General Stories

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:30am

The annual arrival of spring is always much looked forward to at Western Washington University.

Find out why in this short video from campus videographer Rhys Logan.

Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:38am

In honor of Western student Meagan Elizabeth Smith, the Liberal Studies Department at Western Washington University recently created the Meagan Elizabeth Smith Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Humanities.

Smith, a Liberal Studies major at Western, was the victim of a homicide while she was house-sitting for friends in Renton in 2015.

Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:19pm

The first-ever Great Puzzle Hunt was a big hit this past Saturday, with more than 300 people signing up to participate in the cross-campus scavenger hunt.

At each stop on the hunt, participants were challenged to complete a puzzle (think logic puzzles, trivia, word scrambles, etc.) before moving on.

Millie Johnson, an associate professor of mathematics at Western, coordinated the event and led the puzzle development team.

Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 11:18am

Noémi Ban, a local Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, will share her story from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 in Arntzen Hall 100 at Western Washington University. 

Ban will speak about how she lost most of her family and how she shares her story to inspire current and future generations to prevent similar genocides from happening again. 

 “Your generation may be the last one able to listen to a survivor,” Ban has told Western students.

Published Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:19pm

A week of Earth Day celebrations at Western Washington University begins next week.

The week, put on by the Associated Students Environmental and Sustainability Programs and the WWU Office of Sustainability, begins Monday with a discussion on the gender gap in agriculture and ends Saturday with a cleanup event at Little Squalicum Park. An annual highlight of the week, the Earth Day Festival, will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 4:21pm

Western Washington University’s Fraser Lecture Series this month presents “The Big Data Revolution in Human and Environmental Health,” a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, and public panel discussions, both on and off the Bellingham campus.

Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 4:05pm

An art exhibit titled "Dinh Q. Le: Beautiful Terror" is on display in the Viking Union Gallery from April 4 to April 22.

Dinh Q. Le presented a free lecture in Miller Hall Room 138 on Wednesday, April 6. His lecture included his Vietnamese background and inspiration for his large scale cut-and-woven color prints. The opening of the gallery immediately followed the lecture. There, the contemporary artist was available for questions from Western students and the Bellingham community.

Photos by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 7:06pm

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees today unanimously selected Sabah U. Randhawa as Western’s 14th president.

Randhawa, now Oregon State University provost and executive vice president, succeeds Bruce Shepard, who is retiring June 30 after eight years as Western’s president. 

Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:36am

Students who live in University Residences on campus participated in a talent show this past weekend in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

WWU Communications and Marketing intern Beatrice Harper was on hand to grab a few images of the show.