General Stories

Published Friday, April 19, 2019 - 9:59am

Alia Khan, a brand new Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Huxley College of the Environment (she started at Western in March), has spent almost every minute of her research time, from her master’s work through her doctoral thesis and post-doc work, somewhere near the Earth’s poles, from Svalbard, Greenland and the Chukchi Sea to Antarctica and the mountains of Chile, New Zealand and Nepal.  Western Today recently sat down with Khan to talk about her research into what is happening to snow and ice across the world as global climate change becomes a f

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 10:28am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Engineering and Design John Misasi and two of his students attended the Waterborne Symposium, an environmentally friendly coating technologies conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 24.

Lina Ghanbari of Sammamish and Levi Hamernik of Boulder, Colorado attended the 46th Annual Conference with their professor. Misasi said the conference was a great learning experience for Ghanbari and Hamernik.

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:36pm

Western Washington University will build a new residence hall at its main campus.

Western also is planning construction of two other new buildings, an Interdisciplinary Science Building and a Consolidated Academic Support Services Facility, pending final approval of state funding by the Legislature.

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:25am

What does science fiction have to do with social justice?

Come explore on Thursday, April 18, as the Western Reads program hosts three authors from Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, the 2018-2019 Western Reads book. Octavia’s Brood, named in honor of Black feminist sci-fi writer Octavia Butler, is an anthology of radical science fiction written by community organizers and activists.

Published Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:23pm

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday recognized the historic importance of the creation of the University’s first executive director of American Indian/Alaska Native and First Nations Relations & Tribal Liaison to the President, and they extended a warm welcome to Laural Ballew, who recently began work in the position

“This is a historic moment in the history of Western Washington University,” said Trustees Chair Earl Overstreet.

Published Monday, April 8, 2019 - 9:27am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host journalist, author and television producer Hedrick Smith, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and two Emmy Awards, for “Taking Back Our Democracy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in Arntzen Hall 100.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:32pm

Once or twice a year, Western’s Assistant Police Chief Keith Williams travels to the Philippines to give a group of young students there the basic supplies they need for school and life.

This March, Williams traveled to the city of Naga in the Bicol region of the Philippines. The primary purpose of this trip was to supply 169 elementary and middle school students with new shoes.

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:56pm

WWU Visual Journalism student Alaena Fletcher, intern in the office of Communications and Marketing this quarter, will post their photographic insights into the student experience at WWU here each weekday. 

Published Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:10pm

About 675 undergraduate and 60 master’s students graduated from Western last Saturday. Supply chain professional Deborah Dull, a Western Washington University alumna, addressed WWU graduates and their families at the ceremony in Carver Gymnasium. See images below.

WWU photos/Dan Levine


Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:37am

Over the past few weeks you might have had the pleasure of meeting one or more of the 10 students visiting Western Washington University from their homes in distant Peru. With wide-eyed enthusiasm they have taken an array of classes during the winter quarter and thoroughly soaked up the Pacific Northwest’s winter splendor.