News Releases

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:18am

Design Dept. senior showcase set for June 15








Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:12am

The Print Matter(s) exhibition on display through May 25  in the WWU B Gallery inside the Fine Arts building highlights a selection of print-based works that have been created in the Etching and Printmaking 1 classes. The works explore a variety of subject matters and printmaking techniques (including etching, relief, silkscreen, combination print, etc.). In addition, 15 prints from the Print is Dead portfolio project, organized by local artist Margot B. Myers, are displayed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 8:52am

The LaConner School District has dedicated the district’s Performing Arts Center in honor of Tim Bruce, assistant professor in the Educational Administration program in the Woodring College of Education. On Wednesday, May 16, the Bruce Performing Arts Center was unveiled at a ceremony attended by school district board members, current and past faculty and staff members, and members of the LaConner community.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:48pm

Zero Waste Western, a program of the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Campus Community Coalition, is hosting Move Out Madness on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Move Out Madness helps to keep the streets of Bellingham clean by minimizing and properly disposing of waste during move-out. Each year, Move Out Madness continues to reduce Bellingham's previous problem of student belongings being left on city sidewalks after move out.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:13am


After spending over a decade in the concert industry touring with bands like The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat as a tour manager and guitar technician, Texas native Wes Solem felt an overwhelming desire to challenge himself to find a new path — a path he found at Western doing neurodegenerative disease research.

Now, the senior Behavioral Neuroscience and Molecular Cell Biology major has been awarded a $4,000 stipend for the Donald A. King Summer Fellowship that will sponsor his 10-week research project studying Huntington’s disease.

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:45am

Vanessa Hernandez, a Seattle area lawyer, will present “Speech and Protest in Public Schools” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in Miller Hall room 005 on Western’s campus.

This presentation will be a part of the the 19th Annual Educational Law and Social Justice Forum sponsored by the Journal of Educational Controversy and the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity at Western Washington University.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:37am

Western Washington University student artists and athletes will host an exhibition titled “Essential Movements: Artists & Athletes” from May 14 to June 11 in the Carver Gym landing exhibition space.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes 40-by-60-inch prints by students in Western Photography Art classes who worked directly with WWU athletes to facilitate strategies surrounding working with and photographing groups of models in motion.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:14am

Western Washington University graduates and students have received five Fulbright Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year, making Western one of the top producers of the prestigious award.

“I’ve always believed Western students can compete with the best around the country,” said Tom Moore, director of Western’s Fellowships Office. “Fulbright application readers know what they’re looking for in students.”

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:48pm

The Chemistry Department will host Dr. Bruce Beutler, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, at 4 p.m.on Friday, May 18 in Academic West 204. Beutler will present "Discovering genes essential for immune function" as part of the department's celebrations of WWU's Scholars Week; see Beutler's abstract and bio below for more information.

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:25pm

The Merriman Financial Education Foundation, in collaboration with Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics, will host a lecture titled “Strategies for Success: The Roadmap After Graduation” at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in Communications Facilities 110 on Western’s Bellingham campus.