Campus News

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 8:12am

Share your Pride!  Students, staff, and faculty, and your partners and families, are invited to march with Western in the Bellingham Pride Parade on Sunday, July 14.  The parade begins at noon.  If you would like to march with Western in the parade, please

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:10am

A live virtual webinar will be held in AIC 433 on Wednesday, June 26th from 8am-2pm. Refreshments will be available, and your welcome to bring food and beverages.  For disability accommodations please contact or 650-650-2148 

Full agenda can be found here but do note times are Eastern. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:24am

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:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:14am

Campus Community,

We want to notify you of an upcoming road closure that may affect your commute to campus. On July 18 starting at 7:00 AM till 12:00 noon, the westbound lane of Bill McDonald Parkway will closed due to work associated with Bucannon Towers PW722 remodel construction project.

A large crane will be parked in front of the building to lift ventilation equipment to the roof.

Detour signs will be in place, directing vehicle traffic, to use 25th Street, Douglas Ave, and 21st Street to navigate around the road closure.

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 4:23pm

Nominations are being accepted for the Outstanding Classified Staff Award at Western Washington University through July 5. 

With the support of the President, the two classified staff unions on campus (Washington Federation of State Employees and Public School Employees) together select one of their members to receive this award, which is presented each year at fall opening convocation.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:48am

Nominations are being accepted for the Philip E. Sharpe Community Engagement Award.  Named in honor of former Board of Trustee member and active community volunteer Phil Sharpe, this recognition is given to a Western employee (or group of Western employees) for going above and beyond in their service to others.   The award is presented at Fall Convocation.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:31am

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


Trustees Approve 2019-20 Operating Budget, Tuition Rates

The Western Washington University Board of Trustees on Friday approved Western’s 2019-20 annual operating budget, which includes a 2.4 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:12am

As we all prepare ourselves for the new quarter, your colleagues at the Professional Development Program would once again like to play a supportive role in your growth and development. We have a new schedule of professional development workshops on skills ranging from planning your many projects, to developing greater personal resiliency, to making the most of the Office 365 Suite of tools.

The classes are already scheduled and registration is now open, so check out the class list and register here.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:43am

Links to videos of each of the four commncement ceremonies are below:

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:38am

Brian Bingham has been named as director of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Western Washington University.

Bingham, who was selected following a national search, will begin his new duties on July 1, 2019. He has served as interim director at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in Anacortes since Feb. 1, 2018.