In the Media

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:43am

Edward Vajda believes he knows where an entire family of North American languages came from.

Vajda, a historical linguist at Western Washington University, spent several years in Russian Siberia learning Ket, a language so obscure that most of its own tribe no longer speak it. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:40am
Edmonds Beacon

A project is underway to modernize management of the cemetery and map existing plots through a geographical information system. It’s part of the Sustainable Cities Partnership, a collaboration between the city, Western Washington University and the Association of Washington Cities to focus and promote sustainability.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:39am
Bend Bulletin

As a newspaper and TV reporter covering Oregon politics from 1964 until the mid-1980s, Floyd McKay was on and behind the scenes for many of Oregon’s biggest events and legislative battles of the mid-twentieth century.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:39pm
The Bellingham Herald

Kirsten Jensen, 39, has two children – a 4-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. Balancing motherhood, bike racing and full-time work at Western Washington University as an education instructor is hard, but Jensen said racing is an external motivator to stay healthy and keep exercising.

“I feel like I’m a better mom when I’ve been exercising,” she said. “I feel like I’m more patient. And I feel like, when my kids see me racing –especially when my daughter sees me racing – I just feel like it’s good modeling for her, about feeling strong and healthy.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:23am
The Vancouver Sun

A longtime retail landmark is going out of business this week, marking another closure among food markets in eastern Whatcom County.

Cross-border traffic remains strong. Nearly 3.6 million people have crossed southbound through the five Whatcom County border crossings in the first four months of 2017 — nearly identical to the first four months of 2016, according to the data gathered by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute. With the Canadian dollar remaining low, it’s expected that border crossing numbers will stay at this level, said Hart Hodges, director at Western’s Center for Economics and Business Research.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:15am

Emilie Landmann is a theatre artist based in Portland, Oregon. She has worked on and off stage with companies such as Profile Theatre, Post5 Theatre Company, Portland Actor's Ensemble, Action/Adventure Theatre, Nutz-n-Boltz and Original Practice Shakespeare. Additionally, she was a member of the 2013-14 Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company, where she wrote and performed the solo show "A Study on Outdoor Catholicism". She received her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:13pm
ENERGY Magazine

Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was an inspired choice for the job: she brings a keen understanding of the global economy and international trade to a portfolio that will require these skills in the near term. Trade relations between producers and consumers of energy are shifting, and the new Trump administration in Washington will accelerate this realignment. Canadian diplomacy must secure new markets for energy exports, or risk being left behind.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:35pm
The Spokesman Review (Spokane)

Spokane’s Madison Kerr and her top-ranked teammates will soon be headed to New Jersey with hopes of winning an eighth national championship for their university.

No office pools are being circulated. No side bets are being collected. And you won’t find any grocery store checkers geeked out in team-related regalia.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:44am
The Everett Herald

Brooklyn Groves, a 2013 Marysville Getchell High School graduate and senior at Western Washington University, was named the statewide Student Employee of the Year from the Washington State Association of Student Employment Administrators.

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:51pm
The Seattle Times

When Danny Beatty, a retired teacher from Anacortes, saw our stories during Teacher Appreciation Week, he was moved to tell his own — a teacher’s appreciation for his students.

Back in 1955, when he was not even halfway into his first year teaching at Anacortes High School at the tip of Fidalgo Island in northwest Washington, he received an Army draft notice. Upon hearing the news, his students put together a petition to delay the 22-year-old teacher’s draft until the end of the school year.