Features & Highlights

The team bus is escorted onto campus by a University Police squad car with lights flashing
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 9:18am

The historic season of the Western Washington University women's basketball team came to a close falling to Glenville State College 85-72 in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game Friday evening in Birmingham, Alabama.   Playing in its first national title game in the illustrious 51-…

Josef smiles at the camera on a fall day; the woods behind him show many fallen leaves
Published Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:57am

  Josef Mogharreban was hired last fall to serve as director for Western's Disability Access Center and deputy ADA coordinator and since his arrival, he has been working to  get a clear picture of how he can best serve the University community.   Before coming to Western, Mogharreban directed…

CDN staffers hold up the first edition of the paper
Published Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 12:42pm

Cascadia Daily News launched on January 24 to offer the city of Bellingham a new source for local news from its office on State Street. It publishes online articles daily, and this month it began offering its weekly newspaper.   The paper was established by the Cascadia Newspaper Company, owned by…

Chris Witherspoon smiles at the camera
Published Monday, March 7, 2022 - 11:41am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has confirmed the appointment of Chris Witherspoon to the WWU Board of Trustees, effective immediately, filling the spot vacated by Bruce Harrell following his election as Mayor of Seattle.  The Board has eight volunteer members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by…

President Sabah Randhawa listens to anatomy/physiology staff standing around a classroom
Published Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:56pm

“It takes some getting used to,” says WWU Lab and Classroom Support Technician Becky Lancaster, in reference to Hera and Achilles, the two visitors to Western’s new Anatomy and Physiology Lab that I had come to see. The lab, located in a nondescript section of the new Carver facility, hosts…

A valley of trees with a mountainside in the distance
Published Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:17pm

Three graduate students at from Western’s College of the Environment, Lamai Cox, Katey Queen and Virginia MacDonald, were recently announced as recipients of research scholarships from Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm.  The three students join five others…

Nate Jo and sister Jenny Jo Rallens sit atop the steps of Blenheim Palace near Oxford University.
Published Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:36pm

WWU student Nate Jo never saw himself as a potential Rhodes Scholar. In fact, a year ago, he didn’t know what the Rhodes Scholarship was. First awarded in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship program, allowing students from around the world to study at the…

Two young adults sitting outside on lounge chairs, next to a table with a microphone
Published Friday, January 21, 2022 - 11:33am

As I dropped into the valley on the twisting road of the North Cascades Highway, I did not know that I was driving myself into a transformational experience. A whole summer living, working, and learning in the Methow Valley to study community-based sustainability and work in a youth advocacy…

"Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sits on South Campus near the Communications Building
Published Friday, January 14, 2022 - 11:12am

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University will be hosting the exhibition “Nancy Holt, Between Heaven and Earth” from Jan. 13 through May 7. The exhibition is free and open to the public. “Nancy Holt, Between Heaven and Earth” follows the career path that led Holt to “Stone Enclosure:…

A rocky beach between two hills of trees at dusk
Published Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 11:37am

On a sunny summer day last August, Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute and Manca Valum, senior director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at the WWU Foundation, took a boat ride to visit with Stephanie Solien and Frank Greer on Orcas Island. The topic of conversation was…