Campus News

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:28am

It's been a great three years for the Western Washington University women's soccer team.

The Vikings have made three consecutive NCAA Division II national tournament appearances, reaching the West Region finals in 2012, the national semifinals in 2013, and posting an undefeated regular-season record last year before falling to Cal State Stanislaus in the second round of the West Regional. Their combined record over that stretch was 55-7-5.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:26am

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the 2015 Western Washington University men's soccer team.

With both experience and depth, the Vikings figure to be battling near the top of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and in contention for their first NCAA Division II national tournament berth.

Seven starters are among 14 letter winners from last season's 9-8-1 squad that finished fourth in the GNAC with a 7-6-1 mark. Seven members of the squad are seniors.

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:53am

Employee bus passes for 2015-16 go on sale Sept. 8. A few items have changed:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:55pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, in memory of Tom Zbyszewski, 20; Richard Wheeler, 31; and Andrew Zajac, 26, has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in their memory on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  These three firefighters were killed when their truck crashed as they tried to escape the Okanogan Complex of wildfires.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:22pm

Western’s Karen W. Morse Hall (Chemistry Building) is closed, pending assessment of the damages caused by a fire on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The fire, which occurred in a lab on the third floor of the Chemistry Building at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, led to an evacuation of the building. Sprinklers in the building put out the fire.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:29pm

[ Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion. What follows is the Board of Trustees Recap for Aug. 20 and 21. ]

Western’s Board of Trustees on Aug. 20 approved 2016 supplemental operating and capital budgets. In both cases, in preparation for the 2016 legislative session, Western must submit budgets to the state this fall.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:12am

Western’s Board of Trustees on Aug. 20 approved a resolution – as part of the search for a new Western president – that addresses the role of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, the scope of the search, criteria for search committee member selection, and the size, composition and selection process for the search committee.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 10:37am

Western Today is a website in transition. Long housed off-campus at, Western Today has begun the process of being moved back to campus servers and given a major overhaul.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

​Anna Carey, director of New Student Services/ Family Outreach, is retiring from Western on Sept. 1. A party will be held in her honor at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Chuckanut Brewery.

Carey has worked at Western since April 1990, when she joined WWU as a student life program coordinator.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 2:42pm

On Aug. 7, Western Washington University welcomed Tim Szymanowski as its associate vice president for development and leadership giving. In this newly-created role, Tim will oversee Western’s development officers as well as being a key member of WWU’s University Advancement leadership team. It marks, as vice president for university advancement and executive director of the WWU Foundation Stephanie Bowers notes, a significant step forward in the University’s Western Stands For Washington campaign as well as in Western’s future.