http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/472/0 en Party for Jim Schuster's retirement is July 31 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/party-for-jim-schusters-retirement-is-july-31 <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/Jim-Schuster-Retirement.png" length="718315" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[ Editor&#39;s note: This story has been amended to reflect a room change for the party. The event will now be held in Viking Union Room 567. ]</em></p> <p>Jim Schuster, Western Washington University&#39;s director of Viking Union Facilities, joined the WWU community in 1976.</p> <p>During his time at Western, he has served the community by providing support, excellence, service and commitment to the students and staff.</p> <p>But now Schuster is retiring, and a party will be held in his honor July 31. The community is welcome to join in celebrating and honoring his 38 years with the university.</p> <p>The party will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in Viking Union Room 567.</p> jobs retirements staff upcoming events Viking Union Jim Schuster Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:35:26 +0000 Western Today 23780 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 Sciences and Technology Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/once-common-marine-birds-disappearing-from-our-coast <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/localnews/2024155783_birddeclinesxml.html" target="_blank">http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024155783_birddeclinesxml.html</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. “Scoters,” Sherman Anderson said. “Three of them. At 11 o’clock. Look like surfs.” “Marbled murrelets,” he added seconds later. “I see two.” Inside the boat’s cabin, another Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife worker listened through a headset of his own so he could record the tally on a computer. </div> </div> </div> environment faculty Institute of Environmental Toxicology research Wayne Landis Huxley College of the Environment Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:26:34 +0000 Western Today 23862 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Ballot drop box available on campus http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/ballot-drop-box-available-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/IMG_20140725_110113.jpg" length="436213" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Voting in the primary elections? The campus ballot drop box is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Ballots for all counties in Washington state may be deposited there, and no stamp is required for ballots placed in the box.</p> <p>The permanent ballot box was installed in front of the Associated Students Bookstore this past fall; it&#39;s the result of a partnership between the Associated Students Representation and Engagement Programs and the Whatcom County Auditor&#39;s Office.</p> Associated Students government Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:44 +0000 Western Today 23861 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday GEF Program now accepting summer ideas http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/gef-program-now-accepting-summer-ideas <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/GEF%20logo_3.jpg" length="38511" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you looking to make the campus greener, more sustainable and/or more energy efficient? For the first time ever, Western Washington University&rsquo;s students, faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals during the summer for the Summer 2014 Green Energy Fee Grant Program. This summer, the campus community can apply for a small grant between $500 and $5,000.</p> <p>There are two opportunities to submit a Summer Small Grant Application, with the first proposal due date being Aug. 13 and the second being Sept. 10. Read through the small grant proposal tookit and find the GEF Summer Small Grant Application <a href="http://wwu.edu/gef" target="_blank">on the grant program&rsquo;s website</a>. More application due dates are scheduled for the upcoming academic year and are also posted on the website. <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/sustain/programs/gef/projects/#2013smallprojects" target="_blank">A list of previous small- and large-grant awardees</a> also is online.</p> <p>The Green Energy Fee Grant Program exists to promote experiential learning opportunities and sustainable practices at Western Washington University. The GEF is funded by Western students, managed by the Office of Sustainability, and grants are chosen by the Green Energy Fee Committee, composed of students, staff and faculty representatives.</p> environment Green Energy Fee Program sustainability Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:21:44 +0000 Western Today 23860 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Drake named national scholar-athlete of the year http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/features/drake-named-national-scholar-athlete-of-the-year <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/javelin---Bethany-Drake_0.jpg" length="465245" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University national champion javelin thrower Bethany Drake has been named the 2014 U.S. Track &amp; Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Outdoor Field Women&#39;s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.</p> <p>Drake, a sophomore studio art major from Sandy, Ore., with a 3.83 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average, is the first Viking to receive USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in either indoor or outdoor track.</p> <p>Drake won the women&#39;s javelin at last spring&#39;s NCAA II Outdoor National Championships, earning USTFCCCA All-America honors. During the season, she had a school-record mark of 169-6, the fourth longest in NCAA II history, and received USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year and USTFCCCA National DII Athlete of the Week recognition.</p> <p>Drake is the fourth Great Northwest Athletic Conference athlete to win USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors since 2007.</p> <p>Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards were determined from a class of 422 who earned All-Academic status and placed highest in individual events at the NCAA Championships. Those who earn multiple individual championship titles rank higher in the tie-breaking process, and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final tiebreaker to establish a winner. Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, resulting in four categories.</p> academics Athletics awards recognition students track and field 13-14: Intercollegiate Athletics 13-14: Student Excellence Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:00:59 +0000 Western Today 23859 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WTA buses to be re-routed during High Street utility repairs http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wta-buses-to-be-re-routed-during-high-street-utility-repairs <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/utility%20line%20fix.jpg" length="48936" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Compromised utility lines were recently discovered during the excavation work on High Street for the North Campus Utility Upgrade project.</p> <p>Utility crews must make emergency repairs beginning Friday morning, July 25. High Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic (including WTA buses) on Friday and Monday while emergency crews make repairs. The crews will place metal plates over the excavation site late Friday to allow High Street to be open on Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesday, one lane on High Street will be reopened.</p> <p>Metal plates have been placed on the sidewalk on the west side of Wilson Library in order to keep the sidewalk open to pedestrians. Please use caution in this area or avoid it if possible.</p> <p>There will be no interruption of services to buildings. WTA buses are scheduled to be rerouted along Garden Street. WTA is posting signs at bus stops today, July 24. Please check these signs to confirm your routes.</p> <p>For more information, contact Josh Kavulla, project manager, at 360-650-3260 or&nbsp;josh.kavulla@wwu.edu.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> construction Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget safety Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:52 +0000 Western Today 23858 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday UW, WWU make list of best colleges to work for http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/uw-wwu-make-list-of-best-colleges-to-work-for <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://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/07/uw-wwu-make-list-of-best-colleges-to-work-for/" target="_blank">http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/07/uw-wwu-make-list-of-best-colleges-to...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two of Washington’s public colleges have made a list of the 92 best colleges to work for in the country. Both the University of Washington and Western Washington University were on the “Great Colleges To Work For” list published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results come from a survey of 43,000 campus employees administered by a company called ModernThink LLC, for The Chronicle. This year, 278 institutions participated. </div> </div> </div> faculty higher education recognition staff Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:33:03 +0000 Western Today 23857 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Bellingham's Alley District gets an artful addition http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/bellinghams-alley-district-gets-an-artful-addition <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/2014/07/23/3765148/bellinghams-alley-district-gets.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/07/23/3765148/bellinghams-alley-district-ge...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A photographer tucked behind his accordion-like bellows camera is the latest mural to liven buildings that run along North State Street. Other murals show a man and woman with Victorian-style big-wheel bicycles. The spray-painted works, which share a pre-20th century theme, were created by Seattle artist and Western Washington University alumnus Yale Wolf. </div> </div> </div> alumni art community Industrial Design Department College of Sciences and Technology Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:29:52 +0000 Western Today 23856 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Devastating wildfires: How you can help http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/devastating-wildfires-how-you-can-help <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>Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard sent the following message to campus this morning in regard to the wildfires devastating many in Washington state:</p> <blockquote><p class="rteindent1">Dear Colleagues,</p> <p class="rteindent1">Like you, Cyndie and I have been deeply saddened by the images of devastation caused by wildfires raging in North-Central Washington. The largest fire in Washington state history has burned more than a quarter million acres and 150 homes so far. Thousands have no power. Many families have lost everything and been forced to flee to shelters because of the Carlton complex wildfires.</p> <p class="rteindent1">In response to the terrible damage caused by these wildfires, the Combined Fund Drive has put together a special campaign for residents affected by the fires as well as support for hard-working firefighting crews. To be a part of the campaign, charities must be a current CFD member and provide a written account of their relief efforts on the ground.</p> <p class="rteindent1">For more information on how to give and which charities are currently involved, simply <a href="https://www.cfd.wa.gov/cfd/Wildfire-Relief-Campaign.aspx" target="_blank">visit the Combined Fund Drive website</a>.</p> <p class="rteindent1">We who are Western have always reached out to others in need, and I ask you to join Cyndie and me in helping those now who are suffering and in significant need in North-Central Washington. Whatever you are able to give will go a long way to help the recovery effort.</p> <p class="rteindent1">&nbsp;</p> <p class="rteindent1">Sincerely,</p> <p class="rteindent1">Bruce Shepard</p> </blockquote> Combined Fund Drive community donations Health safety Bruce Shepard Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:17 +0000 Western Today 23855 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