General Stories

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:16am

Design is a profession that, at its heart, is all about problem solving, and that is just what Western’s Department has done with their annual Design Days event. They have taken an event that is usually held in person and built it into an interactive virtual event to showcase the work and accomplishments of Design students.  

Design Days will be held May 25-29 at  

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:52pm

The transition to online courses this spring for Western Washington University has created many challenges and obstacles for families, professors, and students to overcome. Compass 2 Campus (C2C), a mentoring program at Western that places WWU students in 33 Title I schools across Whatcom and Skagit counties, is no exception.

Published Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 11:07am

A team of students in Western’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation program are putting on a virtual collaboration event, “Creators Collide,” to show that you can still connect and meet new people while learning remotely.  

Published Friday, May 8, 2020 - 1:13pm

Video games have always been a great way for gamers of all ages to connect and meet new people, and with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most Western students inside, many are looking to create and build new virtual communities online.

Cole Levy, a Computer Science major from West Seattle, and Emmanuel Buell, a Computer Science pre-major from Mountlake Terrace, are the co-founders of DormCraft, a WWU-dedicated Minecraft community that first debuted last November.

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:19pm

With almost 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Whatcom County, the need for greater testing capacity has grown in order to find and then treat those who have contracted the virus.

Northwest Laboratory in Bellingham has stepped up to fill that need – along with a team of student workers from Western.

Published Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:40am

Western will celebrate Scholars Week, an annual campus event showcasing the best of student scholarship, as an online event this year for the first time.

An online gallery will feature a virtual poster session of outstanding scholarly research and creative works by Western students. The event is intended to honor student success while reaffirming the university’s commitment to academic achievement despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 9:32am

Health Volunteers Overseas has announced that WWU Instructor and Research Associate in the Department of Psychology, Anne Marie Tietjen, is this year’s recipient of the HVO Golden Apple Award. 

Published Friday, April 24, 2020 - 9:12am

At Western Washington University’s Primate Evolution Lab, new research led by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Tesla Monson is looking into the relationship of primate cranial shape and eye orbits and how these features evolved and changed the vision of early proto-humans to help them succeed.

Monson, who completed her doctorate in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, said the skull contains more than just the brain, it holds almost all of the special senses like vision.

Published Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:10am

In this Q&A, WWU Professor of Biology Craig Moyer breaks down the mechanical processes of how your greatest ally in the battle to stay healthy this spring - soap - is the enemy a virus never wants to see coming.

Published Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 9:34am

Staying at home may not feel like a heroic act but is saving lives.  Our essential workers at Western and beyond are on the front lines of maintaining our community’s wellbeing, and many other people are at a higher risk for serious and life-threatening illness due to Covid-19.  They are counting on the rest of us to Stay Home, Stay Healthy