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Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:34am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as indigenous rights, immigration, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Published Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:52am

The 2nd Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU celebration welcoming new and returning Western Washington University students to Bellingham on Sept. 27 will feature more than 180 trees throughout downtown illuminated with blue lights beginning in September.

The lights are a $43,000 gift from the WWU Alumni Association to the Bellingham community, and will turn from Western blue to white when Mayor Kelli Linville lights the holiday tree in the Depot Market Square in December.

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.  

After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.

Published Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:12am

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. 

Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the fifth year in a row. 

Published Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:12pm

Western Washington University graduate student Jefferson Emm and Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin are using a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles to complete a census of the eelgrass beds in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay.

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 1:39pm

Emily Stochel, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Human Services, is now working in her dream job as a case manager for teens and young adults navigating the foster care system.

Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:56am

Contact: Hafthor Yngvason, director of the Western Gallery, Hafthor.Yngvason@wwu.edu

 

Western Gallery, on the campus of Western Washington University, will host “Coded Threads: Textile and Technology,” which brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology, from Sept. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017.

Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:13am

Contact: Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or chris.casquilho@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – The Department of Theatre & Dance will present a unique murder mystery with action taking place throughout town and the audience and actors following the play on bicycles.

Published Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11:42am

Contact: David Patrick, Western Washington University professor of Chemistry, at (360) 650-3128 or david.patrick@wwu.edu; Donna O’Neill, University of Washington CoMotion Innovation Center at donnao3@uw.edu; or Hunter McDaniel, founder and CEO of UbiQD at (505) 310-6767 or hunter@ubiqd.com.

Published Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:05am

In the summer of 2012, a Western Washington University student stood crying tears of joy in front of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” while visiting New York City with Professor of Art Garth Amundson and Associate Professor of Art Pierre Gour.

Seeing that student’s emotional response was the genesis of “Metro Art Access: NYC,” a 10-day summer course offered through Extended Ed and Summer Programs, that provides all Western students the chance to travel to New York City to see some of the most famous museums and pieces of art in the world.

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