In the Media

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:11am
KGMI Radio

A new study finds Western Washington University students do pretty well after they graduate.

Money magazine ranked universities based on their value for the money people spend to get a diploma.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:09am

It was almost exactly five years before that infamous peak in southwest Washington rumbled to life when Mount Baker, east of Bellingham in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, belched steam and ash into the air one day in March 1975.

The episode at Mount Baker in 1975 turned out much differently, of course, but it set into motion a chain of events that would function as something of a dry-run for what happened in 1980 at Mount St. Helens, at least in terms of the science.

Don Easterbrook is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Western Washington University and a fourth-generation Whatcom County resident. He’s lived in the shadow of Mount Baker for most of his 82 years.

Easterbrook says that Mount Baker, like many Cascade volcanoes, has always had some baseline amount of thermal activity going on in its crater, with steam occasionally rising from the top of the 10,781-foot peak.

“Mount Baker has been sort of steeping like a teapot for many, many years,” he said.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:42am
ALA News

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has selected the Western Washington University and Whatcom County Library System to serve as the host site for the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye. The lecture will be held in the spring of 2018.

Sylvia Tag, Curator of The Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection, noted that, “Naomi Shihab Nye spreads hope and light through her poetry and prose. Western Washington University and the Whatcom County Library System are honored to host the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, and invite her particular brilliance to illuminate our diverse and word-hungry communities.”  

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:39am
KGMI Radio

Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) and the Western Washington University Department of Athletics today announced a sponsorship agreement creating “WECU Court at Carver Gymnasium” and establishing a $50,000 annual donation to fund scholarships for WWU student-athletes.

WECU, with both its historical ties and support of education, will provide the funding for scholarships to student-athletes who participate in any NCAA Division II sponsored sport.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:38am
The Bothell Reporter

Former Inglemoor High standout Taylor Peacocke tore it up on the court during her senior season at Western Washington University (WWU), and now her jersey is part of a display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, according to the WWU website.

In recognition of her outstanding play during the 2016-17 season, the guard’s No. 3 jersey is among those currently hanging in the Ring of Honor at the hall in Knoxville, Tenn.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 11:16am
The Bellingham Herald

A new ranking that sizes up how well the nation’s colleges do at providing value for the money gives several Washington colleges and universities top marks.

The ranking, by Money magazine, rates the University of Washington Seattle as 13th among 711 public and private colleges and universities.

Also in the top 200: Washington State University and Western Washington University.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:24am

The goal of the study is to create measurable data in order to quantify the effectiveness of nature as an intervention for foster children with ADHD. We will use the Applied Behavior Analysis tool, a widely accepted methodology for assessing the effectiveness of an intervention on ADHD symptoms, to measure behavioral changes and intervention efficacy. It is used by special education departments in U.S. public schools and in numerous ADHD studies.

We intend to use the tool to construct a case study with Camp Fire Samish in Bellingham and Western Washington University in order to measure and record evidence that environmental education programming can reduce symptoms of the disorder as an alternative intervention to medication.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:19am
Yes! Magazine (B.C.)

recent study comparing a clam garden to an unmanaged shoreline showed a doubling of production in littleneck clams and quadrupling of production in butter clams in the garden. Many clams are available only at low tides, but with a terraced beach, “the shore is basically open for longer hours and more days,” said Marco Hatch, a professor at Western Washington University and member of the Samish Indian Nation who studies marine ecology and indigenous knowledge.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:46am
The Bellingham Herald

As of April 1, the county added 3,760 people in the past 12 months for a total population of 216,300, according to a report released last week by the state’s Office of Financial Management.

That’s the largest year-over-year increase for Whatcom County since 2007, the data indicated.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:47am
The Bellingham Herald

Could tiny homes, or a community of them, be used to provide housing for people who are homeless in Whatcom County, like they do now in Olympia and Seattle?

It’s among the suggestions made by Western Washington University students in their Sustainable Design class, and the idea could become a reality in Bellingham in the coming years – provided changes are made and certain factors are in place.