Fall/Winter 2016

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

David Stanley Brecht - 1967

Obituary
David Stanley Brecht, 72, who worked at the Boeing Co. for more than 20 years, on June 20, 2016, in Burien.

Clara Salzgaber Olsen - 1962

Obituary
Clara Salzgaber Olsen, 90, a retired homemaker who lived in Bellingham, on Oct. 11, 2016.

Micah Stumme-Diers - 2016

Class Note
Micah Stumme-Diers (Biochemistry) is a graduate research associate at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha.