General Stories

Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:19pm

Western Washington University’s production of “HereToo - WWU,” an original company-created play drawn largely from interviews with young activists confronting the gun violence epidemic in America, has been invited to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s regional festival in Fort Collins, Colorado February 17-21.

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:46am

Western Washington University realized significant energy savings and rebates last year through a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) program. Under PSE’s Commercial Strategic Energy Manager program, Western documented actual electrical savings of 1.9 million kilowatt hours in fiscal year 2018-19 and avoided costs of $198,861.

In addition, Western received an incentive grant of $65,985 from PSE, which the university will use to fund additional energy saving measures.

Published Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:36pm

Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science Wayne Landis, director of the university’s Institute for Environmental Toxicology, has secured a $320,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help scientists better understand the threat posed by plastics to aquatic life in the Pacific Northwest.

Published Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:48pm

As the sun dipped behind Lummi Island across Bellingham Bay from Western’s campus, students, faculty and community members from many corners of the world came together to celebrate one another with food, music, dancing and games as Language and Culture Programs (LCP) hosted its fall International Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1, in the Viking Union MPR.

Published Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:36pm

Western’s Division of University Relations and Marketing has won five awards in the 2020 Best of CASE VIII competition, including two Gold Awards in the magazine and public service announcement categories and honors for writing, branding and website development.

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:34am

Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have joined other higher education institutions across the nation and world in declaring a climate emergency and agreeing to a plan to address the crisis through their work with students.

Published Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:49am

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “Working, a musical,” based on the book by Studs Terkel, Dec.5-8 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage.

The musical is a revised version staged first in 2012 and features new music and characters, including a new song by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Tony Award-winning “Hamilton.”

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:30am

Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.

Published Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:08am

As many Western students and alumni can attest, summer internships can be a mixed bag – some are incredibly rewarding and offer great experience that translates directly into their career after graduation, others, well … not so much.

There’s no question about the internship experience that Alexia Suarez, a senior Journalism/Public Relations major from Puyallup, had, however.

“It was the most amazing summer of my life, no doubt about it,” she said.

Published Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:04am

Western's annual President's Report is an effort to bring to campus important stories and information about the state of the university, its many successes, and an evaluation of its current efforts to meet the goals laid forth in its strategic plan, and how progress on those goals is being measured via the plan's strategic pillars:  Advancing Inclusive Success, Increasing Washington Impact and Enhancing Academic Excellence.