In the Media

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:41am
Skagit Valley Herald
Student pianists Tate Cohan and Alex Amick earned top honors when the Skagit Valley Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association held its annual Conference Recital Competition on March 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. Eleven students performed at the event, which was judged by Milica Jovanovic, piano faculty member from Western Washington University.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:39am
Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram
Every distance runner has a story about what prompted them to take to the road, track or trail for the first time. Suffice to say, none can match Sarah Crouch’s introduction to the sport in terms of originality and hilarity.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:56am
The Seattle Times
Sitting here in the Northwest, we can be forgiven for having a distorted picture of Canada. Seattle has more than a little Vancouver envy, looking at a nearby city so prosperous, so beautiful, so cosmopolitan — and yet so tolerant in that Canadian way.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:52am
Whatcom Talk
Most of us had a favorite game as a kid and we might have regularly spent an entire weekend or summer doing nothing but playing and exploring the world. Eventually, we were encouraged to “grow up” or “be more mature” and play time morphed into work time and responsibility. Local non-profit Inner Child Studio is on a serious mission to help people question our cultural expectations and become a lot less serious. Whatcom County businesswoman and Inner Child Studio Founder, Rachel Andrews, is bringing creative play to all ages and walks of life throughout the Pacific Northwest. She takes her “work” on the road to veterans, the homeless, people with disabilities, and businesses. In addition to being just plain fun, that play is intended to improve health, reduce stress, teach valuable skills, and improve everyone’s quality of life.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:52am
Jefferson Public Radio
It has taken 129 years to publish Levi Scott’s reminiscence of leading the first pioneers on the Applegate Trail. Emigrating to Oregon in 1844, Scott soon joined other Willamette Valley settlers, including Applegate brothers Jesse and Lindsay, in searching for a southern alternative to the Oregon Trail’s perilous Columbia River route. After reaching Fort Hall in today’s Idaho, Jesse Applegate encouraged 75 wagons to take the route also known as Applegate’s Cut-off and the Southern Emigrant Road.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:51am
The Bellingham Herald
The idea sounds simple as pie. Administrators and student food activists at Western Washington University recently agreed to the goal of having the university spend at least 25 percent of its dining hall food budget on locally sourced, sustainable farm products by 2020.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:07am
Seattle P-I
Ibsen Nelsen's passion for the Northwest was obvious in his life and his work. The late architect was involved in the creation or preservation of key Seattle landmarks, and he played a pivotal role in shaping urban design in the city. His work can be seen around Western Washington. He designed the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, the Merrill Court Townhouses on Capitol Hill and several buildings on Western Washington University's campus in Bellingham.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:03am
The Bellingham Herald
Lynden Christian announced a pair of new hires on Thursday, April 14, in an email from outgoing athletic director Curt DeHaan, and both should be familiar with their surroundings. Dan Kaemingk will return as the Lyncs’ football coach, while former Mount Baker athletic director Brenda Terpstra will fill that role at LC beginning this summer. Both Kaemingk and Terpstra are graduates of the school.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 8:36am
Max Bronsema is the chief architect and director of web communication technologies for Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, Washington. Previously, he was the lead Drupal architect at the university, leading a small student team developing innovative Drupal solutions for the public-facing sites at WWU. I was able to catch up with Max ahead of Linuxfest Northwest 2016, where he'll be leading D8 core and distro sprints, to chat about his thoughts on Drupal 8.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:56pm
The Bellingham Herald
Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban will share her story in a talk at Western Washington University on Tuesday, May 3. The two-hour talk will begin at 6 p.m. in Arntzen Hall 100. It’s free, but space is limited so reservations are required.