Campus News

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 1:09pm

Construction update: Veteran Services and the Map LibraryUnder PW719, disAbility Resources for Students (DRS) and Veteran Services will relocate from Old Main to the first floor of Wilson Library.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:27am

The campus is invited to Kunle Ojikutu's retirement celebration from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 in OM 590 (the Solarium).

Refreshments will be served.

In lieu of a retirement gift, contributions can be made to fund Western Gap scholarships for students who are struggling financially. If you wish to make a contribution, please go to

For more information, please contact: @ 360-650-2833

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 10:19am

With the support of the President, the two classified staff unions on campus (Washington Federation of State Employees and Public School Employees) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at fall opening convocation.

Criteria: To be considered, the individual must demonstrate contribution to the work unit, department, college or university that furthers the university’s mission and strategic goals through any one or more of the following ways:

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 1:37pm

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.


Trustees Approve 2018-19 Operating Budget, Tuition Rates

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Friday approved Western’s 2018-19 annual operating budget, which includes a 2.2 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:18am

Steven M. Vanko, 62, a shop supervisor in Facilities Management at Western since 2004, passed peacefully at home on the morning of June 9 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:17pm

A construction crane will arrive and be put in place at the Viking Union on Monday, June 18.

Anticipated duration for road closure is 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

7:00 a.m. – Crane tractor and dolly approach from the north end of High Street, pull past the gate in front of the construction site and back in through construction zone fencing.

Flaggers will be located at the southwest corner of Wilson Library and in front of Viking Commons to restrict access to High Street at those points.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:03am

The following policies have been approved by President’s Cabinet following a 30-day campus review period:

The policies are effective June 5, 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:25am

It’s been a robust academic year in Research and Sponsored Programs! Thank you to all who collaborated with us to facilitate many funded internal grant proposals!

Internal grant proposal submission and review processes will be streamlined for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

Please watch for further announcements from RSP regarding these exciting changes to begin fall 2018!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:55am

Businessmen Curt O’Connor and Pete Dawson have completed their purchase of the Armory property in Bellingham from the Western Washington University Foundation.

The 1.3-acre property was purchased from the Foundation for $1.5 million and includes the historic, 60,000-square-foot Armory building, and the adjacent annex site.

O’Connor and Dawson, who have been friends since their childhood Armory roller skating days, have brainstormed over the years about the building’s potential.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:56am

During the week of June 18-22, Western will conduct testing of the Western Alert emergency notification system. This testing will include one or more of the elements below:

•           Desktop notification on installed computers throughout campus, including offices, classrooms and computer labs where a test message will be broadcast. Users need to only click on the green “Acknowledge” button to make the test message disappear.