Features & Highlights

A collage of portraits of the seven Presidential Scholars
Published Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:22pm

The Presidential Scholar award is Western Washington University’s highest graduation honor for undergraduates. Students are selected by deans of their respective colleges for their exceptional scholarship, success in furthering multicultural programs and activities, and high levels of service to…

Tags showing the names of different countries rest on desks.
Published Friday, June 3, 2022 - 12:36pm

On April 2, Western Washington University sent 20 students to New York City to partake in the annual National Model United Nations Conference, representing the country of Iran, and were honored with a Distinguished Delegation Award for their work at the conference.  The Model United Nations is an…

Sean Patrick wears a bright red coat and hat standing in front of a plane on a snowy runway.
Published Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:03am

For the past decade, Sean Curtis Patrick, Western’s new director of visual media in the division of University Relations and Marketing, has created work for numerous advertising and PR agencies, world-renowned record labels, multinational conglomerates and universities. Western Today sat down with…

Computer code in red, yellow, green and white fills a computer screen.
Published Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 2:32pm

With increasing cybersecurity threats worldwide due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the first-ever cyber range in Washington state has received $769,000 in state funding to enhance its equipment and increase its technological support. The funding has been specifically provided to allow…

A hand-painted sign on a fence between a grassy area and an orchard reads Welcome to the Food Forest
Published Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11:18am

In 1972, when Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies was still a new institution, students moved to the historic Burns cabins on the ridge above what is now the Outback Farm at Western Washington University and started farming. They built a barn, raised goats for milking and pigs for eating…

Students attending the Men of Color Summit pose for a picture at the event
Published Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 8:58am

Ten students from WWU’s Black & Brown Male Success Collective (BBMSC) attended Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit hosted April 21-22 in Greenville, South Carolina. The theme of the conference was Building Bridges to Success for African-American and Hispanic Males. Bringing…

Caitlin sits on the steps in front of Old Main
Published Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:38am

WWU junior Caitlin Bannister’s interest and research efforts into the mysteries of the nervous system have allowed her to be Western’s first behavioral neuroscience student to receive a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education…

Brad stands in Red Square and smiles at the camera
Published Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 12:20pm

Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa has announced that Brad Johnson will serve as the new provost and executive vice president for WWU effective Aug. 1.   Johnson has served as the Dean of the College of Science & Engineering since 2017 and has been a professor of Physics at…

three students show off their diplomas at commencement
Published Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 2:08pm

After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, in-person June Commencement will return to campus this spring, in a big way – with eight total ceremonies in Carver throughout Commencement Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10-12.  Commencement organizers have instituted a number of…

students presenting their research in carver gym as part of scholars week.
Published Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 10:06am

Scholars Week, an annual celebration showcasing the best of Western Washington University students’ research and creative work, returns to Western’s campus May 16 – May 20, 2022, after two years of virtual events.   The Scholars Week Planning Committee invites students to register April 25 – 29,…