General Stories

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:27am

Name: Devlin O’Donnell

Title: Crime and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS) Coordinator, Prevention & Wellness Health Educator

Hobbies: Watching political events, sporting events and “Lost” with friends. Dancing, camping, spending time outside in quiet places and drumming when no one is watching

Favorite Book: “Lamb,” by Christopher Moore

Favorite Movie: “Friday Night Lights”

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:11am

Name: George Mariz

Title: Professor of History and director of the Honors Program

Hobbies: Music (classical), architecture, travel and cross-country bicycling

Favorite Restaurant: Busara

Favorite Books: Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” many Shakespearean plays, Greek tragedy, William Faulkner’s “Absalom, Absalom!” and “The Sound and the Fury” and works by Dostoevsky, Kafka and Austen

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:09am

Western Washington University’s Dance program instructor Pam Kuntz will present her dance and theatre piece “Wrinkles…Grace in Time” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 11, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven.

Tickets will be available at the Community Food Co-Op, Village Books, and at the door for $12.

Published Monday, August 17, 2009 - 1:13pm

To the campus community:

As you know, everyone on campus is facing budget reductions. Academic Custodial Services also has been affected and must reduce annual custodial expenses by 8 percent, or $165,000, for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Because of that, starting Sept. 1, Academic Custodial Services will be reducing state-funded custodial services within academic buildings on campus. These reductions are intended to maximize available resources and also to align with university sustainability goals.

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 1:42pm

The students are scattered throughout the library, sitting in groups of two or three and concentrating hard on the work before them.

At a long bank of computers, Shuksan Middle School students David Trejo and Sumeet Panwar, both 13, squint at their computer screens at a pair of flyers they’re creating to advertise Operation Change, an effort to increase awareness in the community of issues related to homelessness and violence. Western Washington University student Kaelee Berg leans in on occasion to offer advice.

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 two April sold-out shows at the Mount Baker Theatre was reserved for WWU students.

And judging by the crowd that screamed itself hoarse that night, students haven’t forgotten Death Cab for Cutie, either.

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.

Construction signage is starting to be put in place today along East College Way. Commuters and pedestrians should give themselves a little extra time over the next few days to become familiar with the new pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle routes in and around this area of campus.

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 hundreds of years of storms, droughts, volcanic eruptions, blizzards, pollution and more, sealed within a solid chunk of sky-blue ice 200 meters deep.

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.

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 2:30 p.m. closing time.

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