The Western Washington University Foundation on Thursday, March 17, sent to 20,000 young alumni a link to a new fundraising video. The video, which features a simulation of an Apple iPad, shows alums how far their money can go in helping fund current students' educations in form of scholarships.

Click here to view the video in full-screen mode.

Students of Western Washington University physics and astronomy associate professor Richard Vawter pay him a surprise musical tribute during one of his final classes at Western Washington University. Vawter is retiring after 42 years of teaching.

Visit the video on YouTube to read the full text of the song.

The Dead Parrots Society, a student improvisational comedy troupe, has won the national College Improv Tournament. The event took place in Chicago on Saturday, Feb. 26.

"It was the most amazing day of my life," says Alison Luhrs, one of the team's members. "It was really surreal. Such a rollercoaster. Absolutely exhausting in every way."

In late January, a film crew from television station News10 in Sacramento, Calif., came to the Western Washington University campus to recreate WWU psychology professor Ira Hyman's research on cell phone use.

Hyman's research focuses on whether people talking or texting on their cell phones are "inattentionally blind" and fail to see strange objects right in front of them.

News10 reporter Lorraine Blanco and cameraman Brandon Atchison recreated the experiment Jan. 24. Their segment was posted today on the News10 website.

Jim Reavis, a technology security consultant and executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance, addressed the fall commencement ceremony at Western Washington University at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Carver Gymnasium.

Western Washington University graduating student Bailee Bailey speaks at the fall 2010 commencement ceremony on Dec. 11, 2010.

Bailey received a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at commencement. A Bellingham native, Bailey’s experience includes helping to design a gravity-powered laundry station for a small rural community in Guatemala.

Cultural Anthropology major Ariadnne Alatriste Peña was recognized at Commencement Saturday Dec. 11 as Western Washington University’s honorary 100,000th degree recipient.

State budget woes have meant classroom cuts and rising tuition at state colleges and universities. Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard talked with "Inside Olympia" host Austin Jenkins on Thursday, Dec. 2, about finding for higher education in Washington state.

Western Washington University co-hosted with the Human Rights Commemorative Project a panel discussion, “Chinese Expulsion - Legacy of Intolerance in Whatcom County,” on Monday, Nov. 8, in the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium.

Speakers discussed the anti-Chinese movement in Whatcom County in the 1885-1890 period and issues related to Chinese residents in the Puget Sound region. The role of government, the press, labor organizations and local businesses will be a major focus.