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After the Viking Commons and the Viking Union Multipurpose Room filled with faculty and staff for the annual convocation breakfast, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard kicked off the 2014-15 school year with his convocation marks.

The full text of his speech, along with a video, is available on...

More than 4,000 students will move into Western Washington University’s residence halls and apartments from Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

The first day of classes at Western is Wednesday, Sept. 24. Western anticipates about 2,800 freshmen and approximately 1,000 transfer students for fall quarter. Total enrollment is expected to be about 15,000, approximately the same...

Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2015 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. 

Western also ranked second among top public master’s-granting universities in the West, a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific – for the...

The annual Alumni Association event heralding a return to school for the Western Washington University community will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Western Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the PAC Plaza.

President Bruce Shepard will be on the grill, alongside campus chefs, providing mouth-watering bratwursts and other delicious dishes. Also available will be hot and iced coffee,...

A pair of first-half goals proved to be the difference as Western Washington University fell to NCAA Division I Seattle University, 2-0, in a men's soccer exhibition game Saturday night at Robert S. Harrington Field on the WWU campus. It was the first varsity game played on the new field and the first time Western soccer has played on campus since 2000.

Brady Ballew opened the...

Diana Bakkom, Western's assistant director of Summer Programs, will retire on Sept. 15 after working with the university for 27 years. In that time, Bakkom has mentored Western athletes and established and directed Western's Grandparents "U" program. But, Bakkom is perhaps most well-known for managing and coordinating multiple conferences and other special events held at...

Whenever we ask Western students, alumni, employees and parents what places they love to visit in Bellingham, Boulevard Park inevitably appears near the top of the list. It's a great place to dance, to walk, to study, to listen to music, to play catch and to watch the sunset.

Odds are that sunsets will continue to be beautiful (like the one pictured, captured by J.T. Williams on...

Vini Samuel, an attorney in Grays Harbor and former member of the Montesano City Council, will address Western Washington University graduates and their families at Western’s summer commencement ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in Carver Gymnasium on campus.

Approximately 340 undergraduates and about 70 master’s candidates will receive degrees this...