News Releases

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:54am

Western Washington University Emeritus Professor of Psychology Louis Lippman will present “A Lifetime of Humor: Puns Meet Science,” as part of the Western Libraries Reading Series from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, in Special Collections on Wilson Library’s sixth floor.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:45am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will host girls of all ages in the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 in Western’s Academic West building.

Families and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the event as well.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 9:34am

Western Washington University’s incoming freshman will get a head start on college with participation in Viking Launch, a weeklong preparatory course designed to introduce students to the academic and social climate of Western’s campus.

Viking Launch takes place from Sept. 11-17 and provides students with the option to earn up to 2 credits prior to the first day of fall quarter. The program connects incoming students with faculty, housing and university contacts by helping them build a strong foundation for their college career.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 9:09am

Western Washington University’s Institute for Energy Studies will host an Energy Symposium titled “The Future of Northwest Leadership in Electric Energy” from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 on Western’s campus.

Designed for students, faculty, and community members, the symposium will explore electricity technology and policy, and the role they play in our energy economy.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:41am

Western Washington University’s Fraser Lecture Series will present “The Big Data Revolution in Human and Environmental Health,” a series of lectures, seminars, workshops, and public panel discussions, throughout the month of April, both on and off its Bellingham campus.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:03pm

Steve Swan, vice president for University Relations and Community Development at Western Washington University, will retire from that position on Dec. 31, 2016.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:16am

Western Washington University’s Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education will host a conference from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, in Miller Hall and Fraser Hall on campus. The conference, titled “The Power of Civic Engagement,” is free and open to the public.

Clock hours are being offered to teachers who attend. A packet for teachers is available on the Munro Institute website.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:10am

Western Washington University’s Extended Education will host Grandparents U – an intergenerational program offering a variety of summer courses for grandparents and their grandchildren in Bellingham and Anacortes.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:08am

Western on the Peninsula will host weekly discussions about the book “The Lost Art of Mixing” by Erica Bauermeister from 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays, April 21-May 12 at the WWU Center at Olympic Peninsula College in Poulsbo as part of its Local Literature Book Group series.

The series of events are $25, which includes guest speakers, topic experts and a meeting with Bauermeister.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:50pm

Bellingham residents have been pondering what the city’s new waterfront would look like ever since the day the Georgia Pacific mill closed in 2007, and a group of 39 Western Washington University students and faculty in the WWU Art Department recently presented their concepts of what the site could be like from a public-art perspective.