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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...

Kathy Murray's connection to Western Washington University runs deep. She got her master's degree in theater from Western and has spent more than 20 years working in Western's Office of Admissions, the Registrar's Office and as manager of Western's Testing Center.

But, Murray has another role that she fills outside Western. She is queen of The Honeybees, an all-woman...

Western Washington University is on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the nation’s top 30 green energy purchasers in higher education.

Western, which is 19th on the EPA list, annually offsets 100 percent of its electrical consumption from green sources via purchases of renewable...

Presented by Western's Summer Youth Theatre Institute, "Monster Keeper" is a lively, all-ages stage adaptation of the best-selling middle-reader novel "Demonkeeper," by Royce Buckingham.

The play hits the PAC Mainstage at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 10.

The play is written and directed by Deb Currier, an associate professor of theatre arts...

This is definitely relaxing weather.

Jacob Kinser, a program assistant in Woodring College of Education, snapped this photo of his son, Solomon, lounging near one of the characters that make up the "Feats of Strength" sculpture by Tom Otterness in Haskell Plaza near south campus.

The weather is ...