General Stories

Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:25am

A service-learning project that began with students offering backpacks to the homeless has evolved into a full-blown film festival and educational campaign.

While brainstorming ideas for a service-learning project in 2014, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and a student teaching assistant landed on the idea of filling backpacks with supplies and giving them to people experiencing homelessness in Bellingham. The project sparked a fire in Perry.

Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:53am

'High-Tech Low-Tech', an exhibition of images produced with Western Washington University’s Scanning Electron Microscope and Holga toy cameras, is running through Nov. 21 in the main hallway of the Fine Arts Gallery Entrance Space on Western’s Campus. Garth Amundson’s Art 371 B&W Photography II class at WWU’s Department of Art created diptychs comparing the two extremes of image making.

Published Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 1:28pm

Western students, faculty, staff and community members honored the nation's veterans with a Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony.

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Published Monday, November 7, 2016 - 8:57am

Western Washington University senior Kevin Miller can’t wait to see the new movie “Almost Christmas” because the major feature film opening Nov. 11 includes a song he wrote and sings.

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.