http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/942/0 en WWU Foundation Responds to Request on Fossil Fuels Divestment http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu-foundation-responds-to-request-on-fossil-fuels-divestment <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Foundation Governing Board of Directors on Sept. 16 decided not to change its investment policy regarding divestiture from investments in fossil fuel companies.</p> <p>The Foundation Governing Board&rsquo;s decision was in response to a request by the Western student government.</p> <div style="width: 317px; float: right; margin: 15px 0px 5px 15px; padding: 0px;"> <h4> More information:</h4> <p></p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/blog/posts/26.shtml" target="_blank">Bruce&#39;s blog: Should the Western Foundation divest?</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/alumni/eblast2014/campaign/sept/MemoDivestmentCommitteeRecommendationstoBoard9-9-14.pdf" target="_blank">Western Foundation memo on divestment</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/divestment-faq" target="_blank">Divestment FAQ</a></li> </ul> </div> <p>The Foundation Governing Board did commit to create a climate-friendly investment fund in their portfolio as an option for donors. The Foundation seeks private sources to support Western student scholarships, research and faculty. Its endowment consists of a number of comingled funds which invest in thousands of companies, including some within the fossil fuels industry.</p> <p>Dan Guy, president of the WWU Foundation Governing Board, provided a memo to Annika Wolters, president of the WWU Associated Students (AS), which outlined the review process and a recommendation from the board&rsquo;s Divestment Study Committee for a decision on the request from the AS. The recommendation was voted on and approved at the board&rsquo;s Sept. 16 meeting. <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/alumni/eblast2014/campaign/sept/MemoDivestmentCommitteeRecommendationstoBoard9-9-14.pdf" target="_blank">The full text of the memo is here</a>.</p> <p>In the memo, the Divestment Study Committee noted that climate change is &ldquo;indisputably one of the most critical challenges of our time&rdquo; and acknowledged Western students for stimulating discussion. &ldquo;Their request to us spurred a thoughtful and thorough approach and analysis. We listened to students and campus colleagues, explored the national discussion, spoke with our peers across the country, and researched investment alternatives. From this work we reached a considered recommendation: our investment policy should remain unchanged.&rdquo;</p> <p>The AS Board on May 16 had asked the WWU Foundation Governing Board to commit to a specific fossil fuel divestment plan with three elements: (1) freeze future investments in fossil fuels, (2) divest from current investments in 200 specific companies within five years and (3) incorporate divestment from fossil fuels into the investment policy.</p> <p>Western President Bruce Shepard, <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/blog/posts/26.shtml" target="_blank">in a blog</a>, expressed his support for the Foundation position. &ldquo;Basically they decided to &lsquo;stay in their lane.&rsquo;&rdquo; &nbsp;Addressing the university community, he went on to say,&nbsp;&quot;Do understand this, though: by &lsquo;staying in their lane,&rsquo; the Foundation has placed an enormous responsibility with us, the students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and donors who are Western Washington University. &nbsp;That is exactly where it belongs.&quot;</p> <p>Noting the long history of commitment to sustainability at Western, President Shepard did challenge the campus, saying &quot;But, that proud past is prologue.&nbsp;For the rapidly escalating threats of climate change demand that we double and double again our efforts to live our mission, to make substantive differences, to be substantively different.&quot;</p> <p>The Foundation Study Committee memo made additional recommendations, including that the Foundation Governing Board Finance and Audit Committee &ldquo;work to create a climate-friendly investment fund in our portfolio as an option for donors. And, to lower associated fees with this fund, we further recommend that the WWU Foundation Governing Board members and staff will lead discussions of climate friendly portfolio development with other foundations of our size and type.&rdquo;</p> <p>The memo also noted that divestment would be ineffective and inconsistent with Foundation fiduciary values. And the financial impact of divestment, including associated investment fees, would mean the loss of support for scholarship programs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foundation.wwu.edu/" target="_blank">The Western Washington University Foundation</a>&nbsp;exists to generate private support for the benefit of Western Washington University. It is independent of the university and its Board is comprised of alumni, donors and community members who are personally dedicated to the advancement of Western. <a href="http://www.as.wwu.edu/" target="_blank">The Associated Students (AS)</a>&nbsp;is both the association of all WWU students and the official student governing body.</p> environment sustainability Western Foundation Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Western Today 24104 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lizard Field School http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/lizard-field-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oregon Public Broadcasting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/" target="_blank">http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student biologists learn the how-to&#039;s of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon&#039;s Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department research students Roger Anderson College of Science and Engineering Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Guest composer to debut new piece at WWU Wind Symphony concert Nov. 13 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/guest-composer-to-debut-new-piece-at-wwu-wind-symphony-concert-nov-13 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Western Washington University Wind Symphony will perform work by guest-composer Alex Shapiro at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.</p> <p>Shapiro, an internationally known composer living on San Juan Island, will be on hand to introduce her work, &ldquo;Liquid Compass for Symphonic Wind Band and Pre-recorded Soundscape,&rdquo; and speak to the audience about the piece. For more information about the composer, visit <a href="http://www.alexshapiro.org">http://www.alexshapiro.org</a>.</p> <p>New brass faculty member Gustavo Camacho will be featured on a contemporary work called &ldquo;Zirk,&rdquo; which showcases both Camacho&rsquo;s skills as well as the rhythmic versatility of the students in the Wind Symphony. The performance also features works by James David, Frank Ticheli, Vincent Persichetti and Karl King.</p> <p>The Western Washington University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Christopher Bianco, is a state-of-the-art wind band comprising the most talented wind players and percussionists on the Western campus.</p> <p>The audition-only ensemble performs repertoire ranging from classic 20th-century band repertoire such as Sousa, Holst and Grainger to contemporary works by living composers.</p> <p>For more information about the event, contact Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events, at 360-650-2829 or <a href="mailto:chris.casquilho@wwu.edu">chris.casquilho@wwu.edu</a>.</p> faculty Music Department students upcoming events Wind Symphony Gustavo Camacho College of Fine and Performing Arts Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:54:40 +0000 Western Today 24136 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Antholt opens new show of her work, “India,” in Monterey’s Lighthouse District http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/antholt-opens-new-show-of-her-work-%E2%80%9Cindia%E2%80%9D-in-monterey%E2%80%99s-lighthouse-district <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/1zdw1fp.jpg" length="399636" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University Professor of Art Sharron Antholt references architectural and sculptural shapes in her new work, &ldquo;INDIA,&rdquo; on display in the Green Chalk Contemporary gallery in Monterey, California from Sept. 20-Nov. 30.</p> <p>The images come from her 2013 trip to Tamil Nadu, in South India, and influenced from the years between 1963- 1985 when she lived for long periods in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.</p> <p>In her new works on paper and canvas, Antholt refers to what she calls &ldquo;a feeling of condensed or collapsed time which powerfully permeates everyday life in India; the sensation of thousands of years existing in a single moment.&quot; The works feature images of fortresses, temples and sculptural forms to flat shapes.</p> <p>Antholt extends these ideas of flattened time and space to the titles of her work, which are inspired by the 7th Century Bhakti poets of Tamil Nadu. The sensual descriptions used in that poetry describe sounds, smells and tastes in the 7th century that are still found everywhere in Tamil Nadu today, from the village roadside to the inner depths of the temples.</p> <p>As a California native, Antholt also finds inspiration for her work from sources as the California coast and the poetry of the Monterey Peninsula poet Robinson Jeffers. Jeffers suggests that we &ldquo;uncenter our minds from ourselves&rdquo; and &ldquo;become confident as the rock and ocean that we were made from.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sharron Antholt&rsquo;s show, &ldquo;INDIA&rdquo; will be on display from Sept. 20- Nov. 30 at the Green Chalk Contemporary gallery at 616 Lighthouse Ave, in Monterey. An opening reception for the show will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the gallery.</p> <p>For more information, contact Chris Casquilho, Western Washington University&rsquo;s College of Fine and Performing Arts manager of Marketing and Special Events, at (360) 650-2829 or chris.casquilho@wwu.edu.&nbsp;</p> art Art Department exhibitions faculty Sharron Antholt College of Fine and Performing Arts Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:51:31 +0000 Western Today 24135 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU research teams awarded $1.4M in NSF grants http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu-research-teams-awarded-14m-in-nsf-grants <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/v5yjjo.jpg" length="619065" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two collaborative teams of faculty from Western Washington University&rsquo;s Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center were recently awarded highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation to carry out interdisciplinary materials science research projects.</p> <p>Professors Amanda Murphy (Chemistry) and Janelle Leger (Physics/Chemistry) were awarded a three-year grant totaling $420,000 to synthesize biologically compatible materials that can be fabricated into devices capable of controlled movements, known as actuators. These devices are highly sought after for use in a variety of biomedical applications such as dynamic artificial tissues, drug delivery depots and steerable surgical instruments.</p> <p>&ldquo;The goal of this project is to integrate concepts from chemistry, physics, medicine and engineering to create the next generation of biomedical materials,&rdquo; said Murphy. &ldquo;Working on projects like these also provides undergraduate students with experience in performing high-level research in a collaborative environment alongside our faculty, which is invaluable for them as they move forward into graduate school or their careers in the sciences.&rdquo;</p> <p>Professors Mark Bussell (Chemistry), Takele Seda (Physics), Stephanie Brock (Wayne State University) and S. Ted Oyama (Virginia Tech/University of Tokyo) were awarded a $919,000 grant to investigate the fundamental properties of a new class of materials &ndash; nanoscale metal phosphides &ndash; for the removal of sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen impurities from petroleum and renewable bio-oil feedstocks.</p> <p>The development of new catalysts is necessary to address the substantial impurity levels in these feedstocks, while meeting stringent environmental standards for production of ultralow sulfur transportation fuels and future renewable fuels. Of the grant total, $319,000 will support the research of the WWU faculty members involved in the project.</p> <p>&ldquo;As the world works to wean itself from crude oil to meet our energy needs, it is critical that we make the most efficient use of petroleum-based transportation fuels and increase our use of renewable biofuels,&rdquo; Bussell said. &ldquo;To do so, better technologies are needed for removing sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen impurities from fuel feedstocks to make fuels as clean-burning as possible. Our research addresses this problem by developing better catalysts that produce cleaner-burning fuels.&rdquo;</p> <p>Both of these collaborative projects involve extensive participation of undergraduate and master&rsquo;s-level students in hands-on research in cutting-edge fields. AMSEC was established in 2007 with the mission to educate students in materials science, support interdisciplinary research, and enhance regional industry competitiveness and innovation. AMSEC brings together faculty and students from Western&rsquo;s Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics and Physics departments to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations and synergistic solutions to complex, multifaceted problems.</p> <p>For more information, contact AMSEC Director Mark Bussell at 360-650-3145 or via email at <a href="mailto:mark.bussell@wwu.edu">mark.bussell@wwu.edu</a>, or Amanda Murphy at 360-650-3138 or via email at <a href="mailto:amanda.murphy@wwu.edu">amanda.murphy@wwu.edu</a>.</p> Chemistry Department faculty Physics and Astronomy Department research students Amanda Murphy Janelle Leger Mark Bussell Takele Seda College of Science and Engineering Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:41:55 +0000 Western Today 24134 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Sticker relief: First thoughts of a new public college parent http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/sticker-relief-first-thoughts-of-a-new-public-college-parent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times blogs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/educationlab/2014/09/19/sticker-relief-first-thoughts-of-a-new-public-college-parent/" target="_blank">http://blogs.seattletimes.com/educationlab/2014/09/19/sticker-relief-first-thoug...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Here’s the bill for Western,” I told my husband this summer, waving a piece of paper in the air. “Tuition and fees are going to be $8,965.” “Per quarter?” he asked. “No! We’re in the state school system now. That’s for a whole year.” I’ve been covering higher education in Washington since 2011, and I’ve also experienced college as a parent through the filter of my daughter, who’s been at an out-of-state private college for the past three years. But this fall, my son becomes a freshman at Western Washington University, and for the first time I’m the parent of a student in the system I’ve been writing about. </div> </div> </div> community higher education students Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:53:42 +0000 Western Today 24133 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Sustainable travel could win employees fall prizes http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/sustainable-travel-could-win-employees-fall-prizes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/getting-to-Western.png" length="1244457" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University employees who travel by some means other than driving alone may enter to win great fall prizes from Whatcom Smart Trips.</p> <p>Smart Trips is teaming up with Western and other local employers to promote walking, bicycling, sharing rides and riding the bus.</p> <p>All employees need to do is make two smart trips as a Western employee between Sept. 14 and 27 (for any purpose, not just work trips) and record them at <a href="http://WhatcomSmartTrips.org" target="_blank">WhatcomSmartTrips.org</a>.</p> <p>Doing this automatically enters employees to win some amazing local prizes. On campus, Western&rsquo;s College of Fine and Performing Arts donated tickets to a performance in the Sanford Hill Piano Series and to the productions of &ldquo;Streamers&rdquo; and &ldquo;A Piece of My Heart.&rdquo;Many other prizes are available;&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whatcomsmarttrips.org/fall-campaign/employees#prizes" target="_blank">a complete list of prizes is online</a>.</p> <p>For more information, contact Sustainable Transportation at <a href="mailto:transportation@wwu.edu">transportation@wwu.edu</a> or 360-650-7960.</p> environment sustainability Sustainable Transportation Office transportation College of Fine and Performing Arts Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:14:18 +0000 Western Today 24132 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU volleyball sweeps Alaska Fairbanks http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-volleyball-sweeps-alaska-fairbanks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3865308/wwu-volleyball-sweeps-alaska-fairbanks.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3865308/wwu-volleyball-sweeps-alaska-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Middle blocker Kayla Erickson had a match-high 12 kills with just two errors in 21 attempts for a .476 attack percentage as nationally ranked Western Washington University cruised to a 25-17,25-13,25-14, victory over University of Alaska Fairbanks in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students volleyball Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:25 +0000 Western Today 24131 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Unbeaten Vikings win 3-0 at Central Washington http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/unbeaten-vikings-win-3-0-at-central-washington <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3865202/unbeaten-vikings-win-3-0-at-central.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3865202/unbeaten-vikings-win-3-0-at-c...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All-America defender Brianna Jones had a goal and an assist as the nationally ranked Western Washington University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 24 minutes to defeat Central Washington University, 3-0, in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference opener for both schools Thursday, Sept. 18, in Ellensburg. </div> </div> </div> Athletics soccer students Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:57:16 +0000 Western Today 24130 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday State worker pay drought over? State employee union deal offers raises of 3%, 1.8% http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/state-worker-pay-drought-over-state-employee-union-deal-offers-raises-of-3-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3863812/state-worker-pay-drought-over.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3863812/state-worker-pay-drought-over...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Washington Federation of State Employees has reached a tentative two-year labor agreement with Gov. Jay Inslee’s bargaining team that will raise most state agency workers’ pay by 3 percent next July and approximately 1.8 percent in 2016. </div> </div> </div> government staff unions Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:55:38 +0000 Western Today 24129 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bellingham meeting will explore democracy in digital age of journalism http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bellingham-meeting-will-explore-democracy-in-digital-age-of-journalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3864605_bellingham-meeting-will-explore.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/18/3864605_bellingham-meeting-will-explo...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A public meeting called “Sustaining Democracy in the New Age of Journalism” will be hosted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, by the League of Women Voters and Bellingham Public Library. The meeting in the downstairs lecture room of the library’s main branch, 210 Central Ave., will feature Joan Connell and Dean Wright of the international consulting firm Connell Wright Media. </div> </div> </div> faculty Journalism Department upcoming events Joan Connell Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:44:29 +0000 Western Today 24128 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU students move in this weekend as classes start Sept. 24 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-students-move-in-this-weekend-as-classes-start-sept-24 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/17/3861936/wwu-students-move-in-this-weekend.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/17/3861936/wwu-students-move-in-this-wee...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 4,000 Western Washington University students will return to campus to move into dorms and apartments Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Area stores likely will be busy with back-to-school shoppers over the weekend. </div> </div> </div> community students upcoming events Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:48:25 +0000 Western Today 24127 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Vikings stay unbeaten with 2-0 win over Notre Dame de Namur http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/vikings-stay-unbeaten-with-2-0-win-over-notre-dame-de-namur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/16/3859111/vikings-stay-unbeaten-with-2-0.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/16/3859111/vikings-stay-unbeaten-with-2-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reserve forward Anna DeWeirdt had a goal and an assist as nationally ranked Western Washington University defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 2-0, in a non-conference women’s soccer game Monday afternoon at Harrington Field on the WWU campus. </div> </div> </div> Athletics soccer students Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:47:07 +0000 Western Today 24126 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU men bounce back with 1-0 win over Notre Dame de Namur http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-men-bounce-back-with-1-0-win-over-notre-dame-de-namur <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/16/3859117_wwu-men-bounce-back-with-1-0-win.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/09/16/3859117_wwu-men-bounce-back-with-1-0-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forward Tye Hastings scored the lone goal and Keegan Rogers made five saves to earn the shutout as Western Washington University defeated Notre Dame de Namur University, 1-0, on Monday night in a non-conference men’s soccer contest at Harrington Field on the WWU campus. </div> </div> </div> Athletics soccer students Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:46:03 +0000 Western Today 24125 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday President Bruce Shepard welcomes students back to campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/president-bruce-shepard-welcomes-students-back-to-campus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Front </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_a025ca84-3eb7-11e4-8046-001a4bcf6878.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_a025ca84-3eb7-11e4-8046-001a4bcf6...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Autumn on Western Washington University’s campus is one of my favorite times of the year, and not just because it is especially beautiful. With the return of students and faculty, the university is recharged with energy and activity, and the rhythms of the new academic year begin to take hold. Providing the best possible education to our students is our primary mission, supported by the truly remarkable dedication and inspiration of our talented faculty and staff. As a public university, we also work as hard as we can to engage Western’s active minds to meet existing and emerging needs of our community and state. Every student who comes to Western has an opportunity to learn, explore and discover her or his own interests. But you also have a chance to think about how to apply your knowledge, passion and skills to improve people’s lives in our community, state and nation. </div> </div> </div> students upcoming events Bruce Shepard Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:44:18 +0000 Western Today 24124 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday