News Releases

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:44am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Export Finance Assistance Center & the Port of Bellingham to bring a half-day “Export to Canada” training seminar to Bellingham from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop in Bellingham.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:12pm

Western Washington University graduate student Jefferson Emm and Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin are using a pair of unmanned aerial vehicles to complete a census of the eelgrass beds in Skagit County’s Padilla Bay.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 8:44am

NANAIMO, BC: The Island is not only familiar ground for Dr. Daniel Boxberger, Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) second Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies. It is right in the middle of the research the Anthropology Professor from Western Washington University has been conducting for years.

The research chair position is supported by $250,000 USD in funding over five years, which was provided by the Fulbright Canada Foundation and the Montreal-based Jarislowsky Foundation.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:46am

Western Washington University placed 29th nationally and claimed the top spot in Washington state on the 2017 Cool Schools sustainability rankings done annually by the Sierra Club.

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 2:29pm

Erika McPhee-Shaw, director of Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in Anacortes, has resigned from being SPMC director and will transition to serving as a faculty member in Western’s Huxley College of the Environment.

 “I value very much Dr. McPhee-Shaw’s leadership at the SPMC, and I look forward to the contributions she’ll make to Western as a faculty member,” said Brent Carbajal, Western’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:56am

Contact: Hafthor Yngvason, director of the Western Gallery,


Western Gallery, on the campus of Western Washington University, will host “Coded Threads: Textile and Technology,” which brings together 14 well-known artists integrating textiles with technology, from Sept. 27 to Dec. 8, 2017.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:59pm

Contact: Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:51pm

Roll up your sleeves and get involved in Do Good in Your Neighborhood Day Sept. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is an opportunity to build connections with your neighbors while doing some good in the Happy Valley and York neighborhoods.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:23pm

BELLINGHAM – Douglas Leek, a Western Washington University alumnus and an administrator at The Northwest School in Seattle, will address WWU graduates and their families at the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 390 undergraduate and 50 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western summer quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and no tickets are required to attend. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 11:13am

Contact: Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events at (360) 650-2829, or

BELLINGHAM – The Department of Theatre & Dance will present a unique murder mystery with action taking place throughout town and the audience and actors following the play on bicycles.