President and Cyndie Shepard wish all who are Western the best of holidays.

Western alumnus and Bellingham crafstman Randy Stribling built a new podium -- two of them, actually -- to be used at commencement and other formal events at Western Washington University.

If you didn't get the chance to see them in action at this past weekend's commencement, check them out in this video by WWU's Rhys Logan.

Historical photos courtesy of WWU Special Collections Heritage Resources.

Western Washington University has been recognized as the 2014 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham Chamber.

The award was presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 4.

Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in the Department of Design at Western Washington University just finished up a promotional video for local non-profit Make.Shift Art Space.

They premiered the video in a presentation at Make.Shift during the Dec. 5 Art Walk downtown.

The students created this video during one of their BFA Workshops, working with local director Caleb Young of Hand Crank Films.

Catherine Clark was hired in June 2014 to serve as dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Western Washington University. Making that announcement was Provost Brent Carbajal.
CSE includes academic departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Geology, Mathematics and Physics/Astronomy; the Science, Mathematics and Technology Education program; the Vehicle Research Institute, and the Advanced Materials Science (AMSEC) and Technology Development (TDC) centers.

Four hundred Western Washington University faculty, staff, students and special guests were on hand to hear WWU President Bruce Shepard officially launch the $60 million fundraising campaign, the largest in the history of the university, on Friday, Oct. 24.

Two Seattle-based events, a business forum meeting on Nov. 6 and gala dinner on Nov. 7, will take the campaign fully public.

At the party on campus, guests entered a raffle to win great prizes. Winners were:

Episode 20 of Western Window, hosted by Teena Thach and Chris Roselli, takes a look at:

  • the fascinating work being done on sea star wasting syndrome
  • an alumnus who works for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team
  • a graduate student doing incredible research with carbon dioxide
  • the work of artist David Maisel
  • the opening of the Harrington Field on campus, the new home for WWU soccer and many club sports and intramural programs

In this special "Office Hours" episode of Western Window, Dan Purdy, director of Western's Front Door to Discovery program, discusses compassion and suffering in the workplace with Joanne DeMark, a leadership development specialist at WWU, and Jason Kanov, a Western professor of management who studies the nature and impact of suffering and compassion in the workplace.

WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of the largest Associated Students clubs on Western Washington University's campus, will hold its fall game beginning Wednesday.

It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and socks.

Daniel James Brown, author of “The Boys in the Boat,” will present the story behind his most recent book at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Viking Union Multi-purpose Room on the Western Washington University Campus.

This presentation is provided free of charge and doors open at 3:30 p.m.