General Stories

Published Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:23am

Renowned political and civil rights activist and University of California Santa Cruz’s Distinguished Professor Emerita, Angela Davis, will speak on Western Washington University’s campus at noon on Friday, May 5 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall in an event sponsored by Justice Speaks, a WWU student organization.

This event is free and open to the public. To register for the event visit,

Published Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:57pm

Sponsored by WWU’s Career Services Center, the Spring Career Fair is a major recruiting event, which provides valuable opportunities for students and alumni of all majors to explore internship and employment possibilities with over 70 diverse organizations. For those who may be uncertain about their career goals or options, the Spring Career Fair is an excellent resource for conducting job market research.

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:44pm

From an outsider’s point of view, Cortni Alexander is just another student studying at Western. But, what they don’t see is the bumpy road she had back to civilian life after an early career in the military.

“I definitely have a lot more freedom and time to do what I want now, but at the same time it was a struggle. I left a life of structure, order and a support system with my friends in the military who were going through the same things as me, to a place I knew nothing about or a life style I wasn’t used to,” Alexander said.

Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:07pm

Financial Literacy Intelligence, a program by the Student Business Office to encourage financial wellbeing, is hosting a series of financial literacy events throughout April. 

Published Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 1:53pm

Western Reads and the Department of Theatre and Dance will present two contemporary hip-hop theatre artists at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 13 and 14 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:37am

As part of her research focus on Human-Centered Technology, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Computer Science Moushumi Sharmin and her students have completed a prototype design for “MyQuitPal,” a smartphone-based smoking-cessation system that integrates technology similar to that in a Fitbit to help track user’s data and assist them in quitting smoking.

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:31am

Will spring quarter come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? The Visual Journalism interns in the Office of Communications and Marketing scour the campus each day to find interesting shots that help tell Western's story. Check back often for more images!

Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 10:05am

The Opera Studio of WWU’s Music Department will produce the Cole Porter Broadway hit “Kiss Me, Kate” on the Mainstage of the Performing Arts Center April 14 & 15 and April 21-23. The production features a full live orchestra.

Published Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:14am

Western Washington University has created a new research center, the Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) and named Environmental Sciences Department research faculty member John All as its founding director.

The mission of MERI is to develop an inclusive and collaborative research, conservation, and education community through local and international field-based programming to facilitate innovative scientific research, improve life for mountain peoples, foster effective mountain stewardship, and to create the next generation of skilled mountain researchers.

Published Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:45am

Western Washington University Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of the Shannon Point Marine Center is part of a group of scientists recently awarded $5.6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research over the next five years in the Northern Gulf of Alaska.

The grant funding supports the formation by the NSF of the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 28 such sites spread across the country’s mountains, plains, rivers, forests, and oceans.