Campus News

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 3:09pm

The first Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room; drop in throughout the day!

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 3:02pm

Western Washington University plans to test only one part of its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23.

The test only will involve voice message (building enunciation), which will be repeated several times through interior speakers in buildings as well as some outside speakers at: the university tennis courts, the south campus oval at the Communications Facility, and at the Old Main lawn.  Amber fire alarm strobes also will flash in the main corridors of academic buildings and bathrooms.

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 1:56pm

The Office of Sustainability will be hosting a Mend and Repair Workshop as part of the Sweater Days campaign on Friday, Nov.30 from 3-5 p.m. in Wilson Library 270.

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:47am

WWU's LGBTQ+ office will host a Graduate School social gathering from 4-5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 in VU 462A. To ensure sufficient food, RSVPs are welcomed but not required; contact the LGBTQ+ director at 650-7500 or with questions or to RSVP.

flyer for grad school social

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:45am

Issue #77 of Western's literary journal "Bellingham Review" has been released both in print and online, and features work by recent Peabody Award winner DJ Savarese, Jillian Weise, Stephen Kuusisto, Donna Minkowitz, and more.

For more information or to view the issue and its contents, go to

cover image by david scherrer

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:20pm

Western is hosting the NCAA II West Regional volleyball championship beginning Thursday in Carver Gymnasium.

The Vikings, ranked second in the nation and seeded first in the West Region, play Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. against No. 8 seed Cal State East Bay. Western has a 25-match winning streak heading into post season play.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:58am

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed attorney Faith Li Pettis of Seattle to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees.

“Faith has a long record of service to our state and region and she will make an excellent addition to the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “She understands how education is interconnected with so many other issues and will help ensure that Western’s students will have a broad, well-rounded education.”

Pettis’ six-year term on the Board of Trustees started Oct. 22, 2018 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:50am

Following on commitments made earlier in the fall to restructure Western’s efforts in preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual misconduct,Western Washington University is launching a national search for a Title IX Officer.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:53am

With the morning frost we have seen this past week, now is the time for my seasonal reminder of what campus should expect when the region is predicted to have or is experiencing winter precipitation – snow, sleet, slush, freezing rain, and everything in between.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 10:14am

As part of Geography Awareness Week, WWU’s Geography Program Presents "How Geographic Information Systems are helping Bellingham address today’s challenges and move toward tomorrow’s vision," a GIS Day talk with WWU alumnus and City of Bellingham Senior GIS Analyst Chris Behee, from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in ES 100.

The talk is free and open to the public.