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Next Masters of Asian Cinema Film: “Yi Yi “ June 5

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 4:01pm

The next Masters of Asian Cinema film is Edward Yang’s Yi Yi, which screens at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street).

Sustainable Communities Partnership Celebrates Year of Working with Skagit County

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:24am

Western Washington University’s Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) will celebrate the successful completion of its second year working with regional communities at a year-end event on Monday, June 4.

This academic year, SCP partnered with Skagit County on eight projects, all of which were designed to contribute to a more thriving county. These projects have engaged eight faculty and 73 students, in close to 7,000 hours of work. The following projects will be highlighted in presentations this coming Monday.

New Squalicum Harbor trail gets facelift from WWU Design students

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:12am

Students in the Design 481 Workshop just finished up their collaboration with illustrator Marisol Ortega to paint and install a mural along the new Aeration Stabilization Basin Trail at Squalicum Harbor. 

CSD students to host Aphasia Awareness Month event June 4

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:11am

Join us for a Burger Bash at the Filling Station in support of National Aphasia Awareness Month!

WWU and Alexander Street Provide Dance and Music Online

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 9:42am


Western Washington University and Alexander Street, an online music provider, will provide unlimited remote access to millions of tracks of music and video dance tutorials online starting July 1.

Candy Castellanos to Discuss King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan May 31

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 1:21pm

Candy Castellanos will speak about King County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in Academic Center West room AW-204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Fundraising Campaign for Bust of PNW Author Ella Higginson a Success

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:59am

Ella Rhoads HigginsonWestern Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has successfully completed her campaign to raise funds for a bronze bust of celebrated Pacific Northwest author, Ella Rhoads Higginson.

Whatcom Community College’s The Equity Project and WWU Community Dialogue Series Presents: Talkin’ Race

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:43pm

Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University students, faculty, staff, and Whatcom County community members are invited to a dialogue about race on Monday, June 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at WCC Syre Student Center.

Design Department's Senior Showcase set for June 15 in Academic West

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:18am

Design Dept. senior showcase set for June 15








B Gallery hosting 'Print Matter(s)' exhibition through May 25

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:12am

The Print Matter(s) exhibition on display through May 25  in the WWU B Gallery inside the Fine Arts building highlights a selection of print-based works that have been created in the Etching and Printmaking 1 classes. The works explore a variety of subject matters and printmaking techniques (including etching, relief, silkscreen, combination print, etc.). In addition, 15 prints from the Print is Dead portfolio project, organized by local artist Margot B. Myers, are displayed.

Woodring's Tim Bruce Honored by LaConner School District

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:52am

The LaConner School District has dedicated the district’s Performing Arts Center in honor of Tim Bruce, assistant professor in the Educational Administration program in the Woodring College of Education. On Wednesday, May 16, the Bruce Performing Arts Center was unveiled at a ceremony attended by school district board members, current and past faculty and staff members, and members of the LaConner community.

Back by Popular Demand - Move Out Madness is coming to a neighborhood near you

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 4:48pm

Zero Waste Western, a program of the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Campus Community Coalition, is hosting Move Out Madness on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Move Out Madness helps to keep the streets of Bellingham clean by minimizing and properly disposing of waste during move-out. Each year, Move Out Madness continues to reduce Bellingham's previous problem of student belongings being left on city sidewalks after move out.

WWU Student Wins Summer Fellowship to Research Huntington’s Disease

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:13am


After spending over a decade in the concert industry touring with bands like The Toadies and Reverend Horton Heat as a tour manager and guitar technician, Texas native Wes Solem felt an overwhelming desire to challenge himself to find a new path — a path he found at Western doing neurodegenerative disease research.

Now, the senior Behavioral Neuroscience and Molecular Cell Biology major has been awarded a $4,000 stipend for the Donald A. King Summer Fellowship that will sponsor his 10-week research project studying Huntington’s disease.

Vanessa Hernandez to Present ‘Speech and Protest in Public Schools’ May 31 at WWU

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:45am

Vanessa Hernandez, a Seattle area lawyer, will present “Speech and Protest in Public Schools” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in Miller Hall room 005 on Western’s campus.

This presentation will be a part of the the 19th Annual Educational Law and Social Justice Forum sponsored by the Journal of Educational Controversy and the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity at Western Washington University.  

The event is free and open to the public.

‘Essential Movements: Artists & Athletes’ Exhibition to Run May 14 to June 11 at WWU

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:37am

Western Washington University student artists and athletes will host an exhibition titled “Essential Movements: Artists & Athletes” from May 14 to June 11 in the Carver Gym landing exhibition space.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes 40-by-60-inch prints by students in Western Photography Art classes who worked directly with WWU athletes to facilitate strategies surrounding working with and photographing groups of models in motion.

Five Western Students, Alumni Awarded Coveted Fulbright Scholarships

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:14am

Western Washington University graduates and students have received five Fulbright Scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year, making Western one of the top producers of the prestigious award.

“I’ve always believed Western students can compete with the best around the country,” said Tom Moore, director of Western’s Fellowships Office. “Fulbright application readers know what they’re looking for in students.”

Chemistry to Host Nobel-Prize Winner Bruce Beutler May 18

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:48pm

The Chemistry Department will host Dr. Bruce Beutler, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, at 4 p.m.on Friday, May 18  in Academic West 204. Beutler will present "Discovering genes essential for immune function" as part of the department's celebrations of WWU's Scholars Week; see Beutler's abstract below for more information.

Western’s College of Business and Economics to host Paul Merriman May 21

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:25pm

The Merriman Financial Education Foundation, in collaboration with Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics, will host a lecture titled “Strategies for Success: The Roadmap After Graduation” at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in Communications Facilities 110 on Western’s Bellingham campus.

WWU’S Mary Moeller Wins Best Undergraduate Research Paper at National Conference

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:52pm

Western Economics major Mary Moeller of Bellingham recently won Best Undergraduate Research Paper at the annual Western Association for Borderlands Studies conference in San Antonio, Texas for her essay, “The Canada-U.S. Security Relationship: A Study of Cross-Border Collaboration against Human Trafficking Focusing on the Pacific Northwest.”

Final Queen's Vernacular film of the school year: 'Vito,' May 15

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:27am

The final Queens’ Vernacular screening of the academic year will take place next Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30pm. We’ll be screening Jeffrey Schwarz's award-winning documentary Vito, about Vito Russo.