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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 9:57am

Western's Global Humanities and Religions Department, with support from the WWU Alumni Association, will host Eric Haruki Swanson, assistant professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, for "Conquering Evil and Peace of Mind: Negotiating Salvation in Esoteric Buddhism in Meiji Japan" at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 4 via Zoom.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 8:59am

The Student Technology Fee (STF) has awarded approximately $180,000 in Tech Initiatives projects for 2021. The specific awards, listed below, include two projects based on proposals submitted by students. 

  • Theater Dept Virtual Accessibility Upgrades $15,003 (Student proposal, partial funding) 

  • WWU Music Recording Studio Radio $3,912  (Student proposal, full funding) 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 3:17pm

The policy on Protecting Human Subjects in Research has been approved and is effective on May 27, 2021.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 1:08pm

WWU Music student Sam Burrows will perform a Junior Recital featuring works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Johann Anton Logy, Agustin Barrios Mangore, and Francisco Tarrega at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. A PDF of the program will be available for download during the event. Studying under Professor David Feingold and majoring in Guitar Performance, Sam Burrows is in his fourth year at Western. He does not come from a musical family and was planning on a career in Computer Science before discovering the joy and beauty of the Guitar. He has played in several bands in the Bellingham area.

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:13am

Roberta Kjesrud is retiring from Western Libraries on June 1, 2021.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:58am

Move Out Madness has been a WWU tradition since 2010. During move out time, students bring their unwanted items in good condition to one of three outdoor locations around Bellingham to be claimed by other students, community members, or community organizations. It’s a yard-sale-meets-gear-swap that reduces landfill waste, makes moving out easier, builds community, and gets items to the people who need them.  

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 9:07am

In an effort to answer as many of your pertinent questions as we can about the COVID vaccines, Western's Dr. David Hansen, Western's Associate Medical Director, will address common questions or misconceptions here each day. Have a question for Dr. Hansen? Email it to, and don't forget to review Western's existing vaccine FAQ on its coronavirus website, here.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 1:29pm

Fall registration dates have been updated and are now a week earlier than previously planned, thanks to hard work and collaboration between Western's Registrar's Office and academic department faculty and staff. Here are the dates students will need to know to be ready for fall registration. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 4:27pm

The Teaching & Learning Cooperative will present two new events this week and next focused on meaningful feedback and authentic learning experiences. To get the Zoom link for these sessions, please RSVP to or use the Add to calendar links below.

Strategies for Providing Meaningful Feedback beyond Pandemic Learning, Thursday, May 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m., presented by Rebecca Borowski

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 11:51am

The Western Governors’ Foundation (WGF), the philanthropic arm of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), has created the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute to recognize and reward the effective exercise of leadership by young adults across the West, and to promote and encourage its future development.