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No matter how long we've been here, we never tire of sunsets from the PAC Plaza.

Video by Rhys Logan / WWU

In his moving and insightful book "The Boys in the Boat," author Daniel James Brown tells the emotionally charged story of the eight-oar crew team from the University of Washington that beat the odds and won gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He shares the stories of working-class boys who came from Washington state's "foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns" and mastered the art of rowing and working together to become Olympic champions.

The Ethnic Student Center will put on its biggest event of the year, Culture Shock, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the Performing Arts Center on Western Washington University's Bellingham campus.

This is an opportunity for members of the ESC, students at WWU and community members to showcase their own cultures and to learn from others. Among the many performances will be spoken word, music and cultural dances.

Western Washington University's men’s ultimate team, Dirt, is headed to nationals for the first time in the team’s history. The team was one of 20 in the nation to qualify for the Division I tourney, which takes place May 22 to 25 in Milwaukee, Wisc.

“Nationals will provide us the top-level competition we've been looking forward to all season,” said team member Seth Kotzman this week.

Western Washington University's student-run television show, Viking Television, recently created a recap video of the sold-out TEDxWWU events on Saturday, April 11.

TEDx events are local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxWWU, TEDTalk videos and live speakers combined to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including the one at Western, are self-organized.

Western Washington University alumnus T.J. Martin, Academy Award winner for the 2012 Best Feature Documentary film "Undefeated," has spent his life immersed in film. His Oscar win made him the first director of African American descent to receive an Academy Award for a feature length film, but his cultural heritage is more complex than a single racial identifier can encompass.

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Anna Magidson, a student at Western.   Following is the story lineup for this episode:

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Anna Magidson, a junior student at Western. This show celebrates “Active Minds Changing Lives Week” which is a Western event that brings together groups from the campus community to showcase and celebrate the work of students, faculty, programs and alumni to enhance life and resources across the globe.  This episode goes back to the archives and highlights three stories that epitomize Active Minds Changing Lives.

The story lineup for this episode includes:

The Intensive English Program at Western Washington University recently asked its students about their favorite event of the quarter. Here are a few of their responses.

Students from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Urban Transitions Studio Program presented their planning concepts for the redevelopment of the South Sunnyland neighborhood during finals week of winter quarter 2015.

The student presentation will be aired on the city’s public access channel Mondays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Fridays at 11 a.m. It is also on YouTube.

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