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On a sunny summer day last August, Ginny Broadhurst, director of the Salish Sea Institute and Manca Valum, senior director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at the WWU Foundation, took a boat ride to visit with Stephanie Solien and Frank Greer on Orcas Island. The topic of conversation…

On May 27, Western will celebrate our sixth annual Give Day, please save the date! 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; a promise to our students that we will ensure their…

The Western Foundation's VikingFunder program has launched a new 30-day campaign to raise $5,000 to buy new plants and trees for a permanent food forest at Western's Outback Farm.  Find out more about the initiative or give generously to help the effort at https://www.vikingfunder.com/project/…

Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have acknowledged that the environmental conservation movement must diversify to become more inclusive and effective. Support for diversity is critical to broadening the impact of our Huxley students.

With…

Following two decades as Western Washington University’s Vice President of University Advancement and President and CEO of the WWU Foundation, Stephanie Bowers has announced her retirement effective summer 2021.

“Stephanie Bowers has provided exceptional leadership for the Western…

Faculty and staff are invited to join us on Thursday, May 28 for our Fifth Annual WWU Give Day. This one-day online giving event, fittingly themed We Care, has taken on a new level of importance. Many students who struggled to…

WWU student Tatum Buss is working as an intern for her home state senator John Barrasso in Washington, D.C., allowing her to witness the ongoing impeachment hearings firsthand.

Serving as an administrator for Barrasso, one of two senators from Wyoming, Buss spends most days running…

Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.

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