News Releases

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:51am

Western Washington University Students/Faculty/Staff and Community Members are invited to a Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony; both events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30pm

In partnership with Humanities Washington, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host Cornell Clayton at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers for “Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America.”

This event, which is free and open to the public and part of the Western Lecture Series, will attempt to debunk today’s conspiratorial claims and presents rationale that both populism and paranoid thinking have always played important roles in American politics.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:15pm

The monthly queer film series organized by Western's Greg Youmans and Chris Vargas is starting up again for the 2017-18 academic year, with two films left for the fall: 


Funeral Parade of Roses (dir. Toshio Matsumoto, 1964)

Tuesday, Nov.  28, Pickford Film Center, 6:30 p.m. (ticketed)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 9:23am

Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “A Doll’s House” in the DUG Theatre of the Performing Arts Center on from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4; performances are nightly at 7:30 p.m. and with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:32am

Dawn Dietrich, faculty director of the Western Reads program, has announced that this will be her last year as director.

Dietrich has directed Western Reads since 2012, leading the program over a period characterized by expanded student participation and readership of the Western Reads book, numerous notable events, and vibrant partnerships between the program, academic departments, the Associated Students, Whatcom Reads and numerous community partners — including Pickford Film Center, Whatcom Museum, and the Bellingham police.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:07am

Anton Thomas, Australian cartographer and artist, will speak about his work mapping North America, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:38am

Internships are a great way for students to develop their professional skills and contribute to the community. Students who are looking to gain work experience, build their resumes, and develop their professional network should attend the Internship and Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Viking Union Multi-Purpose Room.  Students will be able to meet with over 50 social services organizations, government agencies, and non-profits to discuss full and part-time internships. 

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:53am

Weber State University's Liz Balgord will present "The Impact of Glacier Retreat on High Alpine Watersheds in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru" at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26 in ES 418 as the first speaker in the new WWU Mountain Environments Research Institute (MERI) Speaker Series. 

The talk is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:59am

Students are invited to participate in the second annual PACCAR Career Day at Western Washington University on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Several representatives from multiple divisions at PACCAR will be on campus throughout the day, offering opportunities to learn about the company. PACCAR will also be parking one of its trucks on the Communication Lawn for the day.