News Releases

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 11:52am

Join us this week for early giving or on May 27 to make your gift. 

We're celebrating this year with a promise—a promise to you, our supporters and friends, that each gift you make will help students succeed; and a promise to our students that we will ensure their financial needs are met. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 9:57am

Western's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) will host a fundraiser/screening of the film "My Beautiful Stutter" via Zoom this Friday, May 21, at 5 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus. A virtual Q&A will follow the film.

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:38am

WWU will host a panel discussion, "Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia," from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 via Zoom.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:27pm

They say bad things come in threes, but don’t tell that to WWU Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jeanine Amacher. She has received three career milestones during just this school year alone – a paper about to be published and a pair of important grants – and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

“It feels odd to say anything positive about the past year given the pandemic, but wow, I’ll take it,” Amacher said.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:42am

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen visited the Western Mars Lab last week and got a tour of the facility from WWU's own Melissa Rice, a member of the Mars 2020 rover team.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:46am

Christopher ‘Caskey’ Russell has been named the new dean of the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

Russell, hired following a national search, will start in his new job at Western on Aug. 16. He succeeds John Bower, a Fairhaven College faculty member, who served a one-year, fixed term appointment as Fairhaven College dean.

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 11:06am

Western's Disability Studies Steering Committee, History Department, English Department, and Anthropology Department will host Susan Burch, professor and director of American Studies at Middlebury College, for "Committed: Remembering Native Kinship in and beyond Institutions" from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 via Zoom.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:35am

Western Washington University Professor of Secondary Education Francisco Rios and Assistant Professor of Secondary Education A Longoria of WWU’s Woodring College of Education will host a virtual launch event from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 to discuss their new book, “Creating a Home in Schools: Sustaining Identities for Black, Indigenous, and Teachers of Color.” 

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 9:57am

Dear Western Community,

After careful consideration and assessing the direction taken by several public and private universities both within Washington state and nationally, Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the fall 2021 quarter.  This decision was endorsed by the WWU Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5, in the belief that it will protect the health and safety of the community on- and off- campus and speed our return to more normal in-person operations.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 11:53am

Western Success Scholars, a campus-based supportive program designed to assist all incoming WWU first year, transfer and continuing students who have experienced foster care or homelessness, will host a trio of events for National Foster Care Month.

Free Food Pop-Up

Friday, May 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.