In the media

08 22 14
The Bellingham Herald
Vini Samuel, a 1994 WWU graduate who is an attorney and political leader, is the speaker. The student speaker is Geoffrey Briggs, a Bellingham man who is receiving his bachelor's degree in philosophy and plans to attend law school.
08 22 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Great Northwest Athletic Association coaches selected the Western Washington University women's soccer team to finish first in their preseason coaches poll.
08 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Excellence fosters expectations - high expectations. Western Washington University's women's soccer team is familiar with said expectations, first making it to the Sweet 16 in 2012, then falling just short of a national championship appearance last year after posting a school-record 20-2-1 record.
08 21 14
Hawaii 24/7
University of Hawaii at Hilo Robotics Technicians Max Kerr and Casey Pearring, along with Akamai intern Nasre Manasrah of UH Maui College (UHMC), and summer volunteer Matt Takemoto of Western Washington University, all contributed to the successful mountainside traverse that tested the rover’s capabilities while giving the group valuable work experience in avionics.
08 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
The club's 99th season will open Wednesday, Sept. 3, with two concerts celebrating the Donnellan dynasty. Joanne Donnellan, a longtime music educator, was concertmaster for Whatcom Symphony Orchestra for years. Her son Grant, a professor of music at Western Washington University, is the current WSO concertmaster; and her son Glenn is a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
08 20 14
Gates Notes
From the minute you meet Katie Brown, you get the feeling she’s an amazing teacher. Her intelligence and passion jump out. You immediately think: I would love for my kids to be in her classroom. It’s no surprise to learn she was named the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year. Katie has had a busy summer meeting with policymakers, connecting with colleagues across the country, and even attending Space Camp with the top teachers from other states. So I really appreciated her taking the time to stop by my office last week.
08 20 14
Bellingham Business Journal
Western Washington University’s Extended Education program will offer a project management course and a new writing course this fall. The 10-week project management course starts Sept. 25, with evening sessions. Participants will focus on nine key areas of project management that will be required knowledge for the Project Management Professional or Certified Associate in Project Management certificate exams, according to a news release.
08 20 14
MyNorthwest
A 19-year-old woman who spent a day and a half perched 70 feet up a tree in an effort to stop developers from cutting trees for a mall on Bainbridge Island, Washington, has come down. Chiara D'Angelo climbed up the tree early Monday and descended Tuesday evening.
08 20 14
The Bellingham Herald
Optimism is often a precursor to the start of any sporting season. Western Washington University's men's soccer team is no different. Sometimes those expectations are built on a foundation of hope, other times reality. Reality says WWU should have high hopes.
08 20 14
The Bellingham Herald
In an effort to aid in the recovery from a forest fire that impacted residents of North Central Washington this summer, the Western Washington University women's volleyball team will play a preseason intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Chelan High School with proceeds going to local charities. The Vikings will spend three days and two nights in the area, practicing each day in Chelan and doing community service projects both Friday and Saturday. That may be assisting in the cleanup of homes impacted by the fire or helping in sorting donations.