In the Media

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 12:10pm
KPUG Radio

Starting this January, you can get counseling in Bellingham free of charge.

Graduate students in Western Washington University’s Psychology Department will be providing free individual counseling services under faculty supervision.

The university’s counseling training clinic will offer services for adults, adolescents, and children with counselors trained to deal with a wide range of mental health issues.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:09am
The Atlantic

Colonial Americans disregarded that distinction when establishing the United States’ first postsecondary institutions: They were designated as colleges rather than universities, in part because of limited resources and because they didn’t need the King to authorize them to grant degrees, according to Johann Neem, a professor at Western Washington University who studies the history of American education. The terms blurred further with the creation of research universities during World War II, many of which, like colleges, focused on a liberal-arts education.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:04am
KPUG Radio

The Western Washington University men’s and women’s soccer teams will both begin play at their respective West Regional tournaments this week.  The Viking men are the #6 seed and open against #3 seed Saint Mary’s in San Antonio, Texas Saturday at 10 AM.

The Western women have earned the #3 seed for their regional tournament at Sonoma State University in California.  They’ll open against #6 seed Stanislaus State Friday morning at 10.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:02am
Lincoln City News-Guard

Oregon State University researchers will use a $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study tiny plastics and their potential impacts on aquatic life.

Western Washington University will use a separate NSF grant to contribute to the project, Harper said. Wayne Landis, an environmental scientist at Western Washington, will use the data generated at OSU to develop a framework that will determine the risks associated with micro- and nanoplastics to animals in Pacific Northwest waters.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:00am
The Bellingham Herald

Police swarmed the Old Main building on the Western Washington University campus at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday when a 911 caller reported hearing several gunshots and someone yelling.

But police discovered that the commotion was a woman stuck in a stairwell who was pounding on a door and shouting for help, according to an emailed statement from WWU.

“The woman was able to get out of the stairwell, unharmed, on her own,” the email said. “There is no current threat of harm on campus and rumors to that effect are in error.”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:47am
Yahoo! Sports

You might know this guy already, or at least know of him. If you don't, you've assuredly seen his work pop into your social media feeds.

His name is Josh Cashman – a 24-year-old from Mukilteo, Wash., who is a lifelong Seahawks fan and current student at Western Washington University majoring in Multidisciplinary Studies and Video Production. You likely know him by his Twitter handle: @cablethanos_.

He's the mastermind behind the viral Seattle Seahawks hype videos beginning in 2018. Cashman, the latest guest on the Talkin' Seahawks Podcast, detailed how these videos came to be.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:33am
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Science is at its heart a treasure hunt.

A pair of astrophysicists, Carles Badenes of the University of Pittsburgh and Todd Thompson of Ohio State University, showed the value of pursuing the treasure of hidden knowledge in a paper published recently.

With the help of a team of graduate students and Kevin Covey of Western Washington University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy they found what they believe to be a black hole of a type never before discovered.

Long theorized, non-accreting black holes are ones that have not yet begun to consume stars. Because of that, they do not emit light. And that’s why none had been found.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:01pm
Montana Public Radio

Kathryn Trueblood is the author of The Baby Lottery and The Sperm Donor’s Daughter and Other Tales of Modern Family . A recipient of the Goldenberg Prize in Fiction and the Red Hen Press Short Story Award, she teaches at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 3:58pm
Yale University

“These butterfly populations were driven to extinction because of variability” in precipitation, said John McLaughlin, an ecologist at Western Washington University who worked on the study. “We should be paying a lot more attention to these kinds of things.”

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:03am
Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger

A team of researchers waded through the hellscape of being Rep. IIhan Omar on Twitter and were floored: Of all the tweets that mentioned her, only 30 percent were NOT from accounts that have shared hate speech or overt disinformation, like the baseless claim that she married her own brother or has ties to terrorists.