Fall 2019

The expansion is a result of many years of activism by students urging the university to become more truly inclusive
Western’s Building Washington’s Future campaign aims to secure $20 million for a new science and technology building
Artist and entrepreneur Louie Gong wants to bring the work of ‘Inspired Natives’ to a larger audience.
Patrick Haggerty launched the first gay country-western album nearly 50 years ago, then fell into obscurity. Now, Lavender Country is reaching new audiences with its revolutionary message.
WWU's Kate Trueblood’s new novel draws from her experience of love and healing in ‘the meltdown years.’
For decades, WWU Linguist Ed Vajda argued Native Americans are linked by language to Central Asia. But can historical linguistics build a case to convince the scientific community?
Andrew Joslyn, ’05, has made a career at the intersection of pop and classical music – and a long list of musicians want to join him there.
Industrial design students' 'tool ecosystem' connects robots, tools and humans
Awards are nice, but Western’s real achievement is our superb learning culture
A collection of items and stories from WWU and alumni

Class Notes

Charles Ernest Dreiling - 1966

Charles Ernest Dreiling, 76, who taught biochemistry at the University of Nevada, on Jan. 13, 2018, in Foresthill, California.

Patrick Harlin - 2008

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Patrick Harlin, B.Mus., music composition, was recently selected as the Composer-in-Residence at the Lansing Symphony Orchestra in Michigan.

Ben Gibbard - 1998

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Ben Gibbard, B.S., environmental science, finished third in the Headlands & Nightsweats 100-mile ultramarathon in Sausalito, California, in September. Gibbard ran 100 miles around the Golden Gate National Recreational Area in 23 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds, placing first in his age group. Two days later he joined Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys on stage at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.