Fall 2022

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
Alum Will Taylor’s book about first love is one of a growing number of LGBTQ+ stories for kids
Canadian Football Hall-of-Famer and alum Orlondo Steinauer knows there are no do-overs in football—or family
It's official: Bees have a happy home at Western
The Civic Design Awards celebrate quality design arising from collaboration between architects and their civic clients.
Western’s fall enrollment is showing strong signs of a return to pre-pandemic levels
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
Schermer was recently elected to be a fellow of the American Geological Society
Kim uses social media to share golf advice -- and get more people out on the course
The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Western’s bachelor’s degree in Energy Science and Technology as a world leader in teaching zero-energy design.
Western has a long tradition of student involvement in campus art, even if they don’t know it.
The Office of Equity bridges two complementary areas, compliance, and community education and development
Americans are becoming desensitized to political violence, Campbell warns in his new book
Pushing beyond our comfort zones can enhance our outlooks
For those of us fortunate to work in higher education, our year begins with the return of thousands of students
The Washington State Legislature recently approved more than $3 million in new spending to support student retention and strengthen Western’s nursing and cyber-security programs

Class Notes

Thomas Hunter - 2016

Class Note

Thomas Hunter, B.A., environmental policy, became the assistant city manager of Pflugerville, Texas, northeast of Austin. Previously, he was director of Public Works and Utilities for the city of Port Angeles.

John Ruple - 1992

Class Note

John Ruple, B.A., sociology – demography, recently joined the Biden Administration to serve as senior counsel in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. John is serving the White House while on leave from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he leads the Law and Policy Program at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment. His research areas focus on the management of public lands and their resources.

Cheryl Mathison - STFF


Cheryl Mathison, 66, a program coordinator who worked in teacher education at Woodring College of Education, on Aug. 26, 2022. She also served as Public School Employees of Washington Local Union president, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western.