News Releases

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:43pm

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2016-2017 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced three Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for third place among public masters-granting institutions nationally.          

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:25am

Get your sunglasses and flip flops ready, it’s time for summer youth programs.

This summer, Western Washington University is proud to offer a variety of youth program offerings for students in grades K-12.

For the past 35 years, Western’s youth programs have encouraged kids to explore a favorite topic and consider opportunities in higher education. Participants experience hands-on learning and gain exposure to a college campus under the instruction of Western’s top-quality educators.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:07am

Job seekers looking to connect directly with employers are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Winter Career Fair, which will take place Tuesday, March 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.  Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:29pm

TEDxWWU is coming to Western from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 in the Performing Arts Center. TedxWWU is designed to help organizations, individuals and communities create conversation and connections at a local level.

Nine speakers from the Bellingham area will discuss a wide variety of topics.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:32pm


Saturday. February 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Western Washington University's Fairhaven College

Presentations and speakers discussing:

The American Legal System
Landlord - Tenant Immigration (in Spanish also)
Debtor - Creditor
Criminal Law
Family Law
LGBTQ Issues

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:31am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of English Kelly Magee has published her collection of fantastical fairy tales and retellings called “The Neighborhood” through Gold Wake Press.

Magee has been working on these short stories since she was in graduate school at Ohio State University. She taught a multi-genre topics class that featured recycled writing, where students choose pieces of literature and rewrite them. Fairytales was one of the popular source genres in the course.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:03am

Last year, Western Washington University's Khmer Student Association (KhSA) brought you the hidden stories from Cambodian Genocide survivors, and this year KhSA brings you the hidden stories of First Generation Cambodians.

KhSA will present "Our Hidden Story II: The First Generation" at 6:30 p.m.on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The event will feature three speakers from the Cambodian community who have battled adversity to get to success.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:49am

Western's Institute for Global Engagement will host a Fulbright Scholar info session from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 in Miller Hall 258.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty who are interested in learning about Fulbright and its faculty research and/or teaching programs


What questions will be addressed?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:12pm

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in SL 120,  Chemistry faculty members Steven Emory and Elizabeth Raymond will present "Bugs, Lights, and Lightning!," an interactive science program that focuses on the physical and chemical aspects of light as part of the College of Science and Engineering's Wizards@Western youth science lecture series. 

The show is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 9:34am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with SCORE and Constant Contact to bring a free social media seminar, “Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses & Nonprofits, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 8, at the Gateway Center Executive Suites, 1313 E. Maple St. #201, in Bellingham.