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Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:48am

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the
2021-22 First-gen Forward cohort
and has awarded Western Washington University with the First-Gen Forward designation.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:55am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in grants and research at Western Washington University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at Western? Go to Gaia, the university's online journal of research, discovery and scholarship.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:47am

If you haven't been on your bike for a while you might find riding around town a whole new ball game! The City of Bellingham has been working hard to make it easier for you to get around by bike. The new protected bike lane on Cordata, for example, is one of many new bike lanes added in the past few years. More space between bikes and cars makes riding safer and much more fun.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:10am

On Friday, Feb. 5, the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Executive Board of Directors welcomed their new AS VP for Sustainability, Zarea Lavalais. Lavalais’ term began immediately, following the Board’s consent to the results of the 2021 special election. Lavalais is majoring in cultural anthropology with a minor in psychology, and will serve as the AS VP for Sustainability until the end of spring quarter, 2021.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 9:00am

The WWU Scholarship Center is excited to announce its Scholarship Fair is back - virtually! On March 2nd and 3rd, experts from around campus will be on hand to help WWU students find and apply for scholarships.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:17am

Western Washington University’s Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE) will be launching a new home site ( and a redesigned Professional and Continuing Education site ( on February 8. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:11am

Western has a relatively new defense against cybercriminals out to steal your credentials: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If a cybercriminal steals your MFA-protected password, they still cannot use your account.

All faculty and staff now can (and should!) sign up for MFA. Join the 600-plus Western employees who have signed up already!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:08am

WWU's Palliative Care Institute is collaborating with community partners to educate the public about chronic diseases and how to best support those affected, and PCI and the Mount Baker Foundation are now partnering to raise awareness about chronic kidney disease (CKD) in conjunction with the month of March, which is National Kidney Month.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:46am

Flag Lowering: Feb. 23-26

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in remembrance of the 500,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, Feb.26.

Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:06pm

From Feb. 23 to March 4, Western's Disability Studies Steering Committee is holding virtual “listening sessions” with WWU Community Members. These sessions are sponsored by students, faculty, and staff working on issues related to disability and access at Western, and now we are currently forming an Institute of Disability Studies.

Read more on our process here: