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Published Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 9:50am

Did you miss Sabah's Fall 2020 Faculty and Staff Convocation on Sept. 17? See a transcript below, and the video of the address is available here.


Published Friday, August 28, 2020 - 10:57am

Dear Western Students and Families, 

I hope you and your loved ones are well and that these summer months have afforded you a time to reconnect with family and friends even while we work to keep each other safe through this ongoing pandemic. 

Published Monday, August 24, 2020 - 11:56am

Dearth of a Nation

The United States has been in a moral quandary about the issue of race from its very inception. The two major documents of the Republic, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, spouted lofty and idealistic platitudes that even at the time seemed contradictory to many of their signers and founders of the fledgling nation. They knew full well that land, class, race and gender would ultimately separate the status and ear mark the beneficiaries of the freedoms espoused by these two wondrous documents.

Published Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 8:14am

As summer weather continues, crews have remained hard at work constructing the new residence hall on Western Washington University’s campus. Dubbed “PW746” until administration finalizes a name, this living community will offer increased accessibility and modern amenities upon its completion in fall 2021. 

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:26am

Ten undergraduate students from Western Washington University have been awarded prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad in 2021, the highest number of awards ever given to Western students in a single term.  

Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:27am

On the fifth floor of Academic Instructional Center - East, mice are breathing vaporized CBD. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD is a compound found in cannabis and is the subject of an increasing craze. Conducting the experiments with vapor is the closest way to mimic human use, Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Josh Kaplan said.    

Published Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:01pm

The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggle for racial justice have converged in recent months to place American institutions, both public and private, under tremendous stress. Western's Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education felt it would be very timely to get perspectives from some people who have been engaged with these issues in public life since the 1960s. The Western community has two long-standing members, one a Republican, one a Democrat, who have been involved in civil rights issues for their entire adult lives.

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 4:20pm

Students from Western’s Industrial Design program are showcasing their work in junior and senior online shows featuring everything from therapeutic lighting concepts to app design.  

This year the shows are online for the first time; typically, the event would’ve been held in Seattle at a design firm. Instead of figuring out how to transport concepts before the event, students focused on the creation of online portfolio sites.  

Published Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:52am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 - 2020 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  Three awards are given annually to Western Washington University undergraduate students in recognition of their excellence and originality in creating research papers for courses taught across the colleges based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections. 

Published Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:49am

Typically, the products we buy fall into two categories; conventional or “green.” Western Washington University Associate Professor Cat Armstrong Soule, along with assistant professor Tejvir Sekhon, are researching a third option for consumers; not buying anything at all.