General Stories

Published Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:46am

Western Washington University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will host Todd Donovan, WWU professor of Political Science, for his talk titled “The 2016 Presidential Election and Donald Trump’s Effect on American Politics,” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie St., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

Published Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:13pm

Costumed Western Washington University students welcomed local trick-or-treaters from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Ridgeway University Residences complex.

All of Ridgeway’s community lounges were decorated in fun, free, safe, age-appropriate themes aimed at children ages 1-12. 

WWU photos by Rhys Logan

Published Friday, October 28, 2016 - 9:37am

Regina Barber DeGraaff, an instructor in Western’s Physics and Astronomy Department and the College of Science and Engineering’s STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist, has a good idea of the public’s stereotypical idea of a scientist.

“It’s so frustrating, but we all know what it is: a heterosexual white cis male secluded in a lab somewhere who can barely communicate with his fellow human beings,” she said.

It is her mission in life to smash that stereotype.

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:59am

Western Washington University’s junior class Industrial Design studio will showcase a sustainable entrepreneurship exhibition “Remade: Kitchen!” from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 at Ideal, 1227 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham.

The event is free and open to the public.

The annual ReMade challenge’s opening reception will be during Art Walk. In just a few weeks, each student designed their product, sourced all the materials, produced a limited edition run of 20 of the items, and created all packaging or branding for their piece.

Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:29pm

Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will host Mary Doria Russell for a discussion of her best-selling book, “The Sparrow,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Fairhaven Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public.

Published Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:23pm

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited Western Friday morning and met with several people, including President Sabah Randhawa and representatives from three academic areas:

  • The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program, with Denny Organ, former chairman of the program's advisory board, and students. 
  • The Engineering and Design Department, with students and faculty. 
  • Woodring College of Education, with faculty and a student. 
Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:05am

This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates showcased the work which got them into the BFA program in Western’s B Gallery at a closing reception on Thursday evening, Oct. 13. Beaudry Allen, Jessica Bloom, Maggie Carr, Renée Cheesman, Kaitlin Howland, Vian Nguyen, Elly Ortland, Caroline Paulson, Kam Peck and Dylan Vogel make up this year’s BFA cohort.

Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:55pm

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me


Published Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:25am

Mentoring program, now in its eighth year, aims to empower students to be lifelong learners


About 1,000 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to see firsthand what a university campus is like.

The tour kicks off the eighth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into schools in order to get more students to see themselves as lifelong learners.

Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:09pm

When Maria McLeod was growing up in a small town of a few thousand people about 50 miles north of Detroit, she remembers realizing that where she lived didn’t look a whole lot like the big city to the south.