In the Media

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:29pm
The Bellingham Herald
A Watered Garden Family Learning Center was established in 2003 and had about six volunteers in 2015. Volunteers who share their time and experience with the learners come from various backgrounds and cultures. Most are students at Western Washington University and are adding capacity to their training for future service.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:25pm
The Oregonian
With Donald Trump emerging as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a little of the drama has been removed from the state GOP convention that opened Wednesday in Pasco. But important issues remain, such as selecting the state's 44 presidential delegates and getting more Republicans to vote in down-ticket races, party chairman Susan Hutchison said this week.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:24pm
The Bellingham Herald
It’s a sale to attract Canadian shoppers into Whatcom County for the holiday weekend, but local shoppers will be able to get in on the savings as well. Participating stores at Bellis Fair are having an At Par Sale Friday, May 20, through Monday, May 23 for the Canadian Victoria Day holiday weekend. Canadians and Whatcom County residents who show identification can get a discount at the register based on the exchange rate on Friday, said Rene Morris, general manager at Bellis Fair.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 10:12am
The Western Front
Bellingham’s historic Granary Building, home to the famed photo spot the “heart of Bellingham,” will begin to undergo redevelopment May 19. The historic Granary building, built in 1928, which used to be an egg and poultry business, sits as an empty building on Bellingham’s waterfront. In 2017, the city of Bellingham will begin construction on roads and a waterfront park around the Granary building.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:51am
The Western Front
A new minor offered next year in the art department called STEAM will help students understand art as an important part of science, technology, engineering and math, the fields of study commonly known as STEM.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:47am
The Western Front
The annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Celebration brought together community members to celebrate the achievements and successes of campus alumni, like the music duo ODESZA and Mayor Kelli Linville. Among those awarded were 12 alumni, two professional friends to the university and a family of 18 with strong ties to the community.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:43am
The Western Front
The sound of beating drums shook the room, each strike reverberated throughout the auditorium to set the tone for the night on Thursday, May 12 in the Performing Arts Center. The whole crowd stood in unison following the commands of the Aztec chanter.
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.