In the Media

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:49am

As a team led by Kate McLean at Western Washington University described it in their recent paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, “the stories we tell about ourselves reveal ourselves, construct ourselves, and sustain ourselves through time”.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:44am
Mount Baker Experience magazine

Cathy McNair and Mike Roze met on a Ski to Sea team in 1993

when both were living in Bellingham and going to Western Washington University. Mike and some friends from his computer science program were putting together a team and needed an extra female to join the recreational mixed division.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 9:40am
Champaign Illinois News-Gazette

Some students seek "easy" classes to fulfill requirements that are not part of their majors.

Johann Neem, department chair and professor of history at Western Washington University, worries that consumer-driven education might be driving students away from the true purpose of colleges.

"At the heart of education are human beings interacting with each other," Neem said. "That's the way people feel confident taking risks with ideas. ... It's the way ideas get developed and refined."

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:36am
Seattle Magazine

Poet and Western Washington University professor Jane Wong’s family life was shaped by food: its presence, in the New Jersey Chinese restaurant her family ran; and its absence, in the unspeakable famines of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which some of her family members witnessed. In an exhibit of poetry and personal memorabilia, After Preparing the Altarthe Ghosts Feast Feverishly, these two impactful events are tied together. 

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:34am

Back on November 11, 2018, a planetwide rumble emanated from somewhere between eastern Africa and Madagascar. This strange signal, thought by scientists at the time to be related to a colossal but hard-to-identify magmatic process, was pinpointed to have come from 30 miles east of the island of Mayotte, beneath the waves.

It quickly became apparent that this low-frequency tremor took place in the midst of a complex sequence of other, more “ordinary” seismic shakes. This caught the attention of the French government that administers the isle, which was already keeping an eye on what was going on. Now, after some geological detective work, they know what’s been causing at least some of these quakes: the world’s newest volcano.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:42am
The Northern Light

By Asche Rider

Summer tourism season is nearly upon us, and just like hopeful teenagers angling for a summer crush, businesses may be thinking about how to increase the chances of attracting the attention of visitors and locals alike. Business managers may be wondering how to present their best business-self to make a good impression. Below are some tips.

Asche Rider represents the Small Business Development Center at Western Washington University

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 3:52pm
The Bellingham Herald

For a city that prides itself in staying relatively subdued, the buzz still hasn’t worn off from Saturday night — kind of like the ringing in your ears a few days after a concert.

Everyone involved — from fans posting on social media, to city agencies and Western Washington University groups that had a hand in putting the event together — can’t stop singing the praises of the Double Major event at Civic Stadium that featured performances by WWU alumni Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:56am
The Korea Times

Education has been largely developed and passed down in a way to consolidate the dominance of men and the rich, and in this changing era of globalization, education needs to embrace other parts of society and respect diversity, said Francisco Rios, a professor of Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.

Rios came to Korea to participate in the World Coalition for Equity and Diversity in Education's (WCEDE) first world congress being held at Hoam Faculty House at Seoul National University, Seoul, Wednesday. Rios is president of the WCEDE. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 4:16pm
Hawaii News Now

After last year’s Kilauea eruption, another eruption at the volcano’s rift zones could be more than a decade away.

A former Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that there are striking similarities between Kilauea and Loihi­, a small underwater volcano about 20 miles off the southwest coast of Hawaii Island. Loihi is not expected to rise above sea surface for at least 10,000 years.

Jacqueline Caplan-Auerbach, now a geology professor at Western Washington University, points to the last known eruption of Loihi in 1996 in which hundreds of quakes and summit collapses were associated with it.

Following that eruption, the seamount remained quiet for almost 20 years.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:17am
KEXP Public Radio

This past weekend, Western Washington University's most famous alumni held a benefit concert for the alumni association Scholarship Fund. Called "Double Major," the bill features Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza. We spoke with Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight about how the event came together, what advice they have for students at the university, and what their songwriting process is like.