Campus News

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 12:48pm

The 2019-2020 Space Modeling & Capital Plan Development Working Group, charged with developing reports on space needs to meet the Western Strategic Plan’s goals, has posted its initial draft report on the operational gap for comments from the University community. The gap between current and needed resources exists on two levels:

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:35pm

Dear Campus Community,

I know that you have been concerned about coronavirus and its potential impact on the health of our community members. In this message, I want to update you on the situation and the steps we are taking to address it.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:44am

WWU’S 2019-20 Cybersecurity Lecture Series continues at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in Communications Facility 120 with "Washington Air National Guard- Cybersecurity, Analysis, and Analysts," featuring MSgt Brian Gilbert, an Intelligence Research Specialist with the Department of Homeland Security.

Free Pizza will be served!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:49pm

Students from Western's Huxley College of the Environment are teaming up with high school students from South Seattle's Highline School District to present "Creating Environmental Hope" from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Communications Facility 125. 

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

The high schoolers and Western students will talk about interactions as pen pals and share their own unique stories about environmental hope.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:50am

Western's new Sulkin STEM Inclusion Science Odyssey Project was recently created by a $50,000 donation to the WWU Foundation by Steve and Shelley Sulkin.

Steve Sulkin, a Professor Emeritus at Western, served for 28 years as professor and director of the university’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC). Shelley Sulkin obtained her Master’s degree in Education from Western and taught middle school science for 20 years in the Bellingham School system.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:30am

At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, the Bellingham Police Department was dispatched to an attempted strong arm robbery and assault in the Sehome Arboretum. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:40am

Open forums have been set for candidates for Western's director of Space Administration and Management.

Materials available here:



Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:28am

Western Washington University's Testing Center now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. 

U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and evenings may be arranged by appointment only.  The WWU Testing Center is located at 333 32nd St., Suite 120, in Bellingham. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:46am

In the summer of 1975, Professor Jim Davis’ passion for golf inspired him to create what became known as the Western Open, a yearly golf tournament held at the Lake Padden Golf Course.  Jim was the former dean of the department of arts and sciences at Western, as well as a former political science professor, who had a passion for golf. In addition to the Western Open tournament, Davis formed an informal club where WWU golf enthusiasts could get together and play golf. The group was called Golf Fore Fun.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:04am

Join faculty, staff, students, and members of the community as together we explore the question, “How does the political context of art affect the way we consume it?” On March 4, 2020 in the WWU Gallery, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., a panel presentation will be followed by small group conversation in the WWU Gallery.