The Gulf of Alaska supports some tremendously important fisheries.

Suzanne Strom, a senior marine scientist at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center, is among a team of scientists working on an $18-million research project to study five commercially and ecologically important fish species and the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem that supports them.

The first-ever Active Minds Changing Lives week at Western Washington University kicks off April 11 with TEDxWWU.

Do you have a big idea you'd like to share with the community and world? Apply to become a presenter at TEDxWWU. The application deadline is Feb. 17.

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

Current and past Woodring Students talk about their experiences at Western Washington University and why they chose teacher education. Learn more about Woodring College of Education at

The North American Saxophone Alliance is holding its Region 1 conference from Jan. 23 to 25 on the Western Washington University campus. The conference features clinics, recitals and master classes throughout the three days.

Concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, feature WWU's Equus Sax Quartet, featured above, and the WWU Orchestra. Equus is fresh off a win at a student competition at Central Washington University.

Host Danica Kilander talks about sustainability and water-related initiatives on campus in this Table Talk edition of Western Window, the WWU television show.

What is a teacher? Three alumni from WWU's Elementary Education teacher degree program in Bremerton share their thoughts and experiences with Western Washington University.

Ricardo Maxwell scored a team-high 17 points, including a game-winning layup at the buzzer, lifting Western Washington University to a 68-66 triumph over Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, Jan. 10, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The game was telecast live on ROOT Sports.

Forward Joey Schreiber (So., Renton/Eastside Catholic) scored a career-high 38 points to set a school record for most points scored off the bench, leading Western Washington University to an 88-68 triumph over Montana State University Billings on Thursday, Jan. 8, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball contest at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.

The Vikings improved to 8-6 overall and 1-3 in the GNAC, snapping a two-game losing streak. WWU has won 11 straight games at home, including seven this season, and 47 of its last 48 at Carver Gym.

The seven Resource and Outreach Programs of the Western Washington University Associated Students provide information, advocacy, activities and peer education to Western students.

The programs strive to empower and support all members of WWU's diverse community while also giving students the opportunity to gain valuable work, volunteer and life experience.

Watch all of the videos here.