Tom Roehl

BLAINE, Wash. — This town near the border of Canada is home to only 5,500 residents, but it has about 20 mailbox stores — so many that the town recently banned new ones from being constructed along the main drag. The stores were built on their allure to Canadians, who save in shipping and…

[ Editor's note: This story first appeared in The Insider, from WWU Advancement. It is republished here with permission. ]

It was an inspiring history professor, Dr. Wil Boyd, at Valparaiso University who encouraged his then-student Tom Roehl to seek out broader horizons, an…

The idea of a passenger rail stop in White Rock may have ground to a halt years ago – but the concept is still alive and kicking just across the border for the City of Blaine, Wash.

Blaine, which began pursuing the idea in earnest again last year, is receiving help from economics students…

It takes a lot of legwork to gather information on a potential international market, but there are students chomping at the bit to do it.

Students in Western Washington University’s International Business Projects class recently finished helping a couple of local businesses and a public…

Three Western Washington University (WWU) students spoke to a crowd of curious residents about the feasibility of a passenger train stop in Blaine.

Michelle Anderson-Irons, Joe Glithero and Lora Sonnen, three students in WWU’s international business program, presented their evaluation in…

As Alcoa’s Intalco Works near Ferndale moves closer to idling its aluminum smelting operations, global market forces continue to paint a bleak picture on the chances of restarting it anytime soon.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Alcoa filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that the…

Learn all about leadership at part one of the Leadership for What? event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the Wilson Library Reading Room.

A number of WWU speakers will discuss various aspects of leadership at the event:

Multicultural:

Kristen French, associate…

The ever-evolving global economy and the expanding influence of the Internet are presenting challenges for college and university students that may not seem familiar to their parents.

Fifteen CBE students gained some real-world experience in 2011-12 working with Small Business Development Center clients.

Senior Instructor John Sands' Entrepreneurial Studies students worked in teams with SBDC clients on inventory management, business planning, marketing and…

Western Washington University Provost Catherine Riordan has announced the group of faculty members who've been selected to serve on the One World Strategic Team.

These faculty members from across campus will begin their work in September; their goal is to plan and design an…

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