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Canines & Cats on Campus - CANCELED

Posted on: March 5, 2020

Topic(s): Updates, Events

UPDATE: 'Canines & Cats on Campus' Visit Canceled

students visiting with a dog from the 'Canines & Cats on Campus' programUPDATE: The Canines & Cats program regrets they must cancel this event and will not be visiting Western Libraries this quarter. They apologize for the inconvenience and added they hope to see everyone in June, and they wish students well on their finals.

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, March 9 through Thursday, March 19, 2020. 

Teams of humans and animals will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. 

During this two-week period, this space will be reserved exclusively for the registered Canines & Cats on Campus therapy animal program, and animals who are not official volunteers with this program are not permitted in this area. Additionally, Western Libraries would like to remind everyone that while ADA service animals are welcome in the library, pets may not be brought into library facilities at any time.

For more information about the upcoming Canines & Cats on Campus visit, a schedule which includes the names of the volunteers, photos of the animals, and the times when they will be available for visiting, will be posted on an easel in the designated gallery area beginning Monday, March 9.

Remember to stop by the library to say hi or de-stress when you are in need of a break from studying for finals, working on projects, or writing those last few papers!  


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I Am Black History, Herstory, Hxstory Photo Gallery

Posted on: February 6, 2020

Topic(s): Updates, Events, Exhibits

New Photo Exhibit in Celebration of Black History Month

A new exhibition of photographs in celebration of Black History Month will be on display beginning February 6 through March 2, 2020 in multiple locations throughout Western Washington University. The exhibition is entitled, I Am Black History, Herstory, Hxstory, and features students, staff, and faculty of Western.

Portrait from the "I Am Black History, Herstory, Hxstory" exhibitBlack History Month is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments and challenges overcome by those within the African American and Black community. In celebration of the students, staff, and faculty of African descent at Western, black and white photographic portraits will be displayed in select galleries throughout Western Libraries, the Multicultural Center, and Carver Gym through the month of February.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to recognize the collective excellence among us by featuring some of the many unsung scholars and heroes who are part of Western’s community. Each image is accompanied by a quote chosen by the individual featured in the photo. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and available for viewing during the open hours of the various locations.

This project is the result of a collaboration among multiple partners at Western, including the Ethnic Student Center, the Black Student Union, the African-Caribbean Club, the Viking Union, Western Libraries, Student Outreach Services, Men’s Resiliency, and the Digital Media Center.

Special thanks to Victoria Matey and Adam Haizlip for initiating and leading the project, to the Associated Students Publicity Center for printing the photographs, to photographer Thomas Meade, and to the members of the Western community who are featured in this exhibition.

If you have questions or need more information about this exhibit, please contact Adam Haizlip at, Victoria Matey at, or Eric Alexander at

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