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.
WWU’s Tesla Monson may have found the key to one of evolution’s great mysteries right under our noses.
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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
Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men
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
Wax from marine algae may replace petroleum and animal products in cosmetics
Bowe will work with partners at Palestinian universities on journalism curriculum design, academic research and writing.
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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
Mike Dobb - 1973
Mike Dobb, B.A., recreation, retired after 32 years in parks and recreation. During his career, he served as president of the Washington Recreation and Park Association. He purchased a 320-acre tree farm in Minnesota in 1996, and he was named Minnesota Tree Farmer of the Year in 2017 by the American Tree Farm System and Minnesota Forestry Association.
Edward Morrow - 1956
Edward Morrow, 88, retired principal of five elementary schools and one middle school in the Everett School District who also served on the Everett City Council and Port of Everett Commission, on Nov. 25, 2022.
Colton Rasanen-Fryar - 2020
Colton Rasanen-Fryar, B.A., journalism-public relations, was promoted to assistant managing editor of the Wahpeton Daily News in North Dakota.