Michael Jaross, a board member with the Mount Baker Beekeepers Association, works with Western Washington University students such as Roby Ventres-Pake to maintain an apiary to help with pollenation at the student-run Outback Farm on the Western campus.

The farm, situated between Fairhaven College and Buchanan Towers on south campus, includes an orchard, vegetable gardens, several chickens and more.

The beekeepers hope to expand the number of hives to six by the end of the summer.

Brent Carbajal has been named as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Western Washington University, President Bruce Shepard announced.

“I am absolutely delighted that our campus will be able to draw upon the talents of such a proven academic leader as Dr. Carbajal,” Shepard said. “Brent deeply understands what Western is foremost about: he knows our values and lives them.”

In June 2013, Carbajal was appointed to a two-year fixed term as provost. Effective today, he will serve permanently as provost.

The Viking Union is a place for all community members -- a people place, a place to meet, get involved, and to relax. A place for people to work together, to play together. It is a union of people, events, facilities and services. Here is a chance to interact, to influence the course of university affairs and get involved. The Associated Students government is here to serve you and to provide answers to your questions. The VU/AS will endeavor to meet your needs with exciting new programs and well-maintained, functional facilities.

Student Outreach Services is bringing speaker Jullien Gordon to the Western Washington University campus in the hopes of inspiring, educating and motivating students at Western to maximize their college experience and minimize debt.

His presentation to students, "The Other 4.0 That REALLY Matters - 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate To Maximize College & Minimize Debt," will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Fraser Hall Room 4.

David Wallin, a professor of environmental sciences at Western Washington University, is testing the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to track the movements of elk herds in the Skagit Valley.

A lot went down on -- and off -- the Western Washington University campus during winter quarter 2014. These are just a few highlights.

 Mackenzie Hughes (Fr., Ellensburg) provided the winning hit in the opener and Kaleigh Keating (Sr., Salinas, CA/Notre Dame Salinas) had a walk-off single in the nightcap as Western Washington University swept a doubleheader with arch-rival Central Washington University, 2-1 and 4-3 in nine innings, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Friday at Viking Field on the WWU campus.

In this video, students at Western Washington University talk about how technology supports their learning. Thayne Yazzie creatively uses camera equipment and computers available to students. Maddie Merriam studies from online recordings of her biology lectures. AJ Butler communicates with his professors through the web and with his smartphone.

The video was produced by ATUS Video Services in conjunction with the Student Technology Center. Music by Thayne Yazzie used with permission.