Communications

Welcome to the 2018 Academic Year at Western!

Message to Campus Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:43

Dear Western Students,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year!  Whether this is your first year at Western or your last, I hope you are as excited as I am by the opportunities the lie ahead to learn about others, ourselves, and the world we share. 

Supporting your success both in and out of the classroom is the primary mission of Western, and it’s a commitment shared by more than 2000 faculty and staff in a wide variety of roles.  Please know there are many resources at Western to support you in

Opening Convocation Address to Faculty & Staff Fall 2018

Message to Campus - Speech Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:30

(A video of the 2018 Opening Convocation Ceremony is available herePresident Randhawa's remarks begin at 24:30.)

Good morning and welcome to the start of Western’s 125th academic year.

I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered on the ancestral homelands of Indigenous Peoples who have lived in the Salish Sea basin and the North Cascades watershed from time immemorial, in particular the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe.

Interview with Spark Science Podcast

Interview Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:06

WWU President Sabah Randhawa was the guest on the Season 4 Finale of Spark Science, a podcast sponsored by Bellingham's Spark Museum, and hosted by Dr. Regina Barber DeGraaff, WWU STEM Outreach and Inclusion Specialist and instructor in the Physics and Astronomy department.  In this episode, Sabah recounts his early career as

Year End Message to the Western Campus Community

Message to Campus Mon, 06/25/2018 - 09:11

June 19, 2018

To the Campus Community:

As the regular academic year comes to a close and our campus community shifts into the distinct rhythms of summer, I want to thank you for your continued commitment and contributions to advance Western. I often comment that our graduates are the most important contribution we make to society. To deliver on this promise, we just graduated almost 2,200 students during our spring Commencement ceremonies. As I participated in Commencement, I was proud of our graduates and deeply appreciative of our faculty and staff—to

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

Blog Post Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:27

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”  

-Maya Angelou

During a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to visit members of our federal delegation and supporters of Western, Uzma and I took advantage of an open afternoon to visit, for the first time, The National Museum of African American History and Culture. We could have spent the entire day and more—there is so much to learn, absorb, and to reflect upon.

During the few hours we were at the Museum, I learned new facts about our

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