News Releases

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 1:03pm

Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, will give a talk entitled Defining Antisemitism and Why it Matters, at Western Washington University at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Academic West Room 204 at as part of continued efforts to implement recommendations from the University’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Antisemitism.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:47pm

Eastern Oregon University Professor of History Ryan Dearinger will give a talk entitled “Dirty Work: Hop-Picking Cultures and the Perils of Diversity in the Pacific Northwest” at Western Washington University from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 1:09pm

The Western Washington Concert Choir will hold a performance at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18 at the Church of the Assumption in Bellingham.

The performance, titled “A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort” will be conducted by Leslie Guelker-Cone. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors, $8 for students, and can be purchased at the WWU Box Office or by calling (360) 650-6146.

The Church of the Assumption is located at 2116 Cornwall Ave., in Bellingham. For more information on the concert, call (360) 650-2385. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:14am

Western Washington University will host a dedication, ribbon-cutting and tours of its renovated Carver facility on Friday, Oct. 13

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:57am

Western's groundbreaking Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will hold a 50th Anniversary Arts and Music Festival this weekend, with events ranging from mentorship panel discussions to poetry readings, arboretum run/walks, an anniversary dinner, music, and more. The full weekend schedule includes:

Friday, Oct. 6

Noon - 1 p.m.: Community Lunch (provided)

1:30 – 3 p.m.: Panel discussion: critical social justice conversations in higher education

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:28am

Come join the fun during Fall Family Weekend, with plenty of chances for students, families, and community to experience Western firsthand.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:51am

BELLINGHAM – During the 2017-18 academic year, Western Washington University students and faculty will be assisting Skagit County staff on a range of projects – such as developing recommendations on county setbacks, determining locations of abandoned septic systems, writing a community plan for Edison, developing and executing a public opinion survey on land use policy issues and making recommendations for proper disposal of junk that has collected in the county.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 2:18pm

In honor of Coast Salish Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Western Reads and the World Issues Forum will host an inauguration of this year’s Western Reads book, "Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community," by Harriette Shelton Dover and edited by Darleen Fitzpatrick, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Fraser Hall 102. A reception will follow in the Old Main Solarium from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:56pm

The Salish Sea Speaker Series is jointly hosted by Western's Huxley College of the Environment and the Northwest Indian College, and the first speaker for the new school year is on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from noon - 2 p.m. at
Northwest Indian College, Log Building - Cultural Learning Center, bldg. 7a. Lunch is provided.

Speaker info:

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:30pm

A six-year summer investigation in Kioni Village, Ithaca, Greece, involving 85 WWU students, was recognized as the most outstanding student planning study by the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington.

The project, directed by Professor of Environmental Studies Nicholas Zaferatos, resulted in a planning framework that merges local traditions, values, and aspirations with emergent global sustainability principles in order to identify pathways for empowering the community to achieve a sustainable future.