General Stories

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 10:27am

There isn’t much Western Washington University cybersecurity student Kim Huynh hasn’t managed to accomplish in the last four months.

In January she started Western’s chapter of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and bringing together women from academia, research and industry to share in their experiences and help to further play a role in the future of cybersecurity.

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 11:59am

The inaugural E-Higgy Doggy Dash: 5k Fun Run/Walk was held last Sunday, with all participants winding their way through campus to raise funds for the Whatcom Humane Society. Well done, dashers!

Published Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:16pm

Western students are actively engaged with the local community to address the complex issues surrounding homelessness and affordable housing.

Students in a Woodring College of Education Human Services class compiled a resource manual for schools in Bellingham; developed a report and presentation to Bellingham City Council; and worked to address the 2020 census undercounting marginalized populations.

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:11am

As the People’s Republic of China continues to grow in power both economically and militarily and seems poised and on the brink of superpower status, Western Today talked with Associate Professor of Political Science Kristen Parris about the country’s emergence, what it means for Asia as a whole and regional U.S. allies in particular, and how the United States and China can find pathways of common ground to move forward.


Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:44am

Western Washington University Professor of Chemistry Gregory O’Neil and a team of undergraduate student researchers recently published a new paper in the prestigious Journal of Organic Chemistry that details new methods in selectively and precisely modifying steroids such as cortisone and hydrocortisone, as well as other biomolecules.

Published Monday, April 29, 2019 - 1:49pm

Every college student has had days, weeks, months and maybe even years when they feel the weight of the world pushing down on them as they try to juggle school, work and social responsibilities.

Faculty members Katherine Anderson of the English Department and Nick Galati of the Biology Department know the pressures of a university environment as well as anyone. To try to alleviate some of this pressure they are creating the “Community Office Hours” program to provide extra support for students and to contribute to a supportive campus community.

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:14am

Spring quarter’s World Issues Forum lecture series, held by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will expand upon global ideas regarding climate change, political asylum, engaging with cultures abroad, Indigenous exploitation, globalization and the Civil War.

Open to the public, these forums are free and feature renowned authors and researchers. The forums will be held through May 29, every Wednesday from noon to 1:25 p.m. in the Fairhaven College Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.


Published Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:59am

Alia Khan, a brand new Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Huxley College of the Environment (she started at Western in March), has spent almost every minute of her research time, from her master’s work through her doctoral thesis and post-doc work, somewhere near the Earth’s poles, from Svalbard, Greenland and the Chukchi Sea to Antarctica and the mountains of Chile, New Zealand and Nepal.  Western Today recently sat down with Khan to talk about her research into what is happening to snow and ice across the world as global climate change becomes a f

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:28am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Engineering and Design John Misasi and two of his students attended the Waterborne Symposium, an environmentally friendly coating technologies conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 24.

Lina Ghanbari of Sammamish and Levi Hamernik of Boulder, Colorado attended the 46th Annual Conference with their professor. Misasi said the conference was a great learning experience for Ghanbari and Hamernik.

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:36pm

Western Washington University will build a new residence hall at its main campus.

Western also is planning construction of two other new buildings, an Interdisciplinary Science Building and a Consolidated Academic Support Services Facility, pending final approval of state funding by the Legislature.