Campus News

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:45am

An annual flu vaccination is recommended by the Center for Disease Control for anyone age six months or older,and Western wants faculty, staff, and their families to stay healthy during this upcoming flu season. 

As part of Western's Wise& Well U program, the Benefits Department will hold a flu shot clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 9-10, for employees and families, and each year more than 500 employees and their family members participate. 

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:01am

Western Libraries will hold its annual Staff Development Day on Thursday, September 12, 2019. In order to provide an opportunity for as many library staff members as possible to participate, including the Libraries’ student employees, Western Libraries will be closed to the public on this day.

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:52pm

Board of Trustees Recap for Aug. 23

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


Trustees Approve 2020 Supplemental Operating Budget Request

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:47pm

Western's offices of Off Campus Living and Community Relations worked with the city of Bellingham, Bellingham Police and the York Neighborhood Association to hang 500 flyers at homes in the York Neighborhood. The flyers welcome students to the neighborhood and provide tips on being a good neighbor and connecting with the community, along with information about Bellingham's local laws and how to properly dispose of belongings when they move out.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:31am

Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes will host a free community open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the center, located at 1900 Shannon Point Rd.

The open house will feature marine science booths and educational activities led by SPMC staff, WWU faculty, and students from Western, and are designed for interested learners of all ages.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 2:19pm

Dear Colleagues,

Memorial services for Stephanie Cresswell are planned for Friday, Aug. 23. The family welcomes students and faculty who knew Stephanie and wish to be present. More information about the service is not presently available online; please contact the Office of Student Life at for more information. Stephanie was a senior studying anthropology. We continue to mourn her loss, and extend condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones.

With best wishes,


Melynda Huskey

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:27am

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University Distinguished Alumnus Michael Cox, a longtime Environmental Protection Agency official, will address WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 24 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 420 undergraduate and 40 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western summer quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and no tickets are required to attend the ceremony in Carver Gymnasium. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 2:46pm

With profound sadness, today we remember Stephanie Cresswell-Brenner, a senior in Anthropology at Western Washington University.  Her death on Wednesday, Aug. 14, is a terrible loss to her family and friends, and to our Western community. No date has been set yet for a memorial service. I look forward to keeping you apprised as we learn more about her family’s and friends’ wishes.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:21am

Western Washington University is one of the nation’s best values in public colleges, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value.

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 10:01am

Stephen Senge, a professor emeritus of Western’s College of Business and Economics, passed away in early July 2019, and the college has established an endowment fund in his honor.