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Published Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:29pm

The WWU Opera’s April 2016 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Lorenzo da Ponte’s “Così fan tutte” was awarded First Prize in Division 2 of the 2016 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association (“NOA”). The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the NOA National Convention in Santa Barbara, Jan. 5-8.

Published Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:05pm

Last Thursday, Nov.17, participants gathered in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room for the annual Walk of Hope: A Suicide Awareness Event. The evening consisted of student and faculty speakers, a candlelight walk through campus, and tabling from resources in an attempt to break down the stigmas around suicide and provide hope to those who need it most. Co-sponsored by the WWU chapter of Write Love on her Arms.


WWU photos by Rhys Logan

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics student team, “Lean Subject Matter Experts” (Lean SMEs), made up of four Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) students along with an Accounting student, won first place at the Boeing Northwest Case Competition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Nov. 4.

Lean SMEs included Lara Masri (Gig Harbor), Preston Paulson (Amery, Wisconsin), Zane Hashmi (Lahore, Pakistan), Nathan Hill (Issaquah), and Swann Davis (Bundang, Korea).

Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:25am

A service-learning project that began with students offering backpacks to the homeless has evolved into a full-blown film festival and educational campaign.

While brainstorming ideas for a service-learning project in 2014, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and a student teaching assistant landed on the idea of filling backpacks with supplies and giving them to people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham. The project sparked a fire in Perry.

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:53am

'High-Tech Low-Tech', an exhibition of images produced with Western Washington University’s Scanning Electron Microscope and Holga toy cameras, is running through Nov. 21 in the main hallway of the Fine Arts Gallery Entrance Space on Western’s Campus. Garth Amundson’s Art 371 B&W Photography II class at WWU’s Department of Art created diptychs comparing the two extremes of image making.

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:28pm

Western students, faculty, staff and community members honored the nation's veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony.

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Published Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:57am

Western Washington University senior Kevin Miller can’t wait to see the new movie “Almost Christmas” because the major feature film opening Nov. 11 includes a song he wrote and sings.

Published Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:46am

Western Washington University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Todd Donovan, WWU professor of Political Science, for his talk titled “The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics,” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:13pm

Costumed Western Washington University students welcomed local trick-or-treaters from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Ridgeway University Residences complex.

All of Ridgeway’s community lounges were decorated in fun, free, safe, age-appropriate themes aimed at children ages 1-12. 

WWU photos by Rhys Logan

Published Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:37am

Regina Barber DeGraaff, an instructor in Western’s Physics and Astronomy Department and the College of Science and Engineering’s STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, has a good idea of the public’s stereotypical idea of a scientist.

“It’s so frustrating, but we all know what it is: a heterosexual white cis male secluded in a lab somewhere who can barely communicate with his fellow human beings,” she said.

It is her mission in life to smash that stereotype.