In the Media

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 11:30am
Inside Higher Ed
Researchers have known for a while now that most community college students want to earn a bachelor's degree, but few go on to do so. Only 14 percent of students who first enroll at a community college transfer and eventually earn a four-year degree within a six-year period. It's that fact that has led researchers from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College and the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program to create a detailed guide to helping two- and four-year colleges improve bachelor's degree outcomes for transfer students.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:36am
The Bellingham Herald
Students from kindergarten through high school learn that “theater is a team sport” in Western Washington University’s Summer Youth Theatre Institute. The institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer under the direction of Deb Currier, an associate professor of theater.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:35am
The Western Washington University women’s rowing team was well represented on the 2016 All-Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association team and head coach John Fuchs has been named the WIRA Women’s Coach of the Year.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:34am
The Bellingham Herald
Mark Challender has for two decades served as an enthusiastic and significant supporter of Ski to Sea, even though he spends race day at home on the south side of Bellingham. Challender, 59, is president of Whatcom Emergency Communications Group. He has found his niche in monitoring radio communications from volunteers, along with life partner Ruby Haner, on three legs of the rugged race — downhill running, road biking and canoeing on the Nooksack River — where cell phone service is often non-existent.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:13pm
The Bellingham Herald
A man reportedly pulled up his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband on the Western Washington University campus Sunday, May 15, university officials said. The university first reported the sighting just after 4 p.m. on Sunday via its Western Alert system. A person attending a low-rider car show at the university’s Red Square told police two groups had been arguing in the area when a man in one of the groups lifted his shirt to show a handgun tucked in his waistband.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:40am
The News Tribune
In this high-stakes adventure called life, Chris and Sara Griffin’s path together seems to find a lot of rolling hills and poa grass. The Griffins are the power couple of golf in Washington: When they married in 2012, they became the only husband-wife team of the 1,173 club professionals in the Pacific Northwest PGA chapter.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:38am
Kitsap Sun
Jennifer Haunton sang "God Bless the USA" in her sparkling red dress on stage as boyfriend Justin Maxwell signed the words Saturday night at Sheridan Park Community Center. The two showcased their talents during the Mr. & Miss Empowerment Pageant for people with disabilities, and were two of about a dozen contestants vying for the crowns in the event's first year.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:31am
The Bellingham Herald
Lifelong country music fan Jessie Anderson has wondered why Whatcom County has few choices to dance, so she decided to do something about it. On Friday, May 13, Anderson opened the Kickin’ A Saloon & Dance Hall at 5225 Industrial Way in Ferndale, near Walton Beverage. The 4,500-square-foot saloon has a 1,300-square-foot dance area with music five days a week. The hall also will offer dance lessons from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for those who want to learn line dancing, the two-step and country swing.
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:30am
The Flyfish Journal
Jason Rolfe is bringing Writers on the Fly to TFFJ's hometown. On May 19th, 2016 at 7:00pm at Bellinghams Boundary Bay Brewery, come on out for a gathering of flyfishing authors who will be reading material, telling stories and having a good time together with other like minded individuals.