Welcome to your personal adventure in learning here at Western! Whenever I look through the sheer breadth and quality of the offerings in the university catalog, I’m reminded of the thrill I felt as a student excited to explore the many pathways of the life of the mind.
Here at Western we talk about Active Minds Changing Lives: the potential for you to transform your own life through learning, and to put your higher education to higher purposes in service to others. This catalog is your gateway to the animating ideas of the future and the past - from the latest discoveries and theories shaping the world of tomorrow, to the foundations of culture, science, mathematics, history and art that have defined the world of today. At Western you will not only have the chance to learn from some of the country’s finest faculty, but to collaborate with them and contribute your new ideas to further our understanding of ourselves and the world.
Beyond the classroom, Western is a place where service learning, community engagement and love of the outdoors are an integral part of the learning experience. I encourage you to use your time at Western to discover those life-changing opportunities as well, and chart a course to making a positive difference in the world. You will be amazed by the positive changes it makes in you too.
Above all else, as you look through this catalog, and throughout your time at Western, I encourage you to be adventurous and step outside your comfort zone. We grow not only by building upon what we already know, but by keeping an open mind about where and how our future learning will take place.
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