In the Media

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:05am
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University women’s cross country placed sixth at the NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Joplin, Mo. — the Vikings’ best finish since moving to Division II in 1998. WWU’s previous best was an eighth-place finish in 2009. “What a great day for the program with the best NCAA finish in school history,” coach Pee Wee Halsell said in a press release. “I am so proud of how the ladies raced today. They worked so hard all season and today they left it all out on the course and made history. They ran hard, ran determined and the results show that. What a day to be a Viking!”
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:04am
The Bellingham Herald
For the second time in three seasons, the Western Washington University women’s soccer team will head to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The No. 2 Vikings advanced Saturday with a 3-1 quarterfinal victory over No. 6 Dallas Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Harrington Field.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:02am
The Bellingham Herald
As Alcoa’s Intalco Works near Ferndale moves closer to idling its aluminum smelting operations, global market forces continue to paint a bleak picture on the chances of restarting it anytime soon. On Thursday, Nov. 19, Alcoa filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that the company could lay off 465 employees at Ferndale and 415 in Wenatchee. The WARN filing means the company is giving 60 days notice before it can start laying off workers, putting the start time at Jan. 18. Around 118 employees are expected to be retained for the Ferndale casthouse operations, which focus on specialty products.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:01am
The Islands' Sounder
Western Washington University's 650-seat Performing Arts Center was packed for a performance by students from this year's San Juan Music Educators Association Senior Honor Festival on Nov. 11. Thirteen musicians from Orcas High School attended this year's festival. WWU hosted some of the top musicians from northwest area high schools (269 students from 21 schools) at an all-day rehearsal, concluding with a concert.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:59am
Backcountry Magazine
Seattle-based photographer Ian Coble is always in search of new challenges, never content with sitting by and letting his career take its course. Coble likes to explore new genres and compositional styles, and his dynamic eye shows through in his diverse body of work. Recently, Coble spoke with us about his drive to capture new movements on camera and letting each moment speak to him.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:58am
Luckily for students in Federal Way, Heather Wren didn't become a marine biologist. As she entered the biology program at Western Washington University, Wren had her sights set on science. But after struggling through the first year of the program, she switched over to an English major, which she didn't really love, either — until she got a taste of teaching.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:56am
The Bellingham Herald
Led by a game-high 20 points by junior forward Jeffrey Parker, five Western Washington players scored in double-digits to lead the Vikings to a lopsided 92-53 victory over Flagler College on Friday, Nov. 20, in a non-conference college basketball game at Whatcom Pavilion. The Vikings improved to 4-2 on the season, bouncing back from a tough 93-80 loss to BYU Hawaii on Wednesday. Flagler, out of St Augustine, Fla., falls to 1-2 in the young season.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 10:22am
The Bellingham Herald
Senior center Kayla Bernsen recorded a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds, but the Western Washington Women’s Basketball team dropped a 79-56 contest to UC San Diego Saturday, Nov. 21, at the West Region Crossover Classic in Azusa, Calif. The Vikings fall to 1-3 in the young season with their third consecutive loss. UC San Diego improves to 3-1 after posting tournament wins vs. WWU and Seattle Pacific.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:07pm
The Seattle Times
Geologist and blogger Dave Tucker, the wise man on all things related to Northwest rock formations, has a new book out, “Geology Underfoot in Western Washington” (Mountain Press Publishing, $24). It’s a guide to where you can see and learn about all the grand glaciers and odd rock formations along highways and on trails.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:15am
The Bellingham Herald
A variety of factors, including a lack of consensus on how to pay for and build a new Whatcom County Jail, likely played into the voters’ decision to turn down a jail sales tax measure on Nov. 3. “You know, it wasn’t just a one-sided tether, it was a multitude of constituencies that had problems with it one way or the other,” said Charlie Crabtree, chairman of the Whatcom County Republicans, which endorsed the tax measure.