Features and highlights

Western Washington University national champion javelin thrower Bethany Drake has been named the 2014 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Outdoor Field Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Drake, a sophomore studio art major from Sandy, Ore., with a 3.83 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average, is the first Viking to receive USTFCCCA Scholar-...

Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The results, released in The Chronicle’s seventh annual report on The Academic...

Robert W. “Bob” Keiper, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on July 18, 2014.

Keiper was born to Alyce and H.C. “Mike” Keiper of Gibbon, Neb. He married the love of his life, Helen Mae “Toots” Bengtson of Trumbull, Neb. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Kearney State Teachers College and a master's degree in...

For the past three years, the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University has provided students with the opportunity to participate a unique, faculty-led, study abroad program in Rwanda.

This year’s students are exploring the history and cultures of Rwanda through a 15-credit, nine-week program that included two weeks of intensive pre-trip preparation and includes...

Two concerts remain in the 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series.

On Wednesday, July 23, Bellingham’s own Louisiana-style Cajun band will be kicking up the fiddle and accordion to help Western feel a bit more like “The Big Easy.” All that will be missing will be the craw-dads and the étouffée.

And on July 30, City Hall will take the stage...

Playing its home games on campus for the first time since 2000, the Western Washington University men's and women's soccer teams are slated for 21 appearances — 10 by the women and 11 by the...

Western Washington University’s Grandparents U summer program for grandparents and their grandchildren continues July 18 on Western's Bellingham campus.

The Bellingham program is just one of four being offered this year. One program just wrapped up in Poulsbo, where it was offered for the first time. Two other programs -- one for children ages 7 to 10, and the other for...

Her dog on one side of her and the cat on the other, Suzanne Paola sits on the living room sofa with her laptop, words filling the screen.

“I don’t remember ever not writing, as soon as I could form letters,” says the award-winning Bellingham poet, author and Western creative writing professor. “But I wouldn’t say I love writing. It’s always a...

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...