Campus News

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:09pm

Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and Whatcom County community members are invited to a campus-wide dialogue about Race on Monday, March 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Viking Union 565.

The winter conversation, "Talkin’ Race" is a continuation of the ongoing dialogue series and all are welcome. It is the third year in a row that Western’s Faculty Senate Social Justice and Equity Committee will sponsor a vital conversation about racial difference on campus.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:58am

The main construction phase of the Multicultural Center Project begins in earnest next week. The technical complexities of this project, as well as its location and the VU’s high usage create many challenges. Also, there are many components dependent upon the completion of other activities. It’s challenging to pin down exact dates but our best shot is the following (numbered bullets relate to numbers on map):

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:54am

Western’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved awarding a general contractor/construction manager construction contract for the Multicultural Center Project to Dawson Construction of Bellingham.

Dawson Construction will oversee subcontractors doing site mobilization, hazardous materials abatement, demolition, construction and site work for the Multicultural Center Project.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:47pm

Yesterday was Undergraduate Research Day in Olympia, a day when students from Washington’s six public baccalaureate institutions displayed their work in the Capitol Building and legislators celebrated the important contributions of undergraduate research throughout the state through 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:02am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Taipei Story, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.13, at the Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in downtown Bellingham.

Edward Yang's second feature, Taipei Story, was written by and stars the great Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien. Hou plays a former baseball player whose loyalty to tradition and to friends and family threatens to derail his plans for the future with partner Chin (played by pop singer Tsai Chin).

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:06am

Veronica Velez, assistant professor of Secondary Education and director of the Education and Social Justice program at Western Washington University, will present "Ground-Truthing: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as Community-Based and Anti-Racist Praxis" as part of  Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Academic Center West room AW-204.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:48am

With the generous support of Alaska Airlines, the Institute for Energy Studies speaker series convenes energy experts from on and off campus and connects the Western Washington University and Bellingham energy communities. Speakers will explore the diverse fields of energy research and development, and also debate timely issues that connect public policy and business thinking to emerging knowledge in energy science and technology.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:36am

On Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. in VU 552, Thaddeus Bullard is participating in a live broadcast event sponsored by the WWU chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success with co-sponsors of the LEADS program, Karen W. Morse Institute of Leadership, and the Associated Students of WWU. The speaker broadcast is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by Montclair State University in New Jersey. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:36am

painting of the slave Ship ZongTrevor Burnard, a professor of History and Head of University of Melbourne, Australia will host a public talk titled “Murder on the High Seas” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 in Communications Facility 115.

This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:17pm

Western's Suicide Prevention Program and the B Gallery are calling for submissions of creative work in all mediums and sizes for a juried group exhibition. Western students, staff, faculty, family and friends are invited to submit artwork to the theme of "Transcendence." 

Deadline for submissions / drop off date: 
Friday | March 2 | 9-11am & 2-6pm 

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