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

Charles Rhett Richards - 2013

Charles Rhett Richards, 28, on July 30, 2016.

Bethany Drake - 2015

Class Note
Bethany Drake (Art) finished 14th in the women’s javelin at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.

Jessie Anderson - 2003

Class Note
Jessie Anderson (Accounting) recently opened the Kickin’ A Saloon and Dance Hall in Ferndale, which includes a bar, restaurant, live music, dancing and country dance lessons.