in memoriam

Linda Norman, a Senior Systems Analyst at Western for 18 years before retiring in 2019, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 3, at the age of 71. 

Born into an Air Force family in Sacramento, California, Linda lived all around the world, most notably in Japan and the Philippines…

Dr. James Lee Johnson

6/24/1942-2/14/2018

Jim Johnson, age 75, passed away suddenly at home in Bellingham on February 14, 2018. He was born June 24, 1942 in Louisville, KY to James L. and Georgia Johnson. Jim earned his BA from the University of Louisville, and his MA and PhD…

Western Libraries is hosting a farewell gathering in memory of Dr. Jeanne Armstrong who passed away on Nov.  17, 2017. The event will be held in the Solarium (Old Main 590) at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Dr.  Armstrong arrived at Western in 1997 as a college-based…

Evelyn Mae Cullander Wright, associate professor emeritus of English at Western and former associate editor of the Journal of Educational Controversy, passed away Sept. 22. 

Click here to read her obituaries in the Bellingham Herald and the Journal of Educational Controversy.…

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation issued on July 8, 2016, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of the victims of the attack in Dallas, Texas.

A "We are Orlando" vigil will be held at noon Tuesday, June 14, in Red Square on the Western Washington University campus. If it's raining, the event will be held in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space.

A moment of silence will be held after an opening welcome from WWU'…

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation issued on June 12, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor of the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida.…

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 30, in recognition of Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country’s armed…

Placed in the Old Main lawn this week were 152 flags in memory of 152 service members from Washington state who lost their lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The flags are an annual tradition from the WWU Veterans Outreach Center.

Memorial…

[ Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misspelled Dennis Catrell's name in the headline. It has been fixed. This obituary was first published online on the website for Westford Funeral Home. ]

Dennis Catrell passed away peacefully at home, at age 79, and joins…

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