General Stories

Published Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:09am

The rain has returned, finally, to the Pacific Northwest. Forecasters are predicting a good chance of rain every day through at least next Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Photos by Matthew Anderson / WWU

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 3:19pm

David Sattler, an award-winning photographer and professor at Western Washington University, has published a new book titled “The Miracle of Life at La Jolla Cove."

Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist best known for her landmark study on the behavior of wild chimpanzees in Gombe National Park in Tanzania, wrote the foreword.

Published Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:29am

Western Washington University officials welcomed a delegation from Chungbuk National University on Monday, Aug. 24. Provost Brent Carbajal met with Chungbuk National University President Yeo-Pyo Yun. Also attending the meetings from WWU were Francisco Rios, dean of Woodring College of Education, and Earl Gibbons, vice provost of Extended Education.

Published Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:51pm

Julie Larson-Green, chief experience officer for Microsoft’s Applications and Services Group, addressed Western Washington University graduates and their families in two summer commencement ceremonies that took place in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage Aug. 22.

Approximately 360 undergraduates and about 45 master’s candidates received degrees this quarter.

Published Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:01am

Fifteen Taiwanese elementary and middle-school English teachers spent several weeks at Western this summer to advance their English teaching skills in a partnership  with Woodring College of Education’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.

In addition to the  intensive summer course at Western, the partnership also includes the “Cloud Project,” three quarters of virtual lessons between the Taiwanese teachers and Woodring faculty and Western TESOL students --who will then travel to Taiwan later this year.

Published Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:48am

Official Title at Western: Assistant professor, Engineering and Design

Number of years at Western: 1

Favorite statue on campus: Richard Serra is one of my favorite living sculptors, and it's amazing to have one of his giant steel statues just ten steps from my office.

Favorite Book: Codex Seraphinianus

Favorite Movie: Metropolis

Favorite Band: Stereolab

Published Monday, August 3, 2015 - 1:48pm
The 2015 Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, organized by Prof. Ned Markosian of the Department of Philosophy, will take place through August 6.
Published Monday, August 3, 2015 - 1:32pm

Following Transitions, Summerstart will continue to draw thousands of students and their families to campus, beginning today.

Pictured: The Academic Advising Center's student academic advisors relax with a bit of yoga before spreading across campus to help orient Summerstart attendees.

Published Friday, July 31, 2015 - 3:04pm

Max Bronsema has been hired as director of Web Communication Technologies at Western Washington University effective Sept. 21.  Bronsema, who is currently Western’s Drupal developer in WebTech, will replace current director Marie Raney, who is retiring after 10 years of service to Western.

Published Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:08am

Gallowglass, a traditional Irish folk music band from Bellingham, closed out the Summer noon concert series for the year on Wednesday, July 29.