In the Media

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:56am
Al Jazeera
Kets are a living linguistic fossil. Several hundred strong and dwindling, they inhabit swampy, mosquito-infested areas along the Yenisei, a mighty central Siberian river whose bright-blue waters flow into the Arctic Ocean. Thousands of years ago, reindeer pastoralists and horse herders pressed Kets to flee their motherland between Mongolia and Lake Baikal northwards to the world's largest forest, the Siberian taiga.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 11:55am
Bellingham Business Journal
Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute is hosting two speakers to discuss border issues on May 11 and May 18 on the Western campus. From 1-2 p.m. on May 11 in the Academic Instructional Center West Room 406, Heather Nicol will present “The Fence & the bridge: Geopolitics and identity along the Canada-U.S. border.” Nicol is a professor at Trent University.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:49am
The Seattle Times
The state of Washington is justifiably famous for innovative genius sparking entirely new technologies and business models, from retail coffee to computer software, from online shopping to composite materials for jetliners. We have much to be proud of in our great state.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:42am
The Bellingham Herald
After a disappointing 2-11-1 season, Bellingham United is looking to stay healthy in 2016 and add on to its core group with players from local colleges and around the globe. Captains Brendan Quilici and Nick Cashmere return to give the team a foundation to build upon. “It’s nice to have chemistry already created from last summer and indoor this past winter,” Cashmere said in a press release. Joining them will be players from Gonzaga, Saint Martin’s University and Western Washington University. United is also bringing in several international players such as New Zealand defender Lukas Bayliss and Brazilian Thiago Novis, who plays at Montana State Billings University.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:23am
The Bellingham Herald
The first work on the Granary Building that sits on Bellingham’s waterfront is expected to start as soon as late spring or early summer. Some of that work could include emergency repairs to clean the building and get it ready for construction, said John Reid, the architect working with Ireland-based Harcourt Developments on the remodel.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:22am
The Bellingham Herald
Prior to Albertsons announcing it was closing the Birchwood store, the neighborhood began working with Western Washington University urban planning students to come up with ideas to make the area vibrant again. The group of students presented a report of its findings at a neighborhood meeting March 15. The report, based on feedback from community members, emphasized giving the area a major facelift, adding parks and other public spaces as well as addressing safety concerns.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 10:21am
The Daily Astorian
Two roads diverge before serious artists early in their careers: What happens if they decide to become commercial artists, customizing their craft to satisfy a specific market? What happens if they don’t? “If you do, you’re beholden to that market, and it can be very difficult,” said Eric Wiegardt, a professional watercolorist based in Ocean Park, Washington. Wiegardt and Darren Orange, an Astoria-based mixed-media artist, discussed their entrepreneurial paths through the art scene — their paintings, processes and practical wisdom — during the final lecture of the Columbia Forum’s 26th season Thursday night in Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Community Center.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:53am
The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review
On May 6, “Utilitarian Incorporeal Countereffort” opens at Kolva-Sullivan Gallery. During the reception, visitors can ask artist Paul Andrew Gregg the reasoning for the title, though he might just leave you guessing. “It’s hard trying to define the whys and whats of an artist,” he said. “When I was in art school, I wrote an artist statement full of jargon that made sense to me. I chose words from the dictionary and chose my own definitions. The question is, do words inform viewers about the work or the artist?”
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:51am
The Bellingham Herald
For Whatcom County retailers, the holiday season was not so jolly. Sales of goods sold in stores were down 5.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to a year earlier, according to newly released data from the Washington State Department of Revenue. Whatcom was the only county in Western Washington to post a decline in the retail trade category.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 10:08am
The Bellingham Herald
A trio of Bellingham High alums were among five Western Washington University players selected to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Team, according to a release on Tuesday, April 26. Sophomore Jenn Paul led the way, as she shared Player of the Year honors with Saint Martin’s senior Jennifer Liedes. Paul leads the GNAC with an average round score of 75.2 and placed in the top 10 in seven of eight tournaments. She took medalist honors at the Tim Tierney Pioneer Shootout and tied for third at the GNAC Championship. Paul also was selected to the All-Academic team with a 3.44 cumulative GPA as a computer science major.