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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 10:52am

Western Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 - 2020 Western Libraries Undergraduate Research Award.  Three awards are given annually to Western Washington University undergraduate students in recognition of their excellence and originality in creating research papers for courses taught across the colleges based on significant inquiry using library resources and collections. 

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:49am

Typically, the products we buy fall into two categories; conventional or “green.” Western Washington University Associate Professor Cat Armstrong Soule, along with assistant professor Tejvir Sekhon, are researching a third option for consumers; not buying anything at all.  

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:49am

On board the R/V Atlantis in late February, Assistant Professor of Biology Shawn Arellano and five Western undergraduate students spent the last couple weeks of Winter quarter cruising around the Gulf of Mexico researching deep sea larvae and other marine creatures. 

Two lucky undergraduates from Western also had the opportunity to go on a deep-sea dive in one of the most famous submersibles in the world, DSV Alvin. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 10:21am

COVID-19 cases are on the rise across the country, and the public is eagerly anticipating the development of a coronavirus vaccine. But most people are not vaccine experts, and questions often float around the internet, inciting uncertainty and confusion. Luckily, WWU has its very own virologist; to find some answers, Western Today chatted with Associate Professor of Chemistry Gerry Prody.  

Western Today: What is a vaccine? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:14pm

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation, Stephanie Bowers has announced her retirement effective summer 2021.

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:52pm

Western Washington University's Plastics and Composites Engineering (PCE) program was recently ranked as one of the best offerings among public colleges across the nation by Plastics Today. 

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:46pm

At this time, Western Libraries’ buildings remain closed to library patrons through the summer; however, the library continues to be open online.  As we look ahead to the upcoming academic year, it is too early to know precisely what fall quarter will look like in terms of opening up access to library buildings and spaces. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:38am

​Bellingham and Whatcom County officials are hosting a listening series on race and justice, an opportunity for community members to share their experiences and their ideas for how leaders can make meaningful, effective changes.

Four sessions are scheduled for:

  • 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 28
  • 6-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10
  • 11:00 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug.15
  • 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug.18


Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:08am

Western Libraries has been working to ensure we can comply with the necessary requirements outlined by both the university and by the State of Washington in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. During Phase 2 of the Governor’s “Safe Start” plan, libraries must remain closed to the public, but are allowed to provide limited access to materials when certain procedural and safety requirements are met.  

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:25pm

Apply to be the next AS PresidentOn Monday, July 13, the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) announced that, instead of a special election, the position of AS President will be filled via an appointment process.