News Releases

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11:42am

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Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:05am

In the summer of 2012, a Western Washington University student stood crying tears of joy in front of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” while visiting New York City with Professor of Art Garth Amundson and Associate Professor of Art Pierre Gour.

Seeing that student’s emotional response was the genesis of “Metro Art Access: NYC,” a 10-day summer course offered through Extended Ed and Summer Programs, that provides all Western students the chance to travel to New York City to see some of the most famous museums and pieces of art in the world.

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 9:25am

Western Washington University is one of five regional schools to partner with the U.S. Department of the Interior on its Northwest Climate Science Center; the University of Washington will host the center on its campus, and Boise State University, the University of Montana and Washington State University, along with WWU, are the member institutions in the consortium.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:57am

Since 1983, Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has helped local entrepreneurs develop and grow their businesses.  One such business is Overflow Taps in Lynden, which donates 25 cents of every pint sold to help solve the global water crisis. The business was co-founded by Western alumni Adam Stacey, along with business partners Jesse Nelson and Josh Libolt.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:59am

Donna Gibbs has been selected as vice president for University Relations and Marketing at Western Washington University, WWU President Sabah Randhawa announced today.

Gibbs, currently vice president for Marketing and Communications at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, was selected following a national search and will start at Western on Aug. 28, 2017. She succeeds Vice President Steve Swan, who is retiring.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 8:57am

Ten graduates of Western Washington University’s Huxley College on the Peninsulas are currently working as environmental health specialists throughout the state.

Huxley College on the Peninsulas offers students an opportunity to earn environmental-focused degrees in Poulsbo, Everett and Port Angeles. Students can choose to earn either a B.A. in Environmental Policy or a B.S. in Environmental Science.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 4:18pm

Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center will offer an oceanographic data collection boat trip course this summer in Anacortes.

Participants will observe and assist in the collection of oceanographic data for Washington State’s Department of Ecology long-term monitoring of the Salish Sea.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:58am

Facing the Future, a leader in the development of global sustainability curricula for educators around the world and a program of Western Washington University, has published the fourth and final module of its newest curriculum, “Big World, Small Planet.”

Designed for students in grades 8-12, each of the four modules contain a student reader with integrated, standard-aligned activities along with a teacher’s guide.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:41am

Western Washington University librarian Robert Lopresti has published a new book, “When Women Didn’t Count,” with Praeger Publishing.

Lopresti’s book examines how federal statistics have been distorting women’s history, and therefore the perception of America. This work is not full of statistics, but rather, offers insights into how the statistics have been used to shape the perspectives of women.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 9:20am

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Chemistry John Gilbertson has been named a 2017 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, an award that comes with a $60,000 research grant.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award provides an unrestricted research grant to faculty at undergraduate institutions who are committed educators and researchers. Nominees are selected based on the submission from their institutions.