Enhancing Academic Excellence

Communication is a two-way street; when one speaks, the other listens, and tries to interpret the sometimes subtle signals in the language.

But when you’re a geophysicist, and what you’re listening to are the not-so-subtle signals of one of the most active fault systems in the world –…

Western students have populated the Bellingham campus and Sehome Arboretum with ghosts – or at least, ghost stories.   

Students in English Instructor S. Hayley Steele’s Mixed Genre Writing class picked particular spots on campus and created an idea for a ghost that could linger there. “…

In June 1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River, polluted with oil and chemicals from the city's steel mills, caught fire, and the images of city fire crews fighting a river so fouled with pollution that it could actually catch fire set in motion what would become in 1972 the Clean Water Act, federal…

Summer at Western is usually a quiet time, with fewer in-person classes making for nearly empty buildings.

That’s one of the reasons why the Biology Department created the new Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), led by seven faculty in the department. SURP cuts some of the…

Assistant Professor Mary Hunt of the Health and Human Development Department studies several aspects of sexual and reproductive health. But an area of enduring fascination is the complexity of people’s attitudes about abortion.

“You probably know someone who has had an abortion — and yet…

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” plays on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage from Oct. 14-16 in a newly imagined production directed by Professor of Theatre and Dance Mark Kuntz, with Romeo and Juliet being played by Western students Gabe Zuniga, Zachary Lewis, Catie Hinson and Jersey…

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