According to new research by Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan, red and green algae growing on snow in the Antarctic Peninsula causes significant extra snowmelt that is on par with melt from dust on snow in the Rocky Mountains, according to a first-of-its-kind scientific research study led by Khan.
Whatcom County’s four higher education institutions -- Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College, Western Washington University, and Whatcom Community College -- will co-host a keynote speaker and provide opportunities for local community service to recognize the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday that bears his name.
WWU Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Jordan Shepherd will document the the student experience and life on campus this winter in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images!
With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down so much of the campus, Carolyn Mulder of the AS Child Development Center – the campus preschool for the children of student parents, employees, and alumni nestled in a grove of firs and cedars near Fairhaven College – has had to seek out new opportunities to engage the bright, growing minds of the 4- and 5-year-olds in her care.
Western Washington University invites the community to join the virtual celebration of summer and fall graduates Saturday, Dec. 12, at noon for an online ceremony featuring video clips from family and faculty, an address by a student speaker, and personalized slides for graduates who made reservations.
The prerecorded ceremony will be online at commencement.wwu.edu Saturday at noon. A 6-minute preshow begins at 11:54 a.m.
WWU’s Austin Scott and Jo Bloomfield, seniors in the Industrial Design program,won the prestigious 2020 GRAY Awards' student category for “Lo,” a wearable device that focuses on hypertension, encourages blood-pressure awareness, and is targeted towards people in their early twenties.
What can looking into the past tell us about the future? Western Washington University Anthropology Research Associate Mike Etnier and his colleague, Boston University Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Catherine West, are hoping that digging deep into Alaska’s past can shed light on how to move forward to conserve and protect one of the region’s most important commercial fisheries: the Pacific cod.
Western Washington University is now receiving energy from the Skookumchuck Wind Facility as part of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, a ground-breaking initiative designed to provide PSE corporate and governmental customers the ability to purchase 100 percent of their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource, while providing them with a stable, cost efficient solution.
Western’s Art 306 class, led by Professor of Art Cara Jaye, have submitted their class work to the Penticton Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, and joined the international group of artists participating in the gallery’s “You Are Not Alone” COVID-themed exhibition.
As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community – and especially the second-year students now on campus who might be considering applying to the major and be part of its first official cohort -- to meet the program’s newest faculty.