Features and highlights

Facing the Future, an award-winning developer of teacher’s guides, student textbooks and digital resources that equip and motivate K-college students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable world, has become an independent program of Western Washington...

Western Washington University's Lakewood facility on Lake Whatcom allows the Western community to enjoy sailboarding, kayaking, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing on the lake.

The 4,000-square-foot Lakewood log facility contains a boat house, meeting lounge, locker rooms and the manager's apartment.

In addition...

Scott Fulton, left, and Todd Riley, both from Lyndale Glass, work to replace glass in the Old Main Solarium on Monday morning, July 14, 2014.

The project to replace the Solarium glass and refurbish the glazing and wood columns is expected to be complete by the middle of August.

A number of construction projects are taking place on campus this summer. For more information,...

A doctor’s examination room can be a scary place for a child, even with kind and compassionate caregivers. Gaye Green, chair of the Art Department at Western Washington University, understands that. So when an appeal for “kid friendly” art went out, she and her students responded.

There will be a public celebration of that collaboration at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16,...

AJ Barse is among the latest Western Washington University employees to be recognized via the Western Way recognition program.

The program aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.

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The 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series continues today, June 9, with a noon performance by local group Br'er Rabbit on the PAC Plaza at Western Washington University.

The video above shows another local band, Snug Harbor, opening the summer series this past week, on July 2.

Voted best band in Bellingham in 2013 (Cascadia Weekly), Br’er Rabbit revamps classic...

When Western custodian Jim Reichart was younger he used to have an “I can’t” attitude when trying new things. As he got older, the word “can’t” started to disappear from his vocabulary to where now he doesn’t use the word.

In the spring, Reichart discovered a new hobby of making skateboard decks – specifically the user-friendly “...

Western Junior Whitney Fleming knows horses. As president of the WWU Equestrian Team, Fleming has learned to look for nuances in the way riders signal horses and the way horses respond. Tiny movements in the muscles of a riders' legs or hips are often all that's needed to communicate with animals that can reach 1,200 pounds and have personalities as unique and individual as their...

All his life, Tony Dominguez wanted to play basketball. As a boy, he practiced four to five hours a day. When he was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at the age of 14, he wanted nothing more than to get better so he could get back on the court. When he finally realized he would not reach his potential as a player, Dominguez turned to coaching. He worked for 17 years as an assistant coach...

Western Washington University's Language and Culture Programs will hold a potluck-style picnic celebrating the Fourth of July from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

The event is free and open to community members. Guests will have the opportunity to share in a cultural exchange with students in attendance from the Asia University America...