Fall/Winter 2017

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

Stacie Baisch - 2002

Class Note
Stacie Baisch (B.A., communication sciences and disorders) owns and operates Island Hearing Healthcare, a hearing clinic in Friday Harbor.

Janette van Slageren Ellis - 1980

Janette van Slageren Ellis, 85, a lifelong accordion player and musician in several community bands, a longtime chairperson of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening carnival, and the retired owner of a tax preparation practice, on Aug. 31, 2017.

David Olaf Christian - 1960

David Olaf Christian, 84, retired director of engineering for radio and television stations at Pacific Lutheran University, on Oct. 15, 2016, in Puyallup.