Campus News

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:55pm

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University’s Associated Students will host a “Viking Funder” fundraising event for WWU’s food pantry beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 14 at Birnam Wood and the Viking Union.

The goal is to raise $5,000 to put toward purchasing food, as well as equipment and supplies for the VU food pantry to create accessible food pantry locations around campus. The event is open to all students.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:27am

The final Queens’ Vernacular screening of the academic year will take place next Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30pm. We’ll be screening Jeffrey Schwarz's award-winning documentary Vito, about Vito Russo. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:50am

Longtime community members and local business owners Chuck and Dee Robinson will give a talk entitled “It Takes a Village Books: Building Community, One Book at a Time,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor). The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:31am

WWU FACULTY: Are you preparing for summer field work? Taking a group of students abroad? Working on topical research in an interesting place or with interesting people? If so, the Office of Communications and Marketing would love to know about it, so we can tell everyone about the fascinating work you and your students are doing. Drop us a line at and let us know what you will be working on!

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 9:07am

The demolition phase of the Multicultural Center is nearing completion. Most of the bookstore mezzanine has been removed as well as several of the 6th-floor level exterior walls. Many of the old bricks will be salvaged and reused in other parts of the project. New construction begins soon.

Construction activities for the next several weeks include:


Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:05pm

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is pleased to serve the campus community by offering workshops designed to help faculty and staff members write more effective proposals to external agencies. The sessions are intended to be interactive and are meant to build a community for those involved in writing proposals.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 2:03pm

Western Washington University’s Business Services Department released an RFP to replace the current Travel Expense Management (TEM) system after receiving significant input from divisional representatives. The current TEM system was implemented in 2013, but the software vendor, Ellucian, will no longer enhance the system to maintain browser compatibility.

On-site demonstrations with two of the three RFP respondents for the replacement Travel Expense Management (TEM) system are scheduled for:

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:55pm

IDEA Changemaker Fellows are exemplary Western students committed to driving change in the world. Fellows work individually and collaboratively to support deeper understanding, ideation and implementation of change strategies in our community and beyond.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:36pm

The 41st Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony was held this morning in the PAC, with employees being honored for their years of service as well as the distribution of the annual President's Exceptional Effort Awards (see photo above). Congratulations award winners, and on behalf of the university, thank you employees! 

WWU photos by Rose Carr.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:24am

Kate McLean, a professor of Psychology at Western, is conducting a study about personal development in romantic relationships and is seeking participants.

Participants in this study will be asked to participate in from 2 - 5 online survey sessions. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon voucher for each session completed and will be entered for a chance to win an additional $50 at each session.

Participants must be 18 or older, and currently be in a romantic relationship for at least 6 months and no longer than two years.