Lou Lippman

Pierce returns to help open Employee Art Show

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Western Today staff

George Pierce, Western Washington University's erstwhile Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs and an early proponent of the Employee Art Show, kicked off the yearly show with a speech at the opening ceremony on Monday, March 10.

Reader essay: 'Chief of the Curds'

The Bellingham Herald
The main commercial activity of a remote European town was the production of a variety of cheese not found anywhere else in the world. Because cheese making had originated centuries in the past, there were a collection of secret rituals that continued to be handed down over the generations.

Lippman to discuss book of puns at Village Books Nov. 10

Western Today staff

What do the USA bicentennial and "Worm Runner’s Digest" have to do with the development of a bundle of stories? Get answers to those questions and even more when Lou Lippman discusses his new book, "Wince A Pun On Thyme—Scientifically Crafted Tales," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Readings Gallery at Village Books in Bellingham.

Retired WWU professor uses research in crafting pun stories

The Bellingham Herald
Retired psychology professor Lou Lippman takes his humor seriously. So much so that he has done research into what makes puns most effective. That's why the Bellingham author's new collection of pun stories, "Wince: A Pun on Thyme," is subtitled "Scientifically Crafted Tales."

Retirement Association holiday party set for Dec. 19

Western Today staff

Western Washington University's Retirement Association's holiday party is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Squalicum Yacht Club.

Come and get into the holiday spirit with friends, good food and lively music provided by WWU psychology professor emeritus Lou Lippman at the keyboard.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m.; the potluck dinner is at 6:30. Cost is $10 per person.

Coffee and tea will be provided; bring wine if desired.

Call Karen Perry for reservations at 360-389-5152.


Millie and the Mentshn to play at Bill McKibben talk May 31


Western Today staff

The Associated Students club Students for Renewable Energy will have a table set up and Millie and the Mentshn will provide music at the RE Sources for Sustainable Communities event May 31 featuring New York Times bestselling author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben.