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Friday, April 2, 2021 - 12:29pm

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 10:41am

Western’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) offers a variety of online professional development options for the 2021 spring and summer quarters.

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 9:46am

The campus community is invited to meet the four finalists for the position of vice president for University Advancement and president/CEO of the WWU Foundation at virtual open forums this month. The times, dates, and links for the open forums are listed below. Each meeting will be recorded and viewable after the event for those unable to attend via Teams.

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 8:57am

Western's English and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies departments will celebrate National Poetry Month with a virtual event featuring award-winning poet Anastacia-Reneé at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 5:05pm

Casey Mullin, Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services at Western Washington University Libraries, was recently awarded the 2021 Music OCLC Users Group Distinguished Service Award. This award is given in recognition of someone who has made “significant professional contributions” to music users of OCLC. According to the award announcement, Mullin’s nominator Marguerite Iskenderian referenced his “tireless leadership and contributions to technical services and music cataloging.”

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:48am

Dear Western Community,

Western continues to rapidly respond to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases and strongly urges students and other members of our campus community, including faculty, staff and visitors, to continue observing safe practices.

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 10:33am

The Provost Office is accepting student speaker nominations of spring and summer graduates for June Commencement on June 12.

Being the student commencement speaker is an opportunity to convey a message of encouragement and congratulations, share common experience and insights, and inspire fellow graduates to carry their WWU education with pride into the world.


In order to be eligible to be a student speaker at virtual commencement, students must:

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 9:45am

Submit your application for the Kohlmeier scholarship by May 17Awarded through the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, Western’s recently endowed Kohlmeier-Mikulencak Scholarship in Honor of Arthur Poznanski has an important mission: to reward a student who possesses not

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:40pm

The ASWWU Office of Civic Engagement is currently collecting survey responses from students on what local (Bellingham/Whatcom County) issues they find to be the most important.  The results will be used to guide the agenda for this year's Local Lobby Day.

Local Lobby Day (LLD) is a day where WWU students meet with local elected officials and advocate for changes at the city and county level.  This year's LLD will be on Friday, May 7.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 10:20am

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:

  • Tony Heezen
  • Sarah Hutchinson
  • Michelle MacLean
  • Branson Quint