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Monday, May 10, 2021 - 11:06am

Western's Disability Studies Steering Committee, History Department, English Department, and Anthropology Department will host Susan Burch, professor and director of American Studies at Middlebury College, for "Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions" from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 via Zoom.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:35am

Western Washington University Professor of Secondary Education Francisco Rios and Assistant Professor of Secondary Education A Longoria of WWU’s Woodring College of Education will host a virtual launch event from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 to discuss their new book, “Creating a Home in Schools: Sustaining Identities for Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color.” 

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 9:57am

Dear Western Community,

After careful consideration and assessing the direction taken by several public and private universities both within Washington state and nationally, Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the fall 2021 quarter.  This decision was endorsed by the WWU Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5, in the belief that it will protect the health and safety of the community on- and off- campus and speed our return to more normal in-person operations.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:53am

Western Success Scholars, a campus-based supportive program designed to assist all incoming WWU first year, transfer and continuing students who have experienced foster care or homelessness, will host a trio of events for National Foster Care Month.

Free Food Pop-Up

Friday, May 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12:27pm

Students and graduates looking for internships and volunteer opportunities are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Volunteer and Internship Fair taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. 

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12:01pm

Western's Design Department will host design-industry luminaries and WWU alumni Paul Lau and Christina Sakura in May as part of the Design View Speaker Series. The talks are free and open to the public, but registration via Eventbrite is required. Information about registration can be found at, or by emailing

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 11:25am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Modern & Classical Languages Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley will present "Language Attitudes of Speakers of a Critically Endangered Philippine Creole Spanish" at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 via Zoom as part of the Linguistics Department's "Western Talks" lecture series.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 10:55am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity will host free and open streaming of Christian Petzold’s 2018 film “

Monday, May 3, 2021 - 9:45am

The University of Minnesota Medical School's Jillian Fish, will present "The Ecology of Storytelling in Native America: Using Digital Stories to Examine Native American Identities Across Developmental Contexts" from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, May 10 via Zoom as part of Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR) Speaker Series.

This presentation is free and open to the public; email CCCR director Kate McLean at for the Zoom link to the presentation.

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:56am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each Friday, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University.