Campus News

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:20am

Western Libraries’ staff, friends, and family came together in celebration of “Bellingham Pride” on Sunday, July 9. Since 2013, participating in Pride has grown into an annual tradition that many library employees look forward to and enjoy. For the past couple of years, Western Libraries has also walked in the parade and shared a festival table with members of the Bellingham Public Library and the Whatcom County Library System.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:15am

Dear WWU Staff, Faculty, and Emeritus Faculty,

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:14am

After 38+ years, Larry Cunningham has retired from WWU Facilities Management.  We’re bidding farewell to Larry at a roasted pig BBQ on Thursday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m., at the Physical Plant.  The cost is $7.50 per person with proceeds in excess of costs going to the FM Scholarship and Employee Spirit Funds.

For more information and to RSVP (by July 24th), please contact Chris Vallejo at x3499 or

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 9:14am

Geology 409/410 - Advanced Geologic Field Mapping, Methods, and Theory - represents the capstone course for undergraduate Geology majors.  Students in the class spend six weeks exploring and mapping geologic phenomena across the western United States.  In this photo, students from this summer’s class map and analyze large Pleistocene glacial moraines above Wallowa Lake in the Wallowa Mountains, northeastern Oregon.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:35am


Western`s proposed 2017-2019 Operating Budget is now ready for your review. It has been a very long process. Thank you for your patience.  

Utilizing input from the UPRC and the campus, the Deans, Vice Presidents and President have put together a budget draft for one final campus review prior to action by our Board of Trustees. Please find the proposal here.  

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:02pm

TRANSITIONS – program dates:  July 20, 21 and 24

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:53am

Western Washington University Associate Professor and Chair of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge University Press.

Lynn and Rowe sought out colleagues and peers in the field to include their research in the book, which contains 14 chapters and has 17 contributors; the contributors used multiple libraries and archives around the world for research.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:22am

The Viking Union Post Office Summer hours are changing!  Beginning Monday, July 17, the Post Office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and will be closed Monday, Friday and weekends.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:43pm

On Friday, June 9, at the Annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition at Academic West on the WWU Campus, Elsi Vassdal Ellis was honored with a gift by design colleagues and CFPA Dean Kit Spicer to commemorate her 40 years at Western Washington University.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:27am

Western Community,

Registration is now open for Western's Employee Language Program workshops, with sessions starting the week of July 10.

Open to all Western employees, these workshops support faculty and staff through professional development, and encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. Language learners of all levels are welcome.