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.
WWU IN THE NEWS: Teena Gabrielson
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.
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

Patricia Ann Lanning - 1963


Patricia Ann Lanning, 81, a retired primary grade teacher and active community volunteer, on Feb. 1, 2023, in Hoquiam.

Steve Valandra - 1980

Class Note

Steve Valandra, B.A., journalism, retired in 2021 after 40 years of work, first as a reporter and editor at the Friday Harbor Journal, Bellingham Herald and the Salem Statesman‐Journal, then as a communications professional for several state agencies. He served as director of communications at the departments of General Administration and Enterprise Services and finished his career as deputy commissioner of Public Affairs for the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Steve now splits his time between homes in Olympia and Porto, Portugal.

Cathy Lamet - 1985

Class Note

Cathy Lamet, B.A., business administration, recently spoke at the Lakewood History Museum about her book, “Titanic Remembrance.”