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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!

WWU commencement images by Dan Levine.

Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers attended Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, Tuesday, March 7 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.  Admission to the fair was free and open to the public.

Over a pizza lunch Tuesday, President Sabah Randhawa thanked Western's Facilities Management Outdoor Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance crews for their hard work and long days clearing snow and ice from the walkways and interior roadways during last week's storms. 

"Gleason" cinematographer Ty Minton-Small answers questions from both in-person and Facebook live-stream audiences after a screening of the film.

Western Washington University alumnus Ty Minton-Small, a cinematographer for the critically acclaimed documentary “Gleason,” discussed the film at a public screening at Western Friday, Feb. 3 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. 

A dusting of snow this morning made for a nasty commute but a beautiful campus!

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