Bruce Shepard, president of Western Washington University, testified before the state Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 20, regarding state funding for higher education.

Jamie Marine, the Associated Students legislative liason at Western Washington University, testified on Wednesday, Jan. 20, before the state Senate Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee in Oympia regarding state funding for higher education.

A number of other students, along with the presidents of the state's other instututions of higher learning, also testified. To view the full video, click here.

Evan Tucker, a production manager from Northwest Playwrights Alliance, which co-sponsors the WWU Theatre Ambassador's tour, appeared on Q13 Fox recently just before the tour opened with three full-house shows at the New City Theatre in Seattle.

Tucker briefly talks about the WWU program toward the end of the video.

Western is looking for hard-working students who are focused on building successful lives and careers for themselves and strong futures for their families and communities. This competition is a creative way for incoming students to help pay for college and is not just available to those with outstanding grades and test scores, but to any student willing to think outside the box.

Scientists funded by the National Science Foundation and NOAA have recorded the deepest erupting volcano yet discovered -- West Mata Volcano -- describing high-definition video of the undersea eruption as "spectacular."

"For the first time we have been able to examine, up close, the way ocean islands and submarine volcanoes are born," said Barbara Ransom, program director in NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences. "The unusual primitive compositions of the West Mata eruption lavas have much to tell us."

Margaret Stock is an attorney admitted in Alaska; a lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Corps, U.S. Army Reserve; and an associate professor assigned to the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Stock spoke at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at WWU on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, as part of the World Issues Forum.