Photo galleries

Singer/songwriter Ky Burt, along with Jean Williams, kicked off the Summer Noon Concert Series with a performance on the PAC Plaza Wednesday, July 1. The 33-year-old from Colorado played a mix of original new Americana, folk blues and indie music.

Photos by Mariko Osterberg / WWU Communications and Marketing intern.

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 thanking Western for the benefits the university has brought to their program and community in Kenya.

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.

Western Washington University opened its new downtown office in Bellingham's historic Herald Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 19. The move will better connect the university with the downtown, alumni and the entire local community.

Members of the Western Washington University community gathered in the PAC Plaza at noon Friday to reflect on the shooting in Charleston, S.C., Wednesday night. Nine people attending a Bible study at the historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were killed in the shooting, which appears to be racially motivated.

The gathering at Western was organized by the President’s Taskforce on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Western Libraries at Western Washington University is displaying the work of women photojournalists through July 27.

The Women Photojournalists of Washington exhibit is an annual juried exhibition, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and co-sponsored by Western Libraries Heritage Resources and the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference, that features the work of fifteen women photographers, including the Best in Show image by world-renowned photographer Ami Vitale.

Roughly 1,875 students graduated from Western Washington University in three spring Commencement ceremonies that took place in Carver Gymnasium June 13.

Main speakers were Robin Russell (’81 and ’82), a finance and investment industry executive, Dick Thompson (’65), a retired state government executive, and Todd Lindley (’83), a financial planner.

Western Washington University has a campus filled with art of various mediums, but often architecture is overlooked.

This gallery, from University Communications and Marketing intern Margaret Degman, focuses on the architectural details of Western's rooflines.

Graduating student Faith Tomlinson poses with a mug she won on the prize wheel while picking up her cap and gown for commencement Thursday, June 11, 2015. "It's been a busy quarter," she said. "I'm excited to be done. But at the same time, it's starting to feel strange. I've been a student for so long."

Photo by J.T. Williams / WWU

The Environmental Studies building is home to Huxley College of the Environment and its environmental studies and environmental sciences departments. It's also home to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the geology department, which is part of the College of Science and Engineering.

Each floor has exhibits on display and characteristics of the department it hosts.

The 111,145-square-foot building was constructed in 1973 and renovated two decades later.