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Spring commencement has finished and summer construction has begun. Here's a look at what's currently underway. For more projects taking place this summer, visit the website for the Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget.

Residence Hall Renovations...

Western Washington University professional and classified staff employees can use a leave day of eight hours for community service as part of a university program designed to promote efforts to make a positive difference in Western's various communities.

Recently, a group of several volunteers took advantage of that option and volunteered their time at the Whatcom Humane Society,...

Timothy Costello, director of Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning, met with Philip Okundi, chairman of Ombago Girls Academy, and six other Kenyans on July 26 in Old Main. Okundi and his countrymen were...

Several robotics groups gathered in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at Western Washington University on Saturday, June 27, for the first local event of its kind: The Whatcom Robotics Expo.

The Whatcom Robotics Expo was sponsored by CodeLily, a computer science and web development education studio founded by Western...

Smart Trips and Western Washington University Sustainability partnered up to organize a picnic bike ride from Red Square on Western Washington University’s Bellingham campus to the Fairhaven Farmer’s market at noon on Wednesday, June 24.

This leisurely bike ride was organized to promote Smart Trips and to get people to try and find alternative methods of transportation to...

Michala Dymond-Shaw spoke at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Dymond-Shaw graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Economics. Outside of her studies at Western, she volunteered with elderly residents at St. Francis of Bellingham and worked with clients with developmental disabilities at Puffin Island LLC in Everson. A...

Lindley, the speaker at the 4 p.m. ceremony, is a financial planner and owner of Lindley Financial Services in Montesano. Lindley specializes in comprehensive financial planning and oversees more than $100 million in client-invested assets. Lindley is also a longtime youth soccer coach in his community, who began learning about the game when he volunteered to coach his 6-year-old son’s...

The 12:30 p.m. speaker was be Nick Bolvin, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Japanese. Bolvin is a graduate of South Whidbey High...

Dick Thompson, the speaker at the 12:30 p.m. ceremony, is retired from a distinguished career in public service that has included key executive positions at universities, state agencies and nonprofit organizations. He served as director of Government Relations and interim director for Athletics at the University of Washington, led the departments of Community Development and Social and Health...

Christopher Quilici spoke at the 9 a.m. spring 2015 commencement ceremony. Quilici graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with concentrations in...