Emily Porter, a Visual Journalism major and intern in the Office of Communications and Marketing, will share her views of the student experience at Western here each weekday. Check back often, and look for your friends!
The annual Student Convocation welcomed new Viks to campus with a round of speakers at the PAC, including President Sabah Randhawa; Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey; Physics/Astrononmy faculty member Regina Barber DeGraaff; and AS President Simrun Chhabra, followed by the traditional "tunnel of cheers" as the students made their way to the Old Main lawn for fireworks. Welcome new students, and have a great year!
The first day of the annual AS InfoFair started out a little gray and grim, but a glorious afternoon followed. InfoFair continues through this afternoon - come out and find the right club, group or activity for you!
See the full InfoFair gallery on WWU's Flickr stream here.
WWU images by Rhys Logan
More than 4,000 students moved into campus residences over the weekend, with help from Residence Life staff, WWU President Sabah Randhawa, and the WWU Men's Basketball team! Welcome students, and have a great Fall Quarter!
More images here!
WWU photos by Rachel Bayne, Rhys Logan, and Jonathan Williams
Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as indigenous rights, immigration, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.
The 2nd Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU celebration welcoming new and returning Western Washington University students to Bellingham on Sept. 27 will feature more than 180 trees throughout downtown illuminated with blue lights beginning in September.
The lights are a $43,000 gift from the WWU Alumni Association to the Bellingham community, and will turn from Western blue to white when Mayor Kelli Linville lights the holiday tree in the Depot Market Square in December.
Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.
After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.
Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the fifth year in a row.
Western Washington University graduate student Jefferson Emm and Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin are using a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles to complete a census of the eelgrass beds in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay.
Emily Stochel, the 2017 Outstanding Graduate in Human Services, is now working in her dream job as a case manager for teens and young adults navigating the foster care system.