http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/2092/0 en 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 Sciences and Technology Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Coal exports from Bellingham could ramp up rapidly http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/coal-exports-from-bellingham-could-ramp-up-rapidly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crosscut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://crosscut.com/2014/07/23/coal-ports/121127/coal-port-bellingham-could-ramp-rapidly/?page=single" target="_blank">http://crosscut.com/2014/07/23/coal-ports/121127/coal-port-bellingham-could-ramp...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Developers of the largest of the region’s proposed coal-export terminals have shifted their site plan to claim a dramatic reduction in impacts on wetlands. Simultaneously, SSA Marine, the Seattle international terminal operator, said it will speed up plans to operate Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) north of Bellingham at full capacity. The capacity planning, along with plentiful evidence that BNSF Railway is beefing up its tracks in northwestern Washington to prepare for more coal and oil traffic, alerted terminal foes and brought immediate pushback Monday from the Bellingham City Council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-relevance"> <div class="field-label">Why this is relevant:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>McKay is a professor emeritus of journalism at Western Washington University.</p> </div> </div> </div> Journalism Department Floyd McKay College of Humanities and Social Sciences Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:53:28 +0000 Western Today 23854 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Harris named Student Publications Council chair http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/harris-named-student-publications-council-chair <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>John Harris has been appointed chair of the Student Publications Council, effective Sept. 15. An associate professor of Journalism, Harris earned his doctorate at the University of Washington and has more than 20 years of professional experience as a reporter, editor, photographer and investigative journalist.</p> <p>John Harris will be replacing Peggy Watt, who will be on sabbatical beginning fall quarter.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our student publications are an important public face of the university and provide a rich array of professional opportunities for students preparing for careers in writing, publishing, sales, communication, design and public relations,&rdquo; noted Steve VanderStaay, who serves as the president&rsquo;s designee to the SPC.</p> <p>&ldquo;John was everyone&rsquo;s first choice for chair,&rdquo; VanderStaay said. &ldquo;We are very pleased he has accepted this position and extremely appreciative of the leadership that Peggy Watt, and each of the publication&rsquo;s advisers, has provided over the past three years.&rdquo;</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s student publications have been awarded numerous state and national awards. These awards cut across multiple categories, including writing, photography, design and advertisement design.</p> <p>The Planet magazine was named as <a href="http://spj.org/moe13.asp" target="_blank">one of the nation&rsquo;s best three student magazines</a> by the Society of Professional Journalists.</p> <p>Last year&rsquo;s winter edition of Klipsun won first place in the magazine design category of the Association for Education in Journalism &amp; Mass Communication&rsquo;s college journalism awards.</p> <p>For the second year in a row, Western publications <a href="http://www.washingtonpressassociation.com/Files/WPA%202013%20Contest%20Results.pdf" target="_blank">won the Sweepstakes award from the Washington Press Association</a> for the most awards given to entries from a single college.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s student publications include The Western Front, Klipsun Magazine, The Planet, and Jeopardy, the student literary magazine. Occam&rsquo;s Razor, a scholarly journal for students, was added to the SPC this year.</p> faculty Journalism Department students John Harris Steve VanderStaay College of Humanities and Social Sciences Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:26:09 +0000 Western Today 23852 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western named a ‘2014 Great College to Work for’ http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/western-named-a-%E2%80%982014-great-college-to-work-for%E2%80%99 <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/8B5A0862_0.jpg" length="346816" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, <a href="http://chronicle.com/article/Great-Colleges-To-Work-For/147387/?cid=at&amp;utm_source=at&amp;utm_medium=en#id=big-table" target="_blank">according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education</a>.</p> <p>The results, released in The Chronicle&rsquo;s seventh annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 43,500 faculty and staff at 278 colleges and universities. Only 92 institutions achieved the recognition for specific best practices and policies.</p> <p>&ldquo;Western offers a campus culture of excellence for our students, a direct result of our exceptionally talented, caring faculty and staff. Our campus community values and emphasizes collaboration and respect among all employees,&rdquo; said Western President Bruce Shepard.</p> <p>Western, which now has been recognized four years in a row, won honors in four categories:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Collaborative governance</strong> (Faculty members play significant roles in decisions related to academic programs. Employees agree with statements like: &quot;Faculty, administration, and staff are meaningfully involved in institutional planning.&quot;)</li> <li> <strong>Confidence in senior leadership</strong> (Leaders have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for the success of the college. Employees agree with statements like: &quot;Senior leadership provides a clear direction for this institution&#39;s future.&quot;)</li> <li> <strong>Supervisor or Department-Chair Relationship</strong> (Supervisors or chairs makes expectations clear and solicit ideas. Employees agree with statements like: &quot;I believe what I am told by my supervisor/department chair.&quot;)</li> <li> <strong>Tenure Clarity &amp; Process</strong> (requirements for tenure are clear. Employees agree with statements like &quot;Promotions in my department are based on a person&#39;s ability.&quot;)</li> </ul> <p>Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Western Washington University included among the large universities with 10,000 or more students. The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.</p> <p>To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.</p> <p>Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.</p> awards faculty recognition staff Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:15:10 +0000 Western Today 23851 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday In memoriam: Bob Keiper http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/in-memoriam-bob-keiper <p>Robert W. &ldquo;Bob&rdquo; Keiper, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on July 18, 2014.</p> <p>Keiper was born to Alyce and H.C. &ldquo;Mike&rdquo; Keiper of Gibbon, Neb. He married the love of his life, Helen Mae &ldquo;Toots&rdquo; Bengtson of Trumbull, Neb. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Kearney State Teachers College and a master&#39;s degree in theater education along with a Ph.D. in education from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught at high schools in Nebraska and Colorado, at the University of Southern Illinois and retired from Western Washington University as a tenured professor in the Woodring College of Education.</p> <p>Keiper started at Western in 1990. In 2008, he was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award.</p> <p>&quot;His work in the preparation of future teachers is outstanding and has led to many innovative practices,&quot; Secondary Education Chair Bruce Larson said in announcing that award.</p> <p>He was a teacher&rsquo;s teacher, recognized by students and colleagues as gifted in his ability to instill the passion for teaching. Keiper also loved the theater, directed numerous plays, loved to travel the world and loved people, often endearing himself to them.</p> <p>The spring 2010 issue of Western&#39;s Window magazine featured Keiper&#39;s beloved &quot;Dynamics of Teaching&quot; class. The aim of the class was to help young teachers become more lively, engaging and effective in the classroom.</p> <p>&ldquo;Monotone is a killer in the classroom,&rdquo; Keiper told the magazine. &ldquo;Life dies out in some classrooms when it should grow and flourish. Research shows that teachers who are caring, outgoing, spontaneous and animated do better with adolescents.&rdquo;</p> <p>Keiper presented his &quot;Teacher as Actor&quot; workshops internationally. He was a beloved public speaker, as more than one former student and colleague <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/18FyqMo4v5Gtb41PZ6nxd_09yK3klWt6VEacc8rF0euE/edit" target="_blank">have written on a special page set up for memories of Bob</a>.</p> <p>He is survived by his brother Don Keiper of Gibbon, his sister Shirley Skow of Grand Island, Neb., and four nieces and one nephew. He was also loved by an extensive &ldquo;adopted&rdquo; family, all of whom claimed him to be their &ldquo;Uncle Bob.&rdquo;</p> <p>A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at St. Paul&rsquo;s Episcopal Church, located at 2117 Walnut St. in Bellingham.</p> <p>Keiper&rsquo;s remains will be interred in the columbarium at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Denver, where he will again be with the love of his life, &ldquo;Toots,&rdquo; who preceded him in death.</p> <p>In lieu of memoriam, Bob requests that donations be made to local community theaters or educational programs for underserved youth.</p> <p>Bob was all about living, learning, laughing and loving!</p> <p><em>[ Editor&#39;s note: Most of this article is from an obituary <a href="http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bellinghamherald/obituary.aspx?n=robert-w-keiper&amp;pid=171825996" target="_blank">published in The Bellingham Herald on July 23, 2014</a>. ]</em></p> faculty in memoriam secondary education Bob Keiper Woodring College of Education Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:51:09 +0000 Western Today 23853 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU men's basketball announce 2014-15 schedule http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-mens-basketball-announce-2014-15-schedule <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/2014/07/21/3761728/wwu-mens-basketball-announce-2014.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/21/3761728/wwu-mens-basketball-announce-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fifteen home games and a trip to Puerto Rico highlight the 2014-15 men&#039;s basketball schedule for Western Washington University. The Vikings, who just missed a third straight trip to the NCAA Division II West Regional last season, open their campaign at home with the Chuck Randall Classic, meeting Notre Dame de Namur on Nov. 14 and Hawaii Hilo on Nov. 15. They then travel to Puerto Rico for counting games with Puerto Rico-Bayamon on Nov. 18 and Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras on Nov. 19 and an exhibition with American University-Puerto Rico on Nov. 22. </div> </div> </div> Athletics basketball students upcoming events Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:06:40 +0000 Western Today 23849 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU graduates finding jobs more quickly http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-graduates-finding-jobs-more-quickly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skagit Valley 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.goskagit.com/all_access/wwu-graduates-finding-jobs-more-quickly/article_d91e1c71-70b2-5faf-8206-b197ab3e3b29.html" target="_blank">http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/wwu-graduates-finding-jobs-more-quickly/artic...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More recent Western Washington University graduates are finding jobs compared with the last few years, but wages for employed grads are down, according to a new study from the university. A survey compiled by WWU’s Career Services Center showed that of respondents who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the 2012-13 school year, 82 percent found employment within six months. </div> </div> </div> alumni Career Services Center jobs students Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:12 +0000 Western Today 23847 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday CSL faculty, students spending summer in Rwanda http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/csl-faculty-students-spending-summer-in-rwanda <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/Rwanda%20Group.jpg" length="201480" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the past three years, the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University has provided students with the opportunity to participate a unique, faculty-led, study abroad program in Rwanda.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s students are exploring the history and cultures of Rwanda through a 15-credit, nine-week program that included two weeks of intensive pre-trip preparation and includes seven weeks in Rwanda. The course offers students community-based learning that takes place in the classroom of other cultures and challenges assumptions about what it means to live in the age of globalization. Much of the learning is centered on the knowledge of local experts, field experiences and service activities.</p> <p>This years&rsquo; students have been sharing their experiences and learning through a group blog. Western staff, faculty and students are invited to join in the cultural exchange by following the blog, &ldquo;<a href="http://2014rwanda.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Learning and Serving in </a><a href="http://2014rwanda.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Rwanda</a>.&rdquo;</p> <p>Those interested may sign up to receive email updates when new posts are added by clicking &quot;follow&quot; at the bottom of the page. Please feel free to share this link with students, family, friends and colleagues.</p> Center for Service-Learning faculty students study abroad Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:43:28 +0000 Western Today 23846 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Happy Valley Sluggers to play next in noon series http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/happy-valley-sluggers-to-play-next-in-noon-series <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/3738-Summer-Noon-Concert-Happy-Valley-Sluggers-Kill-July-14717x350.png" length="32154" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two concerts remain in the 2014 Summer Noon Concert Series.</p> <p>On Wednesday, July 23, Bellingham&rsquo;s own Louisiana-style Cajun band will be kicking up the fiddle and accordion to help Western feel a bit more like &ldquo;The Big&nbsp;Easy.&rdquo;&nbsp;All that will be missing will be the craw-dads and the&nbsp;&eacute;touff&eacute;e.</p> <p>And on July 30, City Hall will take the stage. Called a Bellingham &ldquo;super group&rdquo; by What&rsquo;s Up! Magazine, City Hall takes&nbsp;disparate influences from abroad (Grandaddy, Whitest Boy Alive, Dirty Projectors), combining them with contrasting styles from their own past and present projects (The Palisades,&nbsp;Vervex,&nbsp;SoccerMom) and creating a sound steeped in Northwest tradition.</p> <p>The free Summer Noon Concerts take place throughout July at noon Wednesdays on the PAC Plaza, or in the Viking Union if it&#39;s raining.</p> Associated Students music upcoming events Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:35:50 +0000 Western Today 23845 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday For first time since 2000, soccer to play on campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/for-first-time-since-2000-soccer-to-play-on-campus <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/DSC_0600.JPG" length="468332" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/wwuteamchampphoto-CROPPED_0.jpg" length="244607" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/DSC_0631.JPG" length="506606" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Playing its home games on campus for the first time since 2000, the Western Washington University <a href="http://www.wwuvikings.com/sports/m-soccer/wwu-m-soccer-body.html" target="_blank">men&#39;s</a> and <a href="http://www.wwuvikings.com/sports/w-soccer/wwu-w-soccer-body.html" target="_blank">women&#39;s</a> soccer teams are slated for 21 appearances &mdash; 10 by the women and 11 by the men &mdash; this fall at the newly completed Robert S. Harrington Field.</p> <p>The men are first on the field with an exhibition on Aug. 23 against NCAA Division I Seattle University. The men play a second exhibition on the field at 2 p.m. Aug. 30 versus Trinity Western, followed at 6 p.m. later in that same day by an exhibition by the women&#39;s team against Calgary.</p> <p><strong>Women&#39;s team</strong></p> <p>The women, who reached the NCAA Division II national semifinals in 2013, play&nbsp;regular-season home contests on Sept. 4 vs. Humboldt State, Sept. 15 vs. Notre Dame de Namur, Sept. 25 vs. Saint Martin&#39;s, Sept. 27 vs. Western Oregon, Oct. 2 vs. Simon Fraser, Oct. 16 vs. Montana State Billings, Oct. 18 vs. Northwest Nazarene, Oct. 23 vs. Seattle Pacific and Oct. 25 vs. Central Washington.</p> <p>Those games are all GNAC counters with the exception of Calgary, Humboldt State and Notre Dame de Namur.</p> <p>The women open their season with two road exhibitions, traveling to British Columbia on Aug. 22 and to Trinity Western on Aug. 27.</p> <p>The Vikings have nine regular-season road contests on their schedule. They are Azusa Pacific on Sept. 8, Cal Baptist on Sept. 10, Central Washington on Sept. 18, Seattle Pacific on Sept. 20, Montana State Billings on Oct. 4, Western Oregon on Oct. 9, Saint Martin&#39;s on Oct. 11, Northwest Nazarene on Oct. 30 and Simon Fraser on Nov. 1. The Azusa Pacific and Cal Baptist encounters are not league counters.</p> <p>The GNAC Tournament takes place on Nov. 6 and 8 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.</p> <p>The 2013 national semifinals marked the longest post-season run in school history for WWU. The Vikings finished 20-2-1, the victory total being a school record, and won GNAC regular-season and West Region championships.</p> <p>Six starters and 13 letter winners return for coach Travis Connell (12th year, 141-61-20). Leading the returnees are 2013 GNAC Defender of the Year Brianna Jones (Sr., Bonney Lake), honorable mention Daktronics All-American forward Catherine Miles (Jr., Anacortes) and second-team Daktronics West Region all-star midfielder Kim Cooper (Sr., Bellingham).</p> <p>WWU is working on a 20-game home winning streak after going 12-0-0 at Whatcom CC&#39;s Orca Field last year.</p> <p><strong>Men&#39;s team</strong></p> <p>The men have an early season five-game home stand, playing host to Cal State East Bay on Sept. 13, Notre Dame de Namur on Sept. 15, Simon Fraser on Sept. 20, Northwest Nazarene on Sept. 25 and Montana State Billings on Sept. 27. The meetings with Simon Fraser, Northwest Nazarene and Montana State Billings are Great Northwest Athletic Conference counters.</p> <p>WWU&#39;s final four home games, all GNAC contests, are with Saint Martin&#39;s on Oct. 16, Seattle Pacific on Oct. 18, South Dakota Mines on Oct. 30 and University of Mary on Nov. 1.</p> <p>The Vikings have 10 road games, beginning with an exhibition at British Columbia on Aug. 26. Their regular-season trips are to Cal State L.A. on Sept. 4, UC San Diego on Sept. 6, Seattle Pacific on Oct. 2, Saint Martin&#39;s on Oct. 4, Mary on Oct. 9, South Dakota Mines on Oct. 11, Montana State Billings on Oct. 23, Northwest Nazarene on Oct. 25 and Simon Fraser on Nov. 8.</p> <p>The men had one of the school&#39;s most successful seasons in 2013, finishing 11-4-3 overall and 9-2-3 in GNAC play. The campaign ended with a 3-0 victory over nationally No.2-ranked Simon Fraser.</p> <p>Head coach Greg Brisbon (2nd year, previously WWU assistant for 12 seasons, eight as associate head coach) has eight starters back. They are led by goalkeeper Keegan Rogers (Sr., Portland, OR/Portland Christian), a third-team National Soccer Coaches Association of American West Region and second-team GNAC all-star who ranked 13th nationally in goals against average at 0.67 and save percentage at .848, and first-team all-league defender Troy McCarty (So., Snohomish), who scored four goals.</p> <p>WWU&nbsp;has not played on campus since the 2000 season with its home games during the interim taking place at Civic Stadium in Bellingham, Pipeline Field in Blaine and most recently at&nbsp;Orca&nbsp;Field on the Whatcom CC campus.</p> Athletics campus Harrington Field soccer students upcoming events Greg Brisbon Travis Connell Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:12 +0000 Western Today 23841 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Saving mountain goats with science, guts and good guesses http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/saving-mountain-goats-with-science-guts-and-good-guesses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Seattle Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2023975247_0720goatssurvivalcover1xml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2023975247_0720goatssurvivalcover1xml.htm...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TO EMPATHIZE with the mountain goats of the Cascade Range, imagine the apocalypse has come and your extended family members are the only survivors on besieged Capitol Hill. Now it’s time to have children. Unless you want to marry a cousin, you must reach another band of survivalists on Queen Anne. To do so, however, you have to cross a South Lake Union neighborhood that is swarming with zombies and vampires. (No jokes here, please.) </div> </div> </div> environment faculty research Bill Dietrich David Wallin Huxley College of the Environment Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Western Today 23840 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Sudden tragedy: 75 years ago, a massive avalanche on Mount Baker killed six WWU climbers http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/sudden-tragedy-75-years-ago-a-massive-avalanche-on-mount-baker-killed-six-wwu-climbers <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/2014/07/21/3753753/sudden-tragedy-75-years-ago-a.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/21/3753753/sudden-tragedy-75-years-ago-a...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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. </div> </div> </div> campus in memoriam John Miles Woodring College of Education Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:08:11 +0000 Western Today 23839 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday The Esquire Guy: Stop Using Your Phones During Meetings http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/the-esquire-guy-stop-using-your-phones-during-meetings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Entrepreneur </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.entrepreneur.com/article/235388" target="_blank">http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235388</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May I check my mobile device during a meeting? No. But what if I&#039;m expecting an important call? No. </div> </div> </div> faculty Psychology Department research Deborah Kirby Forgays Ira Hyman Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:54:35 +0000 Western Today 23838 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Runner-turned-filmmaker Romey puts focus on Mount Marathon http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/runner-turned-filmmaker-romey-puts-focus-on-mount-marathon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alaska Dispatch News </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.adn.com/article/20140720/runner-turned-filmmaker-romey-puts-focus-mount-marathon" target="_blank">http://www.adn.com/article/20140720/runner-turned-filmmaker-romey-puts-focus-mou...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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. </div> </div> </div> Athletics cross country students Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:51:37 +0000 Western Today 23837 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Local Cajun band Happy Valley Sluggers plan free concert at WWU http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/local-cajun-band-happy-valley-sluggers-plan-free-concert-at-wwu <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/2014/07/20/3753721/local-cajun-band-happy-valley.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/20/3753721/local-cajun-band-happy-valley...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bellingham&#039;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 &quot;The Big Easy&quot; 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). </div> </div> </div> Associated Students music upcoming events Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:50:01 +0000 Western Today 23836 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday