Campus begins donation drive for the Lighthouse Mission

WWU campus partners are hosting a donation drive to collect menstrual hygiene products, toiletry items, and women’s socks and underwear to be donated to the Lighthouse Mission for use in their facilities.  The overall goal is to bring awareness to some of the unique challenges faced by those in need in Bellingham.  The donations will help satisfy the high demand for these items at local Bellingham shelters.

Fighting 'Imposter Syndrome:' WWU working to recruit more female students into Computer Science, Math

When Hailey Fagerness of Snohomish was a senior in high school and taking AP calculus, she struggled with deciding what college to go to and what to study. “I looked at the classes I was taking and what I had taken that I liked,” she said. “I liked calculus and I liked math, which is something most people don’t gravitate toward. “A big reason I fell into the Math major here stemmed from me liking math and just saying, ‘why not?’"

Gov. Jay Inslee Appoints Faith Li Pettis to WWU Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed attorney Faith Li Pettis of Seattle to Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees. “Faith has a long record of service to our state and region and she will make an excellent addition to the WWU Board of Trustees,” Inslee said. “She understands how education is interconnected with so many other issues and will help ensure that Western’s students will have a broad, well-rounded education.” Pettis’ six-year term on the Board of Trustees started Oct. 22, 2018 and ends Sept. 30, 2024.

WWU Geography Program to host Bellingham Senior GIS Analyst Chris Behee Nov. 14

As part of Geography Awareness Week, WWU’s Geography Program Presents "How Geographic Information Systems are helping Bellingham address today’s challenges and move toward tomorrow’s vision," a GIS Day talk with WWU alumnus and City of Bellingham Senior GIS Analyst Chris Behee, from 3-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in ES 100. The talk is free and open to the public.

Western Ranked Among Nation’s 25 Best Green Colleges

Western Washington University was recently ranked 15th in the “25 Best Green Colleges in The United States” list by, and was the top-ranked institution in the Pacific Northwest.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes those ranked on the list as higher education institutions using the largest amount of green power. Ranked institutions also share values such as environmental stewardship, respect for human impact on the planet and reputation for sustainability.

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