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DATE: September 23, 2011 4:04:58 PM PDT
Western Weekly for Sept. 23, 2011

Western Weekly

In the community

Kennen Barbo, 2, touches a Blood sea star at the Shannon Point Marine Center’s booth outside of Bellingham Public Library Sept. 22, 2011.
 

The Mobile Ocean Science Information System from Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center visited the Bellingham Public Library Thursday to teach community members about animals and plants native to the marine waters of the Pacific Northwest.

In the spotlight

Western Washington University’s MBA program has been ranked in the top 100 programs worldwide and first in the state of Washington by the Aspen Institute.

WWU’s program finished 75th out of approximately 600 business schools invited to participate in the survey, which goes beyond mainstream academic content and ranks the programs on the institution’s efforts to integrate social, ethical and environmental concerns. Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business finished atop the list; Western finished ahead of such well-known programs as Boston University, the University of Texas, Oregon State University and Syracuse University.

Kathy Van Alstyne, a marine scientist at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center, has received a four-year $558,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the ways in which the naturally-produced chemicals made by marine seaweeds alter the chemistry of other plant species and the behavior of animals that prey on them.

New on Facebook: Photos from last night's free concert in the VU

Video: President Shepard addresses faculty and staff at annual convocation

News Releases

WWU Announces Fall Program Options for Youth with New Offerings and Locations

WWU's Fairhaven College Announces Fall World Issues Forum Slate

Nationally Known Political Scientist and Writer Carol Swain to Speak at Western Oct. 13

Career Services Center Introduces Viking CareerLink

Western honors faculty, staff for excellence in leadership, community engagement, bridging and teamwork

Campus news

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