News Releases

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:38am

Brian Bingham has been named as director of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Western Washington University.

Bingham, who was selected following a national search, will begin his new duties on July 1, 2019. He has served as interim director at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in Anacortes since Feb. 1, 2018.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:34am

Western’s Viking Supported Agriculture (VSA) Program is now open to all campus members for the 2019 growing season. The VSA program brings together students, staff, and faculty and Whatcom/Skagit County produce and producers. VSA offers you the opportunity to support local farmers in exchange for shares of the freshest possible food from their seasonal harvest.  Compared to organic produce bought in grocery stores or markets, the average savings on produce from a CSA Farm Box are 25-30 percent.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:15am

WWU Associate Professor of Mathematics Millie Johnson is finishing up her last quarter and 35th year of teaching at Western.

“I never thought I was going to be a teacher, it was the farthest thing from my mind, and it just happened accidentally,” said Johnson, who has been at WWU since 1984. “But I loved it and never left.”

When she was growing up, the St. Paul, Minnesota native said she didn’t like school and the way education was working for her.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:12am

BELLINGHAM – Four prominent Western Washington University alumni will speak to graduates and their families at four commencement ceremonies in Carver Gymnasium Friday June 14, and Saturday June 15. 

Main speakers for the ceremonies are Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive Jason Clark. Western will also award a posthumous honorary degree to former student and Medal of Honor recipient James K. Okubo during one of the ceremonies.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:23am

Avid fly fisher and conservationist Hugh Lewis will give a talk entitled “Fly Fishing – Beyond the Sport” on July 9 at 2 p.m. in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 3:22pm

BELLINGHAM – Four prominent Western Washington University alumni will speak to graduates and their families at four commencement ceremonies in Carver Gymnasium Friday June 14, and Saturday June 15. 

Main speakers for the ceremonies are Pictionary creator Rob Angel, documentary filmmaker TJ Martin, former L’Oréal creative director Michael Jorgensen, and Boeing executive Jason Clark. Western will also award a posthumous honorary degree to former student and Medal of Honor recipient James K. Okubo during one of the ceremonies.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:24am

WWU Journalism Instructor Joan Connell has co-written with Adam Bartholomew a new book, "Healing All Creation: Genesis, the Gospel of Mark, and the Story of the Universe," which is about to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 9:19am

Vicki Hamblin will retire as executive director for Western’s Institute for Global Engagement at the end of this summer.

Western’s Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) coordinates the university’s internationalization initiatives, including the management and development of its institutional partnerships, education abroad opportunities, international student and scholar support services, and the International Studies curriculum.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 9:06am

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 12. 

Teams of humans and animals will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Mann Family Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am

Western Washington University will award a posthumous honorary bachelor’s degree at spring commencement Saturday, June 15 to James K. Okubo, a Medal of Honor recipient and former Western Washington College of Education student who was unable to finish his degree because his family was incarcerated during World War II along with about 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry.

The degree will be presented at commencement Saturday, June 15, at 8:45 a.m. Tickets are required to attend the ceremony, which will also be livestreamed at www.ustream.tv/channel/wwu-live-events1

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