General Stories

Published Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:22pm

TEDxWWU came to Western last Saturday, March 4 to a packed Performing Arts Center. TedxWWU is designed to help organizations, individuals and communities create conversation and connections at a local level.

Nine speakers from the Bellingham area discussed a wide variety of topics.

Published Monday, March 6, 2017 - 11:08am

Western Honors Program student and Molecular/Cellular Biology major Michael Lee of Port Angeles decided WWU needed its own action hero - and Captain Calculus was born. After watching the video, find out more about who made it and why below.

Published Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:01am

Western Industrial Design student Matt Hoogestraat is standing in the middle of an oval shaped room with the sea stretched out around him in all directions. Around the exterior of the room are tables with odd designs hovering above them. Matt teleports from table to table, examining the designs until he finds one with his name on it and his designs above it.

While all of this is happening, Matt is sitting in the office of his professor, Jason Morris, motionless with a helmet and goggles on.

This is virtual reality.

Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:30pm

Over a pizza lunch Tuesday, President Sabah Randhawa thanked Western's Facilities Management Outdoor Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance crews for their hard work and long days clearing snow and ice from the walkways and interior roadways during last week's storms. 

Published Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:47pm

“First Person: Diverse Student Stories,” a play in the words of Western Washington University students told from the perspective of students of color, differing abilities, ethnicities and gender identities, will be performed at 3:30 – 5 p.m. and 7:30 – 9 p.m., both Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday Feb. 24, 2017 in Old Main Theatre on the Campus of WWU.

Published Friday, February 10, 2017 - 9:06am

Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College will co-host a symposium, “The Changing Environment and The Columbia River Treaty,” on Feb. 22-23.

The symposium brings together lead negotiators from the United States and representative from Canada, Tribal and First Nations leaders, government representatives, non-government organizations, academics, and members of private industry from across the Columbia Basin to address the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty(CRT).

Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:56pm

Temple Grandin held two speaking engagements in Bellingham Tuesday, including an informal question-and-answer session with hundreds of audience members at Western on "How Families and Schools Can Support Individuals with Autism." 

Grandin, an animal scientist, inspirational speaker and autism self-advocate, also spoke to about 900 people at the Mount Baker Theatre in the evening. 

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University alumnus Ty Minton-Small, a cinematographer for the critically acclaimed documentary “Gleason,” discussed the film at a public screening at Western Friday, Feb. 3 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 

Published Friday, February 3, 2017 - 11:32am

A dusting of snow this morning made for a nasty commute but a beautiful campus!

Published Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:27am

Heather Mueller and her husband Richard have a lot to thank their Doberman pinscher, Alvin, for.

Both Heather, who is now a senior at Western, and her husband served in the military for nearly a decade, where they were primarily responsible for repairing and working on ejector seats for military aircraft.  Readjustment has been difficult for both of them, and Alvin has helped hold them together during the hardest times.

A few months after boot camp, Mueller began to have severe stomach pain, which was later diagnosed as endometriosis, a stomach disorder.