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The instruction plan for Western Libraries Heritage Resourcesarticulates the goal of ensuring that Western students “are able to find, understand, and interpret a wide variety of research sources in various contexts throughout their lives.” With that in mind, Heritage...

Western Washington University students, faculty and staff gathered in Red Square Tuesday to observe a moment of silence and to hear several speeches as they processed the goings on in Ferguson, Mo., over the past few months.

The gathering was pulled together by the Associated Students Ethnic Student Center on campus....

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard recently returned from visiting universities in China and Mongolia to expand Western’s global engagement activities and explore opportunities for collaboration and partnership. 

Shepard and a group of WWU administrators visited four of China’s universities -- Qingdao University, Hangzhou Normal University, Zhejiang...

Western's professional and classified staff are given the opportunity to take one paid day a year as a Community Service Day, and recently my wife Kathy (Western's benefits administrator) and I took ours by spending the day in the field with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), the local salmon-restoration group, on a spawner survey of two local creeks.

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The lighting of the giant Sequoia near Edens Hall is an annual tradition at Western Washington University that goes back as long as most folks can remember. Some remember it at least as far back as 1967.

The laborious annual process results in 14,000 LED lights along the tree, which is visible from downtown Bellingham. The tree's height was last estimated in 2009 at 131 feet.

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Western Washington University’s recent design graduates are finding impressive job placements since graduation day last June with job and internship offers from companies like Starbucks, HUGE, Facebook, Ten Gun, Hornall Anderson, and more, said Brittany Schade, a WWU assistant professor of interactive design.

“The design department is amazing,” Schade said. “We...

Western Washington University’s Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy for All Students is holding two events this week as part of the “Movember” movement that raises awareness about men’s mental health issues.

Former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple will present “Real Men DO Cry” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Arntzen Hall Room 100. BRAVE...

Part of a diversity teach-in series for the Western Washington University community, Woodring's fall teach-in will include presentations on aspects of identity, diversity and intersectionality by members of the Associated Student Body.

The faculty presenter will be the director of the Education and Social Justice Department,...

President Shepard and the President’s Task Force for Diversity Equity and Inclusion invited students, faculty and staff to a Cultural Consciousness Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10 in VU 565.

The luncheon was a further effort to draw from the experiences of those on campus and gather our ideas about how the University can further improve our diversity efforts through...

More than 100 attendees turned out to support veterans at a Veterans' Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in the VU Multipurpose Room. The ceremony was sponsored by the Veterans Outreach Center and the President's Office at WWU. For more information, contact the WWU Veterans Outreach Center at x6115 or oras.voc@wwu.edu.