Campus News

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 1:11pm

Western is partnering with Seattle University to host a yearly Sustainability Across the Curriculum Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 16-17 at Gonzaga University in Spokane.

At the event, there will be 13 workshops and other professional development opportunities on sustainability in the curriculum.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:27pm

Students from Western Washington University (WWU) and community volunteers will offer free tax assistance at Parks Hall 336 from February 8th to April 17th.

Sponsored by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, the VITA program is staffed by students from WWU and other volunteer members of the community. The VITA program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers electronically prepare their tax returns.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:59am

The Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership is excited to announce that we will leading a second global studies program to Mongolia in Summer 2017!  Issues in Global Leadership will explore the rich, ancient history of Mongolia as well as the newly democratic Mongolia of 27 years. Students will be living in a developing country, learning about Mongolian leadership practices through interviews with leaders from a variety of sectors and visiting organizations aimed at supporting inclusive leadership development. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:29am

2017 Western Professional Networking Dinner

Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 5-8 p.m.

Viking Union Multipurpose Room

$10 per student


Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 9:34am

Are We Fulfilling Our Mission?

Western is authorized to award degrees by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), our federally recognized accreditor. One of our accreditation requirements is to set goals, or “Indicators of Mission Fulfillment,” and to reflect on our performance relative to those goals. 

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:57am

Many thanks to Human Resources and Western’s Student Employment Center for ensuring that over 1,800 hourly-paid students earning less than the minimum wage were increased to $11 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

To recap, Washington’s minimum wage increased from $9.47 to $11.00 per hour effective Jan.1, as a result of the passage of Initiative 1433.  Thereafter the minimum wage will increase to $11.50 in 2018, $12.00 in 2019 and $13.50 in 2020.  Beginning with 2021, the minimum wage will be adjusted with inflation.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:47am

It’s 2017 and the start of a new quarter here at Western Washington University. This winter the Office of Communications and Marketing will have five new interns producing content for Western Today while doing a myriad of tasks within the office.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 10:02am

Writing More Effective Proposals - A Series of Workshops

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:53am

Emily Gordon, a 21-year-old senior at Western, sat in the searing sun of Thailand last summer feeding a five-ton elephant a cucumber.  Just a month before, Gordon was in classes, hoping this opportunity would come to fruition. Then, halfway across the globe, with a gentle giant taking vegetables from her hand, Gordon realized that her dream had become a reality.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies Michael Slouber spent about one year in Nepal pouring over ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves for his new book, “Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing the Garuda Tantras,” just published by Oxford University Press.