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A pair of first-half goals proved to be the difference as Western Washington University fell to NCAA Division I Seattle University, 2-0, in a men's soccer exhibition game Saturday night at Robert S. Harrington Field on the WWU campus. It was the first varsity game played on the new field and the first time Western soccer has played on campus since 2000.

Brady Ballew opened the...

Diana Bakkom, Western's assistant director of Summer Programs, will retire on Sept. 15 after working with the university for 27 years. In that time, Bakkom has mentored Western athletes and established and directed Western's Grandparents "U" program. But, Bakkom is perhaps most well-known for managing and coordinating multiple conferences and other special events held at...

Whenever we ask Western students, alumni, employees and parents what places they love to visit in Bellingham, Boulevard Park inevitably appears near the top of the list. It's a great place to dance, to walk, to study, to listen to music, to play catch and to watch the sunset.

Odds are that sunsets will continue to be beautiful (like the one pictured, captured by J.T. Williams on...

Vini Samuel, an attorney in Grays Harbor and former member of the Montesano City Council, will address Western Washington University graduates and their families at Western’s summer commencement ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in Carver Gymnasium on campus.

Approximately 340 undergraduates and about 70 master’s candidates will receive degrees this...

Six students from Western Washington University’s Industrial Design program received recognition and $6,000 in scholarships for their furniture designs as a part of the annual Mount Baker Products Furniture Design Competition.

The objective of the contest is to design...

Western students organized a pair of ceremonies on Aug. 14 in Red Square to honor the memory of Michael Brown, who died on Aug. 9 at the hands of police in Ferguson, Mo. The death of Brown, an 18-year-old black man who was unarmed at the time of his death, set off several days of protests in Ferguson as well as discussions on social media.

The gathering in Red Square was one of many...

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following announcement to WWU faculty and staff Thursday morning inviting them to Opening Convocation Sept. 18:

Dear Colleague,

I look forward to our joining together – all of us – at Opening Convocation. We gather to kick off a new academic year – our 115th....

Jason A. Morris, an associate professor of industrial design at Western Washington Unviersity, will debut his feature-length documentary about Walter Dorwin Teague, titled “Teague: Design & Beauty,” on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, as part of the Industrial Designers Society of America International Conference.

Teague was a pioneer...