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
"Faculty Focus" videos
Is your student on track to graduate?
Many students graduate from Western in less than four years. However, many students take five years or longer and this is the population we need to nudge along, says Steven VanderStaay, vice provost for Undergraduate Education.Summer 2011
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 adds more room for students in Freshman Interest Groups
Western's successful Freshman Interest Groups will have more sections this year – providing more opportunities for first-year students to explore their academic interests while getting to know their professors. Summer 2010
Plus: Even in difficult budget times, preserving access remains a top priority.
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
With: Advice from Christine Compston, WWU's fellowships advisor, on how families can help students through the process.
Summer session is a chance to catch up, get ahead
Smaller classes, special course offerings will draw students to campus this summer. Spring 2010
Students will explore 'Digital' culture for Western Reads
“The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future” is the Western Reads book for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The book will be the centerpiece of a variety of Western Reads activities , including discussions, faculty presentations and keynote lectures by author S. Craig Watkins. Spring 2010
More funds for international course offerings
WWU will soon offer more courses in International Studies and Russian and Mongolian languages thanks to a new grant from the Department of Education. Fall 2009
Students remain our most critical investment
By Bruce Shepard, WWU President
Our state’s economy depends on skilled, smart WWU graduates. Financial investments have taken a beating in this volatile economy, but here’s one investment we all know pays off: Investing in our students is as close as we can get to a sure thing. Spring 2009
An introduction to Western
Here are some connections and insiders' tips to help you get started. Summer 2008
Summer took Western students around the world
Study trips, internships and research excursions took Western Washington University students all over the world this summer. Fall 2008
Plans are shaping for service learning in Africa
A small group of Western Washington University professors traveled to Kenya this summer to develop a different kind of “study abroad” course.Summer 2008
We’ve selected students who want to be ‘aggressively engaged in their own learning’
By WWU President Bruce Shepard
First, from an incoming president to the parents of our incoming students, a warm, warm, Western Washington University welcome. I trust you share the same pride I do in that special affiliation. Summer 2008
Parents support critical services
Many families are receiving calls from students this spring seeking support for the Parent Annual Fund, a critical source of financial support for the Career Services Center and other important student services that aren’t covered by tuition. Spring 2009
Soon-to-be grads reflect on their time at Western
Graduates in Spanish, Accounting, Finance and Sociology get ready to launch their careers. Spring 2009
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’s commitment to a quality education remains strong, even in difficult budget times
By Bruce Shepard, WWU President
No matter what the immediate future brings, Western will remain true to its core mission of academic excellence. Winter 2009
Morse Institute will highlight leadership research and development
Western Washington University has launched a new campus institute devoted to the teaching and understanding of leadership. Fall 2008
Theatre students wrote 'cheat.' beginning with an honest talk about dishonesty
What is cheating? Who gets hurt when someone cheats? Does everyone do it? Winter 2009
Largest-ever gift to Woodring funds scholarships
The Mildred M. Bain Scholarship will be awarded to students preparing to be teachers, based on need and academic performance. Summer 2008
Students can explore their leadership skills
Some of the best leaders on campus may not yet know their own leadership potential. Winter 2009
Three commencement ceremonies planned this spring
This spring’s graduation day will include a third commencement ceremony to ensure that seats will be available for all ticket holders. Spring 2009
Forums will feature what’s new in business and management ed
CBE's Teaching Scholarship Day includes discussions of globalization, business education for high school students and a presntation by the college's Distinguished Teaching Fellow. Fall 2008