General Stories

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:58am

Western Washington University played host to a talk titled “Hip-Hop and Democracy in Senegal” on Friday, Oct. 2 in Arntzen Hall on the Western campus.

The presentation, which was free and open to the public, featured Senegalese artists and political activists Thiat and Denise Sow of Keur Gui and Y’en a Marre as they visit Western to discuss rap music and political mobilization in Senegal.

Sponsors included the President’s Diversity Fund, the Center for International Students and the Departments of History, Liberal Studies and Political Science.

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:38am

Western Washington University's Andy Klein has secured a three-year, $447,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to investigate new and innovative ways to teach key concepts of electrical engineering.

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:29am

Western Washington University recently won Bellingham Alive magazine’s 2015 Best of the Northwest award for “Best Place to Work.”

The annual Best of the Northwest award winners were determined by votes from the public and readership of Bellingham Alive. Western employs about 1,700 permanent faculty and staff. The university is the second largest employer in Whatcom County.

Published Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:17am

Note: This is the first of four articles as the campus begins Equity and Inclusion Month and in advance of the first Equity and Inclusion Forum event from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Wilson Library Reading Room. Seminars and offerings from the forum facilitators will run throughout the school year.

Published Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:16am

Western Washington University was recently ranked seventh in the “50 Best Colleges by the Sea” list by

The rankings were compiled using methodology including proximity to the water; specific marine educational centers, such as Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes; marine-related degrees; and recreational opportunities on the sea.

Published Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:16am

The Outback Farm, a joint program of the Western Washington University Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Associated Students of Western, was recently named one of the top 40 ranking college farms in America by

Farms were selected based on criteria including student involvement, hands-on experiences, volunteering opportunities and community outreach programs.

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

Students browse the Associated Students of Western Washington University's poster sale in the VU Gallery. The sale continues through Oct. 2.

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 11:07am

Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado will discuss her recent research project focused on early-20th century Pacific Northwest author Ella Higginson from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Special Collections area of Western’s Wilson Library.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00am

Periodically, Western Today is reaching out to Western Washington University faculty and staff to get their expertise on topics of interest to the community.

Today, we've reached out to Rebekah Paci-Green, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Western.