News Releases

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:14pm

Students are back and so is Western Welcome Week!  Western Welcome Week is September 19-25, and is a week of fun, free, and engaging events to welcome all new and returning students. A wide array of new events and annual favorites are on this year’s schedule, including the Associated Students Fall Info Fair, New Student Convocation, Late Night social events, the Outdoor Movie, a weeklong Bike Fest, and a slate of WWU

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:38am

After a limited viewing of exhibited work in spring of 2021, the Western Gallery on the campus of Western Washington University will fully re-open to the public on Oct. 7 with Anida Yoeu Ali’s exhibition and performance work, “The Red Chador: Genesis I.”   

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 11:00am

Western Washington University was recently ranked #20 in Washington Monthly magazine's annual national ranking of master's-granting universities, which compiled data and ranked almost 400 institutions in the United States as part of the project.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 11:44am

There will be no on-site curbside pickup services at Western Libraries on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 due to the WWU required electrical shutdown.

On-site pickup services will resume on Friday, Aug. 27, and will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and noon through Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 9:19am

After consulting with the Health Center, the COVID Support Team, and following the latest vaccination policies at Western Washington University, Theatre and Dance Department Chair Rich Brown, and Director of Dance Susan Haines, agree that a fully vaccinated cast is the best way we can support the safety and well-being of those involved and those in our community who are unable to receive vaccinations.  

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:14am

From flashy magazine covers guaranteeing a perfect ‘summer body’ to the endless sea of flawless photos on social media, the pressure to change our bodies is everywhere. For Anna Ciao, a Western associate professor of Psychology, the solution lies in intervening at the individual level where people can challenge assumptions about body image they didn’t even know they held.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:56am

Dear WWU Community,

I would prefer not to be sending you more messages on COVID-19, but our actions are being continually informed by the recent increases in COVID-19 cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant. 

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 11:38am

Shurla Thibou, senior instructor at Western, has been appointed to the half-time position as the university's faculty director of Academic First-Year Programs.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:46am

The Delta variant now is responsible for most new cases of infection in Washington state, and a week of public health reversals from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is sure to raise fresh health concerns.  

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 9:03am

With Western preparing to welcome students back in fall, many campus programs are exploring what their in-person activities will look like, and Western’s intramurals office is no different. For Lucy Caples, the university’s brand new intramural and youth sports-camp coordinator, the transition is an opportunity to welcome back students of all backgrounds and abilities to intramural sports.

Western Today sat down with Caples to discuss her path leading up to Western and what changes are on the horizon for the program.