In the media

01 27 15
The Bellingham Herald
The iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave., is starting late-night events and one of them is a series of poetry and jazz slams. At 10 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, Tobias Childs, a Dead Parrots Society alum who has performed at the Upfront Theater, will host the Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam, reviving a series started by Glenn Apollo Hergenhahn-Zhao more than a decade ago.
01 27 15
The Western Front
Western Washington University men’s hockey team routed Central Washington University 17-2 Saturday night in a dominant performance at the Bellingham Sportsplex. Western defenseman Joe Gilthero scored less than a minute into the contest and the Vikings did not look back. Western physically enforced their will on Central from start to finish. Through the majority of the game, the Wildcats were simply unable to get good scoring chances at Western goal.
01 27 15
The Western Front
The Western Washington University men’s lacrosse team is hoping to follow the success of the 2014 season as it prepares for its first game Sunday, Feb. 8. The team ended last season with an 8-3 record. Major contributors are returning, like captain Jacob Goodman who scored 31 goals last season.
01 26 15
The Bellingham Herald
Have we reached Dr. King’s goals? After all, we have an African-American President and across the country, women and members of minorities are governors, senators, representatives, mayors, and chief executive officers of major corporations. In his last speech, delivered in Memphis, the day before he was assassinated, Dr. King s urged us to keep working toward the “promised land” of a fair and just society in the United States, even though he thought he might not get there with us. Dear reader, what you think? Are we there yet?
01 26 15
The Bellingham Herald
Guard Jenni White had 15 points to lead a balanced attack and forward Taylor Peacocke had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as Western Washington University claimed a 75-64 victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday, Jan. 24, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest at Patty Center on the UAF campus. Tia Briggs and Sydney Donaldson each had 12 points for the Vikings, who improved to 12-6 overall and 6-3 in the GNAC with their sixth triumph in the last seven games.
01 26 15
The Bellingham Herald
The Vikings had a chance, with another league game enveloped in late-game drama, to snag a momentum-boosting win heading into the second half of Great Northwest Athletic Conference play. Instead, Western Washington suffered another heartbreaker.
01 26 15
Bellingham Business Journal
Business owners who want to export their products can pick up some advice at a seminar by the Washington Export Outreach Team next month. “Export 101: Your Door to the World,” will go from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The seminar costs $65, which includes materials and lunch.
01 26 15
The Seattle Times
A proposal by the Obama administration to eliminate the tax benefits of college savings accounts would be “devastating” for Washington’s program, called Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) as well as those run by other states, the GET program’s director said.
01 26 15
The Bellingham Herald
Whether or not the athletic pinnacle of Western Washington University’s three Class of 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees came during their time at WWU, after or both, a common thread bonds Kerri Browitt-Caviezel, Orlondo Steinauer and Jim Pearson. Steinauer, a standout defensive back on Western’s football team during the early-mid 90s, expressed it well.
01 26 15
Inside Higher Ed
Most professors’ workloads don’t look like they did even 10 years ago, but institutions still largely evaluate faculty members by the age-old teaching-scholarship-service model. So what would happen if faculty members were assessed for the work they actually did, rather than by a system that wrongly assumes all faculty work is created equal? And is there a way to make the whole evaluation process more meaningful? These questions were the focus of a session here Friday at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.