General Stories

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.

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.

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