Andy Bunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at WWU, presents “The Polaris Project: A barge, twenty bunks, and a river at the top of the world,” discussing his work in the Siberian Arctic with undergraduates from eight American and Russian universities. The project’s guiding scientific theme is the transport and transformations of carbon and nutrients as they move along the Kolyma River from terrestrial uplands to the Arctic Ocean. This is a central scientific issue as scientists struggle to understand a rapidly changing Arctic.

Mark Malijan, a spring 2009 intern with the Western Washington University Office of University Communications, created this video of one patient and his family's experiences with the Communication Sciences and Disorders Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on campus that quarter.

From Mark:

This piece looks into Western Washington University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program. The clinic gives students a hands-on learning experience, while providing a vital service to the surrounding community.

In this lecture, Edward Vajda, a professor with the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University, presents "The Mongol Impact on World History." As part of celebrating Mongolia Day at WWU, Vajda discusses the spectacular consequences of the Mongol conquests begun in the 13th century by Chinggis Khan. The lecture explains how the medieval era ended and the modern world began in the wake of history's most successful empire builder.

Western Washington University students describe why they give blood during the regular blood drives on the WWU campus.

The fall quarter blood drive is going on through Thursday on the WWU campus.

Filmed and produced by Adam Cochran | WWU intern

Marie Eaton, a professor in Western Washington University’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, presents “International Service Learning: Case Studies from East Asia and Kenya.” Citing examples from students’ experiences in Thailand, India and Kenya, Eaton reflects on the benefits and challenges of service-learning as a means to educate and cultivate globally aware citizens who are civically engaged and responsive to the needs of others.

The Veteran Safe Zone project kicked off on the Western Washington University campus with an informational gathering on May 11, 2009. The aim of the program is to simply improve the campus climate for student veterans by exhibiting outward support, respect and honor for these students regardless of one's own political views. A Veteran Safe Zone will be identified by a logo, and these logos indicate a location where veterans on campus could go to feel safe and supported.

This video was created by Mark Malijan | WWU intern

When Jason Morris saw pictures sent to him by his mother - an Anglican minister doing mission work in Uganda - of pedicab operators in downtown Kampala shuttling their clients around the city on cushions mounted on the back fenders of their bikes, he knew he could do better.

The first-ever Moonlight Ramble in Bellingham began with a kickoff event at Western Washington University Oct. 3 featuring vendors, prizes, bike safety information booths and live music. The route took riders through downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven and back to the WWU campus. Proceeds from this event went to benefit the new Pickford Film Center in Bellingham.

Filmed and edited by Michael Leese | WWU intern

Andy Bunn, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University, participated this summer in the Polaris Project in the Siberian arctic. It was the second consecutive summer that Bunn took a pair of WWU undergraduates on the summer research project to study the effects of climate change on these ecologically vital and sensitive areas.

Bunn and the undergraduates, Kayla Henson of Spokane and Max Janicek of Golden, Colo., left for Siberia July 2.