In the media

02 25 15
Whidbey News-Times
For speech and language therapist Janice Flinn, sounds are "the basis for language." She's hosting a workshop to help parents learn how to teach their kids to make proper language sounds. "It's something we're born with, the ability to make sounds," Flinn said, "but some kids just really have a hard time with speech sounds."
02 25 15
The Bellingham Herald
Three members of the Western Washington University women’s basketball team were named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Star team announced Tuesday, Feb. 24, by the conference office. The trio includes forward Rachel Albert, guard Aleisha Hathaway and forward Taylor Peacocke.
02 25 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University forward Jeffrey Parker has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 15-21. It is the second weekly honor this season for Parker, a 6-foot-6 sophomore from Richmond, Calif. He helped the Vikings to road victories over nationally No. 15-ranked and regular-season GNAC champion Western Oregon, 73-50, snapping the Wolves’ 11-game winning streak, and Saint Martin’s, 90-79.
02 25 15
The Bellingham Herald
Two former Western Washington University men’s soccer players, Gibson Bardsley and Oscar Jimenez, have signed contracts to play for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the team’s inaugural season in the United Soccer League. Last fall, Bardsley played for Kiruna FF in Sweden’s Division 3. He scored eight goals and had four assists.
02 25 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s men’s rugby team held off Washington State University for a 31-23 win on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Pullman. WWU led 12-9 at halftime, and made five more trys in the second half to seal the win.
02 24 15
The Western Front
Warm welcoming faces, upbeat friendly music and lively chatter took over Academic West 305 on Wednesday Feb. 18. A group of 20-30 students of different backgrounds all gathered together for one reason — to learn South Asian dance. South Asian Student Association (SASA) began incorporating dance workshops in hopes of gaining more members outside of the South Asian community and giving people better insight on the culture. Sophomore club president Tanvi Soans is behind the decisions.
02 24 15
The Western Front
Western’s Biology Department saved $50,000 on the purchase of a powerful new microscope that has the ability to capture 3D images of cells. The total cost to Western was $65,325.
02 24 15
The Western Front
For a long time, the graveled parking lots at Western have been in various stages of disrepair. Now, according to the Student Safety Office, there is some relief in sight.
02 24 15
GoSkagit.com
It’s a Skagit Valley mystery more than 2,300 years in the making. Where did a 300-year-old tree — from around the time of the death of Alexander the Great — come from, and how did it end up under 11 feet of muck and mud in Joe Leary Slough?
02 24 15
GoSkagit.com
Alicia Fine has had a strong start to her first softball season at Western Washington University. The college senior, a 2011 Mount Vernon graduate, is hitting .372 through her first 12 games as the Vikings’ shortstop.