Campus News

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00am

Retired WWU librarian Robert Lopresti will give a talk called “To Catch a Map Thief” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.27  at Western Washington University in the Map Collection, located in Wilson Library Room 290.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:44am

Western Washington University plans to test its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Western Alert is a group of ways to reach students, faculty and staff with important safety information.

Western Alert test: The following Western Alert elements will be tested on Feb. 21:

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:45am

The Multicultural Center renovation project remains on schedule with June as the targeted completion date. The contractor is installing windows which will seal the building. The building can then be heated and will allow the contractor to  perform additional interior work. Over the next couple of weeks the exterior siding will be installed and give the facility the appearance of a finished product. But there’s still much to be done!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:30am

Jillian Trinkaus of WWU's Office of Sustainability has been awarded a $5,000 Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship by the Puget Sound chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar. The scholarship recognizes women who are studying in a transportation-related field and who exhibit dedication to public service and a spirit of determination.

Trinkaus is currently working on her master’s degree in sustainable transportation at the University of Washington.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:21am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s 2011 feature, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, which screens on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay Street in Bellingham.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:26am

In honor of International Women's Day, Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will host Anne Cubilié for “Impossibility of Witness: Justice, Gender, and Operational Practice” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in Miller Hall 152.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:06am

Classes scheduled Wednesday in Western’s Environmental Studies building have been relocated to other buildings on campus after a sprinkler line fitting in the rooftop mechanical space burst on Tuesday, causing a release of water that damaged spaces on the north and east sides of the building’s 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.

Faculty have been advised of the change in location for their classes. Also, faculty and staff will be allowed into portions of the building on Wednesday to assess damage, including to academic equipment.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:24am

Jack Herring, Dean of Fairhaven College and chair of the Director for Marine and Coastal Sciences Search Committee, is pleased to provide the following information about search activities to date:

The search committee has finalized the position announcement and has published it in a variety of national publication outlets.  The announcement includes a link to the complete job posting.  Applicant screening begins March 4. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:05am

Capt. Linda Sturgis, U.S. Coast Guard, will present "Balancing Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship in the Coast Salish Region" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

Complimentary parking is available in Lot 12-A after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The presentation is free and open to the public.


Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:22pm

Through a new grant, WWU students will save $270,000 in textbook costs.

The award of $36,000 from Washington State will support a faculty development program aimed at adopting Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are free and openly licensed educational materials.