General Stories

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.

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 at Carver Gym for about a month.

“I have two kids at home, and ever since they’ve come along, I haven’t had time to exercise,” he says. “To be able to fit something into the middle of the day allows me to spend more time with my kids.”

Published Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Western Washington University's faculty are known for engaged excellence, but they do more than teach. Their research, innovation, expertise and vision serve the region, the state of Washington, the country and beyond.

Published Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Western Washington University's faculty are known for engaged excellence, but they do more than teach. Their research, innovation, expertise and vision serve the region, the state of Washington, the country and beyond.

This video looks at research being done by the Vehicle Research Institute on its biomethane gas and hybrid bus projects, featuring interviews with VRI director Eric Leonhardt and engineering assistant professor Steven Fleishman.

Published Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Western Washington University's faculty are known for engaged excellence, but they do more than teach. Their research, innovation, expertise and vision serve the region, the state of Washington, the country and beyond.

This video looks at the Center for Economic Vitality and its director, Tom Dorr.

Published Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Western Washington University's faculty are known for engaged excellence, but they do more than teach. Their research, innovation, expertise and vision serve the region, the state of Washington, the country and beyond.

This video looks at the Bering Sea climate change research of WWU assistant professor David H. Shull.

Published Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Western Washington University's faculty are known for engaged excellence, but they do more than teach. Their research, innovation, expertise and vision serve the region, the state of Washington, the country and beyond.

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 Afghanistan.

Though Hawn does have combat experience from his previous stint with the Navy, this will be an entirely new experience for him, he said.

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