http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/campus-event/%2A en Lizard Field School http://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://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Videos: College students share struggles, triumphs at Education Lab event http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/videos-college-students-share-struggles-triumphs-at-education-lab-event <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/2014/11/21/videos-college-students-share-struggles-triumphs-at-education-lab-event/" target="_blank">http://blogs.seattletimes.com/educationlab/2014/11/21/videos-college-students-sh...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Nov. 15, five local college students appeared before an audience at the University of Washington to share their journeys of achieving college access despite significant challenges and set-backs. “Storytellers: How I Got into College” was hosted as part of the UW Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend, an annual event that brings dozens of high-school students from throughout King County to UW for assistance completing their college applications. Go here for a written recap and photos from the evening’s program. Videos of each storyteller are posted below. </div> </div> </div> community students Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:23:16 +0000 Western Today 24636 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU contingent in China, Mongolia to meet with schools http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu-contingent-in-china-mongolia-to-meet-with-schools <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/IMG_4621.jpg" length="402032" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A contingent from Western Washington University has been in China and Mongolia for the past few days meeting with universities there. Western hopes to build more relationships with universities there.</p> <p>Pictured here from Western, <a href="http://www.num.edu.mn/getposts.htm?ptype=7&amp;pid=1" target="_blank">at a meeting with dignitaries from the National University of Mongolia</a> are, from left to right: Earl Gibbons, vice provost for Extended Education; Francisco Rios, dean of Woodring College of Education;&nbsp;LeaAnn Martin, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Mark Greenberg, dean of Western Libraries; Vicki Hamblin, executive director of the Center for International Studies; and Western President Bruce Shepard. Western signed a collaborative agreement with the university at the meeting.</p> <p>The group <a href="http://www.hznu.edu.cn/sdyw/589963.shtml" target="_blank">previously was in China</a> to meet&nbsp;with universities there.</p> <p>Check Western Today next week for more on this story.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:17:41 +0000 Western Today 24635 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Plans nixed to build off-campus housing for WWU students in Bellingham http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/plans-nixed-to-build-off-campus-housing-for-wwu-students-in-bellingham <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/2014/11/20/3984749/plans-nixed-to-build-off-campus.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/11/20/3984749/plans-nixed-to-build-off-camp...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A developer will not build a proposed 216-unit apartment complex for Western Washington University students south of the Lakeway Fred Meyer. Campus Crest Communities announced Thursday, Nov. 20, that it is selling the 15-acre site along Interstate 5, west of Lincoln Street, as it seeks to improve its financial outlook. </div> </div> </div> community students Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:51:08 +0000 Western Today 24634 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Vikings suffer four-set loss to CSUSB to open NCAA II West Regional http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/vikings-suffer-four-set-loss-to-csusb-to-open-ncaa-ii-west-regional <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/2014/11/21/3986335/vikings-suffer-four-set-loss-to.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/11/21/3986335/vikings-suffer-four-set-loss-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A courageous comeback fell short as Western Washington University lost to Cal State San Bernardino, 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, in the first match of the NCAA Division II West Regional opening round between two nationally ranked teams on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Johnson Sports Center on the campus of host Northwest Nazarene University. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students volleyball Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:49:24 +0000 Western Today 24633 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Former NFL Quarterback sits down for a Q&A http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/former-nfl-quarterback-sits-down-for-a-qa <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/sports/article_0093e9ec-713e-11e4-a3f6-6b35e0b62787.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_0093e9ec-713e-11e4-a3f6-6b35e0b...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For a former NFL quarterback, you would think the hardest hits Eric Hipple took were on the field. But, Hipple, who played for the Detroit Lions for 10 years, has felt worse pain than rough tackles and broken bones. In his book “Real Men Do Cry,” Hipple shares his story of battling depression after being cut from the team when he was 32 and the downward spiral he faced after his 15-year-old son committed suicide. </div> </div> </div> BRAVE community Health students Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:44:55 +0000 Western Today 24632 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Her Campus aims to empower Western women http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/her-campus-aims-to-empower-western-women <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/news_photo/article_42ed2730-713a-11e4-9f76-9ff3e02d8670.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/news_photo/article_42ed2730-713a-11e4-9f7...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two Western students are establishing a campus chapter of Her Campus, a global online magazine focused toward college-aged women, in an effort to empower women and spark confidence among all genders. Seniors Jessica Fletcher and Laura Horton applied for an internship at Her Campus in August 2014. When they went through a three-step application process of submitting material, they felt was important for women to know, Fletcher said in an email. </div> </div> </div> community students Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:43:51 +0000 Western Today 24631 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday A look back in time at The Campus School http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/a-look-back-in-time-at-the-campus-school <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/features/article_bc5132c6-6ee0-11e4-a9c2-a7db9feef3b0.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/features/article_bc5132c6-6ee0-11e4-a9c2-a7db9...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two children are hanging over the fence between an orchard and the old athletic field of Western Washington College of Education. They are eagerly watching college students compete in a track meet. A hill runs up from the athletic field to the orchard. Next to the orchard is an off-white, typical 1930s, two-story farmhouse, which is situated on what is now the corner of Western’s biology building, across from Parks Hall. </div> </div> </div> Campus School community Woodring College of Education Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:43:14 +0000 Western Today 24630 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Coach goes beyond the court with her athletes http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/coach-goes-beyond-the-court-with-her-athletes <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/sports/article_4fa754a8-7141-11e4-a621-03842fe8d402.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/sports/article_4fa754a8-7141-11e4-a621-03842fe...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coaches are charged with mentoring a group of hard working athletes on the game, making sure they have the skills and mindset necessary to win. But one coach takes mentoring a step further, keeping her door open for all her athletes in order to guide them through the most important part of their lives. Head women’s basketball coach Carmen Dolfo is ranked 10th nationally among current NCAA Division II coaches and 22nd among coaches all-time. She has a career winning percentage of .730. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball students Carmen Dolfo Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:42:08 +0000 Western Today 24629 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Lawyers help students navigate rental laws http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/lawyers-help-students-navigate-rental-laws <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_6b6b137e-7140-11e4-a7ff-c31568595121.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_6b6b137e-7140-11e4-a7ff-c31568595...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Senior Alex Kampp has lived in a house on Garden Street for the past three years, and is getting ready to take all the necessary legal steps to move out when his lease ends without being nickeled and dimed by his landlord. Like many other students, he knows his rights. However, he’s not sure what actions he can take if his landlord tries to charge him fees after he moves out, he said. </div> </div> </div> Associated Students community students Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:41:11 +0000 Western Today 24628 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Cares brings kindness to campus http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/western-cares-brings-kindness-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_652d6602-7144-11e4-9e1f-9f91f2e089c3.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_652d6602-7144-11e4-9e1f-9f91f2e08...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Therapy dogs in the library and free candy handed out during breaks are both part of Western Cares, a program at Western in which faculty and students help their peers relax during dead and finals weeks with small acts of kindness. Last year’s acts of kindness included Bruce Shepard buying 25 students coffee at Zoe’s Bookside Bagels and inspirational drawings being displayed on whiteboards in classrooms to brighten the students’ day, said Matthew Anderson, new media coordinator at Western. </div> </div> </div> #WesternCares community upcoming events Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:40:28 +0000 Western Today 24627 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western students volunteer to feed homeless for holidays http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/western-students-volunteer-to-feed-homeless-for-holidays <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_b32869e6-7140-11e4-9a9c-373cfd5b7b92.html" target="_blank">http://www.westernfrontonline.net/news/article_b32869e6-7140-11e4-9a9c-373cfd5b7...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellingham’s homeless and low-income families have the opportunity to gather at Maritime Heritage Park for a warm Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. Rising Hope Street Ministry, a homeless outreach ministry, will be hosting the second annual “Thanksgiveaway” from 3-7p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the park. This year, Rising Hope founder Jon Ng’s goal is to host a bigger “Thanksgiveaway” than last year by partnering with other local ministries, he said. </div> </div> </div> Associated Students community students volunteers Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:39:36 +0000 Western Today 24626 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bellingham’s oldest running store aims to be more than a store http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bellingham%E2%80%99s-oldest-running-store-aims-to-be-more-than-a-store <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellingham Business Journal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://bbjtoday.com/blog/bellinghams-oldest-running-store-aims-to-be-more-than-a-store/29601" target="_blank">http://bbjtoday.com/blog/bellinghams-oldest-running-store-aims-to-be-more-than-a...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At 40 years old, Steve Roguski had been a lot of things. He had delivered pizza, been a cartographer, taught middle school geography, and worked on the navigation systems of F-15 jets in the Air Force. He liked those jobs, but he hadn’t found what he was supposed to do with his life, he said. </div> </div> </div> community Small Business Development Center Tom Dorr Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:19:22 +0000 Western Today 24624 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Vikings’ Hutchinson is first-team Daktronics West Region all-star http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/vikings%E2%80%99-hutchinson-is-first-team-daktronics-west-region-all-star <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/2014/11/20/3985242/vikings-hutchinson-is-first-team.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/11/20/3985242/vikings-hutchinson-is-first-t...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University libero Samantha Hutchinson was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II West Region All-Star First Team announced Thursday, Nov. 20. Hutchinson, a senior from University Place, was one of only two first-team repeaters. She was a second-team pick in 2012. </div> </div> </div> Athletics awards recognition students volleyball Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:17:36 +0000 Western Today 24623 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday Carmen Rasmussen hired to direct Campus Community Coalition http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/carmen-rasmussen-hired-to-direct-campus-community-coalition <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/carmen%20rassm-2.jpg" length="430337" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Carmen Rasmussen has been named the coordinator for the Campus Community Coalition, a diverse partnership involving Western Washington University, the City of Bellingham, and a number of local community partners.</p> <p>&quot;Carmen&rsquo;s unique and varied set of experiences make her an ideal choice for this role. We are excited to have her assume this leadership position and to utilize her strengths in keeping the partnerships and the work of the Coalition strong and firmly grounded in our local community,&rdquo; said Eileen Coughlin, senior vice president and vice president for Enrollment and Student Services at WWU.</p> <p>Rasmussen assumed her duties on Nov. 3.&nbsp; Her role is to serve as a bridge to the larger community, to provide leadership to the Coalition, and to oversee Coalition projects, including the Hospitality Resource Alliance, the Bellingham Advice on Tap campaign, co-sponsored workshops on rental rights and responsibilities, and efforts in the local neighborhoods.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am pleased and humbled to&nbsp;have the opportunity to serve as coordinator of the Campus Community Coalition. I&#39;m eager to work&nbsp;with the many dedicated and passionate partners who&nbsp;make up the Coalition as we&nbsp;continue to promote a safe and connected community.&rdquo; Rasmussen said.</p> <p>Rasmussen, who has a bachelor&rsquo;s degree from Washington State University, has extensive experience serving with community organizations. Most recently she was a high risk legal advocate for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in Bellingham. She also has served as a program coordinator/supervisor for Lutheran Community Services Northwest; as an elected City Councilmember, City of Marysville; as a community outreach coordinator, Snohomish County Health and Safety Network, and Hero Program coordinator, Granite Falls School District. She also was the owner/operator of Alpine Outfitters and a corrections counselor and officer for Snohomish County Corrections.</p> <p>Through grant funding, the&nbsp;<a data-mce-href="http://www.campuscommunitycoalition.com/" href="http://www.campuscommunitycoalition.com/">Campus Community Coalition</a>&nbsp;was founded in 1999 by Western Washington University and the City of Bellingham to address issues of mutual concern, such as student alcohol misuse. It has a strong history of promoting working relationships and shared responsibility through collaborative education and problem-solving.&nbsp; In 2008, the Coalition expanded its membership and scope to include other area colleges and local agencies in dialogue concerning issues of health, safety, and quality of life.</p> <p>Western, led by President&nbsp;<st1:personname>Bruce Shepard</st1:personname>, is highly committed to building relationships with the local community. The WWU President&rsquo;s Office provided the ongoing funding needed to support the work of the Coalition and to ensure that its efforts would continue beyond the time covered by the grant.</p> <p>Rasmussen succeeds former coordinator Ann Russell, who left the Coalition to assume the newly created WaterWork Program coordinator position at Re-Sources.</p> Campus Community Coalition community jobs new hires Ann Russell Carmen Rasmussen Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:36:18 +0000 Western Today 24621 at http://onlinefast.org/wwutoday