General Stories

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:29am

The Western Washington University men’s basketball team will host Seattle Pacific University this Saturday (Jan. 27) at 3 pm in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference game that will be televised by ROOT SPORTS.

The Vikings are currently in first place in the GNAC with a 10-0 league record and are 15-3 overall heading into the second half of the conference schedule. WWU has a current 10-game winning streak heading into Thursday’s contest vs. Saint Martin’s (7 pm).

Published Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:25pm

WWU Office of Communications and Marketing intern Chelsea Andrews (Public Relations) will spend Winter quarter documenting the campus experience as she sees it - using just the camera on her smartphone. Check back here daily to see her new images. Above, Environmental Studies students identify soil characteristics on the Communications Facility lawn.

Published Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:17am

Western's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of English are co-hosting two screenings of "When I Stutter" at The Pickford Film Center in downtown Bellingham on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28 at Noon. A Q&A session will follow both screenings.

Published Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:13am

Hugo García, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Santería Decoded: An Approach to Understanding the Formation of an Afro Cuban Religion” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St.

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Published Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:53am

WWU senior Biology major Bre Mills has completed a prestigious two-summer Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program fellowship at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

She said she hopes more Western students follow her lead and go through the process to apply, as her two summers in the field with the program gave her invaluable research experience and helped point her in new directions after she graduates.

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:08am

WWU will hold its annual Go Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 in the Mac Gym at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. click the link below for more information.

Published Monday, December 4, 2017 - 4:40pm

Students from Western Washington University’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) attended the 2017 SACNAS national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah last month.

Published Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:29am

“There is a compelling intimacy to the handling of skeletal remains,” said Ellen Hallingstad, a Western senior in the Honors Program who is hoping to do graduate work next year at England’s Sheffield University.  

No, Ellen doesn’t plan to be a grave robber.  Rather, she wants to earn a doctorate in Bioarcheology, which is the study of human remains in an archeological context. 

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:53am

Ian Vincent, Men’s Resiliency specialist with Western’s Counseling Center, by his own admission didn’t come to Western as a student in 2012 feeling super-focused or driven.

In fact, it was just the opposite.

After stints at two community colleges and the Art Institute of Seattle, Vincent moved into Nash with an idea to do some scholarship around comparative religions, but really just planned to sort of wing it and see how things panned out.

Published Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:55am

Faculty members in Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department have been awarded a pair of grants totaling over $160,000 by Washington’s Joint Center for Aerospace Innovation.