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Quick Links:

STUDENTS: Applying for a job? Join Career Services' Interviewing Strategies Workshop today at 3 p.m.

VIKS: Point Loma, Sonoma State coming to WWU for women's soccer West Regional tomorrow and Saturday, Vikings to play winner of tomorrow's game

INTRODUCTIONS: Meet Jacqueline Hughes, Western's new chief diversity officer

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: WWU's Anna Lees gives presentation on Indigenous community-driven research

STUDENT SUCCESS: From the court to the kiln with Dani Iwami

SAFETY TIP: Are you using a space heater?

CLUB STUFF: Makerspace Club's inaugural meeting is tonight at 5 p.m.

VAX/BOOSTER CLINIC RETURNS: Huge turnout leads to the WA Dept. of Health Care-A-Van returning to campus Nov. 17; book your appointment now

DID YOU VOTE? Election returns here

EMPLOYEES: Is your spouse or domestic partner covered by your PEBB medical benefits?

FACULTY: TODAY! Gather virtually with colleagues at WesternOnline Connections

Meet Jacqueline Hughes, Western's new chief diversity officer

Jacqueline Hughes started at Western this fall as its Chief Diversity Officer, a new position at WWU that reports directly to the president. Western Today recently chatted with Hughes about her goals and plans for her time at the university and how she would like to maximize the role and impact of the CDO here at WWU.

Read the Q&A with Jacqueline Hughes here.

Story by JohnThompson

From the Court to the Kiln: A WWU Basketball Star's Journey of Discovery

When injuries shortened WWU basketball player Dani Iwami's career, she needed to find other ways to find joy and inner peace - and she discovered what she needed in the Fine Arts building. Click the image above to watch!

WWU video by Sean Patrick

Campus Life

The campus as seen from the Bellingham waterfront on a blustery gray fall day

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:

VOTE! Register and cast your vote in 15 minutes at the AS Voter Hub in the VU

WWU IMPACT: 'Window to a Solar Future' in Window magazine

TONIGHT ON CAMPUS: Open Mic Night in the VU Underground Coffeehouse

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Viks lock up #2 seed in the West; will host first two playoff rounds at Harrington Field

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: Anna Lees to discuss her new book, "Unsettling Settler-Colonial Education" today at 3 p.m.; free concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC

SPEAKER: Tim Sturtz to present "Law and Odor" Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

TOMORROW'S WORLD ISSUES FORUM: "The Eurocentricity of the Global Refugee Law Regime" at noon

LEND A HAND: 'Jam the Van' event to help food pantries and food security resources for WWU students

FIRST RESPONDERS: Bellingham Fire Dept. to be on campus tomorrow for training

EMPLOYEES: PEBB In-Person Benefits Fair Tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m. 

Read more In the Media
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
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The Associated Students website
KUGS, Western's student-run campus radio station
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