16-17: Community Outreach

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Takahata Isao’s 1994 animated feature, Pom Poko.  It will screen on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street in downtown Bellingham.  

 Pom Poko is directed by one of the two founders of…

The last Queens’ Vernacular screening of the year is taking place tomorrow at 6:30pm at Pickford Film Center. We’re collaborating with the Indie Lens Pop-Up series to present the 2016 documentary Real Boy, a positive story about a transgender teen.

Real Boy is the coming-of-…

BELLINGHAM – Former Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and wife Cyndie Shepard, founder and former executive director of Western’s award-winning Compass 2 Campus (C2C) mentoring program, have established a scholarship to support public school students mentored in…

Stanwood has become the second city, along with Edmonds, to take part in Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership.

The program is a joint endeavor of Western and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) that brings Western students into these…

From the Red Square carnival to the zipline to classes without quizzes, Back2Bellingham was another fabulous success! Click on the thumbnails at right to see images in the larger size.

WWU photos by Jonathan Williams and Rhys Logan.

A year-long project with Western Washington University is planned to study flood risks in west Stanwood and find options for business and homeowners to protect properties and lower insurance rates.

The Stanwood City Council voted last week to be part of the university’s …

Western Washington University’s SEA (Science, Education, Aquarium) Discovery Center welcomed a new member to the aquarium last month.

On April 14, Pamela Benson, a local resident, had a surprise visitor – a giant Pacific octopus had stranded itself on her beach near Johnson…

The 2017 Organizational CLAWS Award, presented by the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts to individuals and organizations for advancing the value of the liberal arts, was recently given to the Washington Campus Compact (WCC) for its effort to bring theory to practice…

There is an "Empty Bowls" event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at Boundary Bay.  It is being organized by the Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln (WACK), and students and faculty members of Western's Pottery Club are participating by donating hand-made ceramic bowls.…

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has announced its Whatcom County economic-impact figures for 2016.

CJ Seitz, director of the SBDC, said that 2016 showed once again the value of the SBDC to the local economy and business community.

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