Campus News

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:58am

Dear Western Community,

As you are probably aware, there is talk about ending or changing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Western Washington University has been, and continues to be, strongly opposed to ending a program that provides hope and opportunity for more than 800,000 young people across the country, including many Western students, their families and friends. We are working with other universities in Washington State, and around the country, to collectively urge the Trump Administration to leave DACA in place unchanged.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 8:44am

NANAIMO, BC: The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. It is right in the middle of the research the Anthropology Professor from Western Washington University has been conducting for years.

The research chair position is supported by $250,000 USD in funding over five years, which was provided by the Fulbright Canada Foundation and the Montreal-based Jarislowsky Foundation.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:45am

On Thursday, August 24, a crane will be placed on the north end of parking lot 19G to lift mechanical equipment to the Parks Hall roof. The crane will arrive at 6 a.m. and will be there for approximately five hours, including set up and removal. We hope to release the lot before lunch time.

The parking lot area affected will be barricaded during that time. Personnel will assist with public safety. Please follow their directions. See maps below.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 9:44am

The Procure to Pay Project, Contract Management Module (CMM) implementation is scheduled to start in September 2017 with an estimated completion date of June 2018. This is the third phase of the Procure-to-Pay system aimed at making it easier for users to conduct business needs.  A cross-functional team has been established that includes members from across campus representing key subject areas and frequent contract initiators. A preliminary kick-off meeting with ESM Solutions and the Core Team members is scheduled for August 22-23.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 3:29pm

NWCCU Accreditation: The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) re-affirmed university accreditation after a comprehensive evaluation process that started in early 2016 with preparation of a self-study report and culminated with a NWCCU on-site visit in spring 2017.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:50pm

Whatcom Council of Governments is currently seeking information on the accessibility of our public transportation system.

Take the survey here and let them know how you feel WWU is served:

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:38pm

Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.

Trustees Hear Update on Engineering programs, Tour Labs

Western’s Board of Trustees on Friday heard an update on engineering programs at Western, and toured several campus engineering labs.

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:11pm

Western Washington University's Associated Students Board of Directors has passed the following statement in light of recent events in Charlottesville and around the country:


A Resolution Regarding White Supremacy and the Role of Ethnic Studies in Higher Education August 2017

WHEREAS, a group of white supremacists marched at the Unite the Right rally at the University of Virginia on August 11, 2017, which has resulted in extreme racist violence and harm, claiming the lives of three individuals; and,

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 3:46pm

Use coupon code WWU2017 to receive a $15 driving credit from Zipcar. Use your Zipcar account between now and Aug. 31, 2017, to redeem your coupon. The driving credit is good for one month after the day that the coupon is redeemed. Not a Zipcar member? Sign up now and take advantage of this offer.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:13am

You are invited to celebrate Terry Dayton's 46 years of dedicated service to Western Washington University.

When:  August 25, 2017
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:  Old Main Solarium (Fifth floor, room 590)

Following the celebration there will be a tour of the Digital Media Center,
one of Terry's projects.

Please join us!