General Stories

Published Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:35am

Western Washington University's Campus Recreation Department hosted the university’s first-ever wheelchair basketball tournament on Saturday, April 14 at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. The event, called Vikings on Wheels, was open to everyone (people with and without disabilities) and all skill levels. All event proceeds went to Campus Recreation’s efforts to provide additional adaptive sports opportunities at Western.

Published Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:18pm

Members of the Western community who have responded to the destruction and vandalism of books in Western’s Jewish Studies Collection have replaced the books and grown the collection, illustrating the community’s resolve against acts of antisemitism and other forms of hate, bigotry and violence, said speakers at a Western Libraries event Tuesday morning.

Published Monday, April 9, 2018 - 3:08pm

WWU Visual Journalism students Rose Carr and Jonathan Pendleton, interns in the Office of Communications and Marketing this quarter, will feature their images of life on campus at Western each day in this blog. Check back tomorrow for more images!

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:23pm

The 25th Anniversary of the Employee Art Show is now on display in the Western Gallery. 

The show celebrates the artistic talents of faculty, staff and retirees, from photography to woodworking to glass blowing and textile arts and will be on display through Friday, April 6. An opening reception April 2 kicked off the show.

Photos by JT Williams | University Communications and Marketing

Published Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:33pm

Western Libraries will hold an event at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 10 in the fourth floor Reading Room of Wilson Library to showcase new books purchased and donated to replace books damaged during recent incidents of antisemitic vandalism.

Western Libraries invites the campus community to attend the event. Scheduled speakers will include Western President Sabah Randhawa, Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg and Sandra Alfers, WWU professor of German and director of the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity.

Published Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:17pm

Western's Equity and Inclusion Forum is bringing the "Hijabi Monologues" theatrical storytelling production to Western's Performing Arts Center Mainstage  Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m.

Tickets are free from the WWU Box Office, 360-650-6146 or Click here to see a video preview.

The "Hijabi Monologues" features the experiences of Muslim women in stories told by Muslim women. Western Today recently chatted with Sahar Ullah, creator of the show. 

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:16pm

Western Washington University has begun work on a two-year, $24.5 million renovation of the Buchanan Towers residence hall on south campus.

The Buchanan Towers Residence Renovation project will occur in two phases –consisting of spring and summer quarters of 2018 and 2019.

Published Monday, March 26, 2018 - 1:25pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, addressed about 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s degree students and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 24 in Carver Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates, we are proud of you!


WWU photos by Dan Levine

Published Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:42am

The Center for Service-Learning is hosting Alternative Spring Break, an engaged learning series that aims to connect the students, staff, and faculty on Western’s campus with our neighbors who also share a home on the Salish Sea.

Published Friday, March 9, 2018 - 9:45am


Students at Western Washington University are designing and building a zero-net-energy house to address local housing issues and educate the University and community about sustainable home design as part of an initiative called “Project ZeNETH.”

“ZeNETH” stands for “zero-net-energy tiny house.” When completed, the house will produce at least as much energy as it consumes through a rooftop solar PV array, energy efficient systems and smart building design.