News Releases

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 9:46am

Assistant Professor Regina Jefferies, a faculty member of the Law, Diversity and Justice Program in Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will moderate a Q&A on Monday, Oct. 10 as part of the Pickford Cinema's "Doctober" film festival.



Jefferies will lead the discussion with the audience and Sonita Gale, the director of the acclaimed documentary film "Hostile,"…

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 9:49am

Western Washington University Director of Athletics Steve Card will retire in June 2023 after 33 years of dedicated service to the University.  



Card has served in a variety of capacities in Athletics, beginning as an award-winning golf coach, and ultimately rising to director of Athletics, a role he has filled for the last 10 years after the retirement of Lynda Goodrich. 



Monday, September 26, 2022 - 9:06am

Seaweeds are consumed by many people living on or near the Salish Sea – from Indigenous peoples revitalizing the ancient foodways of their cultures to those simply seeking a readily available and highly nutritious protein source - but little is known about whether contaminants in the Sea’s waters could create health concerns for the people who eat it.



A new study just published by…

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 9:52am

Guy Occhiogrosso, president and CEO of the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the new co-chair of Western Washington University’s Career Center Advisory Board. 



“The connection between our education systems and our employers has never been more important than during this post-pandemic workforce crisis we are currently experiencing. It is my hope that we can employ as many WWU…

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 11:16am

Looking for an opportunity to get Multilingual Education credits as you immerse yourself in another culture?



Western's winter quarter 2023 Global Learning Course in Baja California Sur, Mexico, is accepting applications now! This 15-credit course includes seven weeks in communities around Todos Santos, Mexico, where students will explore the region through cultural, educational and…

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:49am

This year marks the 22nd year of the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies World Issues Forum (WIF), Western’s human rights and global justice speaker series. The WIF challenges students, faculty, staff, and community members to be active and engaged global citizens. Distinguished guest speakers address urgent global justice topics including planetary survival, decolonization and anti…

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 9:42am

For the ninth time in the 15 years of the program, Western Washington University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink. WWU was one of only four institutions in the West region -- Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Nevada -- chosen to receive this designation.



The results are based on a survey of staff and…

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 4:27pm

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd year in a row, according to the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.   



Western also tied with California State Polytechnic University at Pomona as the #2 public master's-granting institution in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the…

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 11:45am

Western Libraries is updating its website and on Sept. 6 will launch a new one that is more accessible and consistent with the user experience of other WWU websites.



Western Libraries is one of the last remaining WWU sites to migrate to the new design, which WebTech developed in order to help Western advance the shared goal of better integrating and ensuring web accessibility. The…

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 10:10am

The Whatcom County Specialized Emergency Response Program (SERP), University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, and University Department Safety Coordinators will be conducting an in-person hazardous materials release exercise on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from approximately 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The exercise will take place in the tunnel system, but at least two SERP response…