General Stories

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 9:47am

Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education presents talks by noted animal scientist and autism self-advocate Temple Grandin on Feb. 7.

Grandin will speak in a free informal question and answer session from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the WWU Performing Arts Center. The Q and A will focus on “How Families and School Can Support Individuals with Autism.”

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 1:16pm

Office of Communications and Marketing Visual Journalism interns Caleb Albright, Paloma Ovesen and Christina Becker will work throughout winter quarter to capture Western's unique student experience for Western Today. Check back often!

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:45am

Western BFA students talk about the passion that drives them to explore and develop their portfolios as they prepare for careers in the Fine Arts. Video by Fall Office of Communications and Marketing intern Krya Bruce; click here to view the video or go to

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 9:15am

Western Washington University student Audrey Cheung of Hong Kong and her faculty advisor, Associate Professor of Chemistry John Gilbertson, have won a Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research from the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Published Monday, December 19, 2016 - 9:13am

The WOOT (Western Outdoor Orientation Trips) ease new students into the concept of being away at college while at the same time forging bonds that can last throughout their university experience.

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Published Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:21pm

Jennifer Kutcher, president and CEO of Whatcom Educational Credit Union, addressed Western Washington University graduates and their families in three fall Commencement ceremonies on Saturday,  Dec. 10 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Approximately 675 undergraduates and about 31 master’s candidates received degrees this quarter. Good luck winter graduates - we miss you already!



Published Monday, December 5, 2016 - 1:46pm

The GNAC Defensive Player of the Year Emily Webster perfectly placed a free kick inside the top right corner of the goal in the 76th minute of the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer National Championship match to give Western Washington its first national title in program history with a 3-2 victory over three-time defending champion Grand Valley State on Saturday afternoon at Swope Soccer Villa

Published Monday, November 28, 2016 - 2:29pm

The WWU Opera’s April 2016 production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s and Lorenzo da Ponte’s “Così fan tutte” was awarded First Prize in Division 2 of the 2016 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association (“NOA”). The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the NOA National Convention in Santa Barbara, Jan. 5-8.

Published Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:05pm

Last Thursday, Nov.17, participants gathered in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room for the annual Walk of Hope: A Suicide Awareness Event. The evening consisted of student and faculty speakers, a candlelight walk through campus, and tabling from resources in an attempt to break down the stigmas around suicide and provide hope to those who need it most. Co-sponsored by the WWU chapter of Write Love on her Arms.


WWU photos by Rhys Logan

Published Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 9:53am

Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics student team, “Lean Subject Matter Experts” (Lean SMEs), made up of four Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) students along with an Accounting student, won first place at the Boeing Northwest Case Competition at the Museum of Flight in Seattle on Nov. 4.

Lean SMEs included Lara Masri (Gig Harbor), Preston Paulson (Amery, Wisconsin), Zane Hashmi (Lahore, Pakistan), Nathan Hill (Issaquah), and Swann Davis (Bundang, Korea).