News Releases

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:38am

Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute is currently involved in a two-year research project examining the movement of freight across the Canadian-U.S. border at three crossings that serve the northern end of the I-5 corridor, including Pacific Highway, Lynden and Sumas.

The research project, which is a collaboration between Western and the Whatcom Council of Governments, involves Western students documenting the number and types of freight vehicles crossing the border, and then analyzing the compiled data.

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:58am

Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees this week approved Western’s 2015-2016 state-funded operating budget, which includes funding for Western’s new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges.

The Washington State Legislature appropriated $1.5 million in its two-year biennial budget for the program, which will offer baccalaureate completion degrees in computer and information systems security.

The program will be based at WWU’s Western on the Peninsulasinstructional center at Olympic College-Poulsbo.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:07am

Western Washington University’s IDEA Institute, in partnership with the Ohio-based Innovation Engineering Institute, will host a five-day intensive Innovation College from Sept. 14 to 18 on Western’s Bellingham campus.

Designed for professionals in all industries as well as entrepreneurs and students, the course focuses on how to enable innovation in any organization by everyone, every day. Participants will learn a systematic approach to innovate, from brainstorming to product development to problem-solving within an organization.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:23pm

Seth W.R. Brickey has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

“Seth Brickey is an outstanding student leader who will provide a valuable perspective to the Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “I appreciate his willingness to work on behalf of students to ensure they continue to receive the excellent education for which Western is so well known.”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:20pm

Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,500 faculty and staff at 278 colleges and universities.  Only 92 institutions achieved the recognition for specific best practices and policies.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:11pm

In September, Hafþór Yngvason, director of the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, will start as the director of Western Washington University's Western Gallery and Public Art Collection.