In the media

07 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham’s Jake Koppenberg qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championships by winning medalist honors at a sectional qualifier Monday, July 20, at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.
07 21 15
Chronicle of Higher Education
Message From President Bruce Shepard What makes Western a great place to work is the people. Faculty and staff who are not only professional, talented, and energetic, but who want to make a difference at a university committed to making a difference. You can sense the common purpose and dedication throughout the institution, and it makes me feel excited and privileged to work alongside such colleagues every day.
07 21 15
Bellingham Business Journal
Whatcom Educational Credit Union added Wade Stringfield and Mike Yeend to its growing business services department. Stringfield will manage the credit union’s Small Business Administration program and Yeend will lead the Member Business Loans team. Stringfield, a former business advisor for Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center, has nine years of banking experience and previously worked for U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo and Coastal Community Bank, according to a press release from WECU.
07 21 15
The Bellingham Herald
The annual Key Bank Viking Night Dinner and Auction, a major fundraiser for Western Washington University athletics, takes place Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Multipurpose Room and Viking Commons Dining Hall in the Viking Union building on campus. The location has been changed for the first time in the 26-year history of the event as Sam Carver Gymnasium is being renovated.
07 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
A performance of Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, is the final concert in the 2015 Bellingham Festival of Music. The work will be performed by the Festival Orchestra, Festival Chorus, and guest soloists Morris Robinson, Ilana Davidson, John Tibbetts, Maria Valdes and Richard Clement, under the direction of Maestro Michael Palmer.
07 20 15
KGMI 790-AM
The annual Key Bank Viking Night Dinner and Auction, a major fundraiser for Western Washington University Athletics, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Multipurpose Room and Viking Commons Dining Hall in the Viking Union building on campus. The location has been changed for the first time in the 26-year history of the event as Sam Carver Gymnasium is being renovated.
07 20 15
Skagit Valley Herald
What’s green, thin, slimy and sways in the water? It’s eelgrass, an often unseen marine plant that is important for the environment and economy in the Puget Sound region. The eelgrass in Puget Sound is sort of like a canary in a coal mine for the underwater world, serving as an indicator of marine health. It can affect many species that depend on it, from crabs to salmon.
07 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
Whatcom County won some and lost some during the longest-ever year for the Washington state Legislature. With Democrats in charge of the House and governor’s office, and Republicans controlling the Senate, the three Democrats and three Republicans who represent the county agreed the outcome after 176 days and four separate sessions was a mixed bag. What counted as a win, and what was a loss, often depended on which side you asked.
07 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s Associated Students Summer Noon Concert series continues with a performance of Spanish folk music and dance by Seattle’s Carmona Flamenco from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at WWU’s Performing Arts Center Plaza (or the Underground Coffeehouse in case of rain).
07 20 15
The Bellingham Herald
Five Western Washington University track and field athletes have been named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field Athletes for 2015 as announced on Friday, July 17.