In the media

03 19 14
Columbia Basin Herald
A longtime resident is one step closer to solving the mystery of Soap Lake. John Glassco's life mission has been to preserve and research the healing waters of Soap Lake. The Soap Lake Conservancy Board chairman recently passed along the only water samples taken from the lake before irrigation water diluted it to researchers. They hope to measure the mineral levels and find out what made it a mecca for those seeking relief from pain and inflammation.
03 19 14
(Fairbanks, Alaska) Daily News-Miner
Three new Alaskans were sworn in to serve on the state Board of Education on Thursday. Kenneth Gallahorn, of Kotzebue; Kathleen Yarr, of Ketchikan; and Barbara Thompson, of Douglas, became the newest members of the board after being appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell.
03 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
A new consulting firm is offering a service to local businesses that want to improve multicultural awareness in the workplace. Kim Harris recently started Distinctive Voice Consulting as a way for company staff to have conversations and answer questions about race and culture in a non-judgmental setting.
03 19 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University's Jenna DeRosier has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference Softball co-Pitcher of the Week for March 10-16.
03 19 14
ACAN
Get to Know our next Lead Team member, Nate Panelo, who currently serves as Convention Chair for APAN. He completed his B.A. in Human Services at Western Washington University and his M. Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont. He is currently working as the Ethnic Student Center Coordinator at Western Washington University
03 18 14
The Seattle Times
Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college. Amid worries that U.S. youth are losing a global skills race, supporters of a no-tuition policy see expanding access to community college as way to boost educational attainment so the emerging workforces in their states look good to employers.
03 18 14
Bellingham Business Journal
The College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University is hosting an information session on a new course covering innovative system design; the session will start at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, in Room 302 of WWU’s Academic Instructional Center West. The class, titled “Innovation Engineering I: Create,” will be taught by Dan Purdy, adjunct professor of marketing at WWU. Purdy will working with industry expert Denny Organ in the class, which is open to community members and begins April 1.
03 17 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Bellingham Festival of Music and Whatcom Symphony are bringing the 2nd Street Brass Ensemble to Bellingham for the third annual "Play It Forward Chamber Residency" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The group, consisting of two trumpets, a trombone, French horn and tuba, are currently graduate students at Colburn conservatory in Los Angeles.
03 17 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University's Frank Catelli placed 17th in the men's shot put in final-day action Saturday at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships held on the JDL Fast Track. Catelli's best effort was 52-4 1/2. He entered the competition ninth nationally with a school-record mark of 57-5 1/2.
03 17 14
The Bellingham Herald
Cold-shooting Western Washington University rallied from a 12-point deficit, but could never take the lead in the second half as it fell 77-70 to Simon Fraser University in the first game of the opening round of the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball West Regional on Friday at Kellogg Gym on the campus of host Cal Poly Pomona. Guard Katie Colard scored a team-high 20 points for the defending champion and No. 6 seeded Vikings, who ended their season 19-10. Taylor Peacocke had 12 points and Tia Briggs 11.