News Releases

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:58am


Cities are complex. Interwoven webs connect each aspect of a city to others, and together they form something that somehow functions as a society.

But how does it all work? Josh Fisher, an associate professor of Anthropology at Western, is figuring that out. He researches city environments to find out how pulling on one string of the web affects the others.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:30am

Citlaly Ramirez has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Citlaly Ramirez is an outstanding student leader who will bring a valuable perspective to the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “Her leadership and service on behalf of students will help ensure they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well known.”

Ramirez will serve as student trustee on Western’s Board of Trustees from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:26am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Jordan and will be traveling there in January to begin teaching for five months. Bowe is one of 800 U.S. citizens selected who will teach, conduct research or provide expertise abroad for the upcoming academic year.

The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. government. Its premise is to build long lasting connections between the U.S. and other countries.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:40am

Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

chron logoThe results, released in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,500 faculty and staff at 278 colleges and universities. 

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:05am

Western Washington University senior Zoe Buchli of Issaquah has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall 2018 academic quarter.

The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and provides American students the opportunity to study in diverse cultures and languages around the world to further develop skills that are crucial to their future careers.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:31am


Western Washington University finished tied with Stanford University for third nationally as producers of prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars for 2018.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:07am

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has named Western Washington University assistant professor of Chemistry Tim Kowalczyk a 2018 Cottrell Scholar, an honor that comes with a grant stipend to allow him to continue his research into the developing technology around solar thermal fuels.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:53pm

L.K. Langley will serve as Western’s inaugural LGBTQ+ director, Melynda Huskey, vice president for WWU Enrollment and Student Services, announced today.

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of L. K. Langley as Western’s inaugural LGBTQ+ director. Langley is well-known to the Western community, having served for six years in Western’s Equal Opportunity office,” Huskey said.

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:08am

For over nine years Western Washington University’s MBA Program has been operating in Snohomish County, having served four cohorts in a program that begins every two years. In January 2019 the program will be expanding to include an every-year start option for interested students.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:21am

Western’s campus is once again coming alive this summer with the excitement of high school students.

Come and check out the fun from 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday, June 29, with Tara Perry and her Communications 197 class at the Underground Coffeehouse in the Viking Union.