In the Media

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:19am
KGMI Radio

Jaywalking on the Western campus could cost you 68 bucks.

Western Campus police set up jay walk enforcement Thursday afternoon at the Bill McDonald Parkway and College Way intersection near the Wade King Rec Center.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:14am
KGMI Radio

 Western Washington University’s Campus Recreation Department is hosting the university’s first-ever wheelchair basketball tournament on Saturday, April 14 at the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

The event, dubbed Vikings on Wheels, is open to everyone (able-bodied and people with disabilities) and all skill levels. No prior experience in wheelchair basketball is necessary. Sport wheelchairs will be provided as needed for participants.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:10am

Western Washington University sent a strong message today that it will not tolerate acts of hate on campus, after library books on Jewish studies were damaged by vandals.

In all, seven books located throughout Wilson Library were either ripped apart or defaced by hateful slurs last month.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:06am
The Bellingham Herald

More than 250 Western Washington University students, faculty, staff and community members attended an event in the WWU Wilson Library Reading Room Tuesday to replace and re-shelve books in Western's Jewish Studies collection that were vandalized or destroyed last month.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:04am
US News and World Report/Associated Press

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Seven books that vandals damaged with anti-Semitic messages have been replaced at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

KOMO-TV reports approximately 250 people attended a reshelving ceremony in Wilson Library Tuesday to showcase the new books that were purchased and donated to replace the ones that were damaged.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:28am
Hartford (Conn.) Courant

Researchers at Western Washington University found the visa program generated more than $11.2 billion in capital investment between 2014 and 2015 for development projects across the country.

It also created more than 207,000 U.S. jobs — or 4% of the private sector job growth between 2014 and 2015 — and added more than $33 billion to the gross domestic product and $4 billion in tax revenues.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:59am

In the past few weeks, vandals damaged a total of seven Jewish Studies books at Western Washington University.

As police continue their investigation, the school is preparing to replace those books with a formal ceremony.

With the help of community donations, Western will replace the damaged books and even add more books to its collection.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Cascadia Weekly

“The interdisciplinary concert follows BRD’s 12-year history of collaborations with community artists and poets since its inception in 2005. This spring, WWU dance faculty member Susan Haines worked with BRD creating dance to be performed among Lassaw’s projections of painted glass tiles as displayed in the gallery. The miniature, abstract paintings transform into monumental light images when projected on a wall’s surface, offering a dynamic and lively setting for contemporary dance.”

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:22pm
The Bellingham Herald

A noted artist is providing Western Washington University with a unique gift — a 14.5-acre retreat on Lummi Island that houses her studio and has served as inspiration for 16 large-scale bronze sculptures that populate the property.

Known as Sculpture Woods, the forested property is being donated to Western Foundation, which in turn will maintain the artwork and use the property to enrich its fine arts curriculum.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:33am
The Seattle Times

At its heart, so much about the scientific discoveries that have moved human civilization forward comes down to one thing: data.

For hundreds of years, this paradigm has ruled the scientific process – scientist collects data, scientist analyzes data, scientist comes to conclusion based on that data. But many of today’s scientists are turning to an invaluable tool for gathering data sets that are orders of magnitude larger than what they could collect by themselves or with their research team: ordinary folks, non-scientists who are willing to do the legwork because they simply want to be involved.

A trio of Western Washington University professors are working on projects that involve citizen science. And given that April 15 is National Citizen Science Day, maybe this is the perfect time for you to get involved in science that means something to you.