News Releases

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 10:19am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas’ new bachelor’s degree program in Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) will begin classes this September on the Olympic College – Poulsbo campus.

Applications are now available, and the program’s priority application deadline is March 1. Interested applicants are encouraged to meet with program manager Kathy Johnson,= for advising. Applications will be accepted until the July 1 final application deadline.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 8:42am

Western Washington University’s Western Reads program will host three guest speakers to discuss activism Jan. 26 - 28 on campus.

The three speakers are social justice and civil rights activist Charlene Strong, social justice activist Dean Spade and activist and educator Dena Simmons. The talks are part of the Western Reads winter quarter activism focus, and will highlight aspects of activism that are discussed in the 2015-2016 Western Reads book, “Do it Anyway: The New Generation of Activists” by Courtney E. Martin.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:42am

Western Washington University will host the Brass Quintet of the Americas at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Gustavo CamachoThe event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:21am

Western Washington University will host the lecture “From Abraham to the Syrian Crisis: Refugees in History and Theology” by Raymond J. Bakke at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Fraser Hall Room 102.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 11:17am

Western Washington University will host a talk by Christopher James, principal at Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 in the Communications Facility Room 110 as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series.

The event is free and open to the public and the presentation will include a question-and-answer period.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:54am

Western on the Peninsulas will host a discussion about the book “Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey” with its author Wendy Hinman, from 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the WWU Center at Olympic Peninsula College in Poulsbo as a part of its Local Literature Book Group series.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:07am

Western Washington University will host four award-winning children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Western’s Performing Arts Center as part of Western’s 13th Annual Children’s Literature Conference.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:23pm

Western Washington University’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate program will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 in Miller Hall Room 156.

TESOL prepares students and community members for international employment in teaching, humanitarian aid, conservation work and community service. The program is designed for all majors of study, as well as community members with 45 or more college credits.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:10pm

Eight Western Washington University students have been selected to participate in the 2016 Legislative Internship Program in Olympia this winter.

John Boone of Walla Walla, Katrina Brzozowski of Bellingham, Katherine Galambos of Woodinville, Bobby Hall and Peter Lindgren of Olympia, Renee Kester of Sedro-Woolley, Joseph Pejovic of Edmonds, and Jaleesa Smiley of Renton will spend winter quarter working at the State legislature and gaining firsthand experience of the political process.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:08pm

Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research has completed its Snohomish County Business Optimism Survey Report for 2015; a copy of the report is posted on the Center’s web page,

Key takeaways from the survey include: