Features & Highlights

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,…

a tanker offloads oil at Cherry Point as students walk on the beach
Published Monday, April 4, 2022 - 11:17am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

An art student pins her work on a board
Published Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 1:41pm

Western Washington University Visual Journalism students and Office of University Communications interns Justin Hecht and Lucas Bohanon will document the student experience and life on campus this spring in this photoblog. Check back every weekday for new images!

Amy Kozak stands in front of Old Main.
Published Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 10:19am

Amy Kozak was hired as the executive director of Internal Audit at Western Washington University after a competitive, national search in November 2021. Before coming to WWU, Kozak spent six years at Tulane University serving as a senior internal auditor. With more than 17 years of experience,…

Tetrahymena thermophila, a single-celled organism studied by Suzanne Lee, with a yellow body and blue center under the microscope
Published Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 8:37am

Two Western biology assistant professors, Suzanne Lee and Nick Galati, were recently awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Lee and Galati received $1,254,671 and $908,007 grants, respectively, to continue their…

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…