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Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:28am

As Pokémon Go soars to never-before-seen heights of usage across the world – consider that in barely over a week after its release it already had more daily users than Twitter – some questions have begun to arise about safety.

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 11:08am

Do you work with an outstanding colleague at Western Washington University? The Western Way program provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to recognize the great efforts of others on campus.

Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:44am

Western Washington University students and faculty will be helping the city of Edmonds on a range of projects – from developing a mobile app for downtown visitors to using GIS to help management of the city cemetery – during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 8:55am

Dawson Construction, LLC of Bellingham has signed an option agreement to purchase the Armory property from the Western Washington University Foundation.

The option is for 10 months and allows Dawson Construction time to perform a feasibility study before completing the sale.

Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 9:51am

Blues musician Wes Mackey played the second of five free weekly summer concerts on the PAC Plaza June 6.

While Mackey's first gig--more than 50 years ago--paid only 50 cents and a chicken sandwich, he eventually found himself touring with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, and others.

Mackey now lives in Vancouver, B. C., but says Bellingham is one of his favorite towns.  

For more information on Mackey, visit

Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:30pm

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Kevin Miller, a student at Western.   Following is the story lineup for this episode:

Published Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:37pm

Jake Brunner found his way to Bellingham, Washington, from Huston, Texas, following his passion of creating jewelry.

Today, Jake is a part owner in the jewelry company Leaf and Badger. He's dedicated to creating fine, unique pieces, many of which include inspiration from the Pacific Northwest’s nature and wilderness.

Jake is hoping to attend Western Washington University this winter to continue expanding his education. 

Video by Beatrice Harper / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Published Friday, July 8, 2016 - 4:30pm

Western Washington University welcomed 20 Taiwanese elementary and middle school teachers to campus for its third year of a summertime five-week teaching course on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The teachers are visiting campus through a partnership between Woodring College of Education’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program and the National Taiwan Normal University. They will be in Washington state through Aug. 6.

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:34am

John Lawson, Western Washington University's vice provost for Information Technology and chief information officer, is retiring after 10 years at Western.

A party was held in his honor on Thursday, June 30, in the Old Main Solarium.

Photos by Jonathan Williams / WWU

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:21am

"Commedia in the Park" is an annual event presented by Western Washington University Theatre students enrolled in the summer course "Advanced Acting Topics," taught by Rich Brown.

The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originates from the Italian Renaissance. The show features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men.

The performances, which occurred in Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park are over for this summer, but they'll be back in 2017.