General Stories

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:21am

Western fielded a strong and vibrant contingent in this year's Bellingham Pride parade last Sunday. Well done, parade marchers!

See a full Flickr album of the event and Western's participation in it here.

Published Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:14am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $496,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research into porous organic frameworks for energy conversion and storage.

“I’m grateful for this early-career award from the NSF which reflects outstanding contributions from our entire team of student researchers, as well as technical and moral support from colleagues across the College of Science and Engineering and the Institute for Energy Studies,” Kowalczyk said.

Published Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:54am

Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Commedia in the Park” directed by Rich Brown, at 6 p.m. on July 18-20 in Maritime Heritage Park located at 500 W. Holly Street in Bellingham.

The show is free and open to the public.

Commedia was born in the streets and markets of the 16th Century as theatre for the people. The absurd characters and their low comedy still enchant and delight humans of the 21st century. Quacks, cowardly captains, and tricky servants in delightfully bizarre masks dissect current events with broad physical comedy.

Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 11:24am

Two upcoming construction projects related to Western’s new residence hall are scheduled to begin soon. The new residence hall will be sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge currently are located, and will extend north toward College Hall.

Published Friday, July 5, 2019 - 9:20am

Office of Communications and Marketing Visual Journalism Intern Joely Johnson will post her daily images of the student experience at Western here each weekday. Check back often!

Published Friday, June 28, 2019 - 8:40am

For the past couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to shadow Chad Baloy. Chad works not only at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, Washington, but he works on the university.

Published Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:38am

Blanca Granados de Cruz says the most difficult challenge she faces today is learning English grammar. Remarkably, this comes from a woman who was confronted with some far more serious challenges in her homeland of El Salvador, where grammar was the least of her worries.

Blanca and her husband, Enio, made a life-changing decision – as challenging as it was courageous – 13 years ago to escape and immigrate to the United States.

Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 11:07am

She waited to receive the award at the bottom on the ramp in a room full of her peers, clothed tables and plated dinners at Tulalip Resort Casino. The Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association took the stage to present the Leadership and Management Award to Western’s Sarah Bear—the RN-to-BSN program director.

“As an award recipient, I felt very much honored, from the readings and the elegance of the evening,” Bear said.

Published Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:22am

WWU Professor of Biology Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez’s research on harbor seals could yield important new information about the potential impacts the seals may have on the Salish Sea salmon crisis.

In addition to the things Gutierrez does as a professor for Western, he also has a long list of accomplishments in his life, including a key to the city of Tampa, Florida, an Oscar nomination for the IMAX movie “Dolphins,” and the Museum of Science and Industry's National Hispanic Scientist of the Year award.

Published Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:36am

More than 2,000 Western students graduated at the four commencement ceremonies held Friday and Saturday in Carver. Main speakers for the ceremonies were Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive Jason Clark. Western also awarded a posthumous honorary degree to former student and Medal of Honor recipient James K. Okubo.

WWU photos by Dan Levine