In the media

10 17 14
Yahoo! News
If you want to suit up with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, get the right gown. If you can land a job at Amazon, you’re in good hands. The Harvard Business Review recently named its leader, Jeff Bezos, the highest-performing CEO alive.
10 17 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University is seeking volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program over the next few weeks. The program, which helps low- and moderate-income people prepare tax returns, is staffed by students from Western and Whatcom Community College, and by community volunteers.
10 16 14
The Bellingham Herald
For award-winning children’s writer Kirby Larson, history isn’t told in the machinations of politics and the glory of military action, but rather in the everyday stories of people who lived in fascinating and difficult times. From the prairies of Montana to the deserts of Iraq, the despair of Hurricane Katrina and the glamor of post-WWI San Francisco, Larson teaches history with a compelling narrative rich in detail.
10 16 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s Katelyn Steen took third overall in the women’s race, and the WWU men’s team took fourth overall at the 41st Annual WWU Cross Country Classic on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Lake Padden. Steen completed the women’s 6k course in 21 minutes, 20 seconds, a personal best on the course. She finished just behind Trinity Western University’s Fiona Bensen at 21:17, and TWU’s Sarah Inglis won by a large margin with a course-record time of 20:52.
10 16 14
The Bellingham Herald
Former Western Washington University President Paul J. Olscamp died Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the age of 77. Olscamp was president of Western from 1975-82. Western became a university in 1977, and enrollment broke 10,000 students in his final year, according to the university’s website.
10 16 14
(Bowling Green, Ohio) Sentinel-Tribune
Past university president Paul J. Olscamp has died, Bowling Green State University confirmed. He was 77. Olscamp was appointed as BGSU president on March 15, 1982, according to the university’s website. Paul J. Olscamp Hall is named in his honor.
10 16 14
BG News
Former University president Paul Olscamp died Oct. 14 at age 77 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He was the eighth president at the University, from 1982 and served for 13 years, until 1995, when he retired, according to an obituary released by the University. Lee Meserve, a biology professor who has been at the University for 42 years said “It’s always sad when someone that has helped the University passes away.”
10 15 14
Montana Public Radio
John Lewis’ decision to run for Congress was born of frustration. It came to a head last year after a Republican-controlled House insisted there could be no budget deal unless Senate Democrats agreed to defund the 2010 federal health care law known as Obamacare. The Senate refused. As he watched the resulting 16-day shutdown of the federal government, Lewis said, he felt compelled to do something about the partisan gridlock.
10 15 14
The Bellingham Herald
All four of Western Washington University’s counting scores were among the top 10 as the Vikings won their first regular-season tournament since 2011, coming back from a four-stroke deficit to win by eight shots at the Dixie State University Women’s Golf Invitational Tournament which ended Tuesday in St. George, Utah.
10 14 14
The Seattle Times blogs
Nearly 300 fifth-graders from the Wapato School District will visit Central Washington University later this month, a new mentoring program modeled after one created at Western Washington University that was featured in Education Lab last year. Like Western’s program, called Compass 2 Campus, the CWU program recruits college-age mentors who will volunteer in Wapato classrooms four hours a week, and encourage young children to finish high school and enroll in college.