Costumed Western Washington University students welcomed local trick-or-treaters from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Ridgeway University Residences complex.
All of Ridgeway’s community lounges were decorated in fun, free, safe, age-appropriate themes aimed at children ages 1-12.
WWU photos by Rhys Logan
Blues musician Wes Mackey played the second of five free weekly summer concerts on the PAC Plaza June 6.
While Mackey's first gig--more than 50 years ago--paid only 50 cents and a chicken sandwich, he eventually found himself touring with the likes of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, and others.
Mackey now lives in Vancouver, B. C., but says Bellingham is one of his favorite towns.
For more information on Mackey, visit www.wesmackey.com.
John Lawson, Western Washington University's vice provost for Information Technology and chief information officer, is retiring after 10 years at Western.
A party was held in his honor on Thursday, June 30, in the Old Main Solarium.
Photos by Jonathan Williams / WWU
"Commedia in the Park" is an annual event presented by Western Washington University Theatre students enrolled in the summer course "Advanced Acting Topics," taught by Rich Brown.
The highly physicalized, masked comic performance originates from the Italian Renaissance. The show features well-known stock characters such as the tricky servants, young lovers and foolish old men.
The performances, which occurred in Bellingham's Maritime Heritage Park are over for this summer, but they'll be back in 2017.
Local Americana band Polecat kicked off the Summer Noon Concert Series this past week under the warm June sun.
Polecat has traveled all over Northwest United States, performing more than 550 shows and recording three albums in six years. More on them is available at www.polecatmusic.com.
The series, put on each year by the Associated Students, brings local acts to campus for Wednesday lunchtime concerts throughout summer quarter.
About 2,030 students graduated from Western Washington University in two spring Commencement ceremonies at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium June 11.
About 1,825 undergraduate and 205 master’s students were expected to graduate from Western June 11. Spring Commencement ceremonies were held off campus at Civic while the Carver Academic Building undergoes major renovation.
Associated Students Productions put on its annual Lawnstock music concert this past weekend on the Communications Facility Lawn.
The free concert, on for its fourth year, featured a number of local bands.
Mary Lambert, The Flavr Blue, COSMOS, Snug Harbor and Crooked Neighbours all performed. Food trucks, games and a carnival ride were set up around the area.
Photos by Amanda Raschkow, WWU Communications and Marketing intern.
Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard and his wife, Cyndie, held an ice-cream social June 1 express their appreciation to faculty and staff.
The event, held in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, was well attended by faculty and staff hoping to wish the Shepards well in their retirement from Western.
Photos by Dan Levine / for WWU
Students enrolled in the Campus Sustainability Planning Studio class at Western Washington University presented their projects Wednesday morning, June 1, in the Viking Union. The students have been working on projects aimed at advance Western's campus in the area of sustainability. Wednesday, they showed their work to stakeholders involved in the process of planning.
This quarter's projects:
For the second year, Associated Students Productions brought a petting zoo to campus to help ease students' stress as the year winds down.
WWU photographer Jonathan Williams dropped by to capture some of the action.