In the Media

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:06pm
The (Everett) Herald
Yards are green and fresh-cut grass scents the air. There’s no doubt spring is here. Working outside can keep both the garden and gardener healthy. It can improve one’s balance, endurance, strength and flexibility. “There are so many fun, productive things to do while gardening, and the great thing is you can burn quite a few calories, too,” say Dr. Bobbie Kumar, family practice physician at Swedish’s Richmond Beach Clinic.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:05pm
The Bellingham Herald
Sculpture Northwest was established in 2012 and had about 20 volunteers in 2015. Purpose: Inventory all outdoor sculpture in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties and promote the region internationally as a tourist destination to view outdoor sculpture. When one adds the outdoor sculpture collection at Western Washington University to the works in Big Rock Garden Park, the many sculptures around the city of Bellingham, Ann Morris’ Sculpture Woods on Lummi Island, the Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park in Island County, the impressive collection of outdoor sculpture in Anacortes, the very large display at the San Juan Sculpture Garden and hundreds of other works in communities throughout the area this region can match any other region of the world for quality sculpture in a magnificent natural setting. Now we have to let the world know about it.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:04pm
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University will honor four former student-athletes by inducting them into the WWU Athletics Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:02pm
The Bellingham Herald
It is no secret that one of Whatcom County’s most valuable resources is an abundance of places for families to hop in the water and splash around. Though air temperatures across Western Washington don’t always get truly warm until after Independence Day, summer is a great time to enjoy local beaches, lakes and pools.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:01pm
Two recent recipients of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics AD of the Year award have been appointed to the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Jim Sterk, the director of athletics at San Diego State University and one of this year’s four winners for the NACDA award, and 2014-15 winner Mitch Barnhart, the athletics director at the University of Kentucky, will begin their five-year terms Sept. 1.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:58am
Michael Porter Sr. is joining the University of Washington basketball staff as an assistant coach. Coach Lorenzo Romar announced the move Friday. Porter will replace Brad Jackson on the Huskies bench. Jackson will move into the newly created role of special assistant to the head coach. NCAA Division 1 teams are only allowed to have three full-time assistant coaches.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:58pm
The Rumpus
Fourteen years ago, as a Ma­ster’s student in poetry at Western Washington University, I signed up for a pleasingly mysterious course called “The Lyric Essay.” The professor, Brenda Miller, introduced us to a thrilling range of innovative writers and experimental projects, from Anne Carson’s Plainwater to John D’Agata’s Halls of Fame to Bernard Cooper’s Maps to Anywhere.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:54pm
The Bellingham Herald
Ireland-based Harcourt Developments is two steps closer to being able to purchase and renovate the Board Mill building on Bellingham’s waterfront.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:28am
Cornell Chronicle
Meeting weekly this semester for the Astronomy 6500 seminar, Cornell undergraduate and graduate students are conducting research – with six other universities – to help NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory determine a rover landing site for the Mars 2020 mission. The course is a hybrid experiment that combines research with discussion among schools via teleconferences and electronic conversation by way of Google Groups.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:27am
The Bellingham Herald
Noémi Ban keeps a busy schedule with an exercise class three times a week, visits with friends and family, and public talks about the importance of love and tolerance in a world that can be filled with lethal hatred. As one of 100,000 U.S. survivors of the Nazi death machine against Jews, this is an especially busy time for Ban, because Holocaust Remembrance Day ends Thursday evening, May 5.