Campus News

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 2:28pm

Intersession Hours

The Haggard and Wilson buildings of Western Libraries will be open during the intersession (June 11 - 20, 2022) 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 June 11 through June 20, but the library will be accessible during open hours via the Haggard entrance. Western…

Western's Judo Club gathers for a photo at recent competion.

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:37am

The Western Judo Club traveled to Spokane May 28 for the Inland Empire Judo Classic Tournament. The competitors included WWU students Mikala Conway, Camden Bach, and Ian Llaneza. Mark Glaser traveled as coach for the group.

Conway entered the Senior Men's Novice Heavy division winning 4 and with only one loss to earn second place. 

Bach entered the Senior Men's Novice Ultra…

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:10am

Cloud tools for digital storage and workflows are increasing in their adoption at Western. The recent Scholars Week is a stellar example.

To support and showcase Scholars Week 2022, the Scholars Week Committee leveraged existing tools to streamline processes for students, faculty and staff participating in or supporting Scholars Week. The Committee successfully implemented a suite of…

Tesla Monson stands in a rocky area surrounded by mountiains.
WWU's Josh Fisher, in green shirt above, talks with the owner of a recycling business near a city dump in Cuidad Sandino, Nicaragua.
Anthropology graduate student Jack Szvetecz smiles with foliage in the background.
Elizabeth Baseman kneels with her dog in front of a mural.
Julia Epps smiles with an ancient city sprawling in the background.

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 11:03am

Two Anthropology faculty members were awarded $5,000 Pilot Grants from Western’s Research and Sponsored Programs last week. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Tesla Monson received a pilot grant to support new directions in the investigation of the primate eye. Monson, who holds a doctorate in integrative biology, runs the Primate Evolution Lab at Western. Anthropology Professor Josh Fisher,…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 3:13pm

In preparation for work on Kaiser Borsari Hall, the new electrical engineering and computer science building, work to convert the temporary construction parking lot behind the Wade King Recreation Center to a permanent lot will begin Monday, June 13, along the Wade King service road. The contractors will be setting construction and silt fencing and starting groundbreaking activities throughout…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 2:50pm

On June 9, six Western students of various cultural backgrounds and academic interests will depart for the Cabo Verde Islands to join their pre-matched six University of Cape Verde student partners. Together they will become the Cabo Islands Education Abroad 10-day cultural and environmental comparative exploration cohort.

This experience has been made possible by a grant from the…

Christopher Wise stands with Amibibé Ouologuem at a conference in Rabat, Morocco

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 1:42pm

Western Professor of English Christopher Wise recently traveled to Africa, where he presented a paper in Rabat, Morocco, and in Congo-Brazzaville regarding his research on the West African Sufi brotherhood, the Umarian Tijaniyya. In Rabat, Wise presented at the “Colloque International du Devoir de Violence aux Devoirs de la Littérature: Inauguration de la Chair des Littératures et des Arts…

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 1:09pm

SmartHealth is sending four eligible PEBB and/or SEBB members to see the Seattle Storm or Seattle Seahawks!

SmartHealth will hold two random drawings for eligible PEBB and SEBB subscribers who complete their well-being assessment by the deadline, which is June 17th. Subscribers who have already completed the well-being assessment will automatically be entered into the drawings. Learn…

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 2:14pm

Western Washington University will host eight commencement ceremonies June 10-12 to celebrate graduates and their families   

Commencement Weekend ceremonies in Carver Gym will include about 2,000 students who graduated winter quarter or plan to graduate in spring or summer quarters. Tickets are not required to attend the ceremonies so that students can bring their families and guests…

Monday, June 6, 2022 - 9:15am

If you are teaching a writing proficiency course at Western or are a WWU faculty member or instructor interested in professional development focused on writing instruction, Western Libraries invites you to attend the Writing Instruction Support retreat this summer. Options for participating in the retreat will be offered both in-person and online!

Topics will include:  Fostering student…