General Stories

Published Monday, September 16, 2019 - 2:22pm

About 4,100 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments, beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, with the majority arriving Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22.

The first day of fall quarter classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Published Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:32am

Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students  graduated from Western summer quarter.

WWU photos by Dan Levine

Published Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:30am

Western Summer Theatre will present “#HereToo -WWU,” led by Western Washington University Professor of Theatre Rich Brown and New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28 through 31 and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the DUG Theatre in the WWU Performing Arts Center.

McAdams is a long-time member of Tectonic Theatre Project, creators of “The Laramie Project.”

Published Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:57pm

Western Washington University has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the development of a new, world-class teaching apiary.

The existing two beehives, located at the Outback Farm, have been a major draw for student engagement since their arrival in May, and in partnership with local beekeeper Chris Harrington of Beeagoodcitizen, plans are underway to expand the facility and the learning opportunities. 

“We have the chance to be a regional leader in pollinator advocacy, research, and education,” said Outback Farm Manager Terri Kempton.

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:25am

BELLINGHAM -- Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre and Dance will host a public reading of plays workshopped at Strait Plays, a new playwright retreat at Sculpture Woods on Lummi Island.

The reading is free and open to the public on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3:30 p.m.

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 3:24pm

Two construction projects related to Western’s new residence hall are scheduled to begin next week, Aug. 5.

The new residence hall will be sited where Highland Hall and Highland Lounge currently are located, and will extend north toward College Hall. The Highland buildings will be demolished, with that work starting next week.

In addition, the new residence hall construction project will take the adjacent parking lot 14G offline through most of the project duration.

Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:39am

Spring 2019 graduates Miranda Ward (Art Studio) and Nicole Sievers (Design/Art Studio) and fall 2018 graduate Kaitlyn Kelm (Art Studio) were selected as three of the six winners whose art will be featured on traffic boxes in Bellingham’s Arts District. Installation of the art is slated for October 2019.

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 10:21am

Western fielded a strong and vibrant contingent in this year's Bellingham Pride parade last Sunday. Well done, parade marchers!

See a full Flickr album of the event and Western's participation in it here.

Published Monday, July 15, 2019 - 10:14am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk has been awarded a prestigious five-year, $496,000 Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research into porous organic frameworks for energy conversion and storage.

“I’m grateful for this early-career award from the NSF which reflects outstanding contributions from our entire team of student researchers, as well as technical and moral support from colleagues across the College of Science and Engineering and the Institute for Energy Studies,” Kowalczyk said.

Published Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:54am

Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Commedia in the Park” directed by Rich Brown, at 6 p.m. on July 18-20 in Maritime Heritage Park located at 500 W. Holly Street in Bellingham.

The show is free and open to the public.

Commedia was born in the streets and markets of the 16th Century as theatre for the people. The absurd characters and their low comedy still enchant and delight humans of the 21st century. Quacks, cowardly captains, and tricky servants in delightfully bizarre masks dissect current events with broad physical comedy.