News Releases

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:20am

Johann Neem, chair and professor of History at Western Washington University, will give a talk titled “Why Do We Have Public Schools?” from 7- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:26pm

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered last night at 6 p.m. in Red Square then started their procession downtown to the Depot Market Square for the 2nd Annual Paint B'ham Blue for WWU celebration. A good time was had by all - welcome back to campus, students!

Click here for a full Flickr gallery of the evening.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:17am

Did you know that WWU has its own TV show, Western Window, produced right here on campus, by our students? Check out Episode 51 here, with interviews with fellow Viking and U.S. Ski Team member Breezy Johnson, and her aspirations to go for gold at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, the summer staging of the classic Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate, and more.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:39pm

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is bringing a series of Leadership Development Workshops to Bellingham on Oct. 3, 10 and 17.

These training programs will give attendees insights on what it takes to become a better communicator and succeed as a leader of teams. Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required. You may register for one, two or all three events.

There will be three sessions:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:43am

The first event in the Justice Speaks Series this academic year is Michael J. Dumas' 'Running out of Damns to Give:' Refusing Antiblackness and Settler Colonialism in the Next 25 years.

This presentation is at 6 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 26, in Miller Hall 138, and is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:50pm

Western works hard to provide for the safety of the campus community. It does so in many ways, as can be seen on the Campus Safety Resources website. As part of this continuing effort, the Central Health and Safety Committee has recommended that three safety drills be performed per year: lockdown, earthquake and fire. Supporting this recommendation, the all-campus lockdown drill will take place in conjunction with the Fall Western Alert Test on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 9:35 a.m.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:22pm

WWU's Center for Cross-Cultural Research will host Dalal Katsiaficas, assistant professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 in Academic West 210, for “Coming of Age in America:  The Contributions and Resistance of Immigrant-Origin Students.” 

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:30am

Western Washington University has hired Sarah Bear as its new RN-to-BSN program director.

Bear comes to Western with over 30 years of nursing and education experience. She holds a doctorate in education and educational leadership from the University of Washington and has a master’s degree in nursing from Seattle Pacific University.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:34am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Fall World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as indigenous rights, immigration, and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 8:52am

The 2nd Annual Paint B’ham Blue for WWU celebration welcoming new and returning Western Washington University students to Bellingham on Sept. 27 will feature more than 180 trees throughout downtown illuminated with blue lights beginning in September.

The lights are a $43,000 gift from the WWU Alumni Association to the Bellingham community, and will turn from Western blue to white when Mayor Kelli Linville lights the holiday tree in the Depot Market Square in December.