In the Media

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:57am
The Associated Press
Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream. What little snow from last winter is already gone, so ice is melting off the glacier at a rate of nearly three inches a day this summer, he said.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:52am
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Going to lunch with students changed Michael Wesch’s attitude about teaching, and he is trying to share his personal transformation through a series of videos he hopes will go viral. Mr. Wesch is an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University who has won some of the highest honors for his work in the classroom, including a national professor-of-the-year award in 2008. Yet a couple of years ago, he "got into a funk" about teaching, he says. After many years covering the same material, he was worried things were getting too routine.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:58am
The Bellingham Herald
Forward Catherine Miles (Sr., Anacortes) scored the game’s first two goals as Western Washington University defeated University of Victoria, 3-2, in a women’s soccer exhibition contest on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Harrington Field on the WWU campus.
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:57am
The Bellingham Herald
Nearly a day after a chemical fire broke out in a third-floor chemistry lab at Western Washington University, crews were still waiting to enter the building to figure out what happened. No one was injured when the fire erupted around 5:15 Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, but a dozen firefighters who were the first to enter the building were sent to the hospital that night after breathing in an unknown gas, said Rob Kintzele, assistant chief with Bellingham Fire Department.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:43pm
KGMI 790-AM
Forward Catherine Miles (Sr., Anacortes) scored the game’s first two goals as Western Washington University defeated University of Victoria, 3-2, in a women’s soccer exhibition contest on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Harrington Field on the WWU campus. Miles gave the Vikings a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute, scoring on a rebound from five yards out after a shot by Savanna Moorehouse (Sr., Bonney Lake) was blocked. In the 22nd minute, Miles headed in a corner kick by Stephanie Hamilton (Sr., Orting Bellarmine Prep).
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:41pm
The Bellingham Herald
There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the 2015 Western Washington University men’s soccer team. With both experience and depth, the Vikings figure to be battling near the top of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and in contention for their first NCAA Division II national tournament berth. Seven starters are among 14 letter winners from last season’s 9-8-1 squad that finished fourth in the GNAC with a 7-6-1 mark. Seven members of the squad are seniors.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:38pm
The Bellingham Herald
A chemical fire erupted in a Western Washington University chemistry building on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25. No one was injured, and the building was evacuated right after the fire broke out about 5:15 p.m., said WWU spokesman Paul Cocke. Student Melany Fry was in room 370 of Morse Hall with six other students when the fire broke out. “We heard a big bang and a whoosh,” Fry said.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:26am
Bellingham Business Journal
Washington Monthly, a Washington D.C. magazine, ranked Western Washington University as the top public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest in its 2015 College Guide “It’s gratifying to see that Western’s reputation for providing a top-quality education, with numerous opportunities for community engagement, and a great value for students continues to gain attention across the country,” said Western’s President Bruce Shepard in a press release.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 9:00am
iusm.co.kr
Here at the bottom of the Mississippi River, Andy Nyman stands atop a squishy new wetland, recently created by sediment that may have originated hundreds of miles upstream. "This is Ohio," says the Louisiana State University ecologist as he sifts through a core of marsh soil, his legs shin-deep in fresh water. "This is Missouri."
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 8:54am
The Bellingham Herald
Washington state has a complex and fascinating geological history, going back more than 1 billion years, when some of the oldest rocks in the region were formed, according to Burke Museum publication “Northwest Origins.” Northwest Washington remains one of the most dynamic areas of the planet geologically — with earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and flooding among the powerful natural forces that shape the land.

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