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Published Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:13am

The WOOT (Western Outdoor Orientation Trips) ease new students into the concept of being away at college while at the same time forging bonds that can last throughout their university experience.

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Published Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:21pm

Jennifer Kutcher, president and CEO of Whatcom Educational Credit Union, addressed Western Washington University graduates and their families in three fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday,  Dec. 10 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Approximately 675 undergraduates and about 31 master’s candidates received degrees this quarter. Good luck winter graduates - we miss you already!



Published Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:46pm

The GNAC Defensive Player of the Year Emily Webster perfectly placed a free kick inside the top right corner of the goal in the 76th minute of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer National Championship match to give Western Washington its first national title in program history with a 3-2 victory over three-time defending champion Grand Valley State on Saturday afternoon at Swope Soccer Villa

Published Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:29pm

The WWU Opera’s April 2016 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Lorenzo da Ponte’s “Così fan tutte” was awarded First Prize in Division 2 of the 2016 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association (“NOA”). The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the NOA National Convention in Santa Barbara, Jan. 5-8.

Published Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:05pm

Last Thursday, Nov.17, participants gathered in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room for the annual Walk of Hope: A Suicide Awareness Event. The evening consisted of student and faculty speakers, a candlelight walk through campus, and tabling from resources in an attempt to break down the stigmas around suicide and provide hope to those who need it most. Co-sponsored by the WWU chapter of Write Love on her Arms.


WWU photos by Rhys Logan

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics student team, “Lean Subject Matter Experts” (Lean SMEs), made up of four Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) students along with an Accounting student, won first place at the Boeing Northwest Case Competition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Nov. 4.

Lean SMEs included Lara Masri (Gig Harbor), Preston Paulson (Amery, Wisconsin), Zane Hashmi (Lahore, Pakistan), Nathan Hill (Issaquah), and Swann Davis (Bundang, Korea).

Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:25am

A service-learning project that began with students offering backpacks to the homeless has evolved into a full-blown film festival and educational campaign.

While brainstorming ideas for a service-learning project in 2014, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and a student teaching assistant landed on the idea of filling backpacks with supplies and giving them to people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham. The project sparked a fire in Perry.

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:53am

'High-Tech Low-Tech', an exhibition of images produced with Western Washington University’s Scanning Electron Microscope and Holga toy cameras, is running through Nov. 21 in the main hallway of the Fine Arts Gallery Entrance Space on Western’s Campus. Garth Amundson’s Art 371 B&W Photography II class at WWU’s Department of Art created diptychs comparing the two extremes of image making.

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:28pm

Western students, faculty, staff and community members honored the nation's veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony.

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Published Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:57am

Western Washington University senior Kevin Miller can’t wait to see the new movie “Almost Christmas” because the major feature film opening Nov. 11 includes a song he wrote and sings.