In the Media

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:03am
The Bellingham Herald
It certainly didn’t take long for Sehome athletic director Colin Cushman to find what he wanted. Just two weeks after AJ Labree resigned as the Sehome boys’ basketball coach, Cushman told The Bellingham Herald over the phone on Monday, July 20, that Steve Call will be the next coach of the Mariners.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:02am
My Edmonds News
The slogan “Art Feeds the Soul” seems the perfect backdrop for an interview with Morgan Heetbrink, director of the Driftwood Players’ Summer Teen Ensemble hit “Les Miserables” which enjoys its run this weekend. Morgan granted Artfully Edmonds time last week as her cast hit the boards in preparation for this weekend’s opening. Morgan’s father, “Dutch” Heetbrink, sat in on our interview, and beamed over the fact that he and his daughter have been cast together in 20 shows. Dutch reminded his daughter of their first production, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” which they performed when she was a College Place student.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:07pm
Port Townsend Leader
Kodiak Murphy of Quilcene was honored by Western Washington University as an Outstanding Graduate for the 2014-15 academic year at spring commencement, Saturday, June 13. Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:06pm
The Bellingham Herald
Are the humanities useless? Or can they produce “inventions” like the natural sciences? If our only understanding of invention is a technological product, perhaps the humanities are useless. But if we include new insights into culture, insights that transform our relationship with the world around us, then the humanities have real value.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:58am
The Seattle Times
New books by Seattle-area authors include a fantasy of fairy-tale princesses in the modern world, and the story of Ella Higginson, a writer who helped introduce the Pacific Northwest to readers across the country.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 9:57am
Port Townsend Leader
Chris Axling and Sarah Zablocki-Axling have a dragon in their driveway. It doesn’t breathe fire, eat sheep or terrorize fantasy villagers. It sits immobilized, as stern and solid as the wood it’s carved from, atop a playhouse created for children, made possible by Axling’s new business: Magical Playhouses. “I don’t have an interest in being a traditional homebuilder,” Axling said. “I find this much more fun, much more manageable and less stressful.”
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:15pm
The Western Front
Changes to student tuition costs are coming next year, due to a new university budget and state-mandated tuition reductions. The Board of Trustees voted Monday, July 20, to approve a five percent reduction for the 2015-2016 school year for resident undergrads. For out-of-state and MBA students, the newly approved budget raises their annual tuition costs by 2.9 percent.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:14pm
The Western Front
Ridgeway Kappa will have new safety systems, updated plumbing and a fresher look in a renovation project anticipated to be completed by early September. Students should be able to move back in the dorm starting Tuesday, Sept. 15, said Paul Cocke, university communications director of Western, in an email. The project costs approximately $3.7 million and is paid for by housing capital funds through room and board fees paid by students, John Trestion, Kappa project manager, said.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:13pm
The Western Front
A new minor will be available for Western students seeking to study sustainability, which is the ability to preserve economic, environmental and social systems. Sustainability studies, an environmental studies minor, was created by the WWU Sustainability Academy. The faculty involved meet together to talk about addressing students’ interest in sustainability. The minor will go live in the fall, said Grace Wang, an environmental studies professor and academic program director for the new minor.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 12:12pm
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham’s Jake Koppenberg qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships by winning medalist honors at a sectional qualifier Monday, July 20, at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.

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