Fall/Winter 2017

Alumna Eowyn Ivey weaves fantastical yarns about the unforgiving beauty of the Alaska wilderness. Her own story about a small-town bookstore worker whose first novel nearly wins a Pulitzer Prize is just as inspiring.
Real News: WWU alumni journalists who are surviving in the media industry aren’t giving up their watchdog roles—and are finding new career hope in unexpected places.
Two-year, $81.5-million renovation and expansion creates a new home for Western’s academic and athletic hub
Fifty years ago, Joseph Trimble knew that understanding the human condition requires a multicultural approach. Now, the rest of the psychology profession knows it too, and they’ve thanked him for it.
'Works on Paper' includes some of the biggest names in 20th century American art
Two WWU faculty members get engaged during a 100-mile endurance run
WWU’s Johann Neem reminds us that building schools —and arguing about them—builds our democracy
Four-year program helps meet the state's growing need for audiologists
Lightweight, transparent solar concentrators can turn windows into solar energy collectors
More than 180 trees in downtown Bellingham are dressed in strings of blue lights thanks to a gift from the WWU Alumni Association
Faculty are developing a multi-faceted approach to increase success rates for under-represented students
Two people in this photo have buildings named after them at WWU

Class Notes

Claudia Louise Hegdahl - 1969

Claudia Louise Hegdahl, 69, on Oct. 6, 2017.

John Tanguy - 1977

John Tanguy, 77, who worked for 30 years in security in Kuparuk and Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on July 21, 2017.

Charles Noyes - 1962

Charles Noyes, 82, a teacher who taught in Seattle, Mount Vernon, Germany, the Netherlands, Bermuda and Japan, on May 19, 2017, in Bellingham.