Campus News

Old Main on a gorgeous spring day, as taken from Edens Hall looking south

Monday, August 29, 2022 - 11:05am

For staff in Facilities Development and Operations, the annual Steam Plant shutdown and tune-up is not only a ritual that marks the approach of a new academic year but also a chance to focus on improving energy efficiency and sustainable practices. Join us in finding easy ways to reduce Western’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

We have found that implementing nightly shutdown…

A light teal shirt and light blue tank top with the Wellness Program info on the front.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 9:22am

Registration is now open for Fall Wellness Classes! Fall classes will run Wednesday, Sept. 21- Friday, Dec. 9. Classes are mostly hybrid (both online and in-person) and 100% in-person, with one class being offered 100% online. All classes from summer are continuing in fall, as well as our new Spin Class on Thursdays with Jeanine. Plus, Pickleball, Clubbell Yoga, Friday Zumba, and Groove Dance…

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 12:07pm

Western Washington University’s Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) has unveiled its fall and winter 2022-23 offerings. The program line-up kicks off on Sept. 10 and runs until Feb. 17. Courses, talks and excursions covering a wide variety of topics are available via both in-person and online formats. A Zoom FAQ section is available on the ALL website, designed to teach the basics of…

Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 9:24am

Professor of journalism Carolyn Nielsen's theory-building paper titled "The problem of tidy boxes and white women as default: Why journalism studies needs intersectionality" won the 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Theory Colloquium award presented at the annual conference in Detroit this month. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 1:26pm

Intersession Hours

Beginning Aug. 20, 2022, the Haggard and Wilson buildings of Western Libraries will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends and holidays.

The Wilson north entrance to the library will be closed from Aug. 20 through Sept. 18, but the library will be accessible during open hours via the Haggard entrance.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 11:15am

The Western community is invited to attend a retirement celebration for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brent Carbajal on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The celebration will take place from 12-2 p.m. in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space on the first floor of Miller Hall. Attendees can come by any time to congratulate Carbajal on his 25 years of service at Western.

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 12:40pm

Retired WWU Professor of Mathematics Robert Israel Jewett passed away July 30 at the age of 84.
Jewett, who earned his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oregon in 1963, taught math at Western for 40 years before retiring in 2010. His research interests included harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, differential equations and combinatorics. Several major mathematical…

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 11:21am

Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Chapter 516-32 WAC, Small Works Roster

Western Washington University is proposing amendments to its Washington Administrative Code (WAC) rules related to the addition a new WAC Chapter.  A public hearing will be held August 25, 2022, at 11:00 am. Virtual public hearings necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have proven effective in allowing greater…

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 8:52am

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Spokane Valley Firefighter Dan Patterson, 53, and has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Firefighter Patterson died in the line of duty on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business…

Elizabeth Schermer stands with a cohort of her students on a geology field study in the Mojave Desert on a clear day.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 8:28am

The play on words “geology rocks” is old and familiar to many people, but in the eyes of the Geological Society of America, WWU Geology Professor Liz Schermer also rocks. 

The society recently announced Schermer as a Society Fellow, which is a rare honor awarded to people who are excellent in the field and contribute to the GSA through publication and service. 

Schermer has…