Campus news

07 27 15

Roger Leishman has been named chief legal adviser for Western Washington University. He succeeds Lisa Wochos, who retired on July 10. Leishman is an experienced attorney who joined the state Attorney General’s Office specifically for this assignment at Western.

07 27 15

A hundred and fifty high school students and their journalism advisers are expected to be at Western Washington University for the third year in a row from July 31 to Aug. 3 to take part in the Washington Journalism Education Association’s 2015 summer workshop.

The members of WJEA will be teaching various forms of journalism, including the publishing of newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, television, radio broadcasting and publishing on the Internet.

The following classes will be taught:

07 24 15

The 17th International Symposium on Toxicity Assessment invites the public to attend two special sessions on Puget Sound environmental toxicity Aug. 2 to 9 at Western Washington University.

07 24 15

The Western Washington University community is invited to sample what the Wade King Student Recreation Center has to offer on Wednesday, July 29.

As part of Campus Rec Demo Day, the facility will be offering free entry and use of its amenities for all current WWU students, faculty and staff. In addition, all group fitness classes scheduled on that day will be free to try.

07 23 15

A number of projects are under construction this summer. Here, we take a look at two: The repairs being made to the roof of the Performing Arts Center and the renovations being done in Nash Hall.

Performing Arts Center Roofing Repairs

07 23 15

Western Washington University’s IDEA Institute, in partnership with the Ohio-based Innovation Engineering Institute, will host a five-day intensive Innovation College from Sept. 14 to 18 on Western’s Bellingham campus.

Designed for professionals in all industries as well as entrepreneurs and students, the course focuses on how to enable innovation in any organization by everyone, every day. Participants will learn a systematic approach to innovate, from brainstorming to product development to problem-solving within an organization.

07 21 15

Seth W.R. Brickey has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve a one-year term as the student trustee at Western Washington University.

07 21 15

In September, Hafþór Yngvason, director of the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland, will start as the director of Western Washington University's Western Gallery and Public Art Collection.

07 21 15

Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tenn., Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in their memory from Tuesday, July 21, 2015, through Saturday, July 25.

07 20 15

Bellingham-born-and-raised Brett Jordan, ’07, recalls the liberating sensation of first coming to Western as a student. “It had such a unique vibe,” he says.