General Stories

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:59am

Western Washington University’s junior class Industrial Design studio will showcase a sustainable entrepreneurship exhibition “Remade: Kitchen!” from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at Ideal, 1227 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

The annual ReMade challenge’s opening reception will be during Art Walk. In just a few weeks, each student designed their product, sourced all the materials, produced a limited edition run of 20 of the items, and created all packaging or branding for their piece.

Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:29pm

Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will host Mary Doria Russell for a discussion of her best-selling book, “The Sparrow,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Fairhaven Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Published Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:23pm

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited Western Friday morning and met with several people, including President Sabah Randhawa and representatives from three academic areas:

  • The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program, with Denny Organ, former chairman of the program's advisory board, and students. 
  • The Engineering and Design Department, with students and faculty. 
  • Woodring College of Education, with faculty and a student. 
Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:05am

This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates showcased the work which got them into the BFA program in Western’s B Gallery at a closing reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 13. Beaudry Allen, Jessica Bloom, Maggie Carr, Renée Cheesman, Kaitlin Howland, Vian Nguyen, Elly Ortland, Caroline Paulson, Kam Peck and Dylan Vogel make up this year’s BFA cohort.

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:55pm

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me


Published Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:25am

Mentoring program, now in its eighth year, aims to empower students to be lifelong learners


About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to see firsthand what a university campus is like.

The tour kicks off the eighth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more students to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:09pm

When Maria McLeod was growing up in a small town of a few thousand people about 50 miles north of Detroit, she remembers realizing that where she lived didn’t look a whole lot like the big city to the south.

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:08am

Western Washington University’s fall enrollment figures show that the freshman class is the largest in the history of the university. And overall fall enrollment for students of color is the highest ever at Western.

Published Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:32am

Western Washington University will host Bert Webber, founding fellow of Western’s Salish Sea Studies Institute and professor emeritus of Geography and Environmental Social Sciences, for a presentation titled “The Salish Sea: What’s in a Name?” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Map Collection area of Western Libraries.

This event is free and open to the public.

Published Friday, October 7, 2016 - 8:50am

Did you know that Western has its own monthly student-produced TV show, Western Window? It airs on local cable channel KVOS, Bellingham cable access channel BTV10, and online via Western's own youTube channel at