News Releases

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:02am

Western Washington University’s Ethnic Student Center will host the “Multicultural Center Student Groundbreaking Ceremony: Honoring Place and Student Leadership of the Past, Present and Future” from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 20 in the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

Students, faculty, staff and local community leaders are coming together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Multicultural Center to support the shared vision of Western’s commitment to a just, caring and diverse campus. Light refreshments will be available, and the event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:32pm


BELLINGHAM – Steve Bennett, a lecturer in the Community Health Program in the Department of Health & Human Development at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Pandemic on the Horizon? Climate Change and Infectious Disease” from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Bellingham City Council Chambers, 210 Lottie Street. 

The free, public talk is an installment of the WWU College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:56am

WWU will host Daniel E. Garvey, president emeritus of Prescott College and intermittent executive dean for Semester at Sea, for "The Politics of Disability” from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Miller Hall 138. 

The event is free and open to the public; for disability accommodations, please call (360) 650-3660.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:29pm

Tom clynes photoThe Department of Journalism will host a public lecture with journalist Tom Clynes, reporter for National Geographic, contributing editor for Popular Science and author of "The Boy Who Played with Fusion."  


Who: Journalist Tom Clynes

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:21pm

National Medal of Arts, Pulitzer Prize, and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist William Bolcom comes to Western Washington University May 4-6 for a weekend of concerts and masterclasses in celebration of his 80th birthday.


Performances are in the WWU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the WWU Box Office at (360) 650-6146 or online at

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:21am

Western Washington University Associated Students Club PALS: Poets and Lyricists Society are hosting Neil Hilborn at Western Washington University on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:52am

Decorated pianist Kenny Broberg will perform selections from composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Samuel Barber at the WWU PAC on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

The program will include Bach’s Toccata in C Minor; Barber’s Sonata for Piano, op. 26; Prélude; Fugue et Variation, op. 18 by César Franck (transcribed for piano by Harold Bauer); and Sonata in E Minor, op. 25, no. 2, “Night Wind” by Nikolay Medtner.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:41am

Western Washington University has been selected as a “Military Friendly School” for 2018-19.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:35am

Tea poster, courtesy Michael SlouberThe Western Washington University Department of Liberal Studies will host speaker Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 in Communications Facility 115.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:18pm

Members of the Western community who have responded to the destruction and vandalism of books in Western’s Jewish Studies Collection have replaced the books and grown the collection, illustrating the community’s resolve against acts of antisemitism and other forms of hate, bigotry and violence, said speakers at a Western Libraries event Tuesday morning.