In the media

09 19 14
The Seattle Times blogs
“Here’s the bill for Western,” I told my husband this summer, waving a piece of paper in the air. “Tuition and fees are going to be $8,965.” “Per quarter?” he asked. “No! We’re in the state school system now. That’s for a whole year.” I’ve been covering higher education in Washington since 2011, and I’ve also experienced college as a parent through the filter of my daughter, who’s been at an out-of-state private college for the past three years. But this fall, my son becomes a freshman at Western Washington University, and for the first time I’m the parent of a student in the system I’ve been writing about.
09 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had a match-high 12 kills with just two errors in 21 attempts for a .476 attack percentage as nationally ranked Western Washington University cruised to a 25-17,25-13,25-14, victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
09 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
All-America defender Brianna Jones had a goal and an assist as the nationally ranked Western Washington University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 24 minutes to defeat Central Washington University, 3-0, in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both schools Thursday, Sept. 18, in Ellensburg.
09 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Washington Federation of State Employees has reached a tentative two-year labor agreement with Gov. Jay Inslee’s bargaining team that will raise most state agency workers’ pay by 3 percent next July and approximately 1.8 percent in 2016.
09 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
A public meeting called “Sustaining Democracy in the New Age of Journalism” will be hosted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, by the League of Women Voters and Bellingham Public Library. The meeting in the downstairs lecture room of the library’s main branch, 210 Central Ave., will feature Joan Connell and Dean Wright of the international consulting firm Connell Wright Media.
09 18 14
The Bellingham Herald
More than 4,000 Western Washington University students will return to campus to move into dorms and apartments Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Area stores likely will be busy with back-to-school shoppers over the weekend.
09 18 14
The Bellingham Herald
Reserve forward Anna DeWeirdt had a goal and an assist as nationally ranked Western Washington University defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 2-0, in a non-conference women’s soccer game Monday afternoon at Harrington Field on the WWU campus.
09 18 14
The Bellingham Herald
Forward Tye Hastings scored the lone goal and Keegan Rogers made five saves to earn the shutout as Western Washington University defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 1-0, on Monday night in a non-conference men’s soccer contest at Harrington Field on the WWU campus.
09 18 14
The Western Front
Autumn on Western Washington University’s campus is one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because it is especially beautiful. With the return of students and faculty, the university is recharged with energy and activity, and the rhythms of the new academic year begin to take hold. Providing the best possible education to our students is our primary mission, supported by the truly remarkable dedication and inspiration of our talented faculty and staff. As a public university, we also work as hard as we can to engage Western’s active minds to meet existing and emerging needs of our community and state. Every student who comes to Western has an opportunity to learn, explore and discover her or his own interests. But you also have a chance to think about how to apply your knowledge, passion and skills to improve people’s lives in our community, state and nation.
09 17 14
Skagit Valley Herald
Watermelon snow is neither a tasty treat nor a hoax. Algae and bacteria that thrive in cold conditions can tint snow with a splash of pinkish-red at certain elevations. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the strange phenomenon not only resembles the color of watermelon pulp, but can smell like it, too.