Campus News

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 11:29am

Prize-winning historian Fitzhugh Brundage, the William Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Cruelty, Torture, and the Making of a Human Rights Crisis on the Southern Border of the U.S." from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in SL 140.

Brundage's most recent book, "Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:30am

The growing importance of Latin America at Western Washington University has resulted in the creation of a new initiative: an interdisciplinary program in Latin American Studies.

Starting this fall, this new Program will be jointly housed in the Department of History and the Department of Modern Classical Languages, involving other departments and bringing together a variety of scholars of the highest quality from across the campus.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:14am

The Anthropology Department's Brown Bag Lunch Series continues from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Arntzen Hall 319, with "Hidden Histories: WWU and the Coast Salish Sehome Family" by WWU's Kathleen Young.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is held once a month; the presentation usually takes about 30 minutes and is followed by a Q&A period. For more information, contact Sean Bruna at 360.650.2290.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:05am

This coming Saturday, Oct 19, will be the inaugural Disability Studies and Action Collaborative (DSAC) UnConference.

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:57am

The Edens-Higginson Haunted House has evolved since first founded as the Edens-Higginson Morgue in the 1980s. This year, each floor of Edens Hall is going to have a different theme from Halloween classics like The Shining.Are you ready for the scariest event of the season?

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:44am

Sunday's 'Trails to Taps" relay race starts at 9 a.m., and weaves through more than 30 miles of local trails, parks, and roadways, including the WWU campus. The race's 10th and final leg enters campus near College Hall, heads up to Haskell Plaza between Arntzen Hall and the Biology and Chemistry buildings, then circles back towards town by exiting campus via the Old Main Lawn and then Higginson. The race will end behind Boundary Bay Brewery on Railroad Avenue. Many runners may be in costume. Cheer them on if you get the chance!

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 9:05am

Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 17th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

Early bird is now open, learn more and register at


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:55pm

For fall quarter, Western Washington University’s total enrollment set another record, and both overall and first-year (freshman) enrollment of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

New York Times Bestselling Young Adult author Alan Gratz will join a panel exploring the question “What does it mean to support refugees?” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Western Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

This collaborative dialogue event, co-sponsored by the Teaching-Learning Academy and the Western Gallery, will include an observed fishbowl dialogue among the speakers, followed by small group dialogue among participants.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:44pm

International Culture Night set for Nov. 1Western Washington University’s Language and Culture Programs invites the public to attend International Culture Night from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in the Viking Union Room 565.