News Releases

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

How do we maintain a sense of community during these difficult and virtual times?” asked Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa this week.

As one small response to this question, Outreach and Continuing Education is launching a series of free online, interactive sessions called Western C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Activities, Resources, Education, Support) beginning Monday, March 30.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:02pm

Western Washington University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program presents a run of short courses that provide a broad overview of intellectual property (IP) law, with an emphasis on real-world context and entrepreneurship.

Gain the tools to understand and utilize intellectual property throughout your career. Participants are introduced to the fundamental types of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Learn about agreements related to intellectual property, such as licensing, confidentiality, and non-compete agreements.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:51am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development Steve Bennett is an epidemiologist who has responded to outbreaks across the globe, from South Sudan (see image) to tracking HIV in Kenya and the spread of food-borne illness in Minnesota. Western Today recently chatted with Bennett about how epidemiologists track down and mitigate outbreaks such as the coronavirus, and what each of us can do to limit its spread.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:16pm

With the entire world gripped in a crisis about a virus most of us had never heard of a month ago, Western Today had a conversation with Western's own virologist, Associate Professor of Chemistry Gerry Prody, about viruses, how they work, and how we can all best protect ourselves.

Western Today: Many folks lump viruses and bacteria into one box, because they can both do the same thing - make us feel sick. What are differences between the two?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:06pm

Dear Campus Community,

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:33am

Western's new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) will add essential teaching labs and active learning classrooms to meet the growing need for degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Flexible spaces will allow for shared use and greater interaction and collaboration among STEM and non-STEM disciplines, support the Washington state goal of increasing STEM graduates, and reduce barriers to fulfilling completion requirements.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 10:48am

The collegiate DECA Association Leadership Award is only given to six students nationwide, and this year, one of the recipients is Western Washington University student and president of WWU’s DECA club, Schantell Hummel, a business management major from Renton.

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:04pm

Dear Campus Community,

The Incident Command System team at Western has established three goals for all of our preparation and response to COVID-19:  to protect life safety and minimize the spread of the coronavirus illness, to maintain – as much as possible – the continuity of Western’s operations, and to communicate with our communities as fully as possible. That’s the framework that governs the planning and decisions we are making for Western.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:27pm

As part of our COVID-19 response, we will be sending daily updates with information and resources. These messages will always link back to Western’s coronavirus webpage, where you will find our FAQs, links, and other information. Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are very welcome! Contact us here:

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:19pm

Western Washington University has announced five new certificate programs in the field of Energy Studies; all the programs are aimed at working professionals who wish to take a deeper dive into a career-related field, or current students who seek to add to their depth of study by the time they graduate.