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

Mark Davies - 1984

Class Note
Mark Davies, B.A., business administration and accounting, recently became the chief financial officer of Automattic Inc., the parent company of WordPress. com, WooCommerce and Tumblr. Previously, he was the chief financial officer of the Vivint home technology company.

Caitlin Luebbe - 2011

Class Note
Caitlin Luebbe, B.A., interdisciplinary concentration, became the new director of marketing at Tarragon, a property development company in Seattle.

Thomas Kjos Sagmiller - 1973

Obituary
Thomas Kjos Sagmiller, 64, a former Coast Guard captain and civil engineer who worked for several corporations and traveled the world, on April 27, 2019, in Lafayette, California.