How my journalism internship tattooed dairy farming on my heart
The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews love 'Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City.'
More donors than ever contributed to Western's one-day fundraising event
If you want to catch a crook, sometimes you have to think like one—just ask Western’s cybersecurity students.
How far could a guy get in 1960 with two feet, one thumb and 18 bucks?
This gorgeous peak in southern Alaska could be one of the nation’s most dangerous volcanoes. WWU geologists are looking for clues before disaster strikes.
WWU students and faculty are showing how plastic beach trash can be put to good use somewhere else.
Wax from marine algae may replace petroleum and animal products in cosmetics
Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men
WWU IN THE NEWS: Teena Gabrielson
WWU’s Tesla Monson may have found the key to one of evolution’s great mysteries right under our noses.
19 life-changing days in Ecuador with WWU’s Honors College
Biology’s shell collection has come out of the lab
500-year-old quahog clams can tell us a few things about our changing oceans.
Facing climate change will be the job of people in many fields.
Western hosts the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture
Tag along with AS Outdoor Center trip leaders for a late-winter paddle on the Skagit River.
The partnerships mean more opportunities for undergrads
Undergrads working on research alongside world-class faculty mentors is one of Western’s top selling points.
Introducing the Foundation for Western Washington University and Alumni
Bowe will work with partners at Palestinian universities on journalism curriculum design, academic research and writing.
Know a high school student who could follow you to WWU?
Hatch's work combines mainstream science and ancestral knowledge
An alum who helped develop a new solar window technology in a lab at Western returns to install the finished product at the Western Gallery
Western changed campus lighting to save birds and energy.
Erik Fretheim, director of Western’s Cyber Security Program, offers a few tips for the rest of us to keep our data out of the wrong hands
Basketball gave Gracie Phelps a place to start healing after childhood abuse, and the courage to seek justice.
Decades before Title IX, women at WWU were laying the groundwork for equality in women’s athletics

Class Notes

Donald Herald Knutzen - 1991


Donald Herald Knutzen, 86, who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 29 years, then became a substance abuse counselor after earning his WWU degree, on Feb. 17, 2023.

Briana Martinez - 2010

Class Note

Briana Martinez, BAE, environmental studies, is the founder and CEO of Wild Moon, a spiritual education and adventure business for women, offering retreats, backpacking trips, workshops and other events "for women seeking to connect with their most powerful selves."  

Erin Sheckler - 1997

Class Note

Erin Sheckler, B.A., journalism – public relations, became head of national commercial services for Stewart, a global real estate services company.