News Releases

Saturday, March 26, 2022 - 8:37am

Two Western biology assistant professors, Suzanne Lee and Nick Galati, were recently awarded National Science Foundation CAREER grants, the foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Lee and Galati received $1,254,671 and $908,007 grants, respectively, to continue their research efforts and support student learning in the molecular biosciences.



Lee’s grant…

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 9:18am

The historic season of the Western Washington University women's basketball team came to a close falling to Glenville State College 85-72 in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game Friday evening in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Playing in its first national title game in the illustrious 51-seasons of program history, the Vikings concluded the 2021-22 campaign with a 25-6 record.…

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:04am

WWU Queer Con 2022 is an international LGBTQIA2S+ student-run convention created to celebrate queer creators, as well as queer and intersectional representation in comics, arts, society, and media.  



This year’s convention will be a one-day hybrid event held online and in Academic West on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events will include a queer…

Friday, March 18, 2022 - 10:35am

Washington’s legislature has approved an annual financial package of $433,000 to reduce the cost for students enrolled in Western Washington University’s RN to BSN nursing program by more than $5,000 a year and to support the continued expansion of the program.



This critical funding makes access to the program more equitable and affordable.



“In the past, our program’s higher…

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:14am

Registration is open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops, with sessions starting in the first few weeks of the quarter. Open to all Western employees, these workshops support faculty and staff through professional development and encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. Language learners of all levels are welcome.



For workshop level…

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:06am

Saxophonist Scott Robinson is bringing his quartet on a Northwest coastal mini-tour including a stop at the WWU Performing Arts Center, where they will play as a guest of the Music Department at Western on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the PAC's Room 16 (the choir room).



The quartet includes Helen Sung (piano/organ), Martin Wind (bass), and Dennis Mackrel (drums); its 2019 album “Tenormore” won…

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:57am

 



Josef Mogharreban was hired last fall to serve as director for Western's Disability Access Center and deputy ADA coordinator and since his arrival, he has been working to  get a clear picture of how he can best serve the University community.  



Before coming to Western, Mogharreban directed disability services at North Seattle College, conducted rehabilitation counseling for…

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 10:17am

Western Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) has unveiled its spring 2022 courses, including Corporate Giving, Triple E Presenter Workshop, Instructional Design and eLearning Fundamentals and Certificate in Grant Writing. The courses cover a wide variety of topics available via both online and blended formats. Start dates, rates and descriptions vary for each…

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 2:19pm

Dear WWU Community,



I want to start by saying again that I am so grateful to everyone in the Western community for your cooperation and flexibility throughout the pandemic as we have worked to keep everyone safe and create the best learning and work environment for our community. 



As you know, Gov. Inslee has announced lifting of the statewide indoor mask mandate effective…

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 11:41am

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has confirmed the appointment of Chris Witherspoon to the WWU Board of Trustees, effective immediately, filling the spot vacated by Bruce Harrell following his election as Mayor of Seattle.  The Board has eight volunteer members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the legislature, including a student trustee who serves for a one-year term.



Witherspoon…