Fall/Winter 2016

Sabah Randhawa, Western’s new president, knows the power of higher education
Alumni are helping tribes throughout the Northwest revitalize indigenous languages before they’re lost forever
Theatre alum Rashawn Nadine Scott brings the jokes and ‘moments of pure honesty’ as a rising star at Chicago’s famous Second City improv theater
A Bellingham fishing company built a business partnership with the Soviets—and brought home some Russian connections for Western
Western's synchronized swimming club practiced and performed from the 1940s to the 1970s
The newly discovered planet Proxima b is not too hot or too cold. Could life exist there?
We could eliminate malaria—and potentially many other diseases—with gene drives. Should we?
World-famous author Ella Higginson watched Western grow from her house on High Street. English Professor Laura Laffrado helps us see her again.
The student-produced television magazine show features faculty, students and alumni who are making a difference
More than 1,000 students registered to vote -- or updated their registration -- during move-in weekend
Vets who have completed at least 24 credits on the GI Bill at Western are eligible for a tuition waiver if their benefits run out
With an aquarium, floating lab and museum, it offers lots of activities for kids
Western's e-bikes are getting some mileage
"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together"
How did a degree in Humanities help your career as an art director?
What has surprised you the most about international clean water and hygiene issues?

Class Notes

Robert Hulbert - 1949

Obituaries
Robert Hulbert, 86, a retired insurance agent, on June 10, 2016.

Stephen Glueckert - 1982

Class Notes (General)
Stephen Glueckert (M.Ed., Art) recently retired as senior curator for the Missoula Art Museum, which recently featured his art in an exhibit, “All Mixed Up.” The exhibit will also be shown at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming, and the Pritchard Art Gallery at the University of Idaho-Moscow.

Kara Johnson - 2016

Class Notes (General)
This year’s Teach for America recruits include five Western alumni, including Jessica Stein (Sociology) in Orlando, Florida, Heather Heffelmire (Political Science) in Baltimore, Benjamin Ratcliff (Behavioral Neuroscience) in Miami, and Kara Johnson (Human Services) in Alabama.