WWU names chemistry building after former university president

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 11, 2013 

Karen Morse

Joe and Karen Morse at their home south of Bellingham, Friday, August 3, 2012.

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BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University is naming its Chemistry Building after former university president Karen Morse.

The dedication ceremony for Karen W. Morse Hall will start at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, but not at the Chemistry Building.

The event at the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education building on campus will include a brief program, bagpipers and a reception with light refreshments that will be open to the public.

Morse served as president at WWU from 1993 to 2008 during a time of campus growth and increased enrollment.

A lecture hall in the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education building will be named after Morse's husband, Joe Morse, a retired WWU chemistry professor and director of science education.

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