General Stories

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 1:39pm

WWU Visual Journalism student and Office of University Communications intern Jordan Shepherd will document the the student experience and life on campus this winter in this photoblog. Check back every day for new images!

Published Monday, December 14, 2020 - 10:56am

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down so much of the campus, Carolyn Mulder of the AS Child Development Center – the campus preschool for the children of student parents, employees, and alumni nestled in a grove of firs and cedars near Fairhaven College – has had to seek out new opportunities to engage the bright, growing minds of the 4- and 5-year-olds in her care.

Published Friday, December 11, 2020 - 9:29am

Western Washington University invites the community to join the virtual celebration of summer and fall graduates Saturday, Dec. 12, at noon for an online ceremony featuring video clips from family and faculty, an address by a student speaker, and personalized slides for graduates who made reservations.

The prerecorded ceremony will be online at Saturday at noon. A 6-minute preshow begins at 11:54 a.m.

Published Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:02am

WWU’s Austin Scott and Jo Bloomfield, seniors in the Industrial Design program,won the prestigious 2020 GRAY Awards' student category for “Lo,” a wearable device that focuses on hypertension, encourages blood-pressure awareness, and is targeted towards people in their early twenties.  

Published Friday, December 4, 2020 - 8:37am

What can looking into the past tell us about the future? Western Washington University Anthropology Research Associate Mike Etnier and his colleague, Boston University Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology Catherine West, are hoping that digging deep into Alaska’s past can shed light on how to move forward to conserve and protect one of the region’s most important commercial fisheries: the Pacific cod.

Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 11:23am

Western Washington University is now receiving energy from the Skookumchuck Wind Facility as part of Puget Sound Energy’s Green Direct program, a ground-breaking initiative designed to provide PSE corporate and governmental customers the ability to purchase 100 percent of their energy from a dedicated, local, renewable energy resource, while providing them with a stable, cost efficient solution.  

Published Monday, November 30, 2020 - 8:36am

Western’s Art 306 class, led by Professor of Art Cara Jaye, have submitted their class work to the Penticton Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia, and joined the international group of artists participating in the gallery’s “You Are Not Alone” COVID-themed exhibition.

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:48am

As Western’s brand-new Marine and Coastal Science (MACS) program nears its first-ever major-application deadline on Dec. 31, Western Today thought it would be helpful for the campus community – and especially the second-year students now on campus who might be considering applying to the major and be part of its first official cohort -- to meet the program’s newest faculty.

Published Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:58am

On Oct. 28, Western lost an important member of our campus community, Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Linguistics Shaw Gynan. Shaw came to Western in 1986 as a professor of Hispanic Linguistics. He was a sociolinguist and his work on bilingualism and language policy is widely recognized, and he became the preeminent scholar of Guaraní, a language of Paraguay. 

Published Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:14am

Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s 13th annual Great Colleges to Work For report, are based on a survey of staff and faculty at more than 221 colleges and universities across the country; 79 of these institutions were recognized with the “Great Colleges to Work For” achievement.