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WWU Ranked #19 on Peace Corps’ List of Top Volunteer-Producing Large Schools

8 hours 37 min ago

The Peace Corps today released the 2020 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country, and Western Washington University was ranked No. 19 among large schools, with 46 WWU alumni currently serving.

Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 1,050 alumni from WWU have served abroad as volunteers.

Western’s Sandra Schulze Wins Medal in Prestigious International Photography Competition

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:01

Most people associate cameras with photography, but Western Washington University Associate Professor of Biology Sandra Schulze takes her photos with a scanner, and does it so well that she just traveled to the United Kingdom to accept an international award for her work.

Arts patron Virginia Wright, who donated much of what became Western's Outdoor Sculpture Collection, dies at age 91

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:08

Virginia Wright,  the longtime patron of the arts in the Seattle area who donated the core group of pieces that would become Western's renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection, has died at the age of 91.

Western Alumna and Author Eowyn Ivey to Visit Campus March 6

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:53

Alaskan author, 1995 Western alumna and Pulitzer Prize finalist Eowyn Ivey will visit campus March 6 as part of Whatcom READS 2020.

Elaine Weiss, author of ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ to speak at Western Feb. 27

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 13:09

Elaine Weiss, author of highly acclaimed narrative nonfiction book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight for the Vote” will speak from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Performing Arts Center main stage.

Western Earns 'Military Friendly' School Designation

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:10

Western Washington University has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® school designation from Viqtory, a website focused on placing veterans in jobs or back into higher education.