Features & Highlights

Published Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:14pm

Students are back and so is Western Welcome Week!  Western Welcome Week is September 19-25, and is a week of fun, free, and engaging events to welcome all new and returning students. A wide array of new events and annual favorites are on this year’s schedule, including the Associated Students Fall…

Published Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:38am

After a limited viewing of exhibited work in spring of 2021, the Western Gallery on the campus of Western Washington University will fully re-open to the public on Oct. 7 with Anida Yoeu Ali’s exhibition and performance work, “The Red Chador: Genesis I.”    The gallery will host the…

Published Friday, August 20, 2021 - 10:52am

Western's Board of Trustees, along with President Sabah Randhawa, the university's provost, vice presidents, and university staff, took a tour of campus facilities yesterday in preparation for the coming school year. They were given informational tours of the new Alma Clark Glass residence hall,…

Published Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:14am

From flashy magazine covers guaranteeing a perfect ‘summer body’ to the endless sea of flawless photos on social media, the pressure to change our bodies is everywhere. For Anna Ciao, a Western associate professor of Psychology, the solution lies in intervening at the individual level where people…

a red coronavirus cell, ball-shaped with triangle-shaped nodes extending outward
Published Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:46am

The Delta variant now is responsible for most new cases of infection in Washington state, and a week of public health reversals from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is sure to raise fresh health concerns.   To find some…

Lucy Caples smiles at the camera in front of the student recreation center
Published Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 9:03am

With Western preparing to welcome students back in fall, many campus programs are exploring what their in-person activities will look like, and Western’s intramurals office is no different. For Lucy Caples, the university’s brand new intramural and youth sports-camp coordinator, the transition is…

Madison Guard poses in front of a tropical tree; a sandy beach is behind her
Published Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:10am

Western Environmental Science student Madison Gard of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, which recognizes exceptional students in a broad range of STEM fields and…

Karen B. McLean Dade, professor Olavo Bilac Cardoso and professor Susana Gomes Reis smile as they hold an plaque from the Morse Institute.
Published Monday, July 19, 2021 - 11:43am

As travel restrictions ease and vaccines become increasingly available, Western professors are venturing out into the world to conduct research and engage with the global community. Professor of Secondary Education Karen McLean Dade recently visited the University of Cape Verde to present at a 21-…

Brian smiles in front of a bookshelf containing books and photos
Published Monday, July 19, 2021 - 8:25am

Brian Burton, associate vice president for Academic Affairs and a professor of Management at Western Washington University, plans to retire on Aug. 31, 2022. “By late next summer I will have had the honor of working with Dr. Brian Burton for 14 years, the last nine of those in the Provost’s Office…

IPSI student Ghada Dhaouadi interviews a woman about the cost of school supplies for a journalism project with other IPSI and Western students in Tunisia during September 2019. // Photo by Joe Gosen
Published Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:47am

Nearly two years after their trip to Tunisia, three Western professors and their Tunisian counterparts have published the first of several journal articles exploring student journalist motivations for pursuing the craft.     As Tunisia began to stabilize its democracy…