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Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:39am

Former Western Professor Donald Alper recently sat down with Western Today to discuss his new book, “Bridging the Longest Border: A History of Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University.”  

Alper, who worked at Western for 43 years, also served as the director of Western’s Center for Canadian–American Studies for 22 years and is well known internationally for his work in advancing Canadian studies in the United States. This publication comes as the center celebrates its 50th Anniversary.  


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 10:17am

Western Washington University’s Outreach and Continuing Education (OCE) will be launching a new home site ( and a redesigned Professional and Continuing Education site ( on February 8. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 9:28am

Western’s senior Planning Studio class, offered as part of the Urban Planning and Sustainable Development Program (UPSD) in the Huxley College of the Environment, has earned the 2020 Excellence in Planning award for its project last school year on the redevelopment of downtown Ferndale.  

The award was granted by the Planning Association of Washington (PAW) and the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). 

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 11:31am

Dreaming about studying, interning, working, volunteering, or teaching abroad? Explore all your options and resources for education abroad and international travel through our virtual conference.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:50am

Western Washington University's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) has unveiled its spring 2021 schedule of online programming; classes begin in March and run through June. A Zoom FAQ section is available on the

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:44am

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research across a variety of fields. Periodically, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in grants and research at Western Washington University.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:15pm

Students and graduates looking jobs and internships are invited to participate in Western Washington University’s Virtual Education & Health Career Fair, which will take place from 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 10:57am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Geology Melissa Rice is going to be working nights for the next three months.

Martian nights.

Rice, who is a science team member of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission that lands on the Red Planet on Thursday, Feb. 18, said she is prepping for “90 days of jet lag” once the rover sets down.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 1:34pm

Western Washington University has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly school designation from’s annual higher education ranking and survey.

Military Friendly investigates and identifies organizations committed to serving the military and veteran community through efforts that are comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact.