Reminder: Deadline to register for Slesnick Symposium is April 15

The annual Irwin L. Slesnick Symposium is slated for Friday, April 22, in the Science Lecture Building on campus. Slesnick was one of the co-founders of SMATE and was leader in the field of science education.

The keynote speaker will be Kimberly D. Tanner, a professor in the Department of Biology at San Francisco State University and director of SEPAL: The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory.

Other presenters include Dan Grunspan (University of Washington) and WWU faculty members Andrew Boudreaux, Georgianne Connell and Deb Donovan. Whatcom Community College faculty member Kaatje Kraft also will present. C-Core faculty-led roundtables on student-centered learning strategies in action as well as a student-led roundtable on metacognition also will take place on Friday.

The symposium is open to all faculty, staff and students at Western. For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit the symposium's website.

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Lori Torres by Friday, April 15. If you have any questions please contact Lori Torres at