Campus News

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:41am

The open forums for Western's Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education position were recorded on video and are available at

This site also has position descriptions and candidate feedback forms, and the Provost's Office encourages your input in the process.

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 12:05pm

Dear Western Community:

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:42am

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of the Victims of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Sunday, May 24 or first thing Tuesday morning, May 26.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 2:20pm

Western’s campus may be a lot quieter these days as classes have moved online, but University Police are still on campus and working to keep our community safe. Here are some tips for staying safe when you’re out and about that are helpful any time of year:

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:59pm

WWU's Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity is co-sponsoring the James Waller webinar "Implications of COVID-19 for Atrocity Prevention" from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, hosted by the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:37pm

Faculty and staff are invited to join us on Thursday, May 28 for our Fifth Annual WWU Give Day. This one-day online giving event, fittingly themed We Care, has taken on a new level of importance. Many students who struggled to afford college before the pandemic are now among the most at risk.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:34pm

Western recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our students. In this time of uncertainty, we are working to provide those in need with resources in the local community and on campus.  Several offices from across campus are partnering to provide available resources for students to access especially in this time of need.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:06pm

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected two strongly qualified finalists to invite for virtual interviews beginning on May 20, 2020.

For additional information about the search including feedback forms, position description and schedule, please visit VPUE Open Forum Presentations.

Questions about the schedule, to receive a copy of their application materials, or for additional information, please email Melinda Assink.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1:45pm

Enrollment and Student Services is partnering with Dining Services to give out meal kits at a pop-up food pantry on Wednesday May 20, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. at the entrance to Viking Commons. There will be a pop-up every through June 10. The meal kits are free when you show your student ID. The pickups are zero contact - we will have bags out on tables for you to come by, grab a bag, and keep going. One bag per student.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:37pm

Dear Western Community,

I want to start by acknowledging the complexities in communication during this unprecedented time.   Since none of us has definitive solutions or timelines as we navigate this unfolding crisis, I know that my messages can trigger more questions than answers.  At the same time, I expect that most of you are looking for as much information as possible and an understanding of the decision-making process underway including the tradeoffs that are inherent in complicated decisions.