General Stories

Published Friday, April 29, 2016 - 8:49am

Western Washington University will host its 7th Annual Back2Bellingham reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community on May 12-15.

Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:40am

It's no secret that we're a fan of beautiful sunsets here at Western, likely because of the gorgeous ones visible from the PAC Plaza on campus. WWU videographer Rhys Logan captured this one on Thursday, April 21.

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:36am

Do you work with an outstanding colleague at Western Washington University? The Western Way program provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to recognize the great efforts of others on campus.

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:36am

Episode 37 of the Western Window television show features an interview with Western alumnus and longtime Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro. Floyd McKay, an emeritus professor of journalism at Western, chats with Munro about his time on campus, his life in state government and the legacy he has helped foster in both Olympia and Bellingham.

The episode also takes a look at Western's arborists and their work to keep Western's myriad trees in top shape.

Other segments:

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:17am

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Western professor Ed Vajda was a grad student in Russia at the time, and he was hired by CBS News as an interpreter and news analyst to help cover the story. A few years ago, he shared this account of his experiences.

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:09am

Western Washington University has developed several ties with Mongolian universities, organizations and not-for-profit organizations, and those ties are leading to increased opportunities for student study and faculty collaboration in Mongolia.

Published Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:45am

Two outs, bases loaded. Senior Jordan Walley steps up to the plate. The crowd cheers. She swings.

Her bat makes direct contact with the ball, and it’s gone.

The entire Western Washington University softball team runs out to the field, patting her helmet as soon as she crosses home plate.

Western’s softball team played two games back-to-back Saturday, April 24, at Viking Field against Saint Martin’s University.

For eight seniors, including Walley, this was their last day playing as a Viking.

Published Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:11pm

Participants in the 2016 Earth Ride with Alternative Transportation embarked on a bicycle tour of Bellingham today. The ride is guided by student coordinators with WWU Alternative Transportation and tours centers of sustainability around Bellingham.

The tour begins and concludes near the Performing Arts Center Plaza, where there is an Earth Day celebration this afternoon.

Published Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 4:32pm

More than 60 companies showed up at the big spring career fair on Western Washington University's campus Thursday, April 21. Students, alumni and community members filed in and out of the Viking Union Multipurpose Room throughout the free, four-hour event, which was put on by Western's Career Services Center.

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 9:12am

While often viewed through the lens of the Civil War era as the epicenter of the abolitionist movement, it is not as well known that Boston, throughout most of the 18th century, was a city where about 25 percent of households owned slaves, a fact central to “Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston,” the new book by Western Washington University Assistant Professor of History Jared Hardesty.