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Sonya Dunning was born and raised in Ellensburg. Now a graduate student at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, she recently won a national essay contest for "for(e)closure." The nonfiction story was inspired by her work with foreclosed homes and the loss of her childhood home.…

It's Bellingham's version of "Romeo and Juliet."

"We wanted to do an original ballet," said the story's writer, Christopher Wise, an English professor at Western Washington University. "So we asked, why not do a ballet on our…

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lyse Rivera, an assistant professor of English at Western Washington University, has had to cancel her May 5 lecture.

The lecture, titled "Far Out: Science Fiction in Black America," was to have taken place at noon in College Hall Room 131 as…

One of the signs of a great idea is when it takes on a life of its own. Northwest Ballet Theater Artistic Director John Bishop and Western Washington University English Professor Christopher Wise had such an idea a couple of years ago.

“The idea of Emerald Bay came about after Christopher…

Union High School freshmen get glimpses into teacher Randy Cate’s other career when they show up for English class. Vinyl records decorate his classroom, and he shows students Ted Nugent’s “Tied Up In Love” music video on YouTube.

Cate, 62, collaborated with Nugent on the song. High…

Christopher Wise, a professor of English at Western Washington University, recently had an article published titled "Middle East Agendas: What form will democracy take in the Middle East?" in Arena Magazine, No. 111 (2011): pp. 20-21. Wise's article focuses on recent democratic…

Gov. Chris Gregoire talked last week to Seattle Pacific University's annual business breakfast. She told a bootstraps story, of growing up in a single-parent household with a waitress mother who urged her to attend the UW and was "overwhelmed" seeing her daughter graduate from law…

Speaking of slam poetry, Western Washington University student Claude Atcho took a slam poetry class winter quarter with professor Bruce Beasley, and the final class was held at Blue Horse Gallery in Bay Street Village.

"Homeschooling," a novel by Western Washington University associate professor of English Carol Guess, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards in the lesbian fiction category. In this brief interview, Guess talks about her book, her writing and her career.

Video by Daniel Berman…

Christopher Wise, a professor of English at Western Washington University, recently has edited and translated a book called "Ta'rikh al fattash: The Timbuktu Chronicles, 1493-1599." The book, a translation of a historical work written roughly 500 years ago, has been published by…

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