It was the trip to Montana, Tony Jobanek says, that finally killed his Toyota Prius.
Tony and his wife, Andrea, calculated they had driven 57,000 miles to watch their daughter Caitlyn play soccer for Western Washington. They attended all 91 of Caitlyn’s college games, traveling as a far as Augusta, Ga., and Pensacola, Fla., to watch her compete.
Driving the 6 1/2 hours from Springfield to Bellingham, where the Division II Vikings play their home games, wasn’t so bad. It was the road trip to Montana State Billings that finally caused the Toyota to give out, though at least they’d been getting good gas mileage.
Some expect the loonie rally to be short-lived. Laurie Trautman, director at the WWU Border Policy Research Institute, believes it has peaked and the current rally will not immediately change border crossing shopping habits.
“I do expect the volumes to continue a trend similar to what we saw last year,” Trautman said in an email.
Western Washington University students in the Computer Information System Security program will practice cyberwarfare training in its new CyberRange, thanks to a gift of 50 computer servers from Boeing, Western officials said.
Resident undergraduate students will see a 2.2-percent tuition increase in the coming academic year at Western Washington University.
This year, Yazmin Gil is a teacher mentor in her district’s two-year Bilingual Teacher Fellows Program, a partnership between Highline Public Schools and Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University that prepares paraprofessionals to earn their teacher certification. The 17 fellows will earn a bachelor’s degree and K-8 teaching credentials in a program structured to reduce financial, academic, and bureaucratic barriers to success. A mentor teacher gives them ongoing feedback on lesson plans and instruction. Each fellow has a WWU field mentor to help them with problem-solving, and WWU administrative staff are on hand to help fellows navigate the university admission process.
The exhibit, called Surge, is a collaboration between the museum and Skagit Climate Science Consortium. It’s intended to spur discussions about the impacts of climate change on coastal communities.
Artists partner with researchers from the consortium and use the researchers’ data to share artistic perspectives on impacts such as coastal storm surge, sea level rise and flooding.
Exercise is a wonderful health elixir.
But bicyclists who commute to work in big cities may be breathing in harmful doses of pollutants, according to studies.
The upshot: Cycling’s health benefits can be reduced by when and where you ride, and for how long.
Longer commutes during rush hour when tailpipes are spewing the most smog can translate into greater health risks, according to the preliminary results of a five-year study done in New York.
Opening in fall 2017, the cyber range acts as a closed “cloud” separate from the internet to “allow students to learn and conduct exercises in a safe, secure manner,” said Dr. Erik Fretheim, director of the Computer and Information Systems Security Program at Western Washington University.
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced that it has added Chris Roselli to their Board of Directors. Roselli He now serves as the Director of Western’s Front Door to Discovery where he is building and strengthening Western’s ties with Bellingham, Whatcom County and the region, enhancing community access to Western’s resources while providing practical experience and business access to students, faculty and academic departments.
Bellingham makes the Top 20 college towns in the country!