Campus News

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:19pm

Dear Colleagues,

Memorial services for Stephanie Cresswell are planned for Friday, Aug. 23. The family welcomes students and faculty who knew Stephanie and wish to be present. More information about the service is not presently available online; please contact the Office of Student Life at for more information. Stephanie was a senior studying anthropology. We continue to mourn her loss, and extend condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones.

With best wishes,


Melynda Huskey

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:27am

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, will address WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western summer quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and no tickets are required to attend the ceremony in Carver Gymnasium. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 2:46pm

With profound sadness, today we remember Stephanie Cresswell-Brenner, a senior in Anthropology at Western Washington University.  Her death on Wednesday, Aug. 14, is a terrible loss to her family and friends, and to our Western community. No date has been set yet for a memorial service. I look forward to keeping you apprised as we learn more about her family’s and friends’ wishes.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:21am

Western Washington University is one of the nation’s best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:01am

Stephen Senge, a professor emeritus of Western’s College of Business and Economics, passed away in early July 2019, and the college has established an endowment fund in his honor.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 9:18am

The Career Services Center Open House


When: Wednesday, October 16 from 2-5 p.m.

Where: WWU Career Services Center in  Old Main 280

Mark your calendar and consider stopping by to see our new Career Closet (free professional clothing for students/alumni; see below), meet our staff, and explore exciting opportunities and resources…as well as tasty treats!


Open to the entire Western Community!

Detailed invitation to follow.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 4:06pm

Dear Western Community,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 10:58am

On Oct. 16-18,  Western Washington University will host an on-site accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its RN-to-BSN program. 

In compliance with CCNE requirements, we invite you to submit written feedback (in English per CCNE) for the CCNE evaluation team regarding WWU's program.  All feedback is confidential and shared only with CCNE, and should be sent to::


Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Attn: Third-Party Comments

655 K St., NW, Suite 750

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:58am

Search committee chair Francisco Rios is pleased to announce that the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement Search Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected three strongly qualified candidates to invite to campus for interviews beginning Aug. 12. Information about the candidates is below, along with the schedule for the forums open to the campus community. The finalists’ resumes are available for review – please contact Jenny Sidwell.

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:18am

Since 2008, Western EHS has taken additional steps to monitor the campus’ drinking water. While there is no federal law requiring universities to test their drinking water, Western determined it in the best interest of the campus community to test priority sites on campus.

Western’s Drinking Water Management Program covers all campus buildings with many locations already having been sampled.