General Stories

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:08pm

Western Washington University has won the 2009 Green Cleaning Grand Award for Schools and Universities from American School and University magazine, the top award given in the category nationally.

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 8:41am

A dance performance from the Associated Students Swing Kids club highlighted the annual holiday party at Western Washington University Tuesday.

Under the theme “A Season of Giving,” the event included a 50/50 drawing, with half of the proceeds benefiting the WWU Employee Distinguished Scholarship and the other half going to the winning ticket holder.

A planned dance performance by the Associated Students Ritmo Latino (Latin Rhythm) Cub had to be scratched due to injury.

Published Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 8:24am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and his wife, Cyndie, are inviting WWU faculty and staff to the annual holiday celebration from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Published Monday, November 30, 2009 - 9:36am

Two H1N1 vaccination clinics will be offered on campus in early December. Please read below to see if you are eligible to receive free H1N1 vaccine, and if so, how to reserve your appointment.

From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, both  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, WWU nurses will be providing free H1N1 injectable vaccine to the following categories of people:

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:57am

Joseph Garcia, the Bowman Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and director of the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership at Western Washington University, shot these images of a rainbow north of Bellingham from the Viking Union and Performing Arts Center Plaza this morning, Nov. 23.

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Published Monday, November 23, 2009 - 10:40am

Photography students from the Western Washington University (WWU) Department of Art have created a project entitled “Winterscapes” that is on display through Nov. 27 at the historic downtown Seattle Macy’s department store Skybridge over Third Avenue.

Published Friday, November 20, 2009 - 11:05am

These folks walking through Red Square were prepared for a sudden downpour. Weather experts expect rainy weather at least through Thanksgiving, which is on Nov. 26. Western will be closed for the holiday on Nov. 26 and 27.

Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 11:51am

Western Washington University grounds crews will be working throughout the day to remove a handful of downed trees felled by recent windstorms. According to grounds supervisor Gary Hodge, major problem areas include near the Gamma residence hall on The Ridge, near Highland Hall, near the Fine Arts building and behind Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies on one of the Sehome Arboretum trails.

A high wind warning remains in effect for the area until midnight tonight. Winds are expected to increase to 25 to 40 miles per hour this afternoon, with gusts as high as 60 mph.

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 11:00pm

A failure test of the rollbar, Nov. 19, 2009.

Published Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 11:00pm

A test drive of the Viking 40, Nov. 19, 2009.