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VIKS: Western women dominating the field, court as Title IX celebrates its 50th birthday

SPEAKER: UW's Joshua Reid presents 'A Coast Salish Environmental History of the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott' tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.


WORKSHOP: 'Setting Boundaries With Family' Nov. 17

TRAINING: 'Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents' workshop to be held Nov. 16

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: Photo Abroad Contest, Peace Corps info session, Study Abroad scholarships webinar, and more

VAX/BOOSTER CLINIC THIS THURSDAY: Make your appointment here

CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT: Trans Awareness Week events from LGBTQ+ Western

 

Western women dominating the field, court as Title IX celebrates its 50th birthday

Collage features actions shots from volleyball, soccer and basketball

When Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 was passed, it effectively ended the ability of any higher education institution to discriminate on the basis of sex, including in athletics. After its passage, the implementation of Title IX resulted almost immediately in a huge jump in women participating in intercollegiate athletics, numbers which have only grown in the last 50 years.

As the campus reflects on the importance of an incredibly impactful piece of civil rights legislation, it is only fitting that Western’s women athletes are once again showing out with conference titles and national playoff berths. As fall sports wrap up with playoff runs -- Western is hosting two sets of playoffs this weekend alone -- and the season for a national championship runner-up is just beginning, let’s take stock of women’s sports at Western as fall transitions into winter.

MORE: Viks host volleyball, soccer playoffs on campus starting tomorrow

CWC, LGBTQ+ Western to host 'Setting Boundaries With Family' workshop Nov. 17

"Boundary Setting" workshop hosted by LGBTQ+ Western set for November 17

The holiday season can be a relief for some and stressful for others — especially for those in the LGBTQ+ community. Join LGBTQ+ Western and the Counseling and Wellness Center for a boundary-setting workshop from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 in VU 735 focused on supporting LGBTQ+ and other students as they prepare to visit family or friends for the holiday season. For accommodations and questions, please email lgbtq@wwu.edu.

See more about this event on the Western Involvement Network.

International Education Week continues!

Four students sit on a beautiful beach as the sun sinks to the horizon in front of them.

International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative to prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences, rolls on with events all day, from the World Issues Forum, Western Abroad Info Session, Wildlands Studies Info Session, and more. Click the image above for a fun Study Abroad video and see students across the world doing amazing things -- or click here to go to Western's IEW page for a complete slate of the week's activities!

Campus Life

Aerial shot of the walkway outside Arntzen Hall

Western staffer Luke Hollister of University Relations and Marketing is out and about on campus and in the nearby community often, shooting images of campus and Bellingham life that we will share here in Western Today. 

See Luke's "Fall on Campus" photo album on Flickr here.

Mount Baker and The Sisters as seen from across Bellingham Bay at a spectacular sunset
Yesterday's News:

CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT: Trans Awareness Week events from LGBTQ+ Western

BASKETBALL: Men's hoops gets big win over CSU Dominguez Hills

VOLLEYBALL: Viks to host West Regional here at Carver Thursday through Saturday

TRAINING: 'Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents' workshop to be held Nov. 16

TOMORROW'S WORLD ISSUES FORUM: 'Food Facism in India' with visiting Fulbright fellow Rayson K. Alex

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: 'Matrilineal Tradition & Modern Cherokee Women in Sport' tomorrow at noon in the MCC

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK: Photo Abroad Contest, Peace Corps info session, Study Abroad scholarships webinar, and more

VAX/BOOSTER CLINIC THIS THURSDAY: Make your appointment here

EMPLOYEES: Next Lunch & Learn set for Dec. 13 with Darcie Hill

ON CAMPUS: Bellingham Fire Department to be on campus tomorrow for training

PROTECT THE ARB: Damage reported at Sehome Hill Arboretum in Bellingham / Bellingham Herald


Read more In the Media
Western's COVID site
The Ecuador summer abroad website
The Western athletics website
Gaia, Western's research website
Western's Tutoring Center
Native American Heritage Month website
Old Main under a blanket of snow on a sunny winter day
"important dates" page of the university calendar
Download LiveSafe, the free campus safety app, through this link
KUGS, Western's student-run campus radio station
Western's traditional mountain and bay logo with the words "make waves" underneath

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