In the Media

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:10pm
The Bellingham Herald
It’s clear fewer British Columbia residents are shopping at Whatcom County stores since the Canadian currency has weakened, but it appears they also have cut back on having online products shipped here.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:27pm
Daily Courier Observer
On a Saturday afternoon, the wind gently carries with it the smell of a long-awaited north country spring, but for Maxwell K. Romey, it marks the start of a lifelong journey into documenting the life of an artist, traveler and teacher, a person he knew as grandma. A Potsdam native, Mr. Romey, 22, lives in Alaska and studies film at Western Washington University. He said he returned to the north country to begin work on cataloging the artwork of his late grandmother, Lucretia L. Romey, an accomplished artist who lived in the north country for about 20 years. She died in Orleans, Mass., in 2012.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:26pm
The (Everett) Herald
Fewer Canadians appear to be ordering products online and having it shipped to Washington as the Canadian dollar weakens against the U.S. dollar.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:21pm
The Herald Business Journal
Despite the success he's found in it, drawing cartoons and illustrating was not George Jartos' first choice as a career. “I was doing sculpture,” he said. “But I knew I could never make a living at it.” Before he went into semi-retirement, Jartos was a prolific cartoonist and illustrator. His work appeared in greeting cards, Reader's Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, Penthouse and many more. He still does sell a cartoon to The Wall Street Journal from time to time.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 10:43am
The News Tribune
For Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders, Washington state is a prize he can’t afford to lose. The Vermont senator trails Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by a wide margin in the battle for the party’s nomination. But the Sanders campaign hopes a strong showing at Washington’s caucuses Saturday could help close that gap.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:50am
American Library Association
It’s hard to imagine Western without the Mabel Zoe Wilson Library. Its elegant, Italianate brick façade has graced the south end of the green swathe in front of Old Main since 1928. But when the famously feisty, determined woman for whom the building is now named first set foot on campus, there was no separate structure serving as a library, and there was barely a library collection at all. “There just wasn’t a library,” Mabel Zoe Wilson was to exclaim many years later, recalling her reaction on February 1, 1902, her first day on the job. On the uppermost floor of the institution’s only building at the time (now Old Main), she saw a few reference books, a great pile of disorganized magazines shoved into a corner, and perhaps 400 to 500 additional books. A sheaf of bills from book firms and some lists of items to be ordered constituted the official records.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:12am
Puget Sound Business Journal
Former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Western Washington University (WWU), on March 19. Munro, who served more than three decades in public office, including 20 years as Secretary of State, was also WWU commencement speaker that day, telling grads to work hard to keep America strong and great.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:57am
The Economic Times
Delhi-based Mona Mishra, 45, has had a rocky relationship with her food. Straight after college, when she was working and single, it was a carefree, erratic one. No breakfast. At times, no lunch. Then drink and dine big time. Things changed when she got married. "We put a lot of thought into what was cooked and what we ate," she recalls. The bread was never white. Juices had to be always fresh and not canned. Suddenly her meals had a pattern, a certain structure and a discipline.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:16am
The Bellingham Herald
Steve Swan, vice president for university relations and community development at Western Washington University, is retiring at the end of 2016. Swan’s department is responsible for internal and external marketing, communications, government relations, community relations, WWU’s Web Communication Technologies and its Small Business Development Center. He’s also been involved in planning special projects, such as the university’s planned development on the Bellingham waterfront.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Bellingham Wins
The Small Business Development Center hosted by Western Washington University makes a major investment in the local economy. The center recently published some figures about their impact last year.