Features and highlights

The 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series continues today, June 9, with a noon performance by local group Br'er Rabbit on the PAC Plaza at Western Washington University.

The video above shows another local band, Snug Harbor, opening the summer series this past week, on July 2.

Voted best band in Bellingham in 2013 (Cascadia Weekly), Br’er Rabbit revamps classic...

When Western custodian Jim Reichart was younger he used to have an “I can’t” attitude when trying new things. As he got older, the word “can’t” started to disappear from his vocabulary to where now he doesn’t use the word.

In the spring, Reichart discovered a new hobby of making skateboard decks – specifically the user-friendly “...

Western Junior Whitney Fleming knows horses. As president of the WWU Equestrian Team, Fleming has learned to look for nuances in the way riders signal horses and the way horses respond. Tiny movements in the muscles of a riders' legs or hips are often all that's needed to communicate with animals that can reach 1,200 pounds and have personalities as unique and individual as their...

All his life, Tony Dominguez wanted to play basketball. As a boy, he practiced four to five hours a day. When he was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at the age of 14, he wanted nothing more than to get better so he could get back on the court. When he finally realized he would not reach his potential as a player, Dominguez turned to coaching. He worked for 17 years as an assistant coach...

Western Washington University's Language and Culture Programs will hold a potluck-style picnic celebrating the Fourth of July from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

The event is free and open to community members. Guests will have the opportunity to share in a cultural exchange with students in attendance from the Asia University America...

Local band Snug Harbor will kick off the 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series with a 12 p.m. gig Wednesday, July 2, on the PAC Plaza at Western Washington University.

And in addition to the music, the folks in Summer Programs are handing out free ice cream and prizes to attendees.

Typically playing about 50 shows annually throughout the Pacific Northwest, Snug Harbor has become a...

Brady Olson, a scientist at Western’s Shannon Point Marine Center, holds a flask of seawater and stares intently at the tiny creatures called copepods swimming inside it. They dart about like frenzied boatmen, through water altered to reflect what climate scientists call “the worst case scenario:” that in 100 years, the ocean could become so acidic that seawater literally...

With campus relatively empty until fall quarter begins in late September, major construction and facility upgrade work coordinated by the Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget is taking place throughout campus.

The most visible public works projects are taking place on the north end of campus. These include the exterior renovation of the Performing Arts Center and the...

In late 1967, just three years after graduating from Western, Air Force Capt. George “Sam” Sevier was assigned to fly missions under Operation Chrome Dome, the airborne alert program that kept B-52 bombers armed with nuclear weapons in the air around the clock. If a surprise Soviet nuclear strike destroyed U.S. jets and missile silos on the ground, the U.S. could still unleash a...

Think that a job as a White House speechwriter is glamorous?

Jesse Moore (’05, Political Science) will tell you it’s also a lot of long days, late nights and endless text revisions – sometimes just to get a single word or phrase exactly right for an audience far outside Washington, D.C. Sometimes he’s so tired at the end of the day, he falls asleep with his suit...