Don't miss Back 2 Bellingham Alumni and Family Weekend May 13 to 15
Back 2 Bellingham events include a reception in
Wilson Library, academic presentations, and
programs for prospective students.
"There's no better weekend to connect with your student and enjoy
campus and the surrounding area," says Anna Carey, director of New
Student Services/Family Outreach.
The registration deadline is coming up. Register by May 6 at
More robust GI Bill brings more veterans to Western
With a growing number of Western students taking advantage of the GI Bill, WWU's Vetarans Services Office has grown, too.
Now there is enough space to pull together a couple of couches and put on some coffee for veterans and dependents who want to stop by and chat.
Job market's looking up for new grads
Good news for this spring’s class: Employers plan to hire more than 19 percent more new college graduates than they did last year, according to a national survey.
But with so many people still looking for jobs, new-graduate job seekers need to represent themselves the best way they can.
Highlights in sports
Women's Basketball Coach Carmen Dolfo breaks a record, pole vaulter Ryan Brown eyes a fourth national title, and Sports Information Director Paul Madison is a national hall-of-famer.
'Green fee' fuels a brainstorm
Wind turbines? Bike-powered generators? With a $300,000 grant available for projects to help Western become more environmentally friendly, students, faculty and staff are developing innovative ideas on how to spend the money.
So much to 'like': Keep in touch with Western through Facebook
In addition to the Western Washington University page, there are WWU pages for Parent and Family Programs, Athletics, and the Alumni Association.
Catch up, get creative at summer session
"Summer is really a chance for faculty to
be creative in their classes and offer new and different things they can't do during the academic year," says Marlene Harlan,
Western's director of Summer Programs
and Marketing. "It's a great opportunity for
students to venture out and try something
Travel the world with Western
Western is offering more opportunities than ever this year to travel the world with Western faculty while earning WWU credit.
With 15 different trips to five continents courses will explore topics such as religion and post-colonial literature in Senegal, sustainability in Greece, conservation in Costa Rica and ecotourism in Peru.
Summer programs for youth heat up
Western offers a wide variety of programs for younger students during the summer, and families who register for Odyssey of Science and Arts or College Quest by May 15 get a registration discount.
Newsletters, Parent Connection help families stay in touch with WWU
Make sure you're getting the latest news from Western -- including emergency text messages.
Send your student WWU gifts from home
University Catering's Gifts From Home program is a great way for friends and families to show love and support for their Western students.
Check out Bellingham with your student
Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? Bellingham native and University Communications intern Liz Hansen offers some of her favorite family activities.