In the Media

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:06am
KGMI Radio

Former Western Washington University Track & Field national champion and three-time All-American Bethany Drake will compete for Team USA this weekend in the NACAC Championships (North America, Central America and Caribbean) in Toronto.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:04am
The Bellingham Herald

Some Whatcom County employers already are helping their workers.

Saturna Capital helps employees pay for child care, while PeaceHealth and WECU set up flexible spending accounts that allow workers to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for child care. Western Washington University provides child care to employees and students at itsAssociated Students Child Development Center on its Bellingham campus.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:01am
Big Island Now

Often, research cruises are planned years in advance. In this case, rapid deployment was necessary because phytoplankton blooms, like the one captured in the satellite images, are short-lived.

Karl and team quickly coordinated with Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a Western Washington University researcher and SOEST alumna, who had a cruise planned to deploy a series of ocean bottom seismometers near the shoreline.

The UH Mānoa team also received funds for ship time from the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation, which also supports the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology, a cross-disciplinary effort to measure and model the critical activities of marine microbes based at UH Mānoa.

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:57am
The Bellingham Herald

Olson said there will be a learning curve in the area of family law for him, as he’s mostly practiced criminal law, or handled cases involving Child Protective Services while serving in the state attorney general’s office. Most recently, he’s served as general counsel to Western Washington University the past two years, also in the state attorney general’s office.

Olson also taught business law, or as he likes to call it, “an introduction to the American legal system,” as a professor for nearly 20 years. Because of those connections, Olson said he’ll likely have to recuse himself from matters involving the college.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:00am
The Chinook Observer

The book showcases about 1,200 regional insects, and mentions ways to identify a few thousand more. Peterson took about half of the 1,700 photographs in the book. Though this is still only a tiny slice of the 30,000 insect species that have been catalogued in the region, from tiny wasps the size of a pinhead to huge tiger moths, Peterson’s experience from studying the region’s insects, teaching entomology, and identifying insects for the public helped him focus on the subjects that are most likely to be of interest.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:39am
The Bellingham Herald

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that he has appointed Rob Olson to Whatcom County Superior Court, replacing the late Judge Ira Uhrig. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Rob has been incredibly dedicated to protecting vulnerable populations throughout his career,” Inslee said in a press release. “He has a strong reputation in the Whatcom County community, and I look forward to his contributions to the bench.”

Olson spent the past eight years serving as Washington state assistant attorney general. His current role has included serving as general counsel to Western Washington University, and he previously represented the state in numerous licensing and child protection actions.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 9:19am
Kitsap Sun

Olympic College stands to gain by increased enrollment in its early childhood programs. The college offers an associate degree, with the Sophia Bremer Child Development Center as the "learning lab." Starting in fall 2019, the college will partner with Western Washington University to offer a four-year early childhood degree.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:04am
Lake Stevens Ledger
Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The results, released in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,500 faculty and staff at 278 colleges and universities. 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:03am
Lake Stevens Ledger
Katelyn Brower of Lake Stevens graduated magna cum laude in June with a Bachelor of Science degree and as the Outstanding Graduate in Geology. She is also a first-generation university graduate. 
At Western, she served as a curator and research assistant to digitize, electronically document and catalog Western’s extensive geologic natural history collection and presented her work at the 2017 Geological Society of America annual meeting. As the Northwest Geological Society’s first at-large student board member, Brower helped plan the February 2018 Geohazards Symposium in Seattle. She is also a student liaison with the Pacific Northwest section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the webmaster of the Pacific Northwest Association for 
Women Geoscientists.