General Stories

Published Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:57am

Work is continuing on Western’s new Residence Hall, to be sited on the Ridge at the location of Highland Hall and Highland Lounge, which are now in the process of being demolished to make room for the new residence hall. 
 

Demolition and new parking lot

Published Friday, September 20, 2019 - 9:41am

Western Washington University Marine Scientist Kathy Van Alstyne of the university’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) has received a $151,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase new instrumentation for measuring the physical and chemical properties of seawater that are so critical to the center’s ongoing research into the critical marine science issues facing the region and the world.

Published Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:26am

The traditional breakfast in the VU this morning was followed by the presentation of the annual Awards for Excellence and President Randhawa's Opening Convocation remarks.

This year's award winners are:

Published Monday, September 16, 2019 - 2:22pm

About 4,100 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments, beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, with the majority arriving Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22.

The first day of fall quarter classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Published Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:32am

Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students  graduated from Western summer quarter.

WWU photos by Dan Levine

Published Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:30am

Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo -WWU,” led by Western Washington University Professor of Theatre Rich Brown and New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.

McAdams is a long-time member of Tectonic Theatre Project, creators of “The Laramie Project.”

Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:57pm

Western Washington University has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the development of a new, world-class teaching apiary.

The existing two beehives, located at the Outback Farm, have been a major draw for student engagement since their arrival in May, and in partnership with local beekeeper Chris Harrington of Beeagoodcitizen, plans are underway to expand the facility and the learning opportunities. 

“We have the chance to be a regional leader in pollinator advocacy, research, and education,” said Outback Farm Manager Terri Kempton.

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:25am

BELLINGHAM -- Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre and Dance will host a public reading of plays workshopped at Strait Plays, a new playwright retreat at Sculpture Woods on Lummi Island.

The reading is free and open to the public on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:24pm

Two construction projects related to Western’s new residence hall are scheduled to begin next week, Aug. 5.

The new residence hall will be sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge currently are located, and will extend north toward College Hall. The Highland buildings will be demolished, with that work starting next week.

In addition, the new residence hall construction project will take the adjacent parking lot 14G offline through most of the project duration.

Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:39am

Spring 2019 graduates Miranda Ward (Art Studio) and Nicole Sievers (Design/Art Studio) and fall 2018 graduate Kaitlyn Kelm (Art Studio) were selected as three of the six winners whose art will be featured on traffic boxes in Bellingham’s Arts District. Installation of the art is slated for October 2019.

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