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.