Features & Highlights

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…

Published Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 11:29am

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered business as usual for colleges and universities. With campuses shifting to remote learning, students, instructors, staff, and administrators were made to grapple with a set of new challenges. Western Today recently talked with WWU Professor of History…

Students examine fir saplings on the banks of the Elwha River
Published Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:43am

As COVID-19 gripped the nation last spring and graduates shuddered at the thought of a pandemic job market, three professors from Western’s Huxley College of the Environment came together to create a cure for some of those fears: the Data Science for Environmental Applications certificate…

 Johanna stands in the middle of a weeded area, with a lake and mountain in the background
Published Friday, July 9, 2021 - 9:41am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields, from marine science and climate change to teaching, the humanities, and the arts. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research…

Hannah Swartos smiles at the camera; behind her is a hallway.
Published Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 9:00am

Western history student Hannah Swartos of Anacortes was awarded the Harry Fritz Best Paper Prize on June 2 at the 2021 Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference for her work, entitled "Out of the Way:” Property and the Subversive Construction of Space by Enslaved People in the American…

A Public health student discusses the research on her poster during a poster session with alumni.
Published Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:41am

Amidst the shifting health mandates and regulations of the pandemic last year, Western’s Public Health Program has updated its curriculum to better focus on the practical needs of students seeking to enter the healthcare field.  Combining courses, creating equitable application requirements…

Joseph stands in front of a global map, nested between Africa and Asia
Published Friday, July 2, 2021 - 10:22am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields, from marine science and climate change to teaching, the humanities, and the arts. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research…