General Stories

Published Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:41pm

With K-12 and higher education classrooms on hiatus due to COVID-19, students are having to adapt to online learning. As students try to find the best way to learn virtually, professors and teachers are having to adapt and find new ways to connect with their students.

WWU Assistant Professor Caroline Hardin, who teaches in both Western's Computer Science Department and the Science, Math and Technology Education (SMATE) program, has had to balance creating an interactive class while also meeting the needs of students who don’t have access to the internet at home.

Published Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:13am

Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Psychology Joseph Trimble retired in June after 41 years on campus at Western. A national leader in the field of cross-cultural psychology, Trimble's work over the course of his career on better understanding the psychological needs of ethnic minorities in general and North America's Indigenous peoples in particular has garnered awards not only from Western but from his peers nationally and internationally.

Published Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 11:03am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The Outstanding Graduates from Huxley College of the Environment and Woodring College of Education include: 

Published Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:46am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The Outstanding Graduates from University Interdisciplinary  Programs and the University Honors Program are: 

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 4:52pm

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The Outstanding Graduates from the College of Science and Engineering include: 

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 12:14pm

Senior Marine Scientist Suzanne Strom of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center has received $182,413 to buy new scientific equipment for the WWU laboratory in Anacortes.  

The grant comes from a program at the National Science Foundation called Improvements to Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs), which aims to fund facilities focused on research and education conducted in natural habitats.  

Published Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:57am

John Bower has been hired for a one-year, fixed-term term appointment as Dean of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Bower will start in his new job on Aug. 10, 2020. He follows Fairhaven College Dean Jack Herring, who will be serving in a new role at Western as vice provost for Undergraduate Education.

Published Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 5:53pm

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The Outstanding Graduates from the College of Fine and Performing Arts include: 

Published Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:21pm

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

The Outstanding Graduates from the College of Business and Economics include: 

Published Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:01pm

Presidential Scholars are selected by six colleges in recognition for their exceptional scholarship and service to the university and their communities. 

The 2019-20 Presidential Scholars include: 

Ray Garcia

College of Social Science and Humanities
Outstanding Graduate, Journalism

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