News Releases

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 4:46pm

BELLINGHAM – Alaska attorney Mark Choate, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 15 at 9:45 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 758 undergraduate and 32 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western fall quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:10pm

The Western Washington University Cyber Competition team competed against 70 other colleges and universities in the Department of Energy Competition at the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland on Dec. 1.

The team placed first in Washington state, second in the Pacific Northwest and sixth nationally.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 9:59am

The Huxley Speaker Series will host a lecture by cultural geographer, performer, and author Carolyn Finney at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in Arntzen Hall 100, when she will present "Ten Thousand Recollections: Black Faces, White Spaces & the Possibility of US." 

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:17pm

Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has received the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Edition award for her book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature.”

Laffrado was presented the award in early November at the SSAWW conference in Denver.

At the conference, Laffrado was honored for her outstanding contribution to the study of American women writers. Laffrado began work on her book a few years ago and was nominated for the award by her publisher.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:29pm

WWU President Sabah Randhawa presented his inaugural State of the University address to more than 60 elected officials and leaders of the business, nonprofit, government and education sectors from Bellingham and Whatcom County on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Lightcatcher Museum in downtown Bellingham.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:13pm

Six students from Western Washington University have been selected to participate in the 2019 Legislative Internship program in Olympia. The internship begins the first day of the legislative session in January and ends the last day of winter quarter.

Kate Armstrong of Olympia, Sam Moschel of Snohomish, Jessica Thom of Kennewick, Amanuel Mamo of Shoreline, Coby Cowan of Olympia, and Nathaniel Williams of Tacoma were selected for this opportunity.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 11:37am

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is The Music Room, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3,  2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St.)

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:04am

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. 6, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec.7 in Haggard Hall, 3rd Floor West.

Over a thousand new children’s and young adult books will be available for purchase, including hardbacks for $5 and paperbacks for $2. Teachers, community members and readers of all ages are invited to discover and enjoy award-winning titles.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 1:07pm

Western Washington University’s Wilson Library will host the first "Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities" from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 in the Reading Room.

The showcase will host 28 sections of English 101 (Writing Your Way through Western) and three sections of English 302 (Technical and Professional Writing). Nearly 350 posters will be on display throughout the day, highlighting diverse undergraduate research.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:54am

Western Libraries is accepting applications for the James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowship. Applications are accepted from individuals in doctoral programs as well as individuals who have finished their doctorate.

The James W. Scott Regional Research Fellowships promote awareness and innovative use of archival collections at Western Washington University, and seek to forward scholarly understandings of the Pacific Northwest.

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