Campus News

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 8:58am

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved an Art Works award of $25,000 to the Western Gallery for an exhibition of Isamu Noguchi’s skyviewing sculptures in spring 2021. More than $84 million in grants were awarded to more than 1,000 projects as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. 

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 11:04am

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:

  • Benjamin Heezen
  • Aléna Washburn


Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:39am

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

Starting June 8, 2020, Governor Inslee’s Safe Start response to the COVID-19 pandemic is mandating that all employees in the state of Washington wear cloth face coverings, except when working alone in an office, vehicle or job site.  Wearing a face covering helps protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms.  There are some exceptions to this mandate, which includes communicating with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.   

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:19am

Bruce Larson has been hired for a one-year term as dean of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Larson will start in his new job on July 20, 2020. He follows Woodring College Dean Horacio Walker, who is retiring.

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:29am

Student groups to host social media and social justice workshop June 12Many people are asking how they can support the Black community at WWU during these most recent times of civil unrest. Here's your opportunity. Show up and listen to the voices of your Black peers and colleagues, to contribute, collaborate, and gain an understanding.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 1:03pm

In partnership with several local organizations and in light of Whatcom County’s Phase 2 re-opening, the Port of Bellingham has developed a childcare survey to assess the needs of Whatcom residents as they return to work.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:52pm

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of a proclamation today giving high-risk workers the right to protect themselves from COVID-19 without jeopardizing their employment status or loss of income.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 9:58am

Did you know? Western has a rich assortment of educational and enrichment opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members of all ages. During these challenging times, our focus is on providing pathways for engagement, learning and connection within our Western community and beyond. WeLearn -- a curated site of Western resources -- was built with that goal in mind.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:40pm

Jack Herring has been hired as vice provost for Undergraduate Education at Western, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Herring, hired following an internal search, will start in his new role at Western on Aug. 12. He succeeds Steve VanderStaay, who will transition back to serve as a faculty member in Western’s English Department.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 1:30pm

Western Libraries continues to follow guidance from Governor Inslee and the State of Washington in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. During Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Safe Start” plan, libraries must remain closed to the public, but are allowed to provide limited access to materials when certain procedural and safety requirements are met.