In the Media

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:24pm
U.S. News & World Report
For many international students there is nothing more satisfying than when your family back home actually recognizes the name of the school that you fought so hard to get into. Big name colleges, such as those in the Ivy League, typically fit the bill. Harvard, Yale and Princeton are almost always given the stamp of approval and are typically seen as the pinnacle of U.S. universities. But an Ivy League degree does not guarantee a comfortable post-undergraduate life in a towering New York office complete with a magnificent skyline view of Manhattan. No, it takes more than just an Ivy League degree to land your future dream job.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:22pm
The (Aberdeen) Daily World
Ask Roy Vataja almost anything about Aberdeen history and he can give you an answer. Vataja can talk at length about the events and people that were the foundation of the Grays Harbor we know today — Aberdeen’s founder Samuel Benn, the 1903 Aberdeen fire and the darker side of the community’s history, including the area’s past notoriety for prostitution. His energetic enthusiasm and knowledge for all things Aberdeen, as well as his volunteerism with the Aberdeen Museum have made Vataja this year’s Harborite of the Year.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:21pm
In response to the Roseburg, Oregon tragedy this afternoon, Western Washington University sent out a tweet reminding students and staff what to do in the event of an emergency on-campus.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:05pm
WWU Athletics
Outside hitter Rachel Roeder (Sr.,Sammamish/Issaquah) had a team-high 13 kills as nationally ranked Western Washington University won its 12th consecutive match, defeating Montana State University Billings, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Alterowitz Gymnasium on the MSUB campus. The Vikings, ranked No. 15 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in the GNAC. It was Western’s 20th victory over the Yellowjackets in 21 meetings.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:05pm
WWU Athletics
Western Washington University took an early lead, but goals in the final 26 minutes gave nationally ranked Seattle Pacific University a 2-1 triumph on Thursday, Oct. 1, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest before a crowd of 740 at Harrington Field on the WWU campus. The Vikings, who suffered their first home loss in four contests this season, fell to 3-3-2 overall and 1-2-1 in the GNAC.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:04pm
WWU Athletics
Caitlyn Jobanek (Jr., Springfield, OR/Thurston) scored in the 49th minute, as Western Washington University defeated Seattle Pacific University, 1-0, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer battle of nationally ranked teams on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Interbay Stadium. The Vikings, ranked No.5 in this week’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll, improved to 8-1-0 overall and remained perfect in the GNAC at 4-0-0 with their sixth consecutive victory.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:51am
Penn State News
Over the last two decades Latino immigrant populations in the United States have experienced significant growth in areas that had little previous experience with them. Scholars refer to these places as ‘new immigrant destinations.’ Recent Penn State research indicates that rural growth in high-amenity areas such as Sun Valley, Idaho, or Cooperstown, New York, is an important but overlooked pull factor for low-wage Latino immigrants arriving in rural communities across America.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:49am
Whidbey News Times
Artists have always had a hard time making it, and Eric Vargas, a long-time Oak Harbor resident, is no exception. “I’m eking out an existence by doing art,” said Vargas, 28, during a recent visit at Oak Harbor’s Lotus Tea Bar & Studio, where he frequently works and his art is on display. “I’m still trying to establish a fan base and regular customers.”
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:46am
Idaho Business Review
College of Western Idaho has appointed two new deans in its academic affairs division. Kae Jensen will serve as dean of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, and James Jansen has been named dean of instructional support.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:44am
The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian
Aaron Porter was named centennial volunteer ambassador at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site for the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary in 2016.