Campus News

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:12am

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 tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:09am

Hello! Our Teaching, Learning, & Technology team at the Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment  has just a few more learning opportunities this quarter--including two tomorrow and a new webinar about open educational practices. Hope you can join us!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:04am

Western Blood Drive, sponsored by Prevention and Wellness Services

Tuesday, Nov. 13

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Red Square Bloodmobile

Please eat a hearty meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donation. Photo ID required. For more information, call 360-650-2993 or email

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:56am

On behalf of the University Provost’s Office, the Diversity and Social Justice Awards support Western Washington University’s strategic goals for the enhancement of equity, inclusion and diversity. The award will provide resources to actively undertake the development of educational practices that support and enhance diversity and social justice in and beyond the classroom at WWU, or to engage in social justice projects that will result in the significant advancement of their professional development and field of research, scholarly or creative work.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:04am

Western Washington University plans to test only one part of its emergency notification system known as Western Alert at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.

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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:55am

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

Trustees Award Contract for Anatomy and Physiology Labs
Western’s Board of Trustees on Monday approved awarding a $1.324 million contract to Regency NW Construction, Inc., Bellevue, for construction of two anatomy and physiology teaching laboratories with one prep room and associated infrastructure, of approximately 2700 square feet, in the Carver Academic Facility.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:46am

Cultivation specialist Tristan Woodsmith will present “Fungi: Environmental Stewards in a Changing Climate” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 in Academic West 204 on Western Washington University’s campus as part of the Huxley Speaker Series. 

All Huxley Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:32am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will facilitate a roundtable discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the Harold and Irene Walton room at the Mount Baker Theatre to review the results of the 2018 midterm elections. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:19am

LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Listening Sessions

Tuesday, November 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Viking Union 462A

Wednesday, November 14 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Bond Hall 227


Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:00am

Prevention and Wellness Services, in partnership with University Residences and the Office of Student Life, is launching a pilot program this week to help Western students deal more effectively with conflict: Conflict Academy.

Twice-weekly Conflict Academy workshops will be offered now through winter quarter, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, with content designed to help students build skills for managing conflict constructively. 

Each 90-minute Conflict Academy workshop covers: