Features and highlights

Harriet Spanel gifts make system possible; planetarium to be more available to campus, community

A new state-of-the art digital projection system has been installed at Western Washington University’s planetarium, the result of generous gifts by Harriet Spanel in memory of her husband, the late Les Spanel, for whom the planetarium is now named.

“Naming a part...

Christopher “Kit” Spicer has been hired as dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Washington University, Provost Brent Carbajal announced today.

“I'm very pleased that Dr. Spicer has accepted our offer to become dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts. He brings significant administrative skills and experience to the College, and his...

A lot went down on -- and off -- the Western Washington University campus during winter quarter 2014. These are just a few highlights.

 Mackenzie Hughes (Fr., Ellensburg) provided the winning hit in the opener and Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas) had a walk-off single in the nightcap as Western Washington University swept a doubleheader with arch-rival Central Washington University, 2-1 and 4-3 in nine innings, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Friday at Viking Field on...

Spring quarter began under blue skies on Tuesday, April 1.

Forecasters expect a partly cloudy day today with rain returning tomorrow afternoon and sticking around through the weekend.

In this video, students at Western Washington University talk about how technology supports their learning. Thayne Yazzie creatively uses camera equipment and computers available to students. Maddie Merriam studies from online recordings of her biology lectures. AJ Butler communicates with his professors through the web and with his smartphone.

The video was produced by...

The WWU Cycling Team held its annual criterium race March 23 in Ferndale. The race attracted riders from roughly 10 Northwest schools.

Check out more photos from the event.

Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.

Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and a...

Steven Card has been hired as the new director of athletics at Western Washington University.

“I am pleased to announce that our national search identified Steve Card as the person to best lead Western’s athletics program. Steve impressed the search committee and the campus with his vision and ideas for the future of the program. This was a nationally competitive search with...

Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.

Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and...