Campus News

poster has details about QueerCon this weekend

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 10:06am

You are invited to join us at the 6th annual WWU QueerCon an all-ages convention & conference, happening in Academic West building on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. QueerCon is an annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ and intersectional creativity and representation in arts, comics, media, science, and society. 

More than 50 student and independent artists and creators,…

Silver Bicycle Friendly University Awarded by the League of American Bicyclists - Award

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 4:42pm

Western recognized for improvements to bicycling infrastructure and programming on campus.

The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Western Washington University with a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of Western’s achievements in…

Friday, April 22, 2022 - 1:54pm

Prof. Brian Hutchinson (Computer Science), Prof. Kimihiro Noguchi (Mathematics), and several of their colleagues at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are organizing the Western Washington Data-Driven Discovery Seminar Series (W2D2S2), now in its second year. The Spring 2022 theme of W2D2S2 is Earth and Environmental Sciences. The schedule…

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:41pm

Students: Federal HEERF III (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund) applications are open through noon on April 25, 2022 on the Financial Aid website. 

To qualify for HEERF funds, students must have exceptional financial need calculated from the FAFSA or WASFA or have exceptional need resulting from extraordinary financial circumstances.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 11:46am

The Border Policy Research Institute is hiring a field crew to collect data at the international border from mid-June to mid-July. Employees will work directly with both Canadian and U.S. border inspection officers and will collect data on commercial traffic flows at the border.

• Fieldwork will be conducted over 16 days, Mondays - Thursdays, June 20th to July 21st…

Zoe holds a can of bottled water from Miller Market

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 9:47am

Eight years after a student initiative that banned bottled water from being sold on Western's campus, the university, in conjunction with Associated Students leadership, has reintroduced packaged water - now sold in recyclable twist-top aluminum cans - to campus retail operations.

At the time, Western was the largest college or university, public or private, in the state of Washington…

Aron Finholt smiles at the camera

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 12:57pm

WWU alumnus Aron Finholt ('19), now a third-year doctoral student the the University of Kansas, will present "To (use) be or not to (use) be: Non-Verbal Predication  Strategies in Eastern Bantu" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 via Zoom as part of the WWU Dept. of Linguistics Western Talks Speaker Series.

Find out more on the presentation or get connection information here.

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 10:43am

The Spring Quarter edition of "Desk Notes" from Facilities Management's John Furman features tidbits on Western's supply chain, the FM customer service team, updates on services and projects under way, and more. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 1:57pm

April Drupal Training Sessions Available

Are you new to editing a Drupal site? Or are you a current Drupal user that wants to improve your editing game? There are Beginning Drupal training sessions in April:

Tuesday, April 5, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 9-11 a.m.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the Beginning Drupal training page.

WebTech Open Hour Training


the judo team gathers for a group photo

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 12:08pm

The Western Judo Club had 4 members travel to Coeur d'Alene this past weekend for the Battle by the Lake Judo tournament. Kazuki Suzuki, Ian Llaneza, Mikala Conway, and Camden Bach traveled together along with coach Mark Glaser. Each player fought well in their respective divisions.

Kazuki had a very nice first win with a quick seio-nage Ippon throw in the Men's Brown/Black Belt…