Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science Wayne Landis, director of the university’s Institute for Environmental Toxicology, has secured a $320,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help scientists better understand the threat posed by plastics to aquatic life in the Pacific Northwest.
As the sun dipped behind Lummi Island across Bellingham Bay from Western’s campus, students, faculty and community members from many corners of the world came together to celebrate one another with food, music, dancing and games as Language and Culture Programs (LCP) hosted its fall International Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1, in the Viking Union MPR.
Western’s Division of University Relations and Marketing has won five awards in the 2020 Best of CASE VIII competition, including two Gold Awards in the magazine and public service announcement categories and honors for writing, branding and website development.
Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have joined other higher education institutions across the nation and world in declaring a climate emergency and agreeing to a plan to address the crisis through their work with students.
The forested coastlines of Afognak Island, part of Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago, seem at first glance to be pristine and unspoiled, the miles of deserted beaches being left mostly in the care of the island’s brown bears and Roosevelt elk.
The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “Working, a musical,” based on the book by Studs Terkel, Dec.5-8 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage.
The musical is a revised version staged first in 2012 and features new music and characters, including a new song by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Tony Award-winning “Hamilton.”
Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.
As many Western students and alumni can attest, summer internships can be a mixed bag – some are incredibly rewarding and offer great experience that translates directly into their career after graduation, others, well … not so much.
There’s no question about the internship experience that Alexia Suarez, a senior Journalism/Public Relations major from Puyallup, had, however.
“It was the most amazing summer of my life, no doubt about it,” she said.
Western's annual President's Report is an effort to bring to campus important stories and information about the state of the university, its many successes, and an evaluation of its current efforts to meet the goals laid forth in its strategic plan, and how progress on those goals is being measured via the plan's strategic pillars: Advancing Inclusive Success, Increasing Washington Impact and Enhancing Academic Excellence.
Donald Judd’s “Untitled 1982,” a cornerstone piece of Western Washington University’s renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection, is returning to campus on Oct. 29 after more than five years in storage and nearly $200,000 in restoration work.