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"Canines & Cats on Campus" Program Visits WWU Through Dec. 11

December 5, 2019 - 10:16am

Western Libraries will once again be joined by members of the “Canines & Cats on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday, Dec. 2 through Wednesday, Dec. 11. 

Western and Huxley College Join Worldwide Effort Declaring a Climate Emergency

November 21, 2019 - 11:34am

Western Washington University and its Huxley College of the Environment have joined other higher education institutions across the nation and world in declaring a climate emergency and agreeing to a plan to address the crisis through their work with students.

Grad School Open House to be held Nov. 25

November 18, 2019 - 9:44am

Are you thinking of pursuing a master's degree? Come by for coffee and cookies in the Wilson Library Reading Room while you explore the many excellent graduate programs at Western!

Call for Honors Seminar Proposals

November 15, 2019 - 4:07pm

The WWU Honors Program invites proposals for not fewer than 20 seminars (3 credit-hour courses) to be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small, highly interactive, with a limit of 15 students, focusing on discussion, composition, problem solving, or group projects.

What to do at Western when the snow starts to fall

November 13, 2019 - 11:08am

Temperatures are dropping, and with that comes the threat of snow. So what happens at Western when the snow falls?

On the morning of a predicted snowfall,  staff from Western’s Facilities Management arrive on campus between 3-5 a.m. to assess the state of the university from a safety standpoint. Based on those conditions, university administrators will make a decision to either remain open and on a normal schedule, have a delayed opening, or to close the university for the day and cancel all classes.

Western Wins All-IN Challenge; Has Highest Undergrad Voting Rate in the Nation

November 8, 2019 - 9:51am

Western Washington University is the winner of an “ALL IN Challenge Best in Class” award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, four-year institution thanks to the efforts of the AS Representation and Engagement Programs office.

Western Launches ‘Building Washington’s Future’ campaign; Project to Expand Western’s Capacity in Critical STEM Areas

November 7, 2019 - 10:30am

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.

Celebrate WWU's First-Generation College Students Nov. 8

October 29, 2019 - 9:32am

SAVE THE DATE!  Friday, Nov. 8 has become a day across the nation in higher education to celebrate first-generation college students. Join your colleagues and our students for a celebration to be held at 1:30 p.m.in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space with an ice cream social that will continue until 3 p.m.

WWU Sets Total Enrollment Record; Overall & First-Year Enrollment for Students of Color is the Highest Ever

October 17, 2019 - 12:55pm

For fall quarter, Western Washington University’s total enrollment set another record, and both overall and first-year (freshman) enrollment of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

WWU Launches New Multidisciplinary Minor in Salish Sea Studies

October 14, 2019 - 12:13pm

Western Washington University has just launched its new minor in Salish Sea Studies, with a multidisciplinary curriculum spanning all seven of the university’s colleges.

The Salish Sea Studies program develops students’ sense of place by deepening knowledge about the complex ecologies and human experiences of our shared ecoregion. Students will learn how the international Salish Sea is governed by the US, Canada, and over 60 sovereign Tribes and First Nations. 

Top 7 Under 40: WWU's Suzanne Baker

October 10, 2019 - 9:18am

Chemistry and Biology Departments co-sponsoring Life Sciences Symposium Oct. 18

October 9, 2019 - 11:09am

Western's Chemistry and Biology Departments are co-sponsoring a Life Sciences Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18. This event is an opportunity for PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research and be involved in early career panels with the undergraduates and Master's students at Western.

WWU to Host Health Professional & Graduate School Fair Oct. 17

October 8, 2019 - 11:31am

Students interested in health professions or other graduate programs are invited to attend Western Washington University’s Health Professional & Graduate School Fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m .on Thursday, Oct. 17  in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

Admission to the fair is free to information seekers and open to the public.