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Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:25am

What does science fiction have to do with social justice?

Come explore on Thursday, April 18, as the Western Reads program hosts three authors from Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, the 2018-2019 Western Reads book. Octavia’s Brood, named in honor of Black feminist sci-fi writer Octavia Butler, is an anthology of radical science fiction written by community organizers and activists.

Published Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:23pm

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday recognized the historic importance of the creation of the University’s first executive director of American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations Relations & Tribal Liaison to the President, and they extended a warm welcome to Laural Ballew, who recently began work in the position

“This is a historic moment in the history of Western Washington University,” said Trustees Chair Earl Overstreet.

Published Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:27am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host journalist, author and television producer Hedrick Smith, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two Emmy Awards, for “Taking Back Our Democracy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in Arntzen Hall 100.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:32pm

Once or twice a year, Western’s Assistant Police Chief Keith Williams travels to the Philippines to give a group of young students there the basic supplies they need for school and life.

This March, Williams traveled to the city of Naga in the Bicol region of the Philippines. The primary purpose of this trip was to supply 169 elementary and middle school students with new shoes.

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:56pm

WWU Visual Journalism student Alaena Fletcher, intern in the office of Communications and Marketing this quarter, will post their photographic insights into the student experience at WWU here each weekday. 

Published Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:10pm

About 675 undergraduate and 60 master’s students graduated from Western last Saturday. Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the ceremony in Carver Gymnasium. See images below.

WWU photos/Dan Levine


Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:37am

Over the past few weeks you might have had the pleasure of meeting one or more of the 10 students visiting Western Washington University from their homes in distant Peru. With wide-eyed enthusiasm they have taken an array of classes during the winter quarter and thoroughly soaked up the Pacific Northwest’s winter splendor.

Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:23am

The Peace Corps today released the 2019 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University was ranked No. 5 among medium-sized schools, with 32 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 1,010 alumni from WWU have served abroad as volunteers.

Published Monday, March 18, 2019 - 9:33am

Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 23 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 675 undergraduate and 60 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:21am

WWU’s senior Urban Transitions Studio (UTS) and Urban Planning and Sustainable Development program, in conjunction with the university’s Sustainable Communities Partnership, will present the findings of its research project focused on student-researched proposals to reimagine Ferndale’s downtown core at a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.