General Stories

Published Friday, May 27, 2016 - 8:57am

Western Reads has chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction, as its 2016-17 Western Reads book.

Western Reads is a campus-wide reading program designed to promote intellectual engagement, community and conversation among new students. A complimentary copy of the book is given to incoming freshman and transfer students at Western.

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:14pm

For the 15th time in the last 16 seasons, the Western Washington University women’s rowing program will compete for a NCAA II National Championship.

The Vikings, who won seven straight national titles from 2005 to 2011, were selected as one of four teams to compete in the Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 competitions in the NCAA II National Championships held May 27-29 at the Sacramento State Aquatic Center in Gold River, California, with the Pac-12 Conference serving as host.

Published Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:59am

For the second year, Associated Students Productions brought a petting zoo to campus to help ease students' stress as the year winds down.

WWU photographer Jonathan Williams dropped by to capture some of the action.

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:52am

Western Washington University, the city of Poulsbo and the Poulsbo Marine Science Foundation have approved initial agreements that will allow Western to lease and then to assume ownership of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center building.

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:47am

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 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 4:21pm

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured a pair of grants for more than $1.2 million to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:58am

Placed in the Old Main lawn this week were 152 flags in memory of 152 service members from Washington state who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The flags are an annual tradition from the WWU Veterans Outreach Center.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30.

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:01am

Western Libraries has partnered with the Western Gallery to exhibit pieces from the gallery’s substantial 65 piece collection of original chairs, benches,and tables, all by prominent designers from the mid-19th century to 1980s.

The chairs on display at Western Libraries are examples of mid-century design and include works by Hans Wegner, Isamu Noguchi, Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia and Arnie Jacobsen.

Published Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:48am

Western Washington University professor David N. Sattler's new book, "The Miracle of Life at La Jolla Cove," has received two prestigious national book awards: Independent Publisher Book Award and Feathered Quill Book Award.

Jane Goodall, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist best known for her landmark study on the behavior of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, wrote the book's Foreword; nearly 5,000 books were entered into this year's Independent Publisher Book Award program.

Published Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:02pm

Following Back 2 Bellingham, M.E.Ch.A. de WWU--an Ethnic Student Center Club--hosted its 16th annual Ridin' Low in the 3-6-0 lowrider show Sunday. The free event filled Red Square with customized cars, trucks, and bikes, bringing in visitors from all over the western United States and Canada.

According to M.E.Ch.A., the founders of the show "envisioned a community event that celebrated Chicanx culture through music, dance performances, community activism, hop contests, and food."