The vision for a Coast Salish longhouse at Western originated from Western’s Native American Student Union and is the result of decades of discussion among students, faculty, and campus administrators.

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Architectural drawing by Jones & Jones Architects of the Longhouse
Artist sketch of new campus building


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by Frances Badgett

When Pasadena-born business major Megan Alle (’21) attended the Double Major: Death Cab for Cutie and ODESZA concert at…

Two years ago, Boise native Elise Batten (industrial design, 2024) was looking for a college that reflected her values and would give her the…

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Jeff and Dina Frank

by Frances Badgett

Seattle attorney Jeff Frank has worked in commercial, construction, and real estate litigation for more than…

Megan and Brian Lau

Alaska native Megan Lau’s path from Western to winning the 4 Under 40 Award from the American Marketing Association this year is a fascinating one…

Zoe Evans-Agnew

By Frances Badgett

Zoe Evans-Agnew (’21), Outstanding Graduate in Honors and behavioral neuroscience major, came to Western for…

Aliki Valdes

By Frances Badgett

When Aliki Valdes transferred into Western from Whatcom Community…


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Students signing Home of the Vikings banner at the Paint B'ham Blue for WWU event