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

Wendy Overton - 2008

Class Note

Wendy Overton, B.A., East Asian Studies, is an adviser for the cybersecurity company Safe Security, as well as on the partner advisory board of Code 42, which produces threat management software. Until recently, Wendy led the insider risk mitigation program for Optiv Security Inc.

Jordan Saravanja‐Recania - 2015

Class Note

Jordan Saravanja‐Recania, B.A., communication studies, moved to Tokyo in 2016 and graduated from Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture in 2017. Jordan taught English in Funabashi, Japan, from 2017‐2022 and achieved his dream of earning his first- and second- degree judo black belts from Kodokan Judo Institute in 2017 and 2020. This year, he moved back to his hometown of Federal Way and now works as a seasonal parks maintenance worker for the city of Federal Way.

Carl Ellan Kelley - 1976


Carl Ellan Kelley, 78, on Jan. 30, 2019.