Features and highlights

The 2014 Trashion Show, featuring the work of sophomore students in Western Washington University's Industrial Design program, took place on Wednesday, March 19, in the Old Main Theater.

For the show, students created clothing designs by re-purposing trash and recycled materials.

The theme of the 2014 show was "Earth, Wind and Fire."

"With the Trashion...

Custodian Ela Chala is among the latest Western Washington University employees to be honored in the Western Way recognition program.

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

The submitter's comments about Chala:

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Equus, a saxophone quartet comprising four Western Washington University students, has advanced to the prestigious Music Teachers’ National Association Young Artist Chamber Music competition in Chicago.

The group, one of just seven wind ensembles to advance to...

In a continuing effort to improve Western Washington University’s adherence to its mission, university officials are soliciting feedback on six specific questions raised by President Bruce Shepard during his 2013 convocation speech.

In that speech, Shepard raised issues of diversity, access to education and...

The filling and activation of Fisher Fountain in Red Square is an annual rite of spring at Western Washington University.

In preparation for that event, WWU Paint Shop employees Humberto Duarte and Clinton Burt begain giving the fountain a fresh coat of paint on Monday, March 17.

Photos by Rhys Logan / WWU

Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, will receive Western’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter Commencement ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22 in Carver...

The sound of a busy intersection outside Julie’s Seattle apartment building leaves no time for any peace and quiet, but is certainly better than the homeless conditions she lived in with her daughter prior to receiving housing.

Julie is one of the many individuals who benefited last year from Western Washington University’s continuing partnership with the Low Income Housing...

In early March, Western Washington University students worked with acclaimed Seattle artist John Grade to recreate his "Meridian, 2008" sculpture using tree limbs gathered from the Western campus.

And then on March 12, they disassembled the wood work and placed in the bog behind Miller Hall on campus to slowly decompose and return to the earth.

Western Washington University’s men's hockey team attempts to repeat as national champions beginning April 3 in Newark, Ohio. The tourney was postponed from its original March 13-15 date because of inclement weather in the eastern United States, according to the Collegiate Ice Hockey...

The many talented members of Western's grounds crew are among the latest Western Washington University employees to be honored in the Western Way recognition program.

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

Any time throughout the year, folks in the...