Features & Highlights

A pair of folks walks on the exposed mudflats of the Noosack Delta; behind them on the horizon is Lummi Island.
Published Friday, October 1, 2021 - 2:39pm

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…

Regina Barber DeGraaff raises two fists in triumph after finishing another episode of Spark Science.
Published Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 9:57am

Say the word ‘scientist’ and images of stark white lab coats, bubbling test tubes and a Bill Nye-esque researcher might spring to mind; Regina Barber DeGraaff, Western’s STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, is trying to change that. For the past six years, she’s been working in collaboration…

Anida Yoeu Ali stands with arms crossed in front of a huge set of orange tubes
Published Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:14pm

Fairhaven College launched the World Issues Forum, Western Washington University’s global justice speaker series in September 2001. Fall 2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of World Issues since it was begun and nurtured by Shirley Osterhaus with support from Fairhaven College and dean Ron Riggins…

Published Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 9:48am

Western Washington University Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Sela Marino will document the student experience and life on campus this fall in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images!

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…