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Western Announces the 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Recipients

May 11, 2017 - 3:41pm

Western Washington University has announced its 2017 Distinguished Alumni & Recognition Award recipients, who will be honored at a ceremony and dinner on May 18 to kick off Western’s Back2Bellingham weekend.

This year, the association honors 13 alumni, a Campus School grad, and a family of 23 who carry on the Western legacy. Each recipient’s commitment to excellence and giving back is apparent and their impacts are felt by many, from those on Western’s campus to foreign countries.

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May 11, 2017 - 9:55am

Western to Host Viewing of 'Starving the Beast' May 8

April 27, 2017 - 9:02am

Western Washington University will host a viewing of the film, “Starving the Beast,” from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, May 8 in Academic West 210 (AW 210).

This event, co-sponsored by the Office of Provost, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Woodring College of Education and departments of Anthropology, English and History, is free and open to the public.

WWU, WCC to co-sponsor immigrant rights event May 3

April 20, 2017 - 10:41am

Join us for a celebration and lively discussion of immigrant rights and learn about ways to stay active in the resistance to recent policy changes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Whatcom Community College's Syre Center. This is a great opportunity to meet local immigration attorneys and community organizations involved in responding to policies that directly affect the immigrant population.

Larner’s radio play, Night Light, airs again

April 19, 2017 - 8:47am

Night Light, a play for radio by Daniel Larner (Emeritus, Fairhaven), directed by the late Dennis Catrell (Emeritus, Theatre) airs again on KMRE-FM's Community Playhouse April 24 at 8 p.m., April 25 at 10 p.m., May 8 at 8 p.m., and May 9 at 10 p.m.  The players are Janice Catrell and Daniel Larner, and the soundscape is by Tim Kraft (staff, Communications Sciences and Disorders).  The production is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Catrell.  You may tune in to KMRE at 102.3 fm, or click on “listen live” at kmre.org, at any of appointed times.

Fairhaven's Hilary Schwandt publishes new paper in BMC Health Services Research

April 13, 2017 - 12:57pm

Fiarhaven College's Hilary Schwandt has published "Contraceptive service provider imposed restrictions to contraceptive access in urban Nigeria" in the journal BMC Health Services Research. The article was co-written with Ilene S. Speizer and Meghan Corroon of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony April 25

April 7, 2017 - 2:54pm

The Provost & Faculty Senate Spring Awards Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Wilson Library Reading Room. 

The event honors faculty award recipients for the 2016-2017 academic year, including: 

WWU to host Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis March 28 in the Old Main Theatre

March 21, 2017 - 9:05am

Western's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies will host Irish traditional musicians Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the Old Main Theatre. 

WWU’s Fairhaven College Announces Spring World Issues Forum Slate

March 16, 2017 - 9:58am

Grounded in social and environmental justice and human rights, the Spring World Issues Forum lecture series, organized by Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, will focus on topics such as nationalism, immigration, and political ideologies.

The forums, now in their 15th year, are free and open to the campus community and general public. The forums are held from noon to 1:20 p.m. every Wednesday in the Fairhaven Auditorium, unless otherwise noted below.


In Memoriam: Bob Keller

March 6, 2017 - 1:10pm

Robert H. Keller of Bellingham died on Feb. 26 at Hospice House. Born in Portland, he grew up in Olympia and Tacoma where he worked as a truck driver while attending the University of Puget Sound. Bob married Kathleen Jones in 1956. Graduate study at the University of Chicago brought a Ph.D. in church history (and daughter Cheryl).

WWU's Fairhaven College to host 'Know Your Rights' Saturday from 9-2

February 23, 2017 - 12:32pm


Saturday. February 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Western Washington University's Fairhaven College

Presentations and speakers discussing:

The American Legal System
Landlord - Tenant Immigration (in Spanish also)
Debtor - Creditor
Criminal Law
Family Law
LGBTQ Issues