General Stories

Published Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:35am

Western Washington University Professor of Secondary Education Francisco Rios and Assistant Professor of Secondary Education A Longoria of WWU’s Woodring College of Education will host a virtual launch event from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 to discuss their new book, “Creating a Home in Schools: Sustaining Identities for Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color.” 

Published Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:35am

A team of students from Western’s College of Business and Economics participated in the very first remote Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6. Schantell Hummel, Maleah Meinhold and Joseph Fairchild were all named state champions in their respective divisions. 

The WWU Collegiate DECA Club, consisting of six students this year, all competed and placed within the top 3 of their categories on Saturday.  

Published Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12:01pm

Western's Design Department will host design-industry luminaries and WWU alumni Paul Lau and Christina Sakura in May as part of the Design View Speaker Series. The talks are free and open to the public, but registration via Eventbrite is required. Information about registration can be found at, or by emailing

Published Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:56am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each Friday, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University.

Published Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 11:30am

The 2021 Legislative Session concluded yesterday after a historic 105-day session that was mostly conducted virtually due to the pandemic. Despite economic forecasts over the last year projecting decreases in state revenues, federal stimulus funding, coupled with better than projected state revenue collections resulted in a robust state 2021-23 operating budget that included important investments across state government, including in the state’s higher education system.

Published Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:08am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Published Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:30am

On March 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control officially declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic outbreak. Institutions across the country had to make a quick and often clumsy transition to working remotely to abide by new safety restrictions. An entire year later, the world is still trying to regain its balance. 

While the shift to remote work had its faults, it also opened new doorways for work— distance, for some workers, is no longer an obstacle. 

Published Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 9:06am

Western Washington University's Latin American Studies and American Cultural Studies programs, in conjunction with the President's Office and Provost's Office, will host "Creating Bridges/Creando Puentes: Critical Conversations on Latinidades at Western and Beyond" on April 27 and 29. 

Creando Puentes/Creating Bridges is a cross-campus symposium to discuss and raise awareness of the diversity of Latinidades in our local communities and across borders.

Published Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12:41pm

While so many of us have been working from different locations for over a year now, it’s important we try to stay connected despite being apart. Western is collecting photos, short video clips, and stories from critical onsite workers who have been keeping everything going on campus during the pandemic so that we can recognize their dedication and learn more about what their working lives have looked over the past year. 

Published Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12:37pm

The Pacific Northwest region (Region X) of the Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of its Mark of Excellence 2021 awards competition, and four Western student journalists have won top honors and will move on to the national awards competition. A number of WWU students were also named as finalists.

Winners (will move on to the national competition later this spring)