General Stories

Published Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:00am

Some of the world’s top Mars scientists will gather in Bellingham to share the latest scientific results from the Red Planet and preview NASA’s next generation Mars rover mission at an all-ages community event at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at the Mount Baker Theatre.

The event, “Mars Invasion! The past, present, and future of NASA's exploration at the Red Planet” features Jim Bell, the lead scientist on the next-generation camera system that will fly on NASA’s next Mars rover which is scheduled to launch in 2020.

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:28pm

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It” on the Mainstage of the Performing Arts Center June 1-4; performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, June 4.

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:34am

Board of Trustees Recap for May 10, 2016

Western’s Board of Trustees on May 10 during a special meeting unanimously approved a five-year employment contract for incoming WWU President Sabah Randhawa.

The contract finalizes Randhawa’s appointment as Western’s 14th president. He will succeed current Western President Bruce Shepard.

Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 10:37am

The Western Washington University Waterski Team, winner of the 2015 Division II national championship, is one of three finalists in a national video contest sponsored by USA Water Skiing. The final three schools are Auburn University, Clemson University and Western.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 3:30pm

Western Washington University Youth Programs will host girls of all ages in the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, in Western’s Academic West building.

Families and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the event as well.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:10am

Robyn Angliss of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service will discuss using pilotless aircraft to study marine mammal populations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 in Communications Facility 110 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 9:44am

Designers Amber Frid-Jimenez and Joe Dahmen, who collaborate under the name "AFJD," will lecture at WWU on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 p.m. in Academic Instructional Center West, room 204.

The lecture is presented by the Dell and Rosalie King Design Lecture series and is free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. in the C Lots just south of Academic Instructional Center West.

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 8:53am

Western Washington University associate professor of Biology Eric DeChaine will continue his National Science Foundation-funded research this summer on global climate change and how it affects biodiversity as he gathers data in such remote locations as Greenland and the MacKenzie Mountains in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Published Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:17am

The Black Student Union at Western Washington University held its first Black Excellence Conference April 23 to 25 with the goal of empowering and cultivating community among black students in Washington.

Black Student Union members from universities throughout the state attended the weekend events.

The conference included four workshop options:

Published Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:43pm

The 39th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony was held Thursday, May 5, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. in the PAC Main Stage theatre. The ceremony recognized both faculty and staff for their service and exceptional efforts. In addition, recent retirees were invited to be recognized.

Attendees enjoyed a performance by Rebel Clef, part of Western's a'capella club.

This year's President's Exceptional Effort Award recipients included: