News Releases

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:46am

The French section of Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in conjunction with the Department of History, the English Department, and the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, will host the Tournées French Film Festival in April.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:16pm

Western Washington University has begun work on a two-year, $24.5 million renovation of the Buchanan Towers residence hall on south campus.

The Buchanan Towers Residence Renovation project will occur in two phases –consisting of spring and summer quarters of 2018 and 2019.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:31am

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host chemist Adelia Ritchie for a presentation on climate change, “The Climate Reality Project: Hope for the Future,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Peninsula College in Forks.

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:07am

WWU Associate Professor of Secondary Education Molly Ware has been appointed faculty director of Western Reads, a campus-wide program that serves the university's first year mission by promoting intellectual engagement, community and conversation with new students through experiences related to selected texts. 
Ware replaces Associate Professor of English Dawn Dietrich, who led the program for six years. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 16th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:12pm

Physician Frank James, a Western Washington University alumnus, will address WWU graduates and their families at the winter commencement ceremony March 24 at 10 a.m. in Carver Gymnasium.

About 575 undergraduate and 45 master’s students are expected to graduate from Western winter quarter. There will be one ceremony for all graduates and each graduate will receive four tickets for guests. Overflow seating will be available on campus.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:55am

Steven BrownWestern Washington University’s East Asian Studies program will host the University of Oregon’s Steven Brown at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27 in Wilson Libraries 164F; Brown will read excerpts from his new book, “Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 9:34am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2017-2018 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Western produced four Fulbright winners in this same time period, placing it tied for fifth nationally among masters-granting institutions, and first in the Pacific Northwest; WWU's student recipients will conduct their research in Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:15am

Western Washington University Youth Programs will offer a computer science club for students in grades 6-9 this spring.

The program will be held Saturdays, April 14 through May 26, with the exception of May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at Western’s Bellingham campus.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 10:39am

​ A multimedia event of energetic new percussive music comes to Western at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall as guest artists composer Elliot Cole and percussionist Peter Ferry join The Western Washington University Percussion Ensemble, featuring Ferry as a soloist in Cole’s new work for soloist, ensemble, and film, The Future is Bright.

The event is free and open to the public.