Western Washington University http://www.kplu.org en Western, Olympic College Partner to Offer Degrees http://www.kplu.org/post/western-olympic-college-partner-offer-degrees <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">Western Washington University is teaming up with Olympic College to offer bachelor's degrees on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Western is planning on locating tenure track faculty in Poulsbo to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:55:29 +0000 The Associated Press 9366 at http://www.kplu.org WWU to become largest public college in U.S. to ban bottled water http://www.kplu.org/post/wwu-become-largest-public-college-us-ban-bottled-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Washington University is poised to become the largest public university in the country to ban sales of bottled water. The school joins Evergreen State College and Seattle University in making the move.</span></p><p>For many young environmentalists, saying no to bottled water and yes to public taps is an easy choice and a cause they can get passionate about. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9210 at http://www.kplu.org WWU to become largest public college in U.S. to ban bottled water 'Sort of' alive: Researchers probe how kids think about robots http://www.kplu.org/post/sort-alive-researchers-probe-how-kids-think-about-robots <p>One way young kids learn to organize the world is by dividing it into living and non-living things. But now that robots vacuum our floors and smart phones talk back to us, do children think of technology as alive? A team of Washington researchers is exploring how kids interact with robots, and what that might reveal about both their brains and ours.</p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9073 at http://www.kplu.org 'Sort of' alive: Researchers probe how kids think about robots Washington colleges top lists for most Peace Corps volunteers http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-colleges-top-lists-most-peace-corps-volunteers <p></p><p>Maybe it’s something in the water: Washington schools top the lists of large, medium and small colleges producing the most Peace Corps volunteers. It’s the first time one state has dominated all three categories of the Peace Corps’ list.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:24:53 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7740 at http://www.kplu.org Washington colleges top lists for most Peace Corps volunteers Gov. Gregoire writes to complain about WWU raises http://www.kplu.org/post/gov-gregoire-writes-complain-about-wwu-raises <p>Gov. Chris Gregoire isn&#39;t happy about Western Washington University&#39;s new faculty contract.</p><div><p>She wrote a letter last week to Western President Bruce Shepard expressing &quot;grave concerns&quot; about the raises faculty members are getting.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:33:30 +0000 The Associated Press 5487 at http://www.kplu.org Western to offer summer classes in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/western-offer-summer-classes-seattle <p>Western Washington University is offering summer session classes for the first time in King County starting this June. The classes will be held at North Seattle Community College.</p><p>Paul Cocke, Director of university communications, says the goal is to help students graduate in a timely manner.</p><p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 23:18:30 +0000 Erin Hennessey 4640 at http://www.kplu.org Budget cuts could mean fewer spots for Washington students, faculty at state universities http://www.kplu.org/post/budget-cuts-could-mean-fewer-spots-washington-students-faculty-state-universities <p>More than 3,100 Washington students might not get into the state&rsquo;s largest universities in the next couple of years. Hundreds of faculty and staff could lose their jobs. That&rsquo;s what university presidents say will happen if the legislature slashes higher education funding beyond what the governor has already proposed.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:11:39 +0000 Charla Bear 876 at http://www.kplu.org Budget cuts could mean fewer spots for Washington students, faculty at state universities