News Releases

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:29am

Western Washington University’s SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo will offer extended summer hours starting Tuesday, May 30.

The center, which is a free public aquarium, features marine life and habitats from local waters.

Summer hours are set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The center will be closed on Monday.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:29pm

Winners of this year’s Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award will be honored at a small reception in the library on June 9, during which Dean of Libraries Mark Greenberg will publicly recognize the award-winning students and present each awardee with a certificate. Friends, family members of the award-winning students, the students’ faculty mentors, and members of the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Research Award review committee will also be invited.

This year's winners are:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:57am

A GoFundMe page has already received more than $40,000 in donations for Pamela (Quintanilla) Moyer, a recent WWU alumna whose husband Phil (also a Western alumnus) and infant daughter Penelope were killed in a horrific crash on the Mount Baker Highway as they were on their way to church on Mother's Day.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:36am

The Merriman Financial Education Foundation, in collaboration with Western Washington University’s Financial Literacy Intelligence and College of Business and Economics, will host a lecture titled “Financial Freedom: Building Your Roadmap After Graduation” on Tuesday, May 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Artzen Hall 100 on Western’s campus.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:32am

This year's Western Guitars in Concert, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19 in the PAC Concert Hall, will feature music of Debussy, Bellinati, and Piazzolla and Seavello. A special feature for this year’s program has the entire ensemble premiering a piece written for them by ensemble member and Western composition student Isaac Seavello.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:18pm

Denise Attwood and Ric Conner, Co-Founders of Ganesh Himal Trading LLC, will present a 30-year retrospective on their work in Nepal, which includes their Fair Trade business Ganesh Himal Trading LLC and the Conscious Connections Foundation (CCF) as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 in Miller Hall 138 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:16am

Visiting professor Bayartuul Batjav will present "The history of Mongolian writing" at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 in Miller Hall 121.

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:41pm

Western Washington University has announced its 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Award recipients, who will be honored at a ceremony and dinner on May 18 to kick off Western’s Back2Bellingham weekend.

This year, the association honors 13 alumni, a Campus School grad, and a family of 23 who carry on the Western legacy. Each recipient’s commitment to excellence and giving back is apparent and their impacts are felt by many, from those on Western’s campus to foreign countries.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:51pm

Western's Department of Theatre and Dance will host a screening and discussion of the 1963 film adaption of “A Raisin in the Sun” from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30 in the Old Main Theatre; the event is free and open to the public.

Western’s Dean of Students Ted Pratt will lead the discussion about the film, which was adapted from Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning 1959 play of the same name.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:16pm

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host historian André-Carl Vachon for a pair of lectures on the WWU campus May 23 and 24 dealing with the ethnic cleansing of Acadians - those of French descent who settled in what are now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), as well as part of Quebec - by the British in the 1700s.