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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:29am

Making plans to see friends and loved ones for the holidays? Now is a great time to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the flu. The COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting our communities, and with a severe flu season upon us, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself, your friends and loved ones. 



3 WEEKS BEFORE YOU GATHER: 

Get your flu shot and your fall COVID-19…

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 9:39am

It was the summer of 2019, and WWU student Haley Holliday – then a Chemistry undergrad and now a Chemistry graduate student – was on crutches after ankle surgery following a rock-climbing injury, and was feeling a little sorry for herself.  



She stopped by the office of Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Manuel Montaño seeking an undergraduate research position for that fall…

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 9:05am

December 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, with three ceremonies scheduled by colleges at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.   



Commencement Helpers – We need you! 

The Commencement Helper interest form is available until 9 am on Friday, December 2.  Helpers can be staff, faculty, students, or community members.  There are options for compensation from…

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 9:30am







Remembering and Learning: Honoring World AIDS Day



Thursday, Dec. 1 from 12-1pm



Multicultural Center: VU 735



Join the ADEI Unit as we mark World AIDS Day 2022. We’ll show short videos about people’s experiences with AIDS, including protest footage from ACT UP in the late 1980s. The Sexual Health Promotion team from the Counseling and…

Monday, November 28, 2022 - 12:04pm

Western’s Canadian-American Studies Program will fund a new tenure-track faculty position and expand offerings exploring environmental and social justice issues on both sides of the border, thanks to a renewed federal grant.  



The U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, which Western shares with the University of Washington, enabled Western to hire Assistant Professor Madison…

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 12:03pm

When I arrived in the Methow Valley on a late June afternoon, there was no way I could have predicted the experience I was about to undergo. Driving down Highway 20 through the North Cascades was mesmerizing, and with every tree I passed, so did my excitement for the possibility and opportunity of the next ten weeks.



A couple of months beforehand, I had applied for my first-ever paid…

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 8:46am

When Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 was passed, it effectively ended the ability of any higher education institution to discriminate on the basis of sex, including in athletics. After its passage, the implementation of Title IX resulted almost immediately in a huge jump in women participating in intercollegiate athletics, numbers which have only grown in the last 50 years…

Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:58am

This week is National Geography Awareness Week! The Environmental Studies Department is hosting two free events open to all students, with no previous experience necessary. Please join us to celebrate the significance of space and place and the power of spatial knowledge! We will have a humanitarian mapping workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Arntzen Hall 16, and an introduction to…

Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:42am

Western's Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program, a part of the university's College of Business and Economics, will hold an info session from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Parks Hall 441. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.



The MSCM program boasts 100% job placement rates, average starting salaries of around $64,000 a year, and two paid internships before graduation…

Monday, November 14, 2022 - 10:03am

Students interested in attending law school are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Virtual Law School Info Fair, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17th within Handshake. Hosted by the Career Services Center and UW Law School, this event provides valuable opportunities for students of all majors to explore programs and gather information and…