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

Dennis Olason - 1959

Class Note
Dennis Olason (B.A., general science – secondary) served six years on the Blaine City Council, and he continues to volunteer with the Blaine Senior Center.

John Tanguy - 1977

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

Gerald Dean Krause - 1958

Gerald Dean Krause, 85, a retired industrial arts teacher at Washougal High School, on Feb. 18, 2016.