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Help WWU PR students by taking this quick survey

3 months ago

Students in the capstone Public Relations course at Western this quarter are working to develop strategic communications plans for a local Bellingham nonprofit to assist them as they adapt to a new world of fundraising and raising awareness. You could assist the students in their endeavor - and the nonprofit as well - but taking this very short, anonymous survey. It should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you!


WWU's Mart Stewart receives teaching award from Agricultural History Society 

3 months ago

WWU Professor of History Mart Stewart has been awarded the Inaugural James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History by the Agricultural History Society, awarded to a nominee who has achieved distinction in the teaching of agricultural and rural history.  The colleagues and students who nominated Stewart and the Giesen Award Committee cited several features of his teaching record as distinctive. 


WWU Fall Enrollment Higher Than Anticipated, and Overall Percentage of Students of Color is the Highest Ever

3 months 1 week ago

In the midst of a pandemic, Western Washington University’s total enrollment for fall quarter is higher than anticipated, and the overall percentage of students of color is the highest in the history of the university.

Total fall enrollment, at 15,194, reflects a drop of 5.9 percent from total enrollment in fall 2019. In addition, WWU recorded a 10.2 percent increase in graduate enrollment.


Tenure and Promotion: 2020

3 months 2 weeks ago

Per the Provost Office, the following faculty achieved tenure and/or promotion in 2020; congratulations, all!

Promotion to Full Professor

Akinrinade, Babafemi - Fairhaven 

Berzal de Dios, Javier - Art & Art History

Boudreaux, Andrew - Physics and Astronomy 

Deylami, Shirin - Political Science 

Dolar, Burak - Accounting 

Feinberg, Seth - Sociology 

French, Kristen - Elementary Education

Gilbertson, John - Chemistry

Hanuscin, Debi - Elementary Education


Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Finding Commonality While Celebrating Our Differences

3 months 2 weeks ago

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954 students at all Western campuses who identify in some way as Indigenous: American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.

21 hours 37 minutes ago
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