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Western Washington University's campus was filled with hundreds of alumni, parents, students and community members this past weekend during the annual Back 2 Bellingham celebration May 15 to 17.

The event, put on each year by the Western Alumni Association, featured food, a zip line, theatrical performances, a rock climbing wall, Classes without Quizzes and many other events.

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The Western Washington University Alumni Association held a special ceremony May 14 to honor a number of people.

The 2015 Distinguished Alumni and Recognition Ceremony awarded 12 alumni; two devoted friends of the university who utilize their professions to support the community and Western; and this year's Legacy Family, with 11 members who attended or have ties to the university...

The Associated Students Disability Outreach Center held a series of events on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus this week as part of the eighth annual Disability Awareness Week.

Among those events was a concert by Out of the Ashes on Wednesday, May 13, in Fraser Hall. The Bellingham band is composed of people with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities, and...

As part of the annual Scholars Week celebration of student academic achievement, Western Washington University students presented research posters Thursday, May 13, in Carver Gym. The presentations continue on Friday, May 14.

Photo by Margaret Degman / WWU Communications and...

The Ethnic Student Center at Western Washington University put on its biggest event of the year, Culture Shock, on Thursday, May 14, in the Performing Arts Center on Western's Bellingham campus.

At the annual event, members of the ESC, other students at ...

The results of the Western Washington University 2013-14 employment survey indicate continuing improvement in the job market for recent graduates, with field-related hiring and average starting salaries both increasing.

Western bachelor’s degree recipients reported the largest gains. Eighty-three percent reported employment within six months of graduation (up one percent from 2012...

The annual Take Back the Night rally and march took place May 12. A performance by spoken-word poet Vanessa McGowan in the PAC kicked off the evening. A march and vigil followed.

The annual event aims to end street violence and harassment of people of marginalized gender identities.

Photos by Margaret...

Periodically, Western Today is reaching out to Western Washington University faculty and staff to get their expertise on topics of interest to the community. Tentatively, we're calling this Western Today Q&A, but if you have a better idea, please let us know in the comments or send us a note.

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Western Washington University's Department of Design is holding its annual Design Days events through Thursday, May 14, in various locations on campus, including Communications Facility, Miller Hall, Red Square and Vendor’s Row.

All activities are free and open to the public.

The "Just Our Type" poster showcase, shown here, is a collection of student posters...

Student clubs in the College of Business and Economics are putting on a number of events this week to showcase their various activities.

One event, called an eco-spective and sponsored by campus sustainability club Net Impact, asked passers by to color on a large mural or to erase parts of the mural depending upon their...