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Two student actors from the 'Imaginary Invalid' facing each other, smiling and gesturing towards each other in a positive manner

Student-actors met Thursday evening, Jan. 30 in the Performing Arts Center to do a dress rehearsal of "The Imaginary Invalid," which opens tonight at the DUG Theater in the PAC. The run-through gave the actors, staff and faculty staff an opportunity to run through the entire play, which is a comedy written by Molière during the 17th century and provides commentary on the pseudo-science that ran rampant in the medical industry during that time.

Sophomore Nora Harren hangs a hammock on south campus to enjoy the sunny day with some friends on Tuesday, March 19.

WWU Visual Journalism student Roisin Cowan-Kuist, an intern in the office of Communications and Marketing this quarter, will post her photographic insights into the student experience at WWU here each weekday.

Steven Klein

Speaker: Steven Klein

Title of presentation:  

“The Electric Utility of the Past, Present & Future – Dinosaur or Technology Enabler?”


A row of graduates is reflected in the windowpane of Carver

About 445 undergraduate and 35 master’s students graduated from Western Saturday in summer quarter commencement ceremonies in Carver Gymnasium.

Western Washington University alumnus Brett Jordan, manager of Internal Audit at Russell Investments in Seattle, addressed graduates and their families. The student speaker was Rebekah Way, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in journalism with a news editorial emphasis, and a minor in music.  

people viewing lowrider cars on Red Square

Sunday marked the 18th annual Ridin’ Low in the 3-6-0 low-rider show. Gleaming paint, triple-dipped chrome, and custom wire rims were just a few aspects of the show. Eighteen years ago students as part of the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) at WWU envisioned a community event that celebrated Chicanx culture through music, dance performances, community activism, hop contests, and food. 

WWU Alumni staff wearing Reunion Weekend t-shirts and viking hats

WWU Alumni Weekend (formerly Back2B’ham) May 18-20 included reunions and activities for alumni, faculty and staff, students, friends, family, and the greater community. 

competitors give a high five

Western Washington University's Campus Recreation Department hosted the university’s first-ever wheelchair basketball tournament on Saturday, April 14 at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. The event, called Vikings on Wheels, was open to everyone (people with and without disabilities) and all skill levels. All event proceeds went to Campus Recreation’s efforts to provide additional adaptive sports opportunities at Western.

a view of the Tutoring Center, with students working at tables

WWU Visual Journalism students Rose Carr and Jonathan Pendleton, interns in the Office of Communications and Marketing this quarter, will feature their images of life on campus at Western each day in this blog. Check back tomorrow for more images!


The 25th Anniversary of the Employee Art Show is now on display in the Western Gallery. 

The show celebrates the artistic talents of faculty, staff and retirees, from photography to woodworking to glass blowing and textile arts and will be on display through Friday, April 6. An opening reception April 2 kicked off the show.

Photos by JT Williams | University Communications and Marketing

Winter commencement

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, addressed about 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s degree students and their families at the winter commencement ceremony on Saturday, March 24 in Carver Gymnasium. Congratulations graduates, we are proud of you!


WWU photos by Dan Levine