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Dell King, the visiting professor of the Industrial Design Senior Studio at Western Washington University, has donated $103,000 to establish a perpetually endowed scholarship for Industrial Design students. 

The Dell King Industrial Design Scholarship Award will be given annually to…

Shelley and Steve Sulkin of Bellingham have made a $50,000 gift that will support the participation of middle school-age (grades 7-9) students in Whatcom County in a new course to be included in Western Washington University’s Odyssey of Science and the Arts summer program.

The…

The 2017 WWU Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign Committee spent the month of February inviting Faculty and Staff to make a gift to Western.  On Tuesday, Feb. 28 faculty and staff gathered in the Western Gallery to celebrate the impact donations have in the lives of students and programs…

WWU’s 2017 Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign will run the month of February.

THANK YOU to the 462 faculty and staff who gave in 2016 making an impact on WWU.  Gifts supported departments and programs across campus, including a new scholarship for undocumented students and…

Kitsap Bank has donated $25,000 to the Western Washington University Foundation to establish a pair of renewable $2,500 scholarships for students attending WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo.

The scholarships were announced at Kitsap Bank's edg3 FUND small business competition on…

Former Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Robert Gates will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Western Washington University Leadership Forum on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch service…

Campaign Surpasses $60 million; Celebration Today on Campus

The Western Stands for Washington Campaign, the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of Western Washington University, passed its $60 million goal seven months ahead of schedule – appropriately, on National…

After five years of collecting donations, the Western Stands for Washington Campaign reached its goal of $60 million. The effort will be commemorated with a celebration on the school’s 124th anniversary.

Hundreds of donors including faculty, staff and outside participants will gather at…

A gift in memory of former Western president and biology professor Jerry Flora reflects the myriad qualities, enthusiasms, scholarly achievement and community engagement that Flora embodied.  As well as being the University president who saw Western through the social and political…

Western Washington University’s new downtown office, called the Western City Center, opened on Monday, Sept. 21 on the corner ground-level floor of the Herald Building at 1155 N. State St.
Western’s goal for new office is to better connect the university with downtown Bellingham.

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