News Releases

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Western's President, Sabah Randhawa, addressed Western's faculty and staff this morning at the annual convocation that marks the official start of the new school year.  

After a hearty breakfast in the Viking Union, Western employees gathered in the PAC to celebrate the year's awards to faculty and staff. Faculty Senate President Allison Giffen provided welcoming and closing remarks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:45am

The major renovation of Western Washington University’s Carver facility is completed and it will be open for the start of fall quarter.

The Washington State Legislature, as part of the 2015-2017 state capital budget, approved the majority of funding for the project. Construction started in August 2015 and was completed August 2017.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:17am

Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System will serve as hosts for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring acclaimed poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye.

The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:52am

About 4,200 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 27. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,800, slightly higher than last year.

“We welcome new and returning students to campus and look forward to a new academic year – a wonderful and productive journey of discovery for our students,” said President Sabah Randhawa, starting his second year as president of Western

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:14am

Western Washington University alumnus and Oscar winner TJ Martin won an Emmy Saturday for his National Geographic documentary “LA 92.”

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 9:12am

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. 

Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the fifth year in a row. 

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:12am

Western Washington University will host an open house at its Shannon Point Marine Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the center, which is located at 1900 Shannon Point Road in Anacortes.

“The open house will be a great way for Western and the local community to learn about what we do here at Shannon Point Marine Center, and for the incoming Marine Science Scholar students to learn about science communication and public education,” said Shawn Arellano, Marine Science Scholars program coordinator.

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:12am

Village Books and Western Washington University Libraries have announced that Bellingham will be a stop on John Green’s tour as he promotes his highly-anticipated young adult novel, "Turtles All the Way Down" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, on the WWU Performing Arts Center mainstage.

It has been five years since the release of his best-selling novel, "The Fault in Our Stars," which was later made into a blockbuster movie.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 9:10am

Western Washington University’s bachelor’s degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Plastics & Composites Engineering have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:43pm

Chess is a centuries-old game of attack, defense, feint, and surprise. The Internet, and all the devices connected to it, is akin to a global chessboard – with programmers probing, attacking and defending constantly in their efforts to overcome their opponents.