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STUDENTS: First-gen celebration tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

HUGE WEEKEND IN SPORTS: Women's soccer wins GNAC tourney; XC sweeps podium at GNAC championships; more

WORKSHOPS: 'Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents' trainings set for Nov. 10 and 16

CAMPUS: What to expect when it snows at Western

WEATHER: New wind advisory in place through 10 a.m. tomorrow

THURSDAY: WWU to celebrate Kindness Day Nov. 10

INFO SESSION: Peace Corps Application Workshop tomorrow at 4 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL: WWU serves up senior-night sweep / Cascadia Daily News

MEN'S SOCCER:  WWU awaits Selection Monday after senior-night win / Cascadia Daily News

CITY: Bellingham mayor denounces symbols of hate downtown / Bellingham Herald

HEALTH: Do you have the flu, a cold or COVID? Here’s how to spot the differences / Seattle Times

What happens when it snows at Western?

We had our first dusting of snow this morning, so it is the perfect time to review what happens at Western when the campus is on the receiving end of a significant snow event.

Snow closures, notifications and procedures: click here for a guide to the basics at WWU.

Celebrate Kindness Day this Thursday

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13, which happens to land on a Sunday this year. With the Veterans Day holiday on the Friday before (11/11), WWU will celebrate Kindness Day on campus on Thursday, Nov. 10! We hope you’ll swing by the Kindness Booth in Red Square and the Miller Hall Collaborative Space between 9 a.m. and noon to get a little refill on kindness in preparation for World Kindness Day!  

  • WWU Kindness Booth in Red Square (under Miller Hall overhang) 
    • Grab a cup of hot coffee/tea/cocoa/cider 
    • Pick up a Be Kind button 
    • Pick up or make your own kindness twine bracelet with a heart charm 
    • Write your favorite kindness quote, advice, or a kindness shout-out to a friend or colleague on a “leaf” sticky note to be added to the Kindness Tree mural in the Miller Hall Collaborative Space. 
  • Miller Hall Collaborative Space 
    • Write your favorite kindness quote, advice, or a kindness shout-out to a friend or colleague on a “leaf” sticky note and put it up on the Kindness Tree mural that will be up in the Collaborative Space until the Thanksgiving break.  

We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 10! 

'Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents' trainings set for Nov. 10 and 16

Green square with a blue square inside it. Within the blue square is the text “Workshop: Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents. Build Awareness. Learn Tools. Practice. November 10 and 16.

WWU will host two "Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents" workshops for students, faculty and staff at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 16 in Viking Union 565. Topics covered will include factors impacting people’s willingness to intervene and ways to take action as an upstander. The session will include time to practice intervening to interrupt bias incidents. This workshop is geared towards students, but faculty and staff are welcome to participate as well. For accommodation requests, please email

Campus Life

aerial image over the Old Main lawn looking north to the city

Western staffer Luke Hollister of University Relations and Marketing is out and about on campus and in the nearby community often, shooting images of campus and Bellingham life that we will share here in Western Today. 

See Luke's "Fall on Campus" photo album on Flickr here.

Mount Baker and The Sisters as seen from across Bellingham Bay at a spectacular sunset
Yesterday's News:
Western's COVID site
The Ecuador summer abroad website
The Western athletics website
Gaia, Western's research website
Western's Tutoring Center
"important dates" page of the university calendar
Old Main under a blanket of snow on a sunny winter day
Download LiveSafe, the free campus safety app, through this link
The Associated Students website
KUGS, Western's student-run campus radio station
Western's traditional mountain and bay logo with the words "make waves" underneath

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