News Releases

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:24am

Beginning Dec. 11, Western Libraries will be open during the intersession Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends, and closed from Dec. 24-31. 

The Wilson north entrance to the library will be closed beginning Dec. 11, but the library will be accessible during open hours via the Haggard entrance. Library materials can be returned at any time via the…

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 9:40am

Ellen Lohe, senior developer with Mercy Housing Northwest, will present "The Millworks: An Affordable Housing, Community Redevelopment and Clean Up Project on Bellingham's Waterfront" on Thursday, Dec 9, at 3:30 p.m. both via Zoom and in person in ES 313. Her talk will cover the opportunities and challenges of building affordable housing, with an emphasis on the Millworks Affordable…

Friday, December 3, 2021 - 8:37am

Registration is now OPEN for Winter Wellness Classes for WWU employees! Winter classes will run Monday, Jan. 3 through Friday, March 18. Classes will be offered in the following formats: 100% online, 100% in-person, and hybrid (both online and in-person).

Checkout the Faculty and Staff Wellness Home Page for the detailed Wellness Class…

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 10:19am

Western's chapters of the Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering and Society of Plastics Engineers are co-sponsoring, along with the Surfrider Foundation, a cleanup of the I&J Waterway in Bellingham (see map below) from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 4. All Western community members are invited to join in and help clean up the waterway!

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 9:33am

Managing Editor B. Woods, a graduate student in the English department, and Editor in Chief and WWU Professor of English Susanne Paola Antonetta have announced the publication of Bellingham Review Issue 83, which is now live at bhreview.org.

Established in 1977, Western's Bellingham Review has earned a reputation for publishing established and emerging…

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 10:38am

Western Washington University will host its annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room.

Over a thousand new children’s and young adult books will be available for purchase, including hardcovers for $5 and paperbacks for $2. Teachers, community members and readers of all ages are invited to discover…

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 10:20am

The next film in the Cinema East series is Hou Hsiao-hsien’s 1998 feature Flowers of Shanghai, which screens at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street) in downtown Bellingham.

Flowers of Shanghai is based on a late 19th-century novel about brothels in late Qing dynasty Shanghai. The story centers on several prostitutes and their wealthy customers…

Monday, November 22, 2021 - 12:16pm

Janet Mancini Billson, Killam Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies (Bridgewater State University), and author of numerous articles and book chapters on resettlement, women, and identity, will give a presentation titled "The Global Refugee Crisis: Can a Broken System be Fixed?" as part of the Center for Canadian-American Studies Speaker Series from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 in Miller Hall…

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:55am

On Thursday, Nov.18, from 4:30 to 5:30 EST, as part of a scholarly seminar directed by Professor David Armitage on behalf of the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought, Professors Mark Goldie and WWU Professor of Political Science Vicki Hsueh will offer an open session moderated by David Armitage on John Locke, political thought, and empire.

John Locke'…

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:14am

International Education Week (IEW) is right around the corner! This year, IEW runs from Nov. 15-19 and is an opportunity for our university to join campuses across the nation in celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare…