Photo galleries

Western students prepare for the spring showers by learning the proper mixture and process to plant seeds in the outdoor classroom at The Outback Farm. Outback farm worker Sam Carlos led the seed-starting workshop Tuesday, April 8, as part of The Outback Farm workshop series.

The workshops happen every other week and are focused to give students a chance to be engaged in an outdoor learning environment. For Carlos, this was his first chance to lead a workshop, and was excited to share his knowledge with other students.

Society’s roles within social media – whether as a tool for marketing yourself and your career path or as a shaper of our online identities ­– were the two speaker topics at Western’s annual Tech Tonic technology expo on April 10 in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

Spring quarter began under blue skies on Tuesday, April 1.

Forecasters expect a partly cloudy day today with rain returning tomorrow afternoon and sticking around through the weekend.

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!