In the media

09 26 14
Alaska Dispatch News
In 2010, Heather Kelly was headed on a rafting trip down the Grand Canyon and realized she didn’t want to be eating instant oatmeal and ramen for 26 days. So she dehydrated 50 pounds of her own food to bring on the expedition instead. It ended up being a life-changing trip in more ways than one.
09 26 14
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University’s Jenn Paul has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for Sept. 21-27. Paul, a freshman from Bellingham (graduate of Bellingham High School), finished in a four-way tie for fifth in medalist play as she made her collegiate debut at the Western New Mexico University Mustang Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at Phoenix, Arizona.
09 26 14
The Bellingham Herald
Right-side hitter Jennica McPherson had 15 kills, 11 digs and four block as Western Washington University defeated Seattle Pacific University, 29-27, 25-12, 25-27, 25-15, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday, Sept. 25, at Royal Brougham Pavilion on the SPU campus.
09 26 14
The Bellingham Herald
Freshman Emily Webster scored her first collegiate goal in the 107th minute as nationally ranked Western Washington University opened a three-game home stand by edging Saint Martin’s University, 2-1 in overtime, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer contest on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Robert S. Harrington Field.
09 26 14
The Bellingham Herald
Despite having a slight edge in shot attempts, Western Washington University suffered a 2-0 defeat to Northwest Nazarene University on Thursday, Sept. 25, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference men’s soccer contest at Robert S. Harrington Field on the WWU campus. The Vikings fell to 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference action.
09 26 14
The Bellingham Herald
With Western Washington University coming off the first few days of fall quarter, extra police officers will be out this weekend for the first of several planned party patrols. The Bellingham and WWU police departments as well as the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will have extra staff on hand to help respond to party and noise complaints.
09 25 14
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
About a hundred years ago, the Snohomish estuary was dominated by Sitka spruce forested wetland. Downed logs and driftwood occupied much of the channel in large rafts of diverse species. Historical accounts report that it was possible for some of these floating natural structures to remain in place for long periods of time. New trees up to 3 feet in diameter were reported to grow on top of the rafts. Some were over 25 feet deep, consisting of many layers of large logs, 3 to 8 feet in diameter. Today, the Snohomish estuary is much changed.
09 25 14
KOMO News
Will they be tempted? Will they be indifferent? Will they be calling home asking mom for pot money? College students are returning to fall classes this week for the first time since marijuana retail stores opened near some college campuses. Wednesday was the first day of school for Western Washington University students in Bellingham, which has four retail stores.
09 24 14
The (Everett) Herald
Jon Bauer, a longtime editor and writer at the Daily Herald, will assume the title of editorial page editor Oct. 4. Bauer replaces Peter Jackson, who has overseen the Opinion page and Viewpoints section of the Daily Herald since 2012. Jackson is leaving to work on a book and to pursue magazine freelance projects.
09 24 14
The Bellingham Herald
NEW FACES AT WWU’S COLLEGE OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS Heather Dalberg, administrative services manager at Western Washington University’s College of Fine and Performing Arts, let me know about new (and returning) music faculty on campus this fall. Gustavo Camacho complements Western’s brass instruction. He was formerly an instructor at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and was principal horn of the Phoenix Opera.