Western Washington University's Association for Women in Computing and Association for Computing Machinery held Open Source Day at Viking Union from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

About 50 people attended the event and learned more about open-source computing through tutorial, panel discussion and one of seven projects.

The one-day workshop was organized by 35 volunteers and mentors, who came from all over the Northwest to help out.

Photo by Jake Parrish / WWU Communications and Marketing intern

A number of outstanding Western Washington University faculty members will be honored at a special ceremony and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Western Gallery on Western's Bellingham campus.

The event, hosted by WWU Provost Brent Carbajal and Faculty Senate President Spencer Anthony-Cahill, is held annually to honor faculty members for their teaching, research, mentorship and scholarship.

Western Washington University held a two-day celebration of Mongolia during “Mongolia Days” May 5 and 6 on Western’s campus.

Among the events was the “Mongolian Celebration,” which featured opening remarks by Acting Consul General Dorj Bayarkhuu, the Mongolian Consulate of San Francisco, and performances by celebrated Mongolian musicians Adilbish Badmaanyambuu and Bold Chimedregzen.

Transportation Week runs May 4 to 8 on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus.

Events will take place each day, including an info booth in Red Square, a free bike tour of Bellingham, a bike tune-up event and a film on sustainable development.

For more information, check out the Western Student Transportation Facebook page.


U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell visited the Western Washington University campus Friday, May 1, to visit the Institute for Energy Studies, Science, Mathematics and Technology Education programs and to meet with the student Smart Solar Window team for a demonstration of their window project. While at Western, Cantwell held conversations with a variety of campus sustainability leaders.


Photos by Rhys Logan / WWU

Eight Western Washingon University employees were honored with exceptional effort awards at the 38th Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony Wednesday, April 29, in the PAC Main Stage Theatre.

The 100C main entry of the Fine Arts Building on Western Washington University's Bellingham Campus will closed for renovation through 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 13.

The building houses Western's departments of Art and Design, in addition to the Western Gallery.

Before the main entry work began, WWU Communications and Marketing intern Margaret Degman wwalked the building to create this photo tour of its varied spaces.

WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of largest clubs at Western Washington University, is holding its spring game for the next week. It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and socks.

Twenty-two students nominated for Student Employee of the Year  were honored in a special event in the Wilson Library Reading Room at Western Washington University on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Cameron Little is the winner of the 2015 Student Employee of the Year. It was also announced that Little also is the 2014-15 Western Association of Student Employment Administrators student employee of the year.

What do fly fishing and Western Libraries have in common? You might be surprised at the connections between these two seemingly incongruous things!