Features and highlights

Western's professional and classified staff are given the opportunity to take one paid day a year as a Community Service Day, and recently my wife Kathy (Western's benefits administrator) and I took ours by spending the day in the field with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), the local salmon-restoration group, on a spawner survey of two local creeks.

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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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Western Washington University’s recent design graduates are finding impressive job placements since graduation day last June with job and internship offers from companies like Starbucks, HUGE, Facebook, Ten Gun, Hornall Anderson, and more, said Brittany Schade, a WWU assistant professor of interactive design.

“The design department is amazing,” Schade said. “We...

Western Washington University’s Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy for All Students is holding two events this week as part of the “Movember” movement that raises awareness about men’s mental health issues.

Former Detroit Lions Quarterback Eric Hipple will present “Real Men DO Cry” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in Arntzen Hall Room 100. BRAVE...

Part of a diversity teach-in series for the Western Washington University community, Woodring's fall teach-in will include presentations on aspects of identity, diversity and intersectionality by members of the Associated Student Body.

The faculty presenter will be the director of the Education and Social Justice Department,...

President Shepard and the President’s Task Force for Diversity Equity and Inclusion invited students, faculty and staff to a Cultural Consciousness Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10 in VU 565.

The luncheon was a further effort to draw from the experiences of those on campus and gather our ideas about how the University can further improve our diversity efforts through...

More than 100 attendees turned out to support veterans at a Veterans' Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 in the VU Multipurpose Room. The ceremony was sponsored by the Veterans Outreach Center and the President's Office at WWU. For more information, contact the WWU Veterans Outreach Center at x6115 or oras.voc@wwu.edu. 

Gary Locke, former Washington state governor and United States ambassador to China, was the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Western Washington University Leadership Forum on Nov. 6 in Seattle.

The Leadership Forum is put on each year by the Western Foundation. It brings together corporate and civic leaders, alumni...

Students are welcome to participate in “No Shave November” this year as part of a movement to raise awareness of men’s mental health and wellbeing.

Western Washington University’s Building Resilience And Voicing Empathy for All Students (BRAVE) is organizing a “Movember” movement that includes events to inspire men and women to support men’s...

Catherine Clark was hired in June 2014 to serve as dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Western Washington University. Making that announcement was Provost Brent Carbajal.
 
CSE includes academic departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Geology, Mathematics and Physics/Astronomy; the Science, Mathematics and...