Features and highlights

The Western Washington University Opera’s April 2014 production of Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream” was awarded First Prize in Division 3 of the 2014 Opera Production Competition sponsored by the National Opera Association.

The awards will be presented at the Gala Banquet of the association’s National Convention on Jan. 10.

The...

Anne Cooper, vice president for the Sammons Financial Group, addressed Western Washington University graduates and their families at Western’s fall Commencement ceremony Dec. 13 in Carver Gymnasium.

Approximately 681 undergraduates and about 44 master’s candidates received degrees this quarter.

Originally from Tacoma, Cooper graduated from Western in 1986 with a...

Western alumnus and Bellingham crafstman Randy Stribling built a new podium -- two of them, actually -- to be used at commencement and other formal events at Western Washington University.

If you didn't get the chance to see them in action at this past weekend's commencement, check them out in this video by WWU's Rhys Logan.

Historical photos courtesy of WWU Special...

Western Washington University has been recognized as the 2014 Green Business of the Year by the Bellingham Chamber.

The award was presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 4.

In honor of Western Washington University President Emeritus Charles J. (“Jerry”) Flora, who passed away late in 2013 at age 85, the WWU Board of Trustees has renamed a building at Western's Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes.

The former Marine Science Education Building will now be known as the Charles J. (Jerry) Flora Marine Education Building. The change was...

A new research vessel has arrived at Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center; it will enhance access to marine environments and support the marine center’s research and educational activities.

The 35-foot research vessel “Magister” was funded through a $162,300 grant from the National Science Foundation. The Borman Family Foundation also...

“It’s quiet—too quiet,” I thought as our group of about a dozen Western Washington University students walked down the empty, red-dirt road into town. Where was everyone?

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After 46 years as a Western faculty member in several university departments, president of the Faculty Senate and a former dean of Fairhaven College, Professor Dan Larner is set to retire from his teaching career.

Fairhaven College is holding a reception to honor Larner where faculty and staff are invited to celebrate his many accomplishments from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10,...

Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in the Department of Design at Western Washington University just finished up a promotional video for local non-profit Make.Shift Art Space.

They premiered the video in a presentation at Make.Shift during the Dec. 5 Art Walk downtown.

The students created this video during one of their BFA Workshops, working with local...

With the winter weather season upon us, it’s a good time to remind everyone of what happens before, during, and after snow events, and what to expect during those times.

As a winter storm approaches, Facilities Management spends a lot of time monitoring various weather forecasts as we try to put together a “best guess” about how the storm will affect the Western campus...