In the media

07 29 15
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Western Washington University's Board of Trustees has approved Western's 2015-16 operating budget, which includes funding for a new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges.
07 29 15
Indian Country Today
You might want to remember this name: Seth Brickey. The Juneau Inupiat has interned for Alaska State Rep. Beth Kerttula, won national awards for his knowledge of the ocean sciences, received scholarships for academics and leadership, and served as president of the board of directors of a state youth court. He spends his summers working with youth at a camp in Haines. In August, he’ll attend his first meeting as a governor-appointed member of a university board of trustees.
07 28 15
ACRL Insider
Jenny Oleen is Scholarly Communication Librarian at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Jenny has been an ACRL member since 2007 and is a Scholarly Communication Workshop Presenter. She is your ACRL member of the week for July 27, 2015. 1. Describe yourself in three words: Creative, dedicated, and enthusiastic.
07 28 15
The Bellingham Herald
A-1 Builders in Bellingham has been a bicycle-friendly company for years. A decade ago, to mark the company’s 50th anniversary, A-1 built a large covered space for bicycle parking at the downtown Community Food Co-op store. Now, for its 60th anniversary, A-1 has built a covered community kiosk with a public bicycle repair station by the sidewalk outside its offices at 3310 Northwest Ave. Rick Dubrow, company president and an avid biker, said Bellingham and other communities would benefit from more bike-repair stations. “Our hope is that this is the first of many,” he said.
07 28 15
Thurston Talk
For some, retirement is a well-earned reward—a finish line to cross after an exhausting, and not particularly rewarding, race. For the lucky ones, retirement is bittersweet—the end of one act—a journey that was thrilling and satisfying during the entire ride.
07 28 15
The Bellingham Herald
People can learn about the algae blooms that blanket Birch Bay each summer, causing concern among residents and visitors, during a presentation Thursday, July 30, at Birch Bay Bible Community Church. The free event runs 7 to 8 p.m. at 4460 Bay Road. Robin Kodner, assistant professor at Western Washington University, will discuss what algae are common in area marine waters, typical seasonal algae cycles, and the history of harmful blooms in this region.
07 28 15
The Bellingham Herald
Eight Western Washington University student-athletes were named recipients of Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletics Representative’s Scholar-Athletes awards for 2014-15 announced by the conference office on Monday, July 27. The award, which began in 2012, is presented annually and honors the most outstanding scholar-athletes at each of the GNAC’s 11 universities. To qualify, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.85.
07 28 15
The Bellingham Herald
As the Canadian dollar continues to weaken and cross-border shopping traffic slows, Bellingham’s economy appears to be getting a boost from local shoppers. The number of people passing through the five border crossings southbound into Whatcom County totaled fewer than 1.3 million in June, nearly 200,000 less people than the same time a year ago, according to data collected by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute.
07 27 15
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
WWU at Poulsbo will add bachelor's degree program in cybersecurity Western Washington University's Board of Trustees has approved Western's 2015-16 operating budget, which includes funding for a new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges.
07 27 15
The Bellingham Herald
Nolan Dennet, a dance professor at Western Washington University, invited choreographers Nolan Hoppe-Leonard, Tara Reiter, Eli Madsen and Cassandra Howle to work with the “Movement Graffiti: Dance Theater” production. They turned to subjects as diverse as the internal wishes of another and Shakespearean sonnets for inspiration for the performances at 7:30 p.m. July 29-31 and 2 p.m. Aug.2 at Western’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room.