News Releases

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:43am

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host a virtual presentation from Michael Salter,  associate professor of Criminology and Scientia Fellow at the School of Social Sciences at Australia's University of New South Wales from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 via Zoom as part of its CCCR Invited Lecture Series.

Salter discuss his latest published paper, “Kylie’s story: Healing the intergenerational trauma of gender-based violence.” His summary of the research and presentation is below:

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:11am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to continue ongoing international collaborations with scientists from the Chilean Antarctic Program to evaluate the role of temperature, light absorbing particles, snow-algae growth, and their impacts on snow and ice melt in the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:47am

On a typical morning, the high-pitched caws of gulls and the constant roar of the salty Salish Sea waves would be a formidable foe to any other noise. But today, they pale in comparison to the animated chatter of the students arriving at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes.  

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 9:09am

The Departments of Computer Science, Engineering and Design and the Career Services Center are excited to introduce a new career fair to the Western Community!  Meet representatives from employers with a tech/engineering/design math focus at the NEW virtual 

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 8:59am

Western Washington University filled two new student-support roles this summer, hiring Melissa Uyesugi as the assistant director for Multicultural Student Engagement and Delfine DeFrank as the Student Representation and Governance advisor.

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:02pm

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Washington University is seeking accreditation for the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) Program by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700 or at 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 11:59am

The official dedication of Western's first new residence hall in over 40 years was held on Thursday, Oct. 7 in the multipurpose room of Alma Clark Glass Hall. In December 2020, the WWU Board of Trustees approved the naming of this residence hall after the first Black student to attend Western Washington University (then called New Whatcom Normal School) in 1906.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 8:57am

Western's Provost Office is now accepting nominations for student speakers of summer and fall graduates for the Dec. 11 Fall Commencement; all nominations are due by Wednesday, Oct. 20. Being the student commencement speaker is an opportunity to convey a message of encouragement and congratulations, share common experience and insights, and inspire fellow graduates to carry their WWU education with pride into the world. 

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to be a student speaker at commencement, students must: 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:28pm

Western is excited to announce plans for in-person commencement Saturday, December 11, 2021 for summer and fall graduates.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10:21am

Despite the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Washington University’s fall enrollment numbers held steady with the previous year, while posting record gains for diversity, its Graduate School, and a sizeable increase in its first-year class over Fall 2020.