News Releases

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 9:47am

After a year delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Molecular Biosciences Symposium is back! WWU Associate Professor of Chemistry Jeanine Amacher developed the symposium in 2019 in order to bring together Western students and faculty with other academics (faculty, doctoral students, and postdocs) in Western Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. The main goals of this biennial symposium…

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 10:14am

WWU's Center for Canadian-American Studies will co-sponsor a screening of the film "Returning Home" at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 as part of the Pickford Film Center's "Doctober" film festival.



Directed by Sean Stiller, Returning Home follows Phyllis Jack-Webstad, Secwépemc tribal member, on a nationwide Orange Shirt Day educational tour while her family struggles to heal the…

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 9:18am

WWU also sees gains in Graduate School, Honors College enrollment

 



Recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Washington University’s fall enrollment is showing strong signs of a return to pre-pandemic levels with the largest incoming first-year cohort – 3,225 new students – in the institution’s 129-year history.


"As impressive as the first-year…

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 11:45am

The higher education community is on alert this autumn as cyberattacks against college campuses continue to rise. Common targets include student, faculty, and staff accounts and finances accessed through malware-loaded phishing attempts, but more sophisticated hacking attempts to steal intellectual property and university data are also on the rise. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated,…

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 10:24am

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” plays on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage from Oct. 14-16 in a newly imagined production directed by Professor of Theatre and Dance Mark Kuntz, with Romeo and Juliet being played by Western students Gabe Zuniga, Zachary Lewis, Catie Hinson and Jersey Patterson.



Live projections will be “VJ’ed” by Assistant Professor of Art & Art History Sasha…

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 9:48am

Are you a WWU student looking for job or internship opportunities? Meet with dozens of employers who want to connect with students of all majors and class levels at the WWU Career & Internship Fair | All Industries: Friday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MAC Gym inside the Wade King Student Recreation Center. 



The entire WWU Community, including students, alumni, and campus…

Friday, September 30, 2022 - 9:35am

Western Washington University’s prestigious Sanford-Hill Piano Series returns to live performances with a trio of concerts this academic year. The first pianist is 2017 Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu, who will perform on Oct. 12 in place of Anna Geniushene who was unable to perform because of a family emergency.



The 25-year-old Hsu will perform works by Schumann, Beethoven, and…

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 1:12pm

Western Community,



Registration is open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops, with sessions starting in the third week of the quarter and running through the week of December 2nd. Open to all Western employees, these workshops support faculty and staff through professional development and encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. Language…

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 11:22am

Western Washington University’s bachelor’s degree in Energy, Science, and Technology has been named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s first cohort of ‘Zero Energy Design Designation’ (ZEDD) colleges and universities. 



Western joins 11 other institutions to receive this honor, and is the only U.S. institution west of the Rockies to be named to the initial cohort. It is the only program…

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 10:42am

Alma Clark Glass Hall has won the highest level of recognition, Honor Awards, from both the American Institute of Architects Washington Council (AIAWA), in the Civic Design category, and from the Northwest & Pacific AIA. The Civic Design Awards celebrate quality design arising from collaboration between architects and their civic clients. According to the AIAWA website, the awarded…