27 in the PAC from 8:00 to 4:00.

Registration is now open.  See the CLC website listed below.


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Elspeth Jensen
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Explore a World of Possibilities

Since 1992 Western Washington University's TESOL program has prepared future educators to teach English - the language of world communication - in our increasingly globalized world.  We strive to provide the interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on experience you need in order to be successful teaching English to speakers of other languages.

 

 


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Carlee Wilson
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

The Western Gallery Chair Collection originated in 1950 with Dr. Dorothy Ramsland, Professor of Home Economics and founder of the WWU Interior Design Academic major. The collection focuses on 20th century furniture created by international designers. It holds approximately 65 prime examples of chair design, ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1980s. Notable holdings include chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, Aarne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry and Maya Lin.

The Mathes Reading Figurines also find chairs easy to relax in while reading their books.  Featured figurines are from left to right starting with the top shelf: Girl in armchair reading, Boy slouched in large chair with book, The family album, Girl in lace reading, The professor, Boy on bentwood chair reading, Woman and child reading, Don Quixote seated with book, and Taking things easy.

To view a selection of chairs on loan from the Western Gallery, go to the 3rd floor of the Library's Haggard wing and look out towards Wilson Library.  You'll find the chairs perched on, of all places, the window ledges.

 


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Pattie Moon
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