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

Savannah Smith - 2019

Class Note

Savannah Smith, B.S., biology – marine, is director of Youth Engagement for Sea Potential, a non-profit she co-founded to create more opportunities for BIPOC communities in the maritime industry.

Eleanor Luverne Flanders-Creek - 1970

Obituary

Eleanor Luverne Flanders-Creek, 95, a retired elementary school teacher, on July 20, 2020, in Bellingham.

Charles Odell - 1952

Obituary

Charles Odell, 93, a U.S. Navy veteran who worked as a teacher, as an assistant to U.S. Rep. Thomas H. Pelley, and as a congressional liaison officer for the Department of Commerce before running his own business, on Oct. 5, 2021, in Westminster, Maryland.