News Releases

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.

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:52pm

Western Economics major Mary Moeller of Bellingham recently won Best Undergraduate Research Paper at the annual Western Association for Borderlands Studies conference in San Antonio, Texas for her essay, “The Canada-U.S. Security Relationship: A Study of Cross-Border Collaboration against Human Trafficking Focusing on the Pacific Northwest.”

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:27am

The final Queens’ Vernacular screening of the academic year will take place next Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30pm. We’ll be screening Jeffrey Schwarz's award-winning documentary Vito, about Vito Russo. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:50am

Longtime community members and local business owners Chuck and Dee Robinson will give a talk entitled “It Takes a Village Books: Building Community, One Book at a Time,” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor). The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 1:24pm


Lasers, 3D printers and million-year-old fossils are bringing together high tech and ancient creatures in a digitization project by Assistant Professor of Geology Robyn Dahl.

Dahl uses laser scans to make 3D computer models of the specimens from the department’s fossil collection. Those scans can then be input into 3D printers so students can have tangible items for study, while the 3D models are viewable online in what Dahl calls “the YouTube of digital fossil scans.”          

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:30am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host journalist Josh Farley at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Olympic College at Bremerton’s William D. Harvey Theater (CIC 132) for “The Future of the News Industry.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:43am


Art Sherwood, the Western Washington University David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship and the director of the IDEA Institute, is teaming up with professors and researchers at Bellingham Technical College (BTC) on a new $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:17am

The Honor Roll and Degrees Awarded lists for Winter 2018 are below; each link can be sorted by city, county, zip code, and more for easy searching.

Honor Roll

Degrees Awarded

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 2:22pm

Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment will offer an introductory program on Bayesian networks and ecological risk assessment this summer at the Poulsbo SEA Discovery Center.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:16am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Biology Robin Kodner will present “Watermelon Snow: The Invisible Life in Bellingham's Backyard” starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, at the Bellingham City Council chambers, second floor, Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is offered as part of the annual “Science and the UniverCity” community science lecture series. It is sponsored by Western’s College of Science and Engineering, the City of Bellingham, and the BP Cherry Point Refinery.