In the media

10 28 14
The Western Front
An audible gasp was followed by an eruption of cheers, applause and blaring party horns from the audience as President Bruce Shepard announced that $48 million had already been raised for Western prior to the announcement of the university’s largest fundraising campaign ever. The campaign, “Western Stands for Washington,” which was planned and prepared in secret for more than four years, was formally announced Friday, Oct. 25, at an announcement party with a goal of raising $60 million for Western students, faculty and scholarships.
10 28 14
The Bellingham Herald
The 28th Annual Western Washington University Viking Jam will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. Admission is free.
10 28 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University outside hitter Rachel Roeder has been selected the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive co-Player of the Week for Oct. 19-25.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University publicly launched the largest fundraising campaign in the history of the university on Friday, Oct. 24, one that school officials say will help offer students scholarships, improve student learning and make up for a dip in state funding. The Western Stands for Washington campaign already has privately raised over two-thirds of its $60 million goal through the Western Washington University Foundation. On Friday the campaign went public in a campus event open to students, faculty and donors.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
I read the short Bellingham Herald story the other day about the death of Paul Olscamp, who was president of Western Washington University from 1975 to 1982. He died Oct. 14 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, at the age of 77. Olscamp’s name rang a distant bell for me, but I didn’t know much about him. He became president two years after I graduated from Western, and believe me, as a young person out of college I wasn’t busy tracking the ins and outs of college administrators.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
Middle blocker Kayla Erickson and outside hitter Rachel Roeder combined for 39 kills as Western Washington University rallied to defeat Seattle Pacific University, 26-28, 25-12, 25-13, 25-17, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
A big advantage in shot attempts wasn’t enough to provide a victory, but nationally ranked Western Washington University still clinched the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 0-0 overtime tie against Central Washington University in a GNAC women’s soccer contest on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Robert S. Harrington Field on the WWU campus.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
Stymied by some outstanding goalkeeping, Western Washington University fell 2-0 to Northwest Nazarene University on Saturday, Oct. 25, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at the NNU Soccer Field.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
The Western Washington University men won for the second time this season with a perfect score, and the Viking women prevailed without their top runner at the WWU Cross Country Open held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Hovander Homestead Park. The competition was the last of the regular season for WWU, which competes in the GNAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Monmouth, Ore.
10 27 14
The Bellingham Herald
If you judge Western Washington University’s men’s soccer team based purely on the stats sheet, you may miss one of its most important players — Uche Ugwoaba. A lineup mainstay who hasn’t been out of the starting 11 since he joined the Vikings in 2012, Ugwoaba has just one goal and one assist in his WWU career. His contributions to the team are more as a creator and defender.