Latest Communications

Western Cares - On the Cascade Mall Tragedy

Message to Campus Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:17

Dear Western Community:

Friday evening a tragedy occurred at the Cascade Mall in Burlington that impacted lives throughout Skagit County and beyond.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the five victims and the countless others who were impacted by this senseless and horrific action.

Our Western community has been affected by the event in ways that will not be in the news or in ways one would not normally think of.  Some of the victims have ties to Western.  The grief of their families and friends is unimaginable.  I know that we have Read more

President Randhawa Addresses WWU Faculty and Staff at Opening Convocation

Speech Fri, 09/16/2016 - 08:42

CONVOCATION 2016

September 16, 2016

 

Good morning!

Thank you, Kristen, for your kind introduction.

It is a special privilege to speak to you today as we recognize our distinguished faculty and staff colleagues for their accomplishments. Congratulations to our honorees.

It is a tremendous honor to lead Western. I would like to start by expressing my thanks to the Board of Trustees, members of the search committee, and to all of you for the trust you have placed in me. Over the past six weeks, Uzma and I have had the Read more

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year at Western

Message to Campus Fri, 09/02/2016 - 07:33

Dear Western Students:

Although the official start of classes is still several weeks away, I want to take advantage of this quiet time to personally welcome you to the 2016-17 school year at Western! Like many of you, I am also new to this wonderful university and to Bellingham, having just started my official duties as president on August 1. My wife Uzma and I have enjoyed learning our way around campus and our new hometown, meeting new people, and learning firsthand what makes Western and Bellingham such a special place to live and learn. 

In the coming weeks you Read more

WWU & President's Tweets

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Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum to speak at WWU on October 19th in Arntzen 100: https://t.co/TC1q5QiBLv
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RT : Condolences to family and friends on the passing of former First Lady Rosemary Flora. A great spirit and a wonderful friend of Western.
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The Friends of Skagit Beaches fall film series starts Friday & will showcase films from WWU journalism students: https://t.co/TH2VhdswQl
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A recent Huntington's Disease fundraiser in L.A. had WWU Professor Jeff Carroll seeing stars:… https://t.co/YoqxLHD1jn