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After 46 years as a Western faculty member in several university departments, president of the Faculty Senate and a former dean of Fairhaven College, Professor Dan Larner is set to retire from his teaching career.

Fairhaven College is holding a reception to honor Larner where faculty and staff are invited to celebrate his many accomplishments from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10,...

Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in the Department of Design at Western Washington University just finished up a promotional video for local non-profit Make.Shift Art Space.

They premiered the video in a presentation at Make.Shift during the Dec. 5 Art Walk downtown.

The students created this video during one of their BFA Workshops, working with local...

With the winter weather season upon us, it’s a good time to remind everyone of what happens before, during, and after snow events, and what to expect during those times.

As a winter storm approaches, Facilities Management spends a lot of time monitoring various weather forecasts as we try to put together a “best guess” about how the storm will affect the Western campus...

The annual Western Washington University holiday celebration took place on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus.

The celebration will include a 50/50 drawing in which 50 percent of proceeds benefit the WWU Employee Distinguished Scholarship and 50 percent were given to winning ticket holder Cindy Monger, a program assistant with Student Activities.

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Western Washington University students staged a die-in protest in Red Square on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. According to a Facebook event post announcing the demonstration, the event was held in response to the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

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The annual Western Washington University holiday celebration is set for 3 to 4:30 Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus. Holiday refreshments will be served.

The celebration will include a 50/50 drawing in which 50 percent of proceeds benefit the WWU Employee Distinguished Scholarship and 50 percent will be given to the winning ticket holder....

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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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...