Features & Highlights

Published Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 2:18pm

A lot has changed for Death Cab for Cutie since its members met at Western Washington University more than 10 years ago: They’ve traded Red Square for international tours, Grammy nominations and legions of screaming fans. But Death Cab never forgot its Western roots. One of the band’s…

Published Monday, July 20, 2009 - 4:17pm

Beginning Tuesday, July 21, no parking will be allowed east and south of Miller Hall. The contractor for the Miller Hall renovation project, Dawson Construction, will be installing the construction fence starting Tuesday. The fenced area is represented by the dotted line in the image to the right.…

Published Monday, July 20, 2009 - 2:31pm

The key to unlocking 1,000 years of Pacific Northwest climate data is locked in a 600-foot-thick sheet of ice on British Columbia’s Mount Waddington—and Western Washington University geologist Doug Clark knows just how to get it. The data is trapped in the ice; layer upon layer of…

Published Monday, July 20, 2009 - 11:26am

According to Western Washington University music professor Walter Schwede, his recent award from the state chapter of the American String Teachers Association is another in a long list of examples that WWU’s relationship to the state’s public schools is paying off in spades. “In…

Published Monday, July 20, 2009 - 8:47am

Thomas Tran is a busy man. His work day begins at 9 a.m. in a tidy rambler at the corner of Nevada and Texas streets in Bellingham. There, in a small shed at the side of the house, Tran operates his Thomas’ Hair Studio, cutting hair and coiffing ’dos for back-to-back customers until his…

Published Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:15pm

Yoga isn’t as easy as it might appear. “There are a number of movements and positions that really make you sweat,” says John Farquhar, the manager of multimedia and Web development in Academic Technology at Western. Farquhar has been attending the free noon yoga classes in Gym A…

Published Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Jere Hawn is shipping out. Hawn, manager of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management program in the Department of Decision Sciences, is being involuntarily recalled to active duty with the U.S. Navy. He leaves in late May for a 500-day deployment, much of which will be spent on the ground in…