The news @ Western Libraries
Dr. Greenberg, who will start as Western’s new Dean of Libraries on June 1, was hired following a national search. As Dean of Libraries, Greenberg will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and direction of Western Libraries and their programs.
"I am very excited to join such a talented group of faculty and staff at the Western Libraries as the new dean. Working together with the entire university community, I am confident the Libraries will continue to thrive as an essential component in Western's national reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and learning,” Greenberg said.
Special Collections holds many treasures, each with its own special story. Some of these stories we know, some we can only guess at. One of these is the Valentine's Manual of Old New York, no. 6, New Series 1922, edited by Henry Collins Brown. What makes this volume particularly "special" to Special Collections is the inscription on one of the prelimiinary pages, "To our friend, Dr. C. H. Fisher, from Mr. and Mrs. J.
"Diverse Reactions: Campus Protest, Student Unrest, and Radical Thought
at Western Washington State College, 1965-1970".
A display by Heritage Resources
The nation’s legacy of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s is one of defiance, protest, discord, and tumult. The U.S. involvement in Cambodia and the unpopular war in Vietnam led to an eruption of protest movements, largely held on college campuses across the nation. Western was not immune to these effects. With an astonishing 14 campus protest in the 1969-1970 academic year, Western Washington State College proved itself to be a politically active campus, rife with student unrest. Students from diverse backgrounds came together to speak out on a wide range of issues, either as individuals or student groups – such as Students for a Democratic Society, the Black Student Union, and Students for Peace. Anti-hitchhiking laws, the Vietnam War, the Kent State shooting, and ethnic diversity were all issues that Western students rallied around. Amid the chaos and often radical rhetoric, campus staff and faculty were faced with dilemmas on how to manage the conflict and disruption. College president, Jerry Flora, had the difficult task of leading the school through one of the most difficult eras in 20th Century U.S. history. Ultimately, Flora’s lenient consideration for student led protests, teach-ins, sit-ins, and other demonstrations quelled any potential violence that may have occurred on campus, as was experienced by other colleges and universities at the time.
This display features duplicate copies of archival material from Western Washington University Libraries’ Heritage Resources programs. Heritage Resources comprises the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives. For more information about these programs or to view their collections, please send an email to Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu . You may also check out this handy research guide for additional resources on the history and impact of student movements.
The display was created by WWU History graduate students Kristi Roberts and Megan Garbett.
The Western Library has the 2012 federal tax forms & instruction books you need - in paper!
For paper copies of tax forms and instructions, ask at the Reference Desk in Haggard Hall.
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, the period between the end of January and the middle of April, when many of us should really be thinking about filing our taxes. We certainly aren’t tax experts, but here are a few online resources you might find useful.
IRS.gov – Find the federal form(s) you need through the Internal Revenue Service web site. Many forms can be printed from the web directly.
Do I Need to File a Federal Tax Return? - An excellent question, and one that really should be answered before you start filling out that 1040! This section of the IRS site should provide the answer.
Students Page- Higher Education – Find information about common tax questions.
Tax Benefits for Education - If you’re wondering whether the scholarship you received this year counts as taxable income, and other questions.
Branded to Kill
|Showing at Pickford|
91 minutes • 1967 • Japan • In Japanese w/ English subtitles • Unrated
PFC's Masters of Japanese Cinema
"One of the most bizarre movies ever made, a wildly perverse and incredibly stylish one-of-a-kind deconstructionist yakuza thriller." TV Guide's Movie Guide
When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme—the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic.
Branded to Kill is famous for supposedly being the film that got Suzuki Seijun fired from his studio, Nikkatsu. The real story is considerably more complicated, but when you see the film, you can easily imagine that the studio bosses were not best pleased - Suzuki pushes the design parameters at the expense of narrative coherence to such a degree that the film really does look more like an avant-garde exercise instead of the simple gangster potboiler it was supposed to be. Suzuki has been a darling among cult cinema aficionados for many years, and Branded to Kill is probably the most important film in creating that reputation. If you've not encountered Suzuki before, you're in for a wild ride, and I hope it leads you to explore more films by him. The intro will be provided by Massimiliano Tomasi, the director of WWU's East Asian Studies program, who last provided an intro for us for Tampopo a couple of years ago.
Think of your sweater as a portable personal heater you don't plug in.
Sweater Days Events
Lunch & Learn Sustainability Discussions:
Tuesdays Jan. 15- Mar. 12) 12-1, Wilson 265 – Tea provided, bring your lunch.
Open Knit Night Wednesdays (Jan. 16 – Mar. 6) 5:30-7:30pm, Western Gallery
Sweater Days is an environmentally friendly, economically viable, socially equitable and healthy energy conservation awareness and action campaign. Everyone is invited to help keep university energy consumption and costs lower during the winter months.
Top 10 Actions
Information and tools are available on the Office of Sustainability website, at www.wwu.edu/sustain/10x12
Top 10 Actions for Campus Sustainability is a list of the most effective
and do-able actions to reduce energy and materials consumption and waste.
Please note that the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies will be closed (and collections unavailable for research) at the following dates and times:
- Thursday January 10th Closed 9.30-11.15am
- Monday January 21st Full Day Closure (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
- Wednesday January 23rd Full Day Closure
- Thursday January 24th Closed until 1pm
- Tuesday January 29th. Closed 9.30-11.15am
- Thursday January 31st. Closed 9.30-11.15am
This is in addition to our usual closure over the lunch hour (noon-1pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please join us winter quarter as we try to answer this year's BIG Question: How will we cultivate and connect communities in which the whole person grows and relationships flourish?
- Winter 2013: Jan 16, 17, 30, 31; Feb 13, 14, 27, 28; Mar 13 & 14
- Time: 12-1:20 & 2-3:20 pm on both Wed & Thur starting 1/16 & every OTHER week after that
Were you unable to attend the first TLA session fall quarter?
If so, take a look at our 2012 Fall Quarter Opening PowerPoint.
Students: You may be able to earn Communication 339 practicum credit for participating. Interested? Contact Dr. Carmen Werder, email@example.com
"Trees surround us, but rarely do we spend time truly amongst them. The density of forest and the high production of biomass within our local area is one of the defining aspects of this place we call home. These forests are a home to many other organisms as well, small and large, as humans are but one part of a greater forest of life. This is a major aspect of my studies as a student, as I have looked at the psychological and sociological effects of forming deep and meaningful connections with nature. As an artist, I have expressed the emotional frustration and contradiction of trying to connect. This piece expresses a sort of severed relationship that exists within my mind and daily practice of life; how I wish nothing greater than to relate personally and collectively with life beyond just humans. By returning the “forest” to the “trees” in this piece, I am symbolically representing my own backwards struggle to connect.
These photographs are a tribute to our forests, and to our living, breathing planet. By using the natural resource of wood as the medium for displaying my forest-in-motion photos, I am exploring creative ways to share and connect to an ancient relationship between humans and the rest of nature. I often think that in order to have a connection to nature, I must be actively participating in some practical skills or knowledge pertaining to the “great outdoors”. This is but one way to form a relationship to nature, and as I am learning, a sense of connection or relating to something usually starts with a set of feelings or emotions. By displaying these photos, I am hoping to invoke these simple yet profound human responses we call emotions.
I am also exploring the concept of motion and movement. Motion is a key aspect of being human and of being an animal. We are fascinating creatures just in all the ways we move, as well as the ways movement has helped us settle into every corner of the earth. Specific to the photos, I am exploring the visual appeal of motion within a single frame. I am interested in how these photos may appeal to others. What is one’s somatic experience while viewing these photos? Is there some deeper connection triggered by viewing the blurred photos of trees? Was this once a common experience that may have existed in our ancient past?
Each piece was captured with a Nikon D200 while I was in motion. I then transferred each printed photo to blocks of cedar I salvaged, leftover from a Story Pole which can be found in the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher building."