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Photo by Jonathan Williams / WWU

Western Washington University faculty award recipients were honored April 28 at the annual Provost and Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony in the Western Gallery on campus.

Western Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President Molly Ware spoke at the event, which honored the various faculty award recipients for the 2015-16 school year.

This year's awardees:

Participants in the 2016 Earth Ride with Alternative Transportation embarked on a bicycle tour of Bellingham today. The ride is guided by student coordinators with WWU Alternative Transportation and tours centers of sustainability around Bellingham.

The tour begins and concludes near the Performing Arts Center Plaza, where there is an Earth Day celebration this afternoon.

Photo by Britta Eschete / for Western Today

More than 60 companies showed up at the big spring career fair on Western Washington University's campus Thursday, April 21. Students, alumni and community members filed in and out of the Viking Union Multipurpose Room throughout the free, four-hour event, which was put on by Western's Career Services Center.

Event coordinator Millie Johnson speaks to the participants before kicking off the WWU Great Puzzle Hunt Saturday, April 9. Courtesy photo by Gabrielle Poncz.

The first-ever Great Puzzle Hunt was a big hit this past Saturday, with more than 300 people signing up to participate in the cross-campus scavenger hunt.

At each stop on the hunt, participants were challenged to complete a puzzle (think logic puzzles, trivia, word scrambles, etc.) before moving on.

Millie Johnson, an associate professor of mathematics at Western, coordinated the event and led the puzzle development team.

Western Washington University’s Fraser Lecture Series presented the keynote lectures for its 'Big Data' series at the Mt. Baker Theater Wednesday, April 6. More events are planned for campus. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Western Washington University’s Fraser Lecture Series this month presents “The Big Data Revolution in Human and Environmental Health,” a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, and public panel discussions, both on and off the Bellingham campus.

The Viking Union is showing "Dinh Q. Le: Beautiful Terror" in the VU Gallery from April 4 to 22. Photo by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

An art exhibit titled "Dinh Q. Le: Beautiful Terror" is on display in the Viking Union Gallery from April 4 to April 22.

Dinh Q. Le presented a free lecture in Miller Hall Room 138 on Wednesday, April 6. His lecture included his Vietnamese background and inspiration for his large scale cut-and-woven color prints. The opening of the gallery immediately followed the lecture. There, the contemporary artist was available for questions from Western students and the Bellingham community.

Photos by Amanda Raschkow / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Russia native Olga Margolina performs a traditional Russian dance, representing both her native country and Nash Hall. Margolina has been doing traditional dancing for more than 10 years. Photo by Beatrice Harper / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

Students who live in University Residences on campus participated in a talent show this past weekend in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

WWU Communications and Marketing intern Beatrice Harper was on hand to grab a few images of the show.

Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Veterans and other community members from throughout the area met at Western Washington University on Tuesday, March 22, to discuss ways to meet the most pressing needs of Whatcom County veterans.

The morning session at the Whatcom County Veteran's Summit focused on the results of the county-wide veteran needs survey completed earlier in 2016. An afternoon session asked participants to begin developing solutions. The event was a partnership between Western Washington University and Whatcom County Health Department's Veteran Service Program.

Scene from Western Washington University's winter commencement ceremonies on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Photo by Dan Levine / for WWU

Ralph Munro, former Washington Secretary of State, addressed Western Washington University graduates and their families in one of three winter Commencement ceremonies, and author, scientist and educator Jennifer Hahn spoke in two ceremonies March 19 in Western’s Performing Arts Center Mainstage.

Munro also received an honorary doctorate at the 3 p.m. ceremony, and Bellingham residents Jerry and Truc Thon received the President’s Award at the 9 a.m. ceremony in recognition of their service to the community.

The 22nd annual Western Washington University Employee Art Show runs through March 18 in Viking Union Room 565.

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16 and 17, the show will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Friday, the show is open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.