News Releases

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 10:53am

Western Washington University Associate Professor and Chair of Liberal Studies Kimberly Lynn, along with Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Erin Kathleen Rowe, has published “The Early Modern Hispanic World: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Approaches” with Cambridge University Press.

Lynn and Rowe sought out colleagues and peers in the field to include their research in the book, which contains 14 chapters and has 17 contributors; the contributors used multiple libraries and archives around the world for research.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:41am

Five students from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program received recognition and $6,000 in scholarships for their furniture designs for small spaces as part of the annual Mount Baker Plywood Furniture Design Competition.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:20am

Summer is here at last and with it comes the annual influx of energetic youth visitors to Western’s campus community. You can check out the fun in person this Friday when Associate Professor of Communication Studies Tara Perry and her teaching assistant, Spencer Carlson, opens the door to their Communication 197 class, from 1-3 p.m. at the Underground Coffeehouse located in the Viking Union.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:44am

Trista Truemper has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Trista Truemper will provide a valuable and unique perspective to Western’s Board of Trustees due to her experience as a Western leader and student,” Inslee said. “I appreciate her willingness to work on behalf of Western students and ensuring they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well-known.”

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:53am

Western Washington University Professor of Environmental Science David Shull will work alongside the Washington Department of Ecology this summer to sample from 25 sites in Bellingham Bay, the beginning of a multi-year process to attempt to answer one question: How is Puget Sound changing?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:14am

Western Washington University students in Everett can now live on campus.

WWU students can move into Everett Community College’s two residence halls under an agreement signed this week by both schools.

About 200 students per year are enrolled in WWU bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the University Center on EvCC’s Everett campus.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:52pm

The Cloud Security Alliance, a global cybersecurity organization based in Bellingham that focuses on ensuring a secure cloud-computing environment, has provided a gift to the Western Washington University Foundation that will award an annual $2,500 scholarship for students studying cybersecurity in the university’s Computer Science Department.

The scholarship may be used to pay any costs related to educational expenses, including, but not limited to, tuition, books, materials or supplies.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:03am

Noted fly fishing writer and photographer Jack Berryman will give a talk entitled “Three Steelhead Fly Fishing Pioneers in the Northwest: Wahl, Olson and Knudson, 1900-1990” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor).

The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:39am

Charles Lanham has been hired as vice provost for information technology/chief information officer (CIO) at Western Washington University.

Lanham will begin work at Western on July 24, 2017. He succeeds Greg Smith, who has served as interim vice provost for information technology/CIO over the past year, after John Lawson retired at the end of the 2015-16 school year.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

About 2,045 students graduated from Western Washington University in three ceremonies June 10 when Commencement returned to Carver Academic Facility, which is nearing the end of a 2-year renovation.

The ceremony marked the first time Carver Academic Facility was open since renovation work began in August 2015. Only the gymnasium portion of the building was open, and the building is once again closed to the public so work can continue. Carver is expected to be completed in time for the start of fall quarter in late September.