In the media

11 21 14
The Western Front
Therapy dogs in the library and free candy handed out during breaks are both part of Western Cares, a program at Western in which faculty and students help their peers relax during dead and finals weeks with small acts of kindness. Last year’s acts of kindness included Bruce Shepard buying 25 students coffee at Zoe’s Bookside Bagels and inspirational drawings being displayed on whiteboards in classrooms to brighten the students’ day, said Matthew Anderson, new media coordinator at Western.
11 21 14
The Western Front
Bellingham’s homeless and low-income families have the opportunity to gather at Maritime Heritage Park for a warm Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Rising Hope Street Ministry, a homeless outreach ministry, will be hosting the second annual “Thanksgiveaway” from 3-7p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the park. This year, Rising Hope founder Jon Ng’s goal is to host a bigger “Thanksgiveaway” than last year by partnering with other local ministries, he said.
11 21 14
Bellingham Business Journal
At 40 years old, Steve Roguski had been a lot of things. He had delivered pizza, been a cartographer, taught middle school geography, and worked on the navigation systems of F-15 jets in the Air Force. He liked those jobs, but he hadn’t found what he was supposed to do with his life, he said.
11 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University libero Samantha Hutchinson was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II West Region All-Star First Team announced Thursday, Nov. 20. Hutchinson, a senior from University Place, was one of only two first-team repeaters. She was a second-team pick in 2012.
11 20 14
KGMI AM-790
A student group at Western Washington University is trying to raise awareness for men’s mental health issues as part of the “Movember” movement. The “Movember” movement challenges men to grow moustaches and facial hair during the month of November as a way to raise awareness of men’s health issues.
11 20 14
The News Tribune
Washington state lawmakers are facing a projected budget gap of more than $2 billion for the next two-year budget ending in mid-2017, in large part due to a new voter-approved initiative to shrink class sizes, according to a state budget outlook released Wednesday.
11 20 14
Crosscut
Developers of two giant coal-export terminals proposed in Washington “are facing severe headwinds” in a volatile global energy economy, a nationally-known consultant on the economics of coal said Wednesday in Seattle.
11 20 14
The Seattle Times
The ability to communicate the joy of making music is a gift not shared by all performing virtuosi. But it is stock in trade for the violinist Augustin Hadelich, whose immaculate and rapturous playing has made him a Seattle favorite – first at the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and now in a repeat visit to the Seattle Symphony.
11 20 14
The Bellingham Herald
Libero is typically not the flashiest position in volleyball. The libero isn’t allowed to attack the ball any higher than the net, so they can’t come up with a big block or slam home a momentum-changing kill. They also can’t set an attacker from the front row, essentially limiting their play to the back row.
11 20 14
The Bellingham Herald
For the second time in two days, Western Washington University was unable to hold onto a six-point halftime lead, falling 91-76 to University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Complejo Deportive UPRB in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.