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Call for Honors Seminar Proposals

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 16:07

The WWU Honors Program invites proposals for not fewer than 20 seminars (3 credit-hour courses) to be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year. Honors Seminars are junior/senior-level courses and may be on any subject; interdisciplinary proposals are strongly encouraged. Seminars are small, highly interactive, with a limit of 15 students, focusing on discussion, composition, problem solving, or group projects.

WWU Theatre presents updated 'Working, a musical' with new songs, Dec. 5-8

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 10:49

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will perform “Working, a musical,” based on the book by Studs Terkel, Dec.5-8 on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage.

The musical is a revised version staged first in 2012 and features new music and characters, including a new song by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Tony Award-winning “Hamilton.”

What to do at Western when the snow starts to fall

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:08

Temperatures are dropping, and with that comes the threat of snow. So what happens at Western when the snow falls?

On the morning of a predicted snowfall,  staff from Western’s Facilities Management arrive on campus between 3-5 a.m. to assess the state of the university from a safety standpoint. Based on those conditions, university administrators will make a decision to either remain open and on a normal schedule, have a delayed opening, or to close the university for the day and cancel all classes.

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Names WWU a 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity Designee

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:50

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) today named Western Washington University a 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) designee.

Fewer than 70 universities across the nation have received this designation, which helps higher education institutions codify, elevate, and advance their enterprise supporting economic and community development while providing national recognition to institutions committed to economic development.

WWU Caregivers & Parents (CAP) group and Community Connect to Host 'Childcare Challenges in Whatcom County' Nov. 15

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:47

The WWU Caregivers & Parents (CAP) group and Community Connect will host "Childcare Challenges in Whatcom County" from 2:30-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov.15 at the Fairhaven Auditorium.

Nov. 18 TLA event to explore issues around just and equitable healthcare systems

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:25

"What is Our Role in Creating Just and Equitable Healthcare?"

Participants from the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) at Western Libraries invite you to explore this question during the upcoming off-campus dialogue group event co-hosted by the TLA, the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, and Western's Center for Community Learning.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to Speak at WWU on Nov. 18

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:33

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson will speak at Western Washington University’s main campus from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

His talk, in the Wilson Library Reading Room, is free and open to the public.

Western Wins All-IN Challenge; Has Highest Undergrad Voting Rate in the Nation

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:51

Western Washington University is the winner of an “ALL IN Challenge Best in Class” award for having the highest undergraduate voting rate at a large, public, four-year institution thanks to the efforts of the AS Representation and Engagement Programs office.

Western Launches ‘Building Washington’s Future’ campaign; Project to Expand Western’s Capacity in Critical STEM Areas

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:30

Each year, the state of Washington needs thousands more people prepared for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) than our state’s universities can produce. Western Washington University is addressing this need by expanding specialized programs in key STEM fields.

Celebrate World Kindness Day Nov. 13!

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:19

Western will celebrate World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13 with cider and hot chocolate booths on campus from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and an Info Fair from 1-2 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.