News Releases

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 10:40am

Western Libraries has resumed Departmental Delivery Services and expanded its Haggard and Wilson building hours to include Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. As conditions improve and once staffing levels become more stable, library hours will expand again.* 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 10:04am

Edward Vajda, professor of linguistics, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with his long-time colleague Michael Fortescue (professor emeritus, University of Copenhagen), have published a new book, Mid-Holocene Language Connections between Asia and North America.

Each author wrote a separate portion of the book, with Fortescue…

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 12:56pm

“It takes some getting used to,” says WWU Lab and Classroom Support Technician Becky Lancaster, in reference to Hera and Achilles, the two visitors to Western’s new Anatomy and Physiology Lab that I had come to see.

The lab, located in a nondescript section of the new Carver facility, hosts students from biology and kinesiology classes for hands-on work offered rarely in a university…

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:17pm

Three graduate students at from Western’s College of the Environment, Lamai Cox, Katey Queen and Virginia MacDonald, were recently announced as recipients of research scholarships from Anchor QEA, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:58am

Students from Western Washington University (WWU), Whatcom Community College (WCC) and community volunteers will offer free tax assistance in both an in-person and virtual format from Feb. 7 to April 15.

Sponsored by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is staffed by students from…

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 9:02am

The Counseling and Wellness Center invites you to Beat the Blues this week and beyond with virtual events, care packages for Western students, self-care downloads, and mental health support resources. Visit to learn more, and follow @BeWellWWU on Instagram. 

Events include:

1/25, 4:30 PM, Instagram Live event on @BeWellWWU. Learn how to make shrubs with…

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 2:29pm

From Feb. 2-4, Woodring College of Education will host the first-annual Black Lives Matter at School Conference. This week of action is part of the National Black Lives Matter at Schools Week of Action and Year of Purpose campaign taking place in cities across the U.S. to promote a set of national demands based in the Black Lives Matter guiding principles that focus on improving the school…

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:36pm

WWU student Nate Jo never saw himself as a potential Rhodes Scholar. In fact, a year ago, he didn’t know what the Rhodes Scholarship was.

First awarded in 1902, the Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship program, allowing students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford and covering their costs plus a stipend for two to three years of post-…

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:18am

Western's STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist Regina Barber will take up her dual roles as both a science communicator (she is the host of the podcast Spark Science) and an astrophysicist as the first-ever Scientist in Residence for National Public Radio's "Short Wave," a daily science podcast. Short Wave is an Ambie Award winning podcast that "explores new discoveries, everyday mysteries…

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 1:58pm

Dear WWU Community,

I realize that our abrupt pivot to two more weeks of remote learning announced on Monday, January 10 had a significant impact on planning for many of you, and the timing was certainly not optimal just as many students were traveling back to campus for what we all thought was going to be a more normal in-person quarter. 

Since then, I have heard from…