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Western Welcome Week

September 19-25, 2021

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Applying to Western

See which applications are open, find application deadlines for all quarters, and begin your application for admission and scholarships.

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There are lots of great ways to learn more about life and academics at Western. From guided in-person and virtual tours to academic webinars, you and your family are invited to connect and explore.

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In the News

IPSI student Ghada Dhaouadi interviews a woman in Tunisia during September 2019.

Nearly two years after their trip to Tunisia, three Western professors and their Tunisian counterparts have published the first of several journal articles exploring student journalist motivations… Continue reading Voices of a New Democracy: Journalism faculty reflect on Tunisia trip, research  

Text reads "Auditions for WWU Theatre and Dance Department Production of Sonata Escondida by Manuel Zarate Directed by Ana Maria Campoy. Online video submissions due by 12:00 pm (noon) Thursday, September 23. cfpa.wwu.edu/news/auditions-sonata-escondida."

Cabaret Auditions   Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome to Cabaret auditions! We are happy to announce that Cabaret will be auditioning during the first week of school with the following schedule:  … Continue reading Theatre and Dance to hold auditions for its Fall/Winter productions

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Students, employees and visitors to Western’s campus now have a new tool when it comes to safety, as the University Police Department brings the LiveSafe app to campus.

Continue reading Western's University Police launches LiveSafe app to support campus safety
A student rides their bike on the path in front of Old Main on a fall day.

Western bike riders of all levels can join WWU Transportation Services and the Outdoor Center for BikeFest events throughout Welcome Week, with classes starting Monday, Sept. 20, and culminating… Continue reading BikeFest brings classes, festival, group rides to campus Sept. 20-25

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Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each week, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in… Continue reading Research Recap for Sept. 17

Research at Western

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From flashy magazine covers guaranteeing a perfect ‘summer body’ to the endless sea of flawless photos on social media, the pressure to change our bodies is everywhere. For Anna Ciao, a Western… Continue reading WWU's EVERYbody Project: Challenging Our Beliefs About Body Image 

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Western Environmental Science student Madison Gard of Tucson, Arizona has been awarded a 2021 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, which recognizes… Continue reading Meet Western's newest NOAA Hollings scholar, Madison Gard

Karen B. McLean Dade, professor Olavo Bilac Cardoso and professor Susana Gomes Reis smile as they hold an plaque from the Morse Institute.

As travel restrictions ease and vaccines become increasingly available, Western professors are venturing out into the world to conduct research and engage with the global community. Professor of… Continue reading Connecting to Cabo Verde: A Q&A with WWU's Karen McLean Dade 

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Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields, from marine science and climate change to teaching, the humanities, and the arts.… Continue reading Research Recap for July 9: Work on hemoglobin and virtual reality assistive technology

Interested in Research at WWU?

Check out Gaia, Western's online journal of research, discovery, and scholarship.

Find out more about Undergraduate, Graduate, and Faculty research on campus and how to become involved.

Read Stories of Climate Change to learn how Western's faculty, staff, and students are working to make a difference in the most existential threat facing the global community today.

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