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"Western Washington University's dance program presents its annual Faculty Dance Concert, featuring students performing to works in a variety of genres, including dance theater, classical modern dance and contemporary styles, choreographed by their professors. Performances are at 7:30…

Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard appeared on TVW Thursday evening on the show "Inside Olympia." Shepard recently was interviewed by host Austin Jenkins for the show.

In addition, Bill Lyne, a professor of English at WWU, also was interviewed for another segment in the…

"The seductive power of film had to duke it out with the equally narcotic effects of music and literature in my formative years. During my high school and college days I collected and absorbed books as if I had a hellhound on my trail and the only thing keeping it at bay was my list of…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poems "A Mail-Order Bride" and "The Power of Prayer" published in "The SHOp: A Magazine of Poetry," No. 32, Spring 2010, pp. 25 and 36.

"Leif Whittaker has always known that walking in his father's shoes would be a difficult chore.

But here he goes, at age 25, leaving Port Townsend this week to climb Mount Everest.

In 1963 Jim Whittaker, at age 34, became the first American to summit the world's…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) has had his memoir "Help Me to a Getaway" published by Salmon Poetry.

About the book:

In 1958, Knute Skinner, a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa University, made an impulsive decision to leave for the Canary Islands and spend…

Western Washington University has joined with the Pickford Film Center and KVOS TV-12 to provide a new, locally flavored show titled "The Pickford Classic Movie."

WWU English Professor Kaveh Askari will join Michael Falter, program director of Pickford Film Center, each…

Knute Skinner (English, emeritus) had his poems "The Two of Us," "A Great Change" and "Yellow Beer" published in "Staple," No. 72, Winter 2009 and Spring 2010, pp. 146-148.

Oliver de la Paz is a winner, plain and simple. Want proof? Well, there’s the $1,500 GAP Grant he was awarded last year from Artist Trust, which supports artist-generated projects in Washington. There’s also the Crab Orchard Review Series in Poetry award he won in 2000, the prize for which was…

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