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Pauline “Polly” Dyer, a tireless advocate for wilderness preservation, received Western Washington University’s honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Western’s winter commencement ceremony March 22 in Carver Gymnasium.

Murray Dow II, president and CEO of The Dow Hotel Co. in Seattle, gave the commencement address. Dow is a 1970 graduate of Western and a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Business and Economics.

Graduating senior Alex Huerta, a Theatre major from Palo Alto, Calif., delivered the student commencement address.

The filling and activation of Fisher Fountain in Red Square is an annual rite of spring at Western Washington University.

In preparation for that event, WWU Paint Shop employees Humberto Duarte and Clinton Burt begain giving the fountain a fresh coat of paint on Monday, March 17.

Photos by Rhys Logan / WWU

George Pierce, Western Washington University's erstwhile Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs and an early proponent of the Employee Art Show, kicked off the yearly show with a speech at the opening ceremony on Monday, March 10.

Western Washington University opened at 10 a.m., two hours late, on Monday morning, Feb. 24, after a Sunday snowstorm dumped nearly a foot of snow on campus.

Here's how campus looked at roughly 8 a.m. Monday.

Photos by Matthew Anderson / WWU

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Western Washington University campus on Monday, Feb. 17, to tour the plastics engineering technology facilities.

Nicole Hoekstra, a professor of engineering technology at Western, explained the program to the governor, and a handful of Western students demonstrated and explained their projects.

Nancy Holt, the celebrated artist who created the "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture on the south end of the Western Washington University campus, has passed away.

A few years ago, working on a book with Sarah Clark-Langager, director of the Western Gallery, she sent a few photos of the construction and dedication of the sculpture. Enjoy!


The Western Washington University women’s rugby team defeated rival Central Washington University on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, winning 38-11. The game took place on the turf field outside the Wade King Student Recreation Center on the WWU campus.

The first annual Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference was held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7, at Western Washington University.

More than 500 attendees from 38 state institutions visited the Western campus for the event.

We've been enjoying a few clear days on campus, and weather forecasters expect the sun to stick around through the weekend. WWU photographer Rhys Logan has been capturing sunny scenes from across campus.