News Releases

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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:32am

Western Libraries will hold its annual Staff Development Day on Monday, September 11, 2017. In order to provide an opportunity for as many of our staff members as possible to participate, (including the Libraries’ student employees), Western Libraries will close to patrons on this day.

During the past several years, employees within the Libraries have actively engaged in conversations and planning in order to create a more inclusive environment, to give student employees a stronger voice in the library, and to serve patrons better.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 2:32pm

Dear Western Community,

As you have likely heard, the Trump administration this morning announced its plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and phase it out over the next six months, calling on Congress to replace the policy with legislation.  Since the program began in 2012 with the Obama administration, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors have been granted protection under DACA.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:14am

Two Western Washington University faculty members have been awarded a five-year, $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation to prepare students for careers in computer science and math and to support women, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students in their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in those programs at WWU.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 9:56am

Western Washington University’s Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and the Western Foundation will host Deborah Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on the main stage of  the WWU Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 2:41pm

With three vital elements of learning – passion, engagement and relevance – Western Washington University’s Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) on the Peninsulas presents its fall catalog of courses to adults of all ages.

ALL offers short, university-level courses in the fine arts, humanities, current events and politics, as well as natural and social sciences.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:44am

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Export Finance Assistance Center & the Port of Bellingham to bring a half-day “Export to Canada” training seminar to Bellingham from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 Harbor Loop in Bellingham.