Campus News

Barb smiles at the camera in this studio portrait shot
Paul Dunn smiles at the camera in this sunset shot at a local beach

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:15pm

There will be a transition of two important and valued colleagues in the President’s Office over the next few months.

After more than 16 years of service to Western, Barbara Sandoval will be retiring from her position as Senior Executive Assistant to the President on April 15, and Chief of Staff to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees Paul Dunn will move on to a new…

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:05pm

As part of its regular review of library materials, Western Libraries will hold a faculty review of materials that have been identified for withdrawal from the library collection over the past several quarters. These resources are being withdrawn because they are duplicated, superseded, or outdated in the library’s collections. All faculty members are welcome to review and provide feedback…

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:08am

On Monday, March 7, from 12:30-5 pm the Bellingham Fire Department will be performing ladder training on the exterior southeast side of Old Main. The 200, 300 and 400 suites may notice this training on the east facing walls of their offices. Parking will be contacting those that have parking permits along that wall and requesting they park elsewhere that day. The two fire trucks may…

poster has details of upcoming community care spaces for students
poster has details of upcoming community care spaces for students and veterans

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:15pm

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces has impacted communities worldwide, introducing a new level of uncertainty. We may be asking ourselves what the future holds, what should we be doing, and how can we help. It is okay to feel stressed, anxious, sad, scared, and angry.

The Counseling and Wellness Center will be hosting a series of community care spaces on Zoom and in person to…

Poster has details of the upcoming virtual education career fair

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 12:55pm

Woodring College of Education and the Career Services Center invite all students and alumni to participate in the Education Career Fair:  Teaching, Administration and Related Services taking place Tuesday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This annual event provides an opportunity to build connections with employers promoting opportunities to utilize your degree, acquired skills and/or…

One banner with three photos of kid art, all with a "playground" theme. There are swings drawn by a young person and older kids drew a slide and monkey bars

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 9:03am

On March 4 and 5, the Caregivers & Parents Group at WWU (CAP) will host events supporting caregivers at Western. Join us to celebrate family and our shared experiences over the past few years. We look forward to seeing you. 


Brigid Collins Parenting Presentation - Growing Resiliency 

Brigid Collins is a local nonprofit Family Support Center. They provide families…

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 3:50pm

Western will host the third annual Latin American Studies Forum Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The event will kick off with a virtual Latinx Linguistic Special Session from 10-11:30 a.m., titled "Landscaping the Linguistic of University Campuses as a Culturally Sustaining Practice. A Linguistic Social Justice Issue."

The rest of the event will be in person with…

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 10:53am

A joint training of multiple county agencies and their SWAT teams, including University Police, will occur in Western’s Interdisciplinary Sciences building Sunday, Feb. 27, from 5-10 p.m. 

The training helps local law enforcement agencies with overall readiness and familiarizes them with Western buildings in case they ever need to respond to an incident on campus. SWAT members will…

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 10:13am

WWU Provost Brent Carbajal is pleased to announce that the Dean of Woodring College of Education Search Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected four strongly qualified finalists that he approved for invitation to campus for interviews beginning on March 10. Information about the finalists is listed below, along with the schedule for the forums…

Portrait of Darin Rasmussen outdoors.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 2:24pm

Darin Rasmussen has been selected as WWU’s Assistant Vice President for Risk, Ethics, Safety, and Resilience (RESR), a new position that combines a previously separate set of functions to help ensure our university is a safe, resilient and supportive place to live, learn and work. Rasmussen has served our university for more than nine years, becoming Director of Public Safety and Chief of…