Over 500 alumni and family members attended the Back2B'ham Alumni and Friends Weekend, held at Western Washington University for the first time since 2017. The event, hosted by the WWU Alumni Association from May 19 to 21, included guest speakers, bike tours, live music, food trucks and many other activities.
On April 27, Washington State enacted a new shield law, House Bill 1469. The law includes provisions that protect transgender individuals who come to Washington from states with laws banning gender-affirming care from extradition and prosecution.
Western Washington University will partner with the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to offer two new certificates that prepare students for careers in salmon restoration.
Western Washington University’s Associated Students released election results for the 2023-24 academic year on May 8. All seven Executive Board and 21 Student Senate seats were up for election, as all terms run one academic year.
It’s time to get your clucks in a row for the second annual Fairhaven Chicken Festival, set to take place on June 17 at Fairhaven Village Green park.
State Sen. Sharon Shewmake and Rep. Joe Timmons of the 42nd Legislative District hosted a town hall on May 31 at Whatcom Community College’s Heiner Center.
On April 1, the City of Bellingham transferred parking enforcement duties from the Bellingham Police Department to the public works department in order to streamline operations and enhance efficiency in managing parking violations.
Western Washington University professors Brandon Dupont and Paul Chen have introduced a new community to campus in collaboration with Heterodox Academy in an effort to create better communication among staff, students and faculty.
Under the spotlight, undivided attention is set on first-year Western Washington University student Sarah Roberts. There’s no room for error. Performing was her passion, but this was an entirely different sensation of entertainment, causing a much greater adrenaline rush. This was improv.
Student and faculty presenters showcased their academic work at Scholars Week in the Wilson Library Reading Room at Western Washington University on May 16.
Western Washington University students Leo Curtis and Adele Delignette co-founded the Dining Dollars Project last spring as a solution for students to donate unused dining dollars back to the Western and greater Bellingham communities.
Speakers at the Racial History of Whatcom County panel discussed the importance of understanding the history of anti-Asian racism in the region at Bellingham Technical College on May 9.
Students from Western Washington University will lobby the Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council at Bellingham City Hall about policies to address student needs at Local Lobby Day on May 15.
The Western Undergraduate Exchange award reduces out-of-state students’ tuition rate to 150% of the resident tuition rate at participating public colleges and universities in the West.
On May 2, members of Western Academic Workers United gathered in Red Square to announce their campaign to unionize Operational Student Employees at Western Washington University.
On May 13 at Hotel Leo’s Crystal Ballroom from 6 to 10 p.m., Kulshan Brewing Company and Lydia Place are joining forces to host a 90s-themed fun-filled fundraising night of beer and dancing at the fourth annual Beer Prom.
After a three year hiatus, Western Washington University’s Empowerment Dinner is returning to campus May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.