Features and highlights

Dennis Murphy, a Western Washington University alumnus who served as dean of the College of Business and Economics for 25 years, addressed Western graduates and their families at the winter Commencement ceremony, Saturday, March 21, in Carver Gymnasium.

The ceremony’s student Commencement speaker was Marguerite Balch, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree Saturday...

During her sophomore year at Western, Shelby Hinton received news that would change her life. What seemed like the flu soon turned into pneumonia and then the doctors revealed it was actually liver disease. 

"It totally came out of nowhere," Hinton says. "No one in my family has ever had a liver problem."

During her week in the hospital Hinton recalls the...

Gabe Gossett, a librarian and head of Research Consultation in the Western Libraries, is the latest to be recognized in the Western Way program for his excellent commitment to Western Washington University.

"I hold the utmost respect for Gabe," said Desiree Campos, a student research writing assistant, in her letter recognizing Gossett. "His positive outlook and...

It's the half-way point of finals week and what better way to unload some stress and gain perspective than by petting animals?

"Canines on Campus," formerly known as "Pet Partners," is a program on campus where volunteers bring dogs to campus to share in some canine affection. Whatcom Therapy Dogs and Dogs on Call are the two organizations which provide...

Students in Woodring College of Education's SEC 444 class, taught by Lauren McClanahan, went out into the local high school community this past quarter to find and tell interesting stories.

The short documentary films they created were shown at the Pickford Cinema March 16 and also are available for viewing online. One of the films, displayed above, takes a look at the Lifebooks...

Jim Schuster and Kevin Majkut, both recently retired from Viking Union administration at Western Washington University, returned to the VU Monday to be presented with a hand-carved bench made in their honor.

The bench was carved by WWU alumnus Pat McVay, who owns a sculpture studio on Whidbey Island, and commissioned...

The Best Self program from Prevention and Wellness Services at Western Washington University encourages students to identify their strengths and talents to overcome challenges.

Research shows that when people practice the Best Self strengths, they have a strong sense of wellbeing, happiness and resiliency and are able to function at a high level even in the face of adversity.

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The new Charles J. (Jerry) Flora Marine Education Building at the Shannon Point Marine Center was officially introduced Thursday at a ceremony in Anacortes.

Flora, who served as Western’s eighth president from 1967 to 1975, passed away late in 2013 at age 85.

Flora was well-known in the Bellingham community for his children’s television series, “Tide Pool...

The 21st Annual Employee Art Show closes Friday at 1:30 p.m.; the exhibit is set up in Viking Union Room 565. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, March 12, and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Mary Friar, an office assistant with Prevention and Wellness Services, is the latest to be recognized in the Western Way program for her excellent commitment to Western Washington University.

"Mary welcomes everyone with warmth, openness and a smile, regardless how hectic her day," said Elva Munro, director of Prevention and Wellness Services. "We are blessed with her...