The Sumas Historical Society will officially open its new museum and visitor center, located at 114 Second St., on Saturday, Aug. 5. Doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — or as long as people want to visit.
Retired Western Washington University professor Don Easterbrook also offered photos and information about the history of geology in and around Sumas.
James Lortz, an acting professor at Western Washington University, travels to Binghamton each summer to direct the production.
Matt Remle, a Native American liaison for the Marysville School District, was recently recognized as the National Indian Education Association's Educator of the Year.
A Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute report found that Canada accounts for 31% of Washington state’s imports, a bigger proportion than any other country, and U.S. federal trade statistics show that bilateral trade between Washington state and Canada was worth $19.8 billion in 2016, with $12.8 billion of that being Washington imports from Canada.
For a week at the end of August, a small army of Western Washington University students, wearing aquamarine WWU hats and orange safety vests, will be a normal sight around Stanwood.
The students, under program director David Davidson, will collect data, Aug. 21-25, including elevations above sea level, which they’ll use to create a web-based, visual flood map of the city.
Melissa Lewis started Melissa Lewis and Associates with a laptop, printer, cellphone and lobbying license.
“I’ve always had a pretty hardy work ethic – I’ve been an entrepreneur since age 7 when my brother and I started a lawn business,” she said. “I paid my way through college, and that’s a big part of who I am because from an early age I’ve had to pull myself up by the bootstraps and do it myself.”
The 39-year-old is the first person in her family to graduate from college, and she has staked a career in state and national politics. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in 2001, she got started working on former Sen. Max Baucus’ 2002 re-election campaign.
Person I admire most and why: “One of my professors, Wendy Walker, always really inspired me. She really connected with her students on a level I’ve never seen before.”
Port Angeles native Elizabeth Huston won a $60,000 grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage in June to execute a presentation of KLANG, Karl Stockhausen’s unfinished and final cycle of 21 compositions, in Philadelphia.
SEA Discovery Center Volunteer and Program Coordinator Lauren Kemper put poster paint on a rubber fish and then stamped its impression on a piece of paper.
“This is a traditional way of identifying and measuring fish … We use rubber fish for the demonstrations, of course, because they don’t spoil,” Kemper said.
Stamp a fish. Balance an eagle on your finger tip. Float a rock. Program a robot car to drive through a maze. Make a battery with pennies and vinegar. Make the Eiffel Tower (or your name) in 3-D with a plastic extrusion pen.
On July 25, all these and more were the activities that folks from Kitsap Regional Library, (WWU's) SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound Navy Museum and the USS Turner Joy brought to the Sylvan Way branch of the Kitsap Regional Library.
Bellingham’s population visibly shrinks every summer, when Western Washington University students either head to their hometowns to chill until fall or graduate and vamoose. However, a crew of educatees from WWU’s theater and dance department stick around, working to craft creative offerings for Western Summer Theatre, which, since being revived three years ago, brings performances to campus and beyond from late July through early September.