Bob Keiper

What good is laughter? Bob Keiper to explain May 10 at Village Books

Associate Professor Bob Keiper watches and evaluates student Brittney Lundberg perform a pantomime in front of her classmates during Keiper's class "The Dynamics of Teaching." File photo by Jon Bergman for WWU

Western Today staff

Can humor motivate employees, students and loved ones to succeed? Yes. Can it cure illness? Well ... it doesn’t hurt. Research shows that laughter can be used to enhance people’s health and memory by stimulating the immune system and both sides of the brain. And a sense of humor has been found to be an excellent antidote to apprehension and panic.


WWU Connections speaker series begins April 12 at Village Books with lecture on economics

Matthew Anderson
Western Today editor

A series of presentations by Western Washington University faculty and staff members at Village Books in Bellingham kicks off Tuesday, April 11, when assistant professor of economics Hart Hodges delivers his lecture "Simplicity, Sympathy, and Skepticism."

The WWU Connections series is a collaboration of Village Books and the Western Libraries.