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Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered last night at 6 p.m. in Red Square then started their procession downtown to the Depot Market Square for the 2nd Annual Paint B'ham Blue for WWU celebration. A good time was had by all - welcome back to campus, students!

Click here for a full Flickr gallery of the evening.

Emily Porter, a Visual Journalism major and intern in the Office of Communications and Marketing, will share her views of the student experience at Western here each weekday. Check back often, and look for your friends!

The annual Student Convocation welcomed new Viks to campus with a round of speakers at the PAC, including President Sabah Randhawa; Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey; Physics/Astrononmy faculty member Regina Barber DeGraaff; and AS President Simrun Chhabra, followed by the traditional "tunnel of cheers" as the students made their way to the Old Main lawn for fireworks. Welcome new students, and have a great year!

The first day of the annual AS InfoFair started out a little gray and grim, but a glorious afternoon followed. InfoFair continues through this afternoon - come out and find the right club, group or activity for you!

See the full InfoFair gallery on WWU's Flickr stream here.

WWU images by Rhys Logan

More than 4,000 students moved into campus residences over the weekend, with help from Residence Life staff, WWU President Sabah Randhawa, and the WWU Men's Basketball team! Welcome students, and have a great Fall Quarter!

More images here!

 

WWU photos by Rachel Bayne, Rhys Logan, and Jonathan Williams

About 2,045 students graduated from Western Washington University in three ceremonies June 10 when Commencement returned to Carver Academic Facility, which is nearing the end of a 2-year renovation.

The ceremony marked the first time Carver Academic Facility was open since renovation work began in August 2015. Only the gymnasium portion of the building was open, and the building is once again closed to the public so work can continue. Carver is expected to be completed in time for the start of fall quarter in late September.

From the Red Square carnival to the zipline to classes without quizzes, Back2Bellingham was another fabulous success! Click on the thumbnails at right to see images in the larger size.

WWU photos by Jonathan Williams and Rhys Logan.

As part of the Employee Recognition Ceremony on May 10, WWU President Sabah Randhawa gave out his annual President’s Exceptional Effort Awards. This year, President Randhawa received 95 nominations for the 8 awards, with the following employees being honored this year: Austin Cooper from Academic Budget and Administration; Linda Flanagan from the English Department; Viva Barnes from Anthropology; Bob Putich of the Student Business Office; Debby Cwalina from Human Resources; Karl Klokkevold of the Viking Union; Amelia Cave from Prevention and Wellness Services;  and

Renowned political and civil rights activist and University of California Santa Cruz’s Distinguished Professor Emerita, Angela Davis, spoke on Western Washington University’s campus at noon on Friday, May 5 to a full house in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The event was sponsored by Justice Speaks, a WWU student organization.

WWU images by Rhys Logan and Jonathan Williams

Will spring quarter come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? The Visual Journalism interns in the Office of Communications and Marketing scour the campus each day to find interesting shots that help tell Western's story. Check back often for more images!

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