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The two remaining candidates for mayor of Bellingham (Dan Pike and Kelli Linville, both WWU alumni) debated the issues in a debate held by the Associated Students of Western Washington University on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater.

An exhibit currently on display in Gallery 2 in Wilson Library showcases the fiction and nonfiction writing of freshmen in Viking Launch, Western’s early fall start program. For their work, the students selected images they discovered within public archives and then responded to them through prose. They then combined their writing with the image to create individual and powerful posters printed in the Student Technology Center.

Using Julius Shulman’s photographic documentation of Modernist architecture in California during the mid-19th century as a point of departure, Garth Amundson’s fall 2011 390 Intermediate Photography students have explored space and architecture with a traditional 4x5-inch large-format view camera.

The images are on display in the lobby of the SMATE Building on campus through Oct. 24.

The Western Washington University Human Resources Department is finishing their move back to campus from the Administrative Services Building B down at 32nd Street this week.

The Human Resources offices are now located in Humanities Building Room 201. The department's new mail stop is 9054.

Dozens of people from the Western Washington University and Bellingham communities gathered in the Performing Arts Center Plaza on Friday, Oct. 14, to join the Occupy Bellingham protests downtown. After holding a brief rally on campus, the group marched down High, Indian and Holly streets through downtown and on to Maritime Heritage Park in Old Town.

Photos by Rhys Logan | University Communications intern

A documentary film group from Canada shot footage for an upcoming documentary, "BorderLine," on the Western Washington University campus Wednesday. The group has been traveling across the Canada-U.S. border, from east to west.

Photos by Rhys Logan | University Communications intern

The Black Student Union, one of the many Associated Students clubs at Western Washington University, held its Kickoff Dance in the Viking Union on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.

The club's goals are to provide students with a sense of community and education about African American culture and history. Meetings are at 5 p.m. every Thursday in Viking Union Room 464.

For more information, contact Shalisa Pointer at (253) 267-347) or L'Shray Jones at (253) 224-8325.

Two new eateries, Engrained and Topio's, opened in Western Washington University's Arntzen Atrium on Monday, Oct. 3.

Engrained, according to the University Dining Services website, is a fast-casual café designed to be an educational food experience surrounding sustainability with a focus on what is made, the ingredients used and how they are handled. Engrained focuses on healthier eating with a commitment to locally grown food and environmentally friendly practices.