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Published Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:32am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Political Science Rudy Alamillo recently chatted with Western Today about his field of research, which focuses on how white political candidates are successful (or not) at engaging with Hispanic voters and turning that engagement into votes.

Western Today: Your research focuses on understanding how non-Hispanic White candidates appeal (or don’t appeal) to Hispanic voters. How did you get interested in this field of study?

Published Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:01am

Most people associate cameras with photography, but Western Washington University Associate Professor of Biology Sandra Schulze takes her photos with a scanner, and does it so well that she just traveled to the United Kingdom to accept an international award for her work.

Published Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:53am

Alaskan author, 1995 Western alumna and Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey will visit campus March 6 as part of Whatcom READS 2020.

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 9:47am

A new exhibition of photographs in celebration of Black History Month will be on display beginning February 6 through March 2, 2020 in multiple locations throughout Western Washington University. The exhibition is entitled "I Am Black History, Herstory, Hxstoryand features students, staff, and faculty of Western.

Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 11:42am

Western Washington University’s Career Closet is a free resource launched last fall for students and alumni who are looking for free professional attire for interviews, networking events, upcoming career fairs or any other professional event in their lives.

Published Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 11:05am

Western Washington University graduate students James Robinson and Caroline Walls were both recently awarded research fellowships through the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) based at the University of Washington.

The NW CASC allows fellows to conduct research with regional natural resource managers to assess climate change impacts. In addition, fellows receive training through monthly cohort calls, seminar courses and other activities.

Published Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:03pm

Western Washington University has been awarded a new five-year, $190,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to help train the next generation of science and math teachers as well as promote summer research opportunities for students who aspire to careers in the aerospace industry or space science.

Published Monday, February 3, 2020 - 11:17am

February is Black History Month, and Western Washington University has organized multiple events to celebrate and honor cultural diversity and the experiences of the campus community’s black students, faculty, and staff.

All events are free and open to the public.


 Tuesday, Feb. 4

“More Than a Gift”

Published Friday, January 31, 2020 - 9:55am

Tamara Belts, Special Collections manager at Western Libraries, will retire on April 1, after working at Western Washington University for over 42 years.

Belts got her start at Western as a transfer student in 1974, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.

Published Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:02am

WWU student Tatum Buss is working as an intern for her home state senator John Barrasso in Washington, D.C., allowing her to witness the ongoing impeachment hearings firsthand.

Serving as an administrator for Barrasso, one of two senators from Wyoming, Buss spends most days running errands, answering phone calls and conducting legislative research for Barrasso and his senior staff.