15-16: Diversity

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Art Chris E. Vargas was awarded a $50,000 prize from Creative Capital, a group known for applying principles of venture capital to arts financing. The awards are for artistic projects that aim to reflect broad cultural…

The Reel World Film Series, sponsored by Western's Institute for Global Engagement (formerly Center for International Studies), offers monthly films on campus to raise awareness about other cultures and about global issues. 

All films are free and open to the public. In 2015-16…

The World Issues Forum at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies brings thought-provoking discussions to Western's campus and the Bellingham community, supporting an informed and engaged global citizenry. 

World Issues Forum lectures, typically held on Wednesdays at…

Western Washington University has created the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and named Sandra Alfers, professor of German in Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, its founding director.

The institute is…

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education has received two grants totaling $600,000 to assist with adoption of a state law that requires schools to incorporate a state-created curriculum known as Since Time Immemorial to enhance what students learn about the state…

The 2015-16 winners of the Diversity Achievement Award at Western Washington University have been announced. They will receive the award at the Welcoming Convocation services to open the coming school year.

Dr. Trula Nicholas

Trula Nicholas has served for many years as a…

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees approved a student fee increase Friday that will help build and maintain a major expansion of Western’s Ethnic Student Center.

The fee, no more than $30 a quarter to start no earlier than fall 2017, previously won approval from…

Western Reads has chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, as its 2016-17 Western Reads book.

Western Reads is a campus-wide reading program designed to promote intellectual engagement, community and conversation among…

Placed in the Old Main lawn this week were 152 flags in memory of 152 service members from Washington state who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The flags are an annual tradition from the WWU Veterans Outreach Center.

Memorial…

The Social Issues Resource Center, the Women’s Center and the Education Social Justice minor at Western Washington University are putting together a spring diversity teach-in event on Wednesday, May 25.

A symposium titled “Organized Justice: A Conversation on…

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