Amazing Campus Events Happening THIS Week!
Feb 21, 2017 by Casey Hayden
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Western Women Veterans Panel
Feb 22, 5pm – 7pm in Fraser 201
The panel will give women veterans a chance to share their stories and experiences of serving in the military. The panel will include staff and students sharing their paths to the services, experiences while serving and why they decided to attend college after.
The panelists include Western students Brittany Dymond a Supply Chain Management major; Cortni Alexander, a Sociology major; Indria Tapias a Behavioral Neuroscience major; Heather Mueller, Political Science major; and staff member Karen Powell, coordinator for Job Search Services for the Career Services Center.
Wednesday Concert Series: Step Dads w/Mhostly Ghostly
Feb 22, 7pm (doors at 6pm) in the VU Underground Coffeehouse
Step Dads is a sludge pop/indie rock group recently formed in the dreary basements of Bellingham, Washington. Not taking themselves too seriously, this mildly successful band, comprised of four funny lookin' youngins, brings a comically relaxed stage presence to each of their performances, with danceable head bang-a-rific tracks to soothe your tender ears.
Mhostly Ghostly is a group of friends who enjoy creating music. Born out of the long musical relationship of two childhood friends, joined up with four other pals of musical backgrounds, the simple goal of Ghostly is to rock out a bit and try to explore stuff.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23
WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race
Feb 23, 1pm – 3:30pm in VU Multipurpose Room
This is the second year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.
Participants are asked to register in advance by completing the form on Survey Monkey at this address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V3X2VRQ Parking for the event will be free for community members who sign up for the event ahead of time.
"Beyond Unity: How Our Performative Politics Are Holding Us Back, and How We can Move Forward Together" presented by WWU alum Ijeoma Oluo
Feb 23, noon (CF 125) & 4pm (CF 120)
Ijeomo Oluo is a Seattle based writer and internet yeller. She is a graduate of WWU. Her work on social justice has been featured in The Guardian, The Stranger, Washington Post, TIME Magazine and more. She's the editor at large
at The Establishment, and her new book So You Want To Talk About Race will be released Fall 2017 with Seal Press. You can find her yelling on twitter at twitter.com/ijeomaoluo.
Shrinking Glaciers in WA’s National Parks by Jon L. Riedel
“Blue Ice: Photographic and Scientific Evidence of the Recent Loss of Glaciers in Washington's National Parks,”
Feb 23, 4pm in Miller Hall 138
Riedel will discuss the status of these glaciers. Aerial photographic evidence of their status was collected at various times in the last century, which has allowed for comparisons. Along with this data, scientific evidence of change in the parks’ glaciers includes recent estimates of change in glacial area for all glaciers and measurement of mass balance at eight glaciers in the national parks. These data were combined to assess changes in basin wide-volume and the glacial contribution to summer streamflow.
Dead Parrots Society Improv Comedy Show
Feb 23, 7pm – 9pm in VU Underground Coffeehouse
Come one, Come all! Western's own nationally award winning improv troupe, Dead Parrots Society will be returning to the Underground Coffeehouse once again to kick off The Underground Comedy Series for Winter quarter which will be a comedy show of some form every Thursday!
“First Person: Diverse Student Stories”
Feb 23 & 24 (see link for times) in Old Main Theatre
Tickets are FREE but necessary for reserving a seat
A collection of monologues generated from interviews with WWU students conducted by Assistant Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod, who turned the interviews into a work of documentary theatre.
Narratives include stories of coming of age in a post-9/11 era as a child of Middle Eastern refugees, a Native American freshman student who has left a familiar life on the reservation to enter the unfamiliar of college life, and a working-class student and daughter of immigrants who learns the meaning of money on a senior trip to Las Vegas. Other experiences include trying to explain one’s gender identity to parents, being racially and/or ethnically profiled, and navigating the educational system as a deaf person in a hearing world.
The play is directed by WWU alumna Karee Wardrop. All four performances will be ASL interpreted.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25
25th Annual Drag Show!
Feb 25, 7pm (doors at 6:30pm) in PAC Concert Hall
$8 for WWU Students
$10 General Admission
This year we will be having many new faces and old faces as well and many more activities to participate in! This is a charity benefit, all proceeds at the event will go towards Sean Humphrey House and Lifelong, two organizations supporting individuals living with AIDS.
Word of advice, you will want to bring cash!
There will be a raffle this year! Put in a dollar and have the chance to win a really cool prize!
I Saw You's will be coming back this year! If you don't know what this is don't worry! If you see someone you think is really cute or maybe you want to show your appreciation for a friend, write it down on the paper that will come with the brochure and pay a dollar for it to be read aloud! OR put on the wall outside of the performance (because we usually get so many). Also, any offensive or inappropriate I Saw You's will not be read or posted.
You will also have the chance to be put into Drag! Bid on the chance to have our performers and staff do your make-up and dress you in Drag before the intermission and perform a dance and song before the Finale! There will be two people who will have the chance to do this and masculine, feminine or androgynous looks are always welcomed!
During the intermission, there will be a Bake Sale with all of our Queer based groups around campus! Half of their profits will go toward the charities we are donating to!
Our Hidden Story II: The First Generation
Feb 25, 6:30pm – 8pm in VU Multipurpose Room
FREE (donations accepted)
Western Washington University Khmer Student Association is proud to present, Our Hidden Story II: The First Generation. The event will feature three speakers from the Cambodian community who have battled adversity to get to success.
Monika Nuth is a WWU KhSA alumni and Human Services graduate. Holy Chea is a Whitworth University alumni and Program Officer at the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Chanira Reang Sperry is a University of Oregon and University of Washington College of Education graduate who immigrated to America when she was 2 years old. There will also be small documentaries featuring sever Cambodian students on campus and their stories.
AS Club Showcase
All this week through Friday; 11:30am – 1:30pm in Red Square
FREE – and giving AWAY free donuts and fruit snacks
We’ll have 10 different clubs tabling each day, so stop by and say “hi,” learn about the clubs we have on campus and get a free yummy treat! It is a win-win!
Art Exhibition: Beyond Borders
Feb 21 – March 10; 11am – 5pm Mon. – Fri. in the VU Gallery (507)
Beyond Borders is back for its 22nd year! Beyond Borders is an exhibition presented by the Viking Union Gallery designed to showcase outstanding artwork created by Fine Art students in the Western United States and Canada in order to stimulate dialogue among new artists, their peers, and the established art community. The title, "Beyond Borders," exemplifies our dedication to encourage communication across community, national, international and social borders. The title also serves to remind viewers and participants that art has the power to transcend all boundaries.
The reception will be on March 9th 6-8PM, refreshments will be provided. The top artists that were chosen by the jury for this year's show will be announced at the reception.