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Journalism's Brian Bowe publishes new paper on the effects of media on Pakistan's 'fragile democracy'

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 9:19am

Assistant Professor of Journalism Brian Bowe has published "Mediatization in Pakistan: Perceptions of media influence on a fragile democracy" in the journal "Journalism." Bowe co-wrote the paper with Lawrence Pintak of WSU and Syed Nazir of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.


WWU Creates Ray Wolpow Institute for Study of Holocaust, Genocide

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:24am

Western Washington University has created the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity and named Sandra Alfers, professor of German in Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages, its founding director.

The institute is named after retired Western Professor Ray Wolpow.

‘Pokémon Go’ Adds to Safety Concerns Associated with Smartphone Use, says WWU Professor

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 9:28am

As Pokémon Go soars to never-before-seen heights of usage across the world – consider that in barely over a week after its release it already had more daily users than Twitter – some questions have begun to arise about safety.

Oh No, Pokémon Go!

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:21am

Healing must start with action

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 11:16am

How to enhance your self-confidence

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:23am

Reporting on Islam

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:49am

WWU Names 2015-16 Outstanding Graduates

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:11pm

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University honored its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at spring Commencement Saturday, June 11.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Presidential Scholars Announced at Commencement

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:52am

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard honored seven graduates as Presidential Scholars during Commencement on Saturday, June 11.

Morgan has two stories published

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:00pm

Lane Morgan’s story "The Torch Carrier" was published in this month’s issue of the University of Washington alumni magazine "Columns."

She also had another story, "Tacoma students march for peace on April 22, 1936," published on

If you stutter, you’re not alone

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:45am

[ Writer's note: The last names of the members in the story are not given to respect their privacy. ]

It’s a Tuesday night, and in the Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Academic Instruction Center at Western, David Evans, an assistant professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, greets people of all ages who have one thing in common: They have a stutter.

The Bellingham Chapter of the National Stuttering Association gives those in the community the opportunity to share their stories within a safe environment.

Hoffman has article published in 'Hispanic Journal'

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:10am

Joan M. Hoffman, a Spanish professor in the Modern and Classical Languages Department at Western Washington University, has had her article "The Death of the Angel: A Mother's 'Failure' in Los Pazos de Ulloa and a Daughter's 'Success' in La madre naturaleza" published in "Hispanic Journal," Vol. 37, No. 1.