In the Media

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 12:43pm
The Bellingham Herald
The race may be seen from Zuanich Point Park, the Bellwether development, Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Boulevard Park or Marine Park. To avoid the parking crunch around Fairhaven, arrive early or ride a bike. Whatcom Transportation Authority is offering extra buses on Route 14, allowing people to park at Western Washington University’s Lot C. Buses will run every 15 minutes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:57am
Kitsap Sun
Poulsbo's Marine Science Center became the SEA Discovery Center with the swipe of a pen and unveiling of a new sign Tuesday afternoon. Western Washington University will take over the center's youth programs, floating lab, aquarium and museum while leasing the building from Poulsbo at no cost until the facility can be fully handed over to the Bellingham-based university. "They have a lot in common with us, as far as our objective and our vision with higher education," Earl Gibbons, WWU's provost for extended education, said about the center. "We want honor what is going on here and building on that."
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:56am
The Bellingham Herald
As the new Salish Sea Studies Institute gets rolling at Western Washington, Wayne Landis is certain of one thing: It will not be creating studies that collect dust on a library shelf. “We won’t be doing research just because it’s interesting,” says Landis, a professor of environmental science and director of Western’s Institute for Environmental Toxicology. “We’ll integrate management science and nature with the goal of long-term management of the Salish Sea. We’ll also train students to make this happen.”
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:19am
SPIE
Astrophysics' new LIGO-enabled paradigm for exploring the universe, the latest findings of the Mars rovers, and bioinspired robotics are just a few topics in optical engineering to be featured at SPIE Optics + Photonics in August. More than 3,000 reports on the latest in research and applications development are on the program for the weeklong event at the San Diego, California, Convention Center, running 28 August through 1 September.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:18am
The Bellingham Herald
Urban villages are powerful zoning tools that have been used successfully in many communities, including Bellingham. Since 2006, over 1,000 dwelling units (45 percent of all residential units built in Bellingham) have been located in our urban villages.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:16am
The Daily
This past winter, a popular article circulated on social media platforms with the headline, “Adjunct professor hoping some student leaves behind warm pair of gloves.” In the article, originally published by satirical newspaper “The Onion,” a 41-year-old faculty member hoped one of their students would forget a pair of Gortex gloves after class, since they couldn’t afford to pay for a pair themselves on an adjunct lecturer’s salary.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:51am
Northwest Cable News
Fatuma Musa, a Somali refugee, is about to graduate from Everett HS and go to Western Washington University.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:51am
The Bellingham Herald
Many Whatcom County law enforcement agencies will increase patrols from Monday, May 23, to Sunday, June 5, as part of a national movement to promote seat belt safety. Police departments in Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson and at Western Washington University, as well as the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, will participate in Click It or Ticket. The two-week campaign, organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers and passengers to buckle up for every trip.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 10:50am
The Bellingham Herald
Candidates running for state Superintendent for Public Instruction will participate Wednesday, May 25, in a public forum. The forum is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The Superintendent for Public Instruction oversees the state’s 295 K-12 public school districts, which includes more than 1 million students. Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education, Bellingham Public Schools and the League of Women Voters of Washington Education Fund are hosting the forum. League members will moderate the event, asking questions about the office’s role and current education issues.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:45pm
The Seattle Times
Community college is often hailed as a great way to begin a four-year bachelor’s degree because community colleges charge less in tuition, classes are smaller than at a large public university, and there are lots of two-year schools to choose from. In Washington, for example, there are 34 two-year schools located across the state. A report by the Aspen Institute and Columbia University’s Community College Research Center (CCRC) singled out Everett Community College, University of Washington and Western Washington University for making transfers easier.

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