News Releases

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:40am

Plan Infuses Sustainable Practices Throughout Campus Academics, Operations, Planning

Western Washington University has released its Sustainability Action Plan, which will serve as the university’s roadmap for protecting local and global ecology, upholding social equity, creating economic vitality, and maintaining human health.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:26am

The Western Gallery will present the “Back to the Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy” exhibition, which will bring together an international group of artists who ask radical questions about the nature and significance of education in contemporary society.

The exhibition, which is Jan. 9 to March 17, 2018, is based on collaborations of prominent artists, scientists and educators and includes works of art, scientific and educational experiments, and archival material.  An opening reception will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:27am

Western Washington University’s Educational Administration master’s degree program is expanding to British Columbia. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:45am

Recently deceased Western Washington University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Mark Wicholas has donated $100,000 to a university fund previously established by a Chemistry alumnus, Terry Smedley (’75), in Wicholas’ name.

​Wicholas died in hospice on Nov. 20, surrounded by family and friends.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:26am

As the Fall 2017 quarter draws to a close, Western Libraries Heritage Resources is pleased to share the latest issue of its newsletter, "Heritage Highlights."

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 4:55pm

BELLINGHAM – Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, a Western Washington University alumna, will address WWU graduates and their families at the fall commencement ceremony Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 740 undergraduate and 40 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western fall 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.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 1:08pm

Western Washington University is presenting “Back to the Sandbox: Art as Radical Pedagogy,” a project throughout the academic year focused on the junctions of art and education that will include a partnership with the Bellingham School District, Western Gallery art exhibition, a summit with international and local artists, and a Black History Month summit with national artists, performers and participatory workshops.

Many project events are free and open to the public.

The project includes:

Western Gallery Exhibition

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:03am

With passion, engagement and relevance – three vital elements of teaching and learning – Western Washington University's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) on the Peninsulas has opened registration for its Winter 2018 Catalog of Courses for adults of all ages at

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:53am

Christopher A. James will speak on energy and environmental policy and the political drivers in play today that influence the breadth and depth of China’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions and improve its air quality at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series.