In the Media

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:53am
Vancouver Columbian

“Toby Town,” through March. Ryan Kelly is an assistant professor of ceramics and foundations at Western Washington University. For this exhibit, Kelly puts his own spin on the decorative “Toby Jug” or face mug, and invites guests to meet the various characters of Toby Town during a lighthearted jaunt into the marvelous world of bric-a-brac. Art at the CAVE Gallery, 108 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 360-314-6506 or

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:50am
The Associated Press

A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region on Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming.

The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation.

In May, the team members will try to climb the 8,850 meter-high Everest, the world's tallest mountain, and its sister peak Mount Lhotse.

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:43am
Ad Week

WeCounterHate is a campaign which “counters” hate speech on Twitter with a donation to a nonprofit organization fighting hate for every retweet. Article features WWU Design alumnus Shawn Herron

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:25am

Videomaker and interdisciplinary artist Chris E. Vargas, currently lives in Bellingham, WA where he is an assistant professor at Western Washington University. In his work, he uses humor and performance to explore the experiences of marginalized people. One of his largest undertaking is an ongoing institution called the Museum of Transgender History & Art(MOTHA), which honors the visual history of transgender culture through performances, videos, exhibits, panel discussions, and more. For the Oakland Museum exhibition, the artist designed a building façade for MOTHA and worked with curator Christina Linden on an installation of art and archival work that narrates the Bay Area’s trans history. Still, Vargas told Broadly, “I think there are many layered and intersecting LGBTQ+ histories, and very divergent queer politics in California and this exhibition may only just scratch the surface.”

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:18am
The Bellingham Herald

Additional 2019 projects include new stoplights to help pedestrians cross more safely on East Holly Street at High Street and on North State Street at Maple and Laurel streets.

All three locations are intersections with heavy foot traffic, Comeau said, because they are near Western Washington University bus lines and student-oriented housing.

“That’s going to make State Street so much better for pedestrian crossing,” he said. “It also will be safer for vehicle drivers not to have to suddenly stop (at a crosswalk) and risk a rear-end collision,” Comeau said.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 8:44am

WWU's Marco Hatch, a Coastal Salish scholar, talks about the importance of bringing indigenous knowledge to Western research — and what science loses when we don't.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 9:03am
KPUG Radio

The Western Washington University volleyball team will get another chance to celebrate the amazing 2018 season by being honored prior to the Seattle Mariners game on April 16 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

The Vikings will be on the field prior to the game and a member of the team will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:10 pm game vs. the Cleveland Indians.

The entire 2018 team and coaching staff will be in attendance at the game, and friends, family, alumni and fans are invited to join the Vikings for the special evening at the ballpark. Visit to get special $30 tickets to sit in the same section as the team. Tickets will be available for purchase online until noon on the day of the game (April 16).

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:59am

Wait, you may be thinking, I’m not like that. But even if you’re not the kind of person who would just dump all your trash on the ground in a park for fun, your actions and energy use are taking a toll on the planet via invisible pollutants, says Charles Barnhart, assistant professor at the Institute for Energy Studies at Western Washington University. “Just as a park is a shared resource, the entire atmosphere is a shared resource.”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:34am
Bellingham Herald

In what is shaping up to be a very busy residential construction season, another major apartment project is in the planning stages.

The latest proposal is in the Happy Valley neighborhood near Western Washington University. The proposed project is called 500 Square, a 68-unit apartment complex at the intersection of 32nd Street and Ferry Avenue. It will have 21 three-bedroom units and 47 two-bedroom units, according to the documents submitted to the city.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:14am
Planet Ware

By the sea and adjacent to the San Juan Islands, Bellingham is also a gateway city to Mount Baker and the North Cascades. Providing a distinct charm and vibrant cultural scene, Bellingham is home to Western Washington University and warrants many weekend visits.