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20th Annual Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival begins Feb. 20, with many films screened on campus

February 14, 2020 - 1:37pm

Since 2000, the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival has screened hundreds of inspirational films about ordinary people advocating for rights, including to live peaceably and for a healthy planet.

Next 'Racism Mapping Project' presentation set for Feb. 18 at the Food Co-Op downtown

February 13, 2020 - 10:58am

Members of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, including retired WWU staff member Shirley Osterhaus, will present an interactive program looking at a number of sites of historic racism in Whatcom County, defining and providing contemporary examples of systemic racism, facilitating group discussion, and providing resources for further education and action.

Click here to RSVP.

Western Named a 2019-20 Top Producer for Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

February 10, 2020 - 11:01am

Western Washington University was named a top national producer for Fulbright Scholarship winners in the 2019-2020 school year, according to a just-released ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

How-To Tuesday: Using MABEL

February 4, 2020 - 9:38am

MABEL, an acronym for Multimedia Archives Based Electronic Library, is a database of collections centered around the past and present of Western Washington University and the Pacific Northwest Region.

There are many different types of digital assets available on the platform, from photos and videos to oral histories and much more; all can be used to enhance research or build campus marketing collateral.

WWU Again Receives Classification as a Carnegie Community Engaged University

February 3, 2020 - 12:43pm

Western Washington University has joined 118 other U.S. colleges and universities in receiving the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

"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.