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

Jeffrey Meriwether - 1995

Class Note

Jeffrey Meriwether, ’95, B.A., and ’97, M.A., history, was recently selected as the dean of the Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Jeffrey is a well-regarded professor of European, African and military history at RWU and has served in several administrative roles—most recently as the school’s associate dean.

Emma Williams - 2019

Class Note

Emma Williams, B.A., English - creative writing, just completed her MFA in creative writing at Eastern Washington University, continuing to work on her novel, and started as an adjunct instructor at North Idaho College. 

Marvin V. Seelye - 1962


Marvin V. Seelye, 85, retired teacher, coach, assistant principal and administrator in the Oak Harbor School District and a life-long golfer who became known as the “Michelangelo of the Golf Course” as a part-time groundskeeper and landscaper at Whidbey Golf Course, on Feb. 10, 2023.