News Releases

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 2:48pm

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its annual seminar for civic education on Oct. 22 and 23.

All events are free and open to the public. 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 12:13pm

Western Washington University has just launched its new minor in Salish Sea Studies, with a multidisciplinary curriculum spanning all seven of the university’s colleges.

The Salish Sea Studies program develops students’ sense of place by deepening knowledge about the complex ecologies and human experiences of our shared ecoregion. Students will learn how the international Salish Sea is governed by the US, Canada, and over 60 sovereign Tribes and First Nations. 

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:28am

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to celebrate the second annual International Pronouns Day this Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4-6 p.m. with LGBTQ+ Western, the Queer Resource Center, Womxn’s Identity Resource Center, T.A.G. Team, the Sustainability Representatives, and the Club Activities Office. Join us in VU 565 for a celebration of gender diversity in our community.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:41pm

The Western Gallery at Western Washington University will present two simultaneous exhibitions from Oct. 21 through Dec. 7.

Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman’s “Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee” and former faculty member Sebastian Mendes’ “There is a Mirror in My Heart: Reflections on a Righteous Grandfather” both exhibit what Sniderman calls “durational contemplation” - which he defines as “an extended physical-intellectual devotion to a site of excessive meaning.”

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:12am

Author, adjunct professor, and professional consultant Joy Wiggins will speak at Western Washington University Libraries at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Reading Room (Wilson 4 Central) about a new vision for feminist solidarity in the workplace.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:07am

Western Washington University will host its annual Children’s and Young Adult Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 in College Hall rooms 135 and 137.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:08pm

The Port of Bellingham and The Downtown Bellingham Partnership will lead a dialogue about the scope of work, current growth initiatives and programs, and how each organization works to support the economic development in Bellingham and Whatcom County. What does sustainable economic development look like in Whatcom County? Join the discussion on Thursday, Oct. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in Haggard Hall 222.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:54pm

The pinto abalone once ranged in large numbers from Alaska to Baja California, but overfishing, poaching and other factors have caused them to become functionally extinct in the Salish Sea; according to figures from the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, the species has experienced a 98 percent drop in numbers since 1998 in local waters alone.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:09am

Western's Chemistry and Biology Departments are co-sponsoring a Life Sciences Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18. This event is an opportunity for PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and be involved in early career panels with the undergraduates and Master's students at Western.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 11:01am

The Western Washington University (WWU) Masters of Business Administration Program will be hosting its Fall Information Session on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in Parks Hall 441. This quarterly event is an opportunity to hear from an alumni panel, talk to faculty, and discuss with admissions advisors the details of the MBA Programs available at WWU.