In the Media

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:45am
The Bellingham Herald
Albert “Al” Froderberg, the mathematics professor who rose in the administrative ranks at Western Washington University, is being remembered for his steadying performance when he suddenly became campus president after G. Robert Ross died in a plane crash in 1987. “It was a traumatic experience for the university,” recalled Ken Mortimer, who became president of Western after Froderberg’s 10 months as interim president. “He was the right man at the right place.”
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:43am
The Bellingham Herald
People could soon see the first redevelopment along the waterfront as Harcourt Developments continues to push ahead with plans to remodel the Granary Building. Architect John Reid of Robinson McIlwaine (RMI) Architects has been working with the city to go over the preliminary design for the building. Reid’s imagining of the renovation would open up the ground floor of the building, located at West Chestnut Street and Central Avenue, for store, restaurant and cafe space. Public viewpoints are incorporated so anyone could walk through the new space and get a view of the waterfront.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:41am
Skagit Valley Herald
The old family Bible sitting on a table in a back room of The Tattered Page is more aptly described as a stack of torn paper than a book. More than half of its cover is missing, and what’s left has come undone. Pages are marked with wear, and some are ripped, leaving behind long, jagged lines. Pamela McNaughton, the owner of this shop on South First Street in Mount Vernon, said some of her customers’ books are easy to repair. For quick jobs, like books that just need a little glue, she said she may spend more time waiting for them to dry then doing actual repairs.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:40am
Skagit Valley Herald
Anacortes graduate Catherine Miles is having a stellar season for the Western Washington University women’s soccer team. Miles was named to the Great all-Northwest Athletic Conference first team as she has helped lead the Vikings in the postseason. Miles, a senior, was a unanimous selection.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:47am
The Bellingham Herald
Freshman forward Gabriela Pelogi scores for the Vikings, along with two own-goals, helping nationally ranked Western Washington University defeat Seattle Pacific 3-1 on Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Championship in Burnaby, B.C. WWU, ranked No. 2 in the most recent NCAA Division II Coaches Poll, improved to 18-1-1 overall and advances to the NCAA II West Regional Tournament for the fourth consecutive year.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 8:47am
The Bellingham Herald
The Airporter Shuttle is adding a new pickup spot for Western Washington University students for the holidays. Starting Monday, Nov. 23, and going through Jan. 6, the shuttle will stop in front of Western’s Performing Arts Center on High Street for trips to and from Sea-Tac airport. This will cover the university’s Thanksgiving and winter breaks.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:31am
The Bellingham Herald
Developers can now make their offer to develop the site of the former Aloha Motel and a vacant piece of land in Old Town known as the Army Street property. The city hopes that developers will break ground on both sites within a year and a half of closing a deal on each property, as part of a push to revitalize the city core. “Both of these sites have the opportunity to turn those neighborhoods,” said Tara Sundin, community and economic development manager for the city.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:25am
If you want to go to college to learn how to design, build, fly or fix a drone, your time has come. Many institutions of higher learning around the Northwest are recognizing that unmanned aircraft could become a key technology of the future. But the murky and evolving regulations for drone flying present lots of hurdles to give hands-on piloting experience.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:20am
‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical’ When: Dec. 2-6 In the musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic, the popular story gets re-imagined at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theatre. Details: 360-650-6146,
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 11:19am
Vero News
Quentin Walter has applied for, and won, grants and honors of which other artists dream. The ubiquitous artist makes an appearance at most of the art events along the Treasure Coast, and if you haven’t met her yet, your chance is near. An exhibit of 24 of her “Fashionista Series” paper collages will be open this weekend at a downtown gallery, Art on 18th.