News Releases

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:32am

Dawn Dietrich, faculty director of the Western Reads program, has announced that this will be her last year as director.

Dietrich has directed Western Reads since 2012, leading the program over a period characterized by expanded student participation and readership of the Western Reads book, numerous notable events, and vibrant partnerships between the program, academic departments, the Associated Students, Whatcom Reads and numerous community partners — including Pickford Film Center, Whatcom Museum, and the Bellingham police.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:07am

Anton Thomas, Australian cartographer and artist, will speak about his work mapping North America, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:38am

Internships are a great way for students to develop their professional skills and contribute to the community. Students who are looking to gain work experience, build their resumes, and develop their professional network should attend the Internship and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room.  Students will be able to meet with over 50 social services organizations, government agencies, and non-profits to discuss full and part-time internships. 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:53am

Weber State University's Liz Balgord will present "The Impact of Glacier Retreat on High Alpine Watersheds in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26 in ES 418 as the first speaker in the new WWU Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series. 

The talk is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:59am

Students are invited to participate in the second annual PACCAR Career Day at Western Washington University on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Several representatives from multiple divisions at PACCAR will be on campus throughout the day, offering opportunities to learn about the company. PACCAR will also be parking one of its trucks on the Communication Lawn for the day.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 1:44pm

Jim Helfield is in a race against time, and he knows it.

Helfield, an associate professor of Environmental Science at Western Washington University,  is researching ways improve the habitat for spring- and summer-run Chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County’s Nooksack River. Also known as king salmon, Chinook are the largest Pacific salmon species, growing to sizes upwards of 100 pounds in some rivers.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:11am

Western Washington University’s Mike Etnier, a research associate in the Anthropology department, traveled to Dutch Harbor on the Aleutian island of Unalaska in August to continue his research into how climate change has affected the marine environment over the past 4,000 years at this remote location.

“In Dutch Harbor, there is a series of archaeological sites that are showing major evidence of climate change, specifically in the animals that formed the basis of the ancient subsistence economy there,” said Etnier.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:38pm

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host its fifth annual Seminars for Civic Education Nov.1 and 2, featuring a keynote lecture from Sarah van Gelder, acclaimed author and co-founder of YES! Magazine, and two panels on “Rebuilding Consensus in an Age of Political Polarization” with a variety of professors, nonprofit leaders and other subject-matter experts.

Event details are as follows; all presentations are free and open to the public:

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:53pm

PACCAR’s Director of Advanced Technology Carl Hergart will present “Trucking into the Future” at Western Washington University’s annual Western Leadership Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Bellwether Ballroom.

Guests can check-in for the forum at 11:30 a.m. outside the ballroom. Lunch will be served at noon and the keynote address will begin at 12:45 p.m.