In the Media

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 4:19pm
Edmonds News
Following up on the unanimous vote by the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night, the City of Edmonds this week provided additional details about an interlocal agreement with Western Washington University and the Association of Washington Cities for a Sustainable Cities partnership. Under the agreement, Edmonds will receive a helping hand from WWU students and faculty on a range of projects during the 2016-17 academic year – from developing a mobile app for downtown visitors to helping reduce stormwater impacts to the Edmonds Marsh.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:14am
How do cellphones decrease personal safety? WWU's Ira Hyman talk about "distracted walking" and Pokemon Go.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:59am
The Bellingham Herald
Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is a Pacific Northwest orchestral training program presented by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and hosted by Western Washington University. The festival features six performances by musicians ages 14 to 25, July 28 through Aug. 7 at WWU’s Performing Arts Center, with one concert at Mount Baker Theater.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:32am
The Bellingham Herald
Dallas Roberts needed some help paying for his trip to Philadelphia later this month. The Western Washington University alum was selected to be a delegate at the Democratic National Convention, so he decided to turn to GoFundMe – a popular crowd-funding site. “The GoFundMe is purely to cover the expenses of the flight to the east coast, staying in the delegate hotel,” said Roberts, 23, of Bellingham. “Maybe a few Philly cheesesteaks here or there.” A trip to the convention could easily cost a delegate – most of whom are not wealthy – between $2,000 and $3,000.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 8:28am
Chicago Tribune
Job interview? Sales pitch? Big date? How you see the situation can affect how it goes. Psychologists know that when you change how you perceive a challenging situation, how you present it to yourself, your performance can improve. No need to feed yourself pep talk or lie to yourself, says Jessyca Arthur-Cameselle, psychologist and consultant at the Center for Performance Excellence at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. That doesn’t work.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:26am
The Bellingham Business Journal
It’s a very Bellingham story. Two Western Washington University professors, while biking from work, met by chance and launched a new startup company. Around five months ago Eric Kean and Kirsten Drickey launched, a new software platform that allows companies to create training programs for employees.
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:21am
Psychology Today
We have an infestation of Pokémon on my campus and in my community. Have you seen any Pokémon lurking around your home, at work, in parks, or on the streets near you? I’ve even found one in my office (see the picture).
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 11:16am
Seattle Times
WHEN Americans think about security in the world of politics, they are normally thinking about international relations. But there is also a domestic dimension to security. After two more killings of African Americans by white police, and the killing of five policemen (four of whom were white, one Latino) by a black gunman, the question of our domestic security is pre-eminent.
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 8:36am
The Bellingham Herald
A longtime Western Washington University professor has died after a paragliding accident near Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain in Skagit County on Wednesday, July 13. Thomas J. “TJ” Olney, 64, died from blunt-force injuries in the accident, said Hayley Thompson, Skagit County coroner. Olney was an associate professor of marketing at Western Washington University for the last 30 years and had retired just last month, said Craig Dunn, dean of the College of Business and Economics.