News Releases

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:51am

Native American author, activist, musician and lawyer Gyasi Ross is coming to Western Washington University to present a trio of workshops and discussions focusing on empowerment, social justice and the strength of community on Feb. 20 and 21; all sessions are free and open to the public.

All events take place on the WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage, and are sponsored by the WWU Campus Equity and Inclusion Forums.

From 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Ross will present “Activism and Empowerment,” a workshop for local students.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:31pm

​WWU's Jill MacIntyre Witt, an instructor in the Environmental Studies and Health and Human Development departments and Western's Peace Corps representative, will present "Climate Justice Now! How?" at TedX Vail from 1:45-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10. Her talk will be livestreamed at; see that site for more information.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:48pm

Huxley College’s Annual Career & Internship Fair will be held on Feb. 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wade King Rec Center - MAC Gym.

Explore environmental and sustainability-themed internships, summer jobs, and career-track positions with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and industry representatives. All majors welcome. A full list of participants can be found at

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 1:52pm

Western Libraries government information librarian Robert Lopresti will give a talk at Western Washington University about his recent book “When Women Didn't Count, the Chronic Mismeasure and Marginalization of American Women in Federal Statistics,” from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Reading Room (Wilson Library 4th floor Central). The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 10:17am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Psychology Jeff Carroll has secured an $100,000 grant to assist in his continuing research into the causes and potential treatments for Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic degenerative brain disorder.

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:35am

Western Washington University is proud to offer a wide array of programs for kids in grades K-12 this summer.

For the past 36 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 high-quality educators.

Below are the programs being offered this summer:

College Quest (entering grades 10- 12)

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:53am

Western Washington University is presenting the “Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy Black History Month Summit” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10.

Events, which are all free and open to the public, will be in the Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall and at Wilson Library.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 1:21pm

Brian Bingham has been named interim director of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC).

Bingham, professor of Environmental Sciences in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, will begin his new duties on Feb. 1. A national search for the SPMC director is planned for next fall, with the permanent director set to start during the summer of 2019.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:34am

Parker Schmidt and his teammates woke up at 4 a.m. on a brisk morning last summer to longboard to the top of the French Alps to see the sunrise. As he rode through the trees, he thought about how lucky he is to be able to travel the world for longboarding.

For Schmidt, a professional downhill longboarder, riding through the French Alps in between competitions is one of the many opportunities he gets to experience by dedicating his life to longboarding. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:11am

Julie Barber, senior shellfish biologist for the Swinomish Indian Tribe, will present "The Swinomish Shellfish Program: Management, Research, and Restoration Efforts" as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.1 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.