General Stories

Published Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:10am

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, March 11 through the morning of Thursday, March 21. 

Teams of humans and animals will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. 

Published Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:11am

Western Washington University’s Engineering and Design Department has been awarded a five-year, $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation to help low-income students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in one of the three Engineering programs at WWU. 

Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 9:48am

WWU Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe, along with colleagues Lawrence Pintak of Washington State University and Jonathan Albright of Columbia University, recently received funding from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's Senior Scholars Program on a research proposal titled “Mediatization of Islamophobia in the 2018 Election.”

Published Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:06am

ODESZA and Death Cab for Cutie have announced Double Major, a co-headline benefit show at Bellingham's Civic Stadium at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 18.  

Published Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:34am

WWU Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences Jenise Bauman and two of her students are working this winter and spring on a monitoring project at Port Orchard’s Harper’s Creek estuary, at the site of an $8 million two-phase restoration effort led by Kitsap County and the state Dept. of Ecology.

Harper’s Creek is a small but important estuary on the southeast shore of Kitsap County. The site of a former brick factory, the estuary has important value for fish and wildlife and is used recreationally, and as a boat launch.

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am

John All, director of Western Washington University’s Mountain Environments Research Institute, will lead an international team of students and researchers – including a pair of WWU graduate students, Colin Schmidt and Morgan Scott, and Biology Professor Eric DeChaine – on an expedition to Mount Everest and its neighboring peak, Lhotse, this spring to research the impact of global climate change on the Himalayas.

Published Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:36am

New York City artist Sarah Sze will be on the campus of Western Washington University on May 8 to dedicate her newest work, “Split Stone (Northwest),” as the piece joins the university’s acclaimed Outdoor Sculpture Collection, joining important works from such artists as Richard Serra, Isamu Noguchi, Anthony Caro, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero and Do-ho Suh.

Published Monday, February 25, 2019 - 9:54am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2018-2019 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced five Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for third nationally among masters-granting institutions, and was again ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest.

Published Friday, February 22, 2019 - 11:26am

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the Tournées French Film Festival every Monday and Wednesday from April 15 to May 1 in Viking Union 552, on Western’s campus.

Free and open to the public, this year’s festival has the theme of “Intersections: Race, Gender and Sexuality.” All films will include a brief pre and post-screening discussion led by Western faculty. With the exception of “I Am Not Your Negro,” all films will be in French with English subtitles.

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:46am

In the second part of a Q&A that began with WWU scientists Doug Clark and John Rybczyk last week, Warren Cornwall,  the faculty advisor for WWU's student-produced environmental magazine, The Planet, discusses the challenges of communicating about science in general and climate change in particular, and how the global conversation needs to shift for these communications strategies to bear more fruit.