14-15: Building the Campus

Western Washington University projects and campaigns to change user behavior have resulted in significant energy savings and rebates through Puget Sound Energy programs.

Recently, Western completed energy saving projects in a number of campus buildings, routed through PSE’s rebate…

The latest discussions on Western Washington University's Draft Comprehensive Parking Master Plan were held this past week in an open forum on campus and in a presentation to the Board of Trustees. The plan details the issues that Parking Services needs to handle as well as the changes…

The Facilities Management Customer Service Center at Western Washington University started a new service system April 8 that allows students, faculty, staff and visitors to report non-emergency maintenance issues to Facilities Management by texting fixit@wwu.edu. 

People can put the…

The new Charles J. (Jerry) Flora Marine Education Building at the Shannon Point Marine Center was officially introduced Thursday at a ceremony in Anacortes.

Flora, who served as Western’s eighth president from 1967 to 1975, passed away late in 2013 at age 85.

Flora was…

In anticipation of a July 1 construction start date for the Carver Academic Renovation Project, the arduous and complex task of relocating offices and functions out of Carver begins this week. Some moves require remodeling or conversions and create a “domino” effect; others only…

[ Update: The Alertus Desktop client was distributed to campus computers on Thursday, Jan. 29. It will be installed on Windows PCs the next time they are rebooted. ]

Adding to the university's Western Alert emergency notification system, Western Washington University officials are…

Western Washington University grounds crew members Tyler Holladay and Evan Bossert can be seen around campus -- and on Instagram -- pruning and shaping Western's prodigious tree collection.

Here, they work on a poplar tree in front of Wilson Library.

Photos by Rhys Logan…

In honor of Western Washington University President Emeritus Charles J. (“Jerry”) Flora, who passed away late in 2013 at age 85, the WWU Board of Trustees has renamed a building at Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.

The former Marine Science Education…

A new research vessel has arrived at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center; it will enhance access to marine environments and support the marine center’s research and educational activities.

The 35-foot research vessel “Magister” was funded…

The lighting of the giant Sequoia near Edens Hall is an annual tradition at Western Washington University that goes back as long as most folks can remember. Some remember it at least as far back as 1967.

The laborious annual process results in 14,000 LED lights along the tree, which is…

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