News Releases

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:07am

WWU Associate Professor of Secondary Education Molly Ware has been appointed faculty director of Western Reads, a campus-wide program that serves the university's first year mission by promoting intellectual engagement, community and conversation with new students through experiences related to selected texts. 
Ware replaces Associate Professor of English Dawn Dietrich, who led the program for six years. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:12pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter 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.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:55am

Steven BrownWestern Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Wilson Libraries 164F; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:34am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:15am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer a computer science club for students in grades 6-9 this spring.

The program will be held Saturdays, April 14 through May 26, with the exception of May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Western’s Bellingham campus.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:39am

​ A multimedia event of energetic new percussive music comes to Western at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall as guest artists composer Elliot Cole and percussionist Peter Ferry join The Western Washington University Percussion Ensemble, featuring Ferry as a soloist in Cole’s new work for soloist, ensemble, and film, The Future is Bright.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:30am

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will stage a production of "HIR" by Taylor Mac, opening April 12 in the PAC.

Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father, only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 2:13pm

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas hosts researcher and professor Jevin West at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Moe St. NE, for “Calling BS in an Age of Misinformation.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:02am

Mitch Friedman, executive director of Conservation Northwest, will present "Keeping the Wild in Washington" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.