Spring 2022

Isamu Noguchi exploded the boundaries of contemporary art and lived an amazing 20th-century life. One of his best works is at the center of Western’s campus.
Western’s Outback Farm celebrates 50 years as a hub of food production and friendship on campus
Tag along on a tour of the new Interdisciplinary Science Building
The alum who wrote ‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ cherishes Western like an old friend—a friend you can be honest with.
A murderous night at sea reveals a somber tale of colonial America in Jared Hardesty’s latest book.
Meet fellow alumni who are making a difference
Geologist Paul Rady has a talent for finding oil and gas beneath the surface. He got his start with a crucial mentorship at Western.
We welcomed friends back to campus for several events last month.
Caitlin Bannister works on computational neuroscience research on Huntington's Disease
The cyber range allows students to practice protecting computer networks from digital attack
WWU's CJ Seitz made the case that small, rural businesses needed more help to recover
Vélez helped develop an ethnic studies curriculum
The free public aquarium is home to saltwater denizens of the Salish Sea
As we struggle with the harmful effects of social isolation, it seems that we could benefit by spending a little more time looking up.
King spoke to a packed house in Carver Gym

Class Notes

Carolyn Price - 1977

Class Note

Carolyn Price, B.A., journalism, retired in 2021 after publishing OutdoorsNW magazine for 33 years. Carolyn founded the outdoor recreational publication in 1988 and it became one of the top regional magazines of its kind in the country. She now plays drums in rock and roll bands.

Uluao “Junior” Aumavae - 2010

Class Note

Uluao “Junior” Aumavae, B.A., general studies, became the chief equity officer for the city of Anchorage, Alaska. Aumavae played professional football with the NFL, IFL, and AFL for teams that included the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets, among others. Before working for the city of Anchorage, he served as the Community Outreach specialist for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Alaska as part of Operation Engage. He also worked for the National Football League Player Association, serving as the secretary and vice president. Aumavae also founded Elite Athletic Trend (EAT), a non-profit that works with youth in athletics to develop successful life skills and civic engagement, ensuring communities are vibrant, resilient, and strong.

Laura Fead - 1994

Class Note

Laura Fead, B.A., history and ’96, certificate, recently became the principal of Concrete High School after spending 17 years in Las Vegas area schools.