Features and highlights

Have you noticed a few transformations around campus? If not, you soon will. From shiny new banners in front of Old Main and along High Street showcasing some of our distinguished alums – representing the many faces and talents of Western – to festive blue bows popping up and a special Get-Your-Blue-On coffee booth giving away Kind Bars and other goodies, Western’s campus is...

Returning home after three road matches over the last two weekends, the top 10 nationally ranked Western Washington University volleyball team entertains Montana State University Billings on Thursday, Oct. 23 (7 p.m.), and Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, Oct. 25 (7p.m.), in Great Northwest Athletic Conference contests at Sam Carver Gymnasium on theWWU campus.

The ...

Photographer and artist Rebecca Cummins and her collaborator Paul Demarinis dedicated the newly installed “Lunar Drift” sculpture in Western Washington University’s Miller Hall Collaborative Space in a special ceremony Oct. 11 on campus.

“Lunar Drift” is the most recent addition to the Western Sculpture Collection. Commissioned by the Washington State Arts...

Mentoring program, now in its sixth year, aims to empower kids to aspire to college

About 875 fifth graders from Skagit and Whatcom counties will be visiting Western Washington University on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to see firsthand what a university campus is like. The tour kicks off the sixth year of Compass 2 Campus, a proactive effort that sends trained WWU student mentors into...

Board of Trustees Recap for Oct. 9-10

[ Editor’s Note: After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion. ]

Western’s Board of Trustees on Thursday heard a presentation on progress on the redevelopment of the Bellingham waterfront as well as Western involvement in a presence...

Western Washington University is ranked No.9 in the Division II Bulletin 2014-15 Pre-season Top 25 released Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The team gets its 2014-15 season underway with a tip-off dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Tickets for the event are $20 per person and include dinner and a Q&A session with players and coaches.

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WWU Humans vs. Zombies, one of the largest Associated Students clubs on Western Washington University's campus, will hold its fall game beginning Wednesday.

It is a free-to-play, eight-day game of tag on campus involving two teams: Humans and Zombies. Zombies try to tag humans while humans defend themselves with approved Nerf blasters and socks.

The spring game will run from...

Leaders of the Compass 2 Campus program at Western Washington University invite staff to utilize their community service leave day and join the team -- and hundreds of local fifth graders --  on Oct. 21 for tour day.

Staff can engage with local youth as they experience a university campus, being led on tours catered to their interests. This is an opportunity to lend a helping hand...

Western Libraries and the Learning Commons invite the Western Washington University community to join a conversation about an intriguing art exhibit (Voices of Water) currently on display in Western Libraries.

Featuring the artist d'Elaine Johnson and an array of Western faculty and staff, this event will take place ...