Campus News

Employees doing yoga in Carver Gym

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:55am

Hello Western Faculty & Staff! 


Registration is now OPEN for Spring Wellness Classes! Spring classes will run Monday, March 28 - Friday, June 10. Classes will be offered in the following formats: 100% online, 100% in-person, and hybrid (both online and in-person).

All classes from Winter are continuing in Spring, plus additional Pickleball Classes offered Monday…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:19pm

Dear WWU Community,

I want to start by saying again that I am so grateful to everyone in the Western community for your cooperation and flexibility throughout the pandemic as we have worked to keep everyone safe and create the best learning and work environment for our community. 

As you know, Gov. Inslee has announced lifting of the statewide indoor mask mandate effective…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:03pm

The Haggard and Wilson buildings of Western Libraries will be open during the intersession (March 19 - 27, 2022) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends.  

The Wilson north entrance to the library will be closed from March 19 through March 27, but the library will be accessible during open hours via the Haggard entrance. Western Libraries will re-open the…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:01pm

Want to learn more about VEBA? Have a question? Read the VEBA MEP Brochure. Then, pick a date and time that works for you. Click on the link or use your phone to join the VEBA Retirement Readiness Presentation.  Note: To view the presentation registration will be required (Name & Email), which you can do ahead of time to get a save-the-date to put on your calendar. When you register WebEx…

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 10:27am

Is retirement around the corner? The Department of Retirement Systems' Education & Outreach team offers Nearing Retirement Seminar webinars. The next one is this Friday, March 11.

Although the Nearing Retirement Seminars are open to all employees, they are designed for those who plan to retire within the next few years. Basic retirement plan information will not be provided at…

A passenger gets off a bus

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 11:17am

Gas prices got you down? Try taking the bus to reduce your transportation expenses. If you live in an area that doesn’t have sufficient bus service for your needs, try driving to a more central location or a park and ride and taking the bus from there. Even a partial bus commute will reduce the amount you spend on gas and the wear and tear on your vehicle. Learn more on the Transportation…

Professor of Chemistry Amanda Murphy stands outside
Hannah Hennig stands at a railing with a lake and mountains in the background

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 10:48am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at Western? Go to Gaia, the university's online journal of research, discovery and scholarship, and… wordmark

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 11:14am

Jonathan Ned Katz, a noted historian of sexuality and gender, and the Digital Humanities program of Western Washington University have announced an agreement to work together on, the public history website Katz founded in 2008. This work is supported by a $20,000 grant to Western Washington University Foundation from Fund for the City of New York on behalf of its partner project…

NCORE conference logo and wordmark

Friday, March 4, 2022 - 10:57am

NCORE - The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education is coordinated by the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma Outreach / College of Continuing Education. They are holding an in-person conference in Portland, Oregon from May 31 – June 4; see more at  This is an educational event, NCORE is open…

poster has details of the upcoming show at the Spanel Planetarium titled "To the Moon"

Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 9:49am

Western's Spanel Planetarium in Haggard Hall will host a live in-person show, "To the Moon," just for Western students, staff, and faculty at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11.

This quarter, in addition to finding night sky objects you can see from your own backyard, we'll learn about the past Apollo missions as well as the upcoming Artemis missions!

Tickets are $3 for WWU students,…