Internships help students turn a degree into a career
Students who graduate with internships find jobs faster. Read about six Western students who put their academic skills to work.
In years past Western recommended students begin internships during their junior year. Now, the recommendation is that students start to build their resumes as early as freshman year.
Learn more about how your student can find an internship and get the most out of the experience.
Students can earn summer credits in Seattle, Bellingham, or around the world
Western’s Summer Session will offer classes in Bellingham, Seattle and online.
Summer Session offerings also include over 20 faculty-led travel courses in which students can travel across the world and earn credit. Destinations include Tanzania, the Himalayas, Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Greece and China.
Students record their plans, hopes and fears at Convocation
Wondering what your first-year students were thinking about the night before their first day of classes?
Glimpse a patchwork of new students' ambitions for their time at Western, recorded at Convocation to be stored in a time capsule.
Save the date for Back 2 Bellingham on campus
Back 2 Bellingham offers three days of reunions, performances, social gatherings, "classes without quizzes" and other events showcasing the academic, social and cultural life of Western.
Western tops Peace Corps rankings
Western Washington University has long been a national leader in sending alumni to the Peace Corps. But for the first time this year, Western is number one on the Peace Corps 2013 Top Colleges rankings among medium schools.
In fact, top schools in the small, medium and large categories are all in Washington state.
Compass 2 Campus Director Cyndie Shepard wins Point of Light Award
Cyndie Shepard, director of the Compass 2 Campus program at Western Washington University, has been given a Daily Point of Light Award, which honors individuals and groups creating meaningful change in communities across America.
Compass 2 Campus, in its fourth year at Western, offers academic mentoring in areas that lack funding in the elementary, middle and high schools throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties. The goal is to establish a connection between schools and college students to increase graduations rates and inspire students to further their education.
Science writer Rebecca Skloot to discuss 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" at Western
Rebecca Skloot, New York Times bestselling author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," will speak at Western Washington University April 10 as part of Western Reads.
Tickets for the talk in the PAC Concert Hall will go on sale March 11.
Western names Chemistry Building after President Emerita Karen W. Morse
Karen Morse served as Western’s president from 1993 to 2008. During her tenure, campus infrastructure markedly improved: New facilities were constructed, essentially creating the South Campus as it is known today. In addition, carefully planned enrollment increases occurred and faculty numbers increased, resulting in a markedly improved student - faculty ratio.