12-13: Building the Campus

Three aging computer laboratories/classrooms in Huxley's Institute for Spatial Information and Analysis underwent a $310,000 remodeling project.

The rooms now serve hundreds of students with GIS software and state-of-the-art teaching technology.  

Other ongoing projects…

The Green Energy Fund Committee in June awarded a three-member student team $219,511 for the installation of solar thermal collectors to heat the pool at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. 

The project will decrease Western's carbon emissions and will serve as a learning…

The Equal Opportunity Office enhanced the online campus accessibility map to make it more useful for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. Click here to see the map.

New map features include: 

Ability to zoom for greater detail.  Parking lot designations…

The new outdoor classroom at The Outback Farm provides space for classes such as botany and sustainable agriculture to be outside even on drizzly days. 

The classroom, a structure with a roof and no walls, was completed by Facilities Management in 2012 with funding from the AS Board…

Construction of the multipurpose field on the south side of campus is in full swing, with workers doing major ground-clearing of the area.

The project includes construction of an all-weather artificial turf field, bleachers, restroom facilities, field lighting, electrical service,…

The beauty of Western Washington University’s campus is now available to the public via the Google Maps Street View Partner Program, which provides…

The Western Washington University Green Energy Fee Committee announced that it will fund eight campus projects. 

The city of Bellingham has scheduled two construction projects for this summer adjacent to campus:

The 2013 overlay resurfacing project includes pavement repair, leveling of the pavement surface and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt on Highland Drive from Taylor Avenue through West Campus…

Western Washington University took a major step closer to the Bellingham waterfront this week as both the university and the Port of Bellingham approved a memorandum of agreement that spells out how each could dedicate land to their shared waterfront development entity, Western Crossing…

[ Editor’s note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion. ]

On Thursday, June 13, Western Washington University dedicated the Karen W. Morse Hall, the university’s Chemistry Building renamed in honor of Western President…

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