How far could a guy get in 1960 with two feet, one thumb and 18 bucks?
This gorgeous peak in southern Alaska could be one of the nation’s most dangerous volcanoes. WWU geologists are looking for clues before disaster strikes.
WWU students and faculty are showing how plastic beach trash can be put to good use somewhere else.
WWU’s Tesla Monson may have found the key to one of evolution’s great mysteries right under our noses.
WWU IN THE NEWS: Teena Gabrielson
19 life-changing days in Ecuador with WWU’s Honors College
Biology’s shell collection has come out of the lab
500-year-old quahog clams can tell us a few things about our changing oceans.
Facing climate change will be the job of people in many fields.
Western hosts the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture
Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men
Tag along with AS Outdoor Center trip leaders for a late-winter paddle on the Skagit River.
The partnerships mean more opportunities for undergrads
Undergrads working on research alongside world-class faculty mentors is one of Western’s top selling points.
Introducing the Foundation for Western Washington University and Alumni
Wax from marine algae may replace petroleum and animal products in cosmetics
Bowe will work with partners at Palestinian universities on journalism curriculum design, academic research and writing.
Know a high school student who could follow you to WWU?
Hatch's work combines mainstream science and ancestral knowledge
An alum who helped develop a new solar window technology in a lab at Western returns to install the finished product at the Western Gallery
Western changed campus lighting to save birds and energy.
Erik Fretheim, director of Western’s Cyber Security Program, offers a few tips for the rest of us to keep our data out of the wrong hands
Basketball gave Gracie Phelps a place to start healing after childhood abuse, and the courage to seek justice.
Decades before Title IX, women at WWU were laying the groundwork for equality in women’s athletics

Class Notes

Marie Patricia Thompson - 1973


Marie Patricia Thompson, 101, who became an interior designer after raising her children and earning her WWU degree at age 50, on Jan. 11, 2023.

Ethan Frank - 2021

Class Note

Ethan Frank, B.A., Fairhaven interdisciplinary concentration, is a marketing associate with Marketing Choices, and he’s based in Maui, Hawaii.

John A. Simpson - 1971

Class Note

After graduating from Western, John A. Simpson, B.A., history, earned an M.A. at the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He retired from Kelso School District following a 33-year career in teaching. His sixth book, “All for the Union: The Saga of One Northern Family Fighting the Civil War,” released in April 2022 by Stackpole Books, is a non-fiction account based on 180 letters written by family members from a rural western New York community during the Civil War.