Spring 2023

WWU students and faculty are showing how plastic beach trash can be put to good use somewhere else.
How far could a guy get in 1960 with two feet, one thumb and 18 bucks?
This gorgeous peak in southern Alaska could be one of the nation’s most dangerous volcanoes. WWU geologists are looking for clues before disaster strikes.
WWU’s Tesla Monson may have found the key to one of evolution’s great mysteries right under our noses.
Facing climate change will be the job of people in many fields.
500-year-old quahog clams can tell us a few things about our changing oceans.
Western hosts the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture
WWU IN THE NEWS: Teena Gabrielson
Undergrads working on research alongside world-class faculty mentors is one of Western’s top selling points.
Tag along with AS Outdoor Center trip leaders for a late-winter paddle on the Skagit River.
Wax from marine algae may replace petroleum and animal products in cosmetics
Bowe will work with partners at Palestinian universities on journalism curriculum design, academic research and writing.
Hatch's work combines mainstream science and ancestral knowledge
The partnerships mean more opportunities for undergrads
Introducing the Foundation for Western Washington University and Alumni

Class Notes

Peter Benecke - 1974

Obituary

Peter Benecke, 70, an opera singer and voice coach, on Dec. 4, 2022, in Windsor, California.

Annie Davis - 1983

Class Note

Annie Davis, B.A., human services, sold her business, Annie’s Nannies Inc., in 2021 at age 81. She was also president of the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies for 10 years. Now retired, she plans to continue traveling the world with her husband.

Elizabeth C. “Bette” Alexander - 1969

Obituary

Elizabeth C. “Bette” Alexander, 96, a retired teacher in Bellingham and Mount Baker school districts and active community volunteer, on Jan. 10, 2023, in Bellingham.