General Stories

Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:40am

Shannon Point Marine Center Art interns Abby Kuchar and Ruby Jones have created "Disintegration," an exhibit of their work meant to focus attention on the increasing acidification of the Salish Sea that is running through Nov. 9 in the WWU B Gallery, a student-run exhibition space within the Fine Arts Building on Western's campus. A reception for the exhibit will take place from 5-7 p.m.on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the B Gallery.

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:44pm

Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it.

Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University,  is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s Nooksack River. Also known as king salmon, Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species, growing to sizes upwards of 100 pounds in some rivers.

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:45am

Last summer, WWU students from the College of Business and Economics and Western's IDEA Institute attended a study abroad in China as part of the MGMT 337 course. The course was a focused cultural and business class, delivered in English by destination university professors, and was a joint entrepreneurship-oriented project providing an opportunity for students to interact closely with university students in Shanghai.

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:27pm

WWU Honors Program student Alisa Aist spent last summer at a remote biological research station on Kodiak Island, Alaska working as a Fish and Wildlife Technician, or "fish tech," for the state of Alaska. Aist, who is a Biology major with a Marine Biology emphasis, made a video of her summer job, her duties, and the beautiful surroundings. To watch the video, go here. We caught up with Alisa after her return to campus and asked her a few questions about her summer.

Published Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:02am

About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the ninth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more kids to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Published Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:37am

Fifteen students and two faculty from Western Washington University’s Design Department participated in the 2017 Summer Design Abroad: Germany & Switzerland program.

Published Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:55am

The Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA), the university-wide dialogue forum to study and enhance the learning environment at Western Washington University, begins Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 4 and 5.

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:26pm

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered last night at 6 p.m. in Red Square then started their procession downtown to the Depot Market Square for the 2nd Annual Paint B'ham Blue for WWU celebration. A good time was had by all - welcome back to campus, students!

Click here for a full Flickr gallery of the evening.

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:43am

Emily Porter, a Visual Journalism major and intern in the Office of Communications and Marketing, will share her views of the student experience at Western here each weekday. Check back often, and look for your friends!

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:03am

The annual Student Convocation welcomed new Viks to campus with a round of speakers at the PAC, including President Sabah Randhawa; Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey; Physics/Astrononmy faculty member Regina Barber DeGraaff; and AS President Simrun Chhabra, followed by the traditional "tunnel of cheers" as the students made their way to the Old Main lawn for fireworks. Welcome new students, and have a great year!