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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:02am

The “Western Wagon,” “Viking Vessel” and “Vanny McVanface” are just some of the proposed names that could be gracing the sides of Western’s new late-night transportation vehicles this coming fall.  

Through July 31, students can submit names for the new service for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Associated Students Bookstore.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 10:10am

Western Environmental Science student Madison Gard of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, which recognizes exceptional students in a broad range of STEM fields and provides awardees up to $9,500 in academic assistance for two years of study, plus a 10-week, full-time paid internship at a NOAA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years.  

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:47am

Nearly two years after their trip to Tunisia, three Western professors and their Tunisian counterparts have published the first of several journal articles exploring student journalist motivations for pursuing the craft.    

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 10:43am

As COVID-19 gripped the nation last spring and graduates shuddered at the thought of a pandemic job market, three professors from Western’s Huxley College of the Environment came together to create a cure for some of those fears: the Data Science for Environmental Applications certificate program.

Friday, July 9, 2021 - 9:41am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields, from marine science and climate change to teaching, the humanities, and the arts. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 9:00am

Western history student Hannah Swartos of Anacortes was awarded the Harry Fritz Best Paper Prize on June 2 at the 2021 Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference for her work, entitled "Out of the Way:” Property and the Subversive Construction of Space by Enslaved People in the American South.”

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 9:41am

Amidst the shifting health mandates and regulations of the pandemic last year, Western’s Public Health Program has updated its curriculum to better focus on the practical needs of students seeking to enter the healthcare field. 

Combining courses, creating equitable application requirements and streamlining the course sequences are some of the alterations. 

Change isn’t a new concept for the program. Just last year, the program changed its name from Community Health to Public Health, because of alumni feedback, professor and program coordinator Ying Li said.

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 10:22am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields, from marine science and climate change to teaching, the humanities, and the arts. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarship and research at the University.

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 8:52am

A woman points to materials at a conference tableWestern Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) team, in partnership with the University of Washington, will offer a noncredit Certificate i

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:53am

Western Washington University invites the community to join the virtual celebration of graduates on Saturday, June 12, in three online ceremonies that feature messages of congratulations from families, faculty, Gov. Jay Inslee and students themselves.  

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