Never give up: How to recover from 'academic probation'
Academic Advising counselor
Leah Keegahn helps students
recover from "low scholarship"
Students whose grades fall too far risk being dismissed from the university. It sounds serious, and it is. But staff in the Academic Advising Center offer help -- and hope. Winter 2010
WWU Libraries evolve to meet students' academic needs
Libraries at universities like Western are changing. No longer passive warehouses of books, card catalogs and shushing, university libraries are active learning spaces, where students interact with information and with each other. Winter 2011
WWU harnesses 'big data' to help students succeed
The goal is to use data analysis to identify courses where students tend to get stuck or slowed down on their way to graduation, and to find the pathways and support services that most enable a student to be successful. Spring 2013
Is your student interested in academic fellowships?
WWU's Fellowships Office helps student navigate the process of applying for prestigious national awards. They payoff can be a chance to study or conduct research abroad. Paul Wanzek, for example, is studying in New Zealand thanks to a fellowship. Fall 2010
Summer session is a chance to catch up, get ahead
Western’s Summer Session offers classes in Bellingham, Seattle and online. Winter 2013
Western Reads 2013 book explores climate change
Nancy Lord’s “Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North” weaves stories of her own experiences in communities of Alaska and Northwest Canada, where the effects of climate change are most immediate, with reports of warming salmon streams, village relocation plans and “polar bear tourism.” Spring 2013
Keeping in touch with Western's Scholarship Center pays off.
Every little bit helps. And Western's Scholarship Center can help students find every little -- and big -- bit they can. Winter 2009
Western students find global learning opportunities
Agrowing number of WWU students are earning credits toward graduation while studying or interning in more than 50 countries around the world. Winter 2012