In the media

07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
The weather on Mount Baker was warm and clear 75 years ago, much like the recent glorious sunshine that has bathed Whatcom County. It was July 22, 1939, a Saturday. Early that morning, before dawn, 25 members of a climbing party roused themselves at Kulshan Cabin and began their long, slow walk toward the summit. They all had climbing experience, some more than others. Their guides, Chet Ullin and Don Coss, led the way.
07 21 14
Entrepreneur
May I check my mobile device during a meeting? No. But what if I'm expecting an important call? No.
07 21 14
Alaska Dispatch News
It’s not that Max Romey is an accidental filmmaker. He’s been a movie buff for as long as he can remember, and as a kid he thought maybe someday he’d be an actor. For awhile his talents as a runner put his focus elsewhere. As a senior at Service High, Romey won the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters at the 2012 state track championships, won the boys race at the 2011 Cook Inlet Conference cross country championships and finished second in that year’s state cross country championships.
07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Bellingham's Louisiana-style Cajun band, The Happy Valley Sluggers, will kick up the fiddle and accordion to help Western Washington University feel a bit more like "The Big Easy" in a free outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Western Performing Arts Center Plaza (Viking Union if it rains).
07 21 14
The Bellingham Herald
Last summer, a serial story written by six community members pondered what life in Bellingham might be like 100 years from now. Starting Monday, July 21, a new group of local writers look back in time in a six-part story about Bellingham in the early 1900s.
07 18 14
The John A. Hartford Foundation
My Grandma Pat has been the inspiration for so many of my endeavors in working with older adults throughout my nursing career. So I couldn’t help but think of her as I stood before my colleagues and friends at last fall’s Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders (HGNL) Business Meeting, held at the 2013 annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in New Orleans, to transition the role of HGNL Chair to Dr. Bill Buron. Together, Dr. Buron and I announced the launch of a campaign to raise funds for a HGNL award to support a future scholar in the program. I had no idea at the time how quickly that scholarship would take on a deeply personal meaning to me.
07 18 14
NPR
Tuition and fees at most community colleges are pretty reasonable these days, about $3,500 a year. Which is why the vast majority of community college students don't take out loans to cover their costs. But, according to the Institute for College Access and Success, a non-profit advocacy group based in California, nearly a million community college students who do need help paying for school don't have access to federal student loans. Debbie Cochrane, research director at TICAS, surveyed some 1,100 institutions and found that 237 simply don't participate in the federal student loan program. So, for their students,federal loans aren't an option. And that, says Cochrane, puts lots of students in a financial bind.
07 18 14
The Bellingham Herald
Ten Western Washington University student-athletes were named recipients of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Faculty Athletics Representative's Scholar-Athletes award for 2013-14 announced on Wednesday.
07 18 14
The (Everett) Herald
The Miller family of Camano Island has been tent camping for the past five days on the grounds of the Darrington Bluegrass Festival. At some point each day, they got their instruments out and practiced together. Then they fanned out across the park to swim in the Stillaguamish River, picnic with friends and jam with other musicians gathered from throughout the region for the festival, which is open to audiences Friday through Sunday, July 18, 19 and 20.
07 18 14
The Garden City Telegram
A permanent replacement has been hired for the director of transportation position at USD 457 as Bill Wilson, former superintendent of Scott County USD 466, took the reins on July 1. "From what I've seen and experienced thus far in the two and a half weeks in 457, good people, good place," Wilson said.