Spring/Summer 2020

WWU biology professor builds beautiful works of art with flowers, foliage and a scanner bed
Ken Johnsen leads the teams that build some of Seattle’s most visible, complex, and well known urban development projects. He’s most proud of how these iconic landmarks will endure as a backdrop for future generations, and their memories.
After 30 years in law enforcement, WWU’s Keith Williams shares what his profession must do to gain the trust of communities of color
The college born with the modern environmental movement grows up to tackle climate change
How a fascination with numbers and magic led John Walton to the national stage.
A new kind of STEM education: Western partners to expand facilities and deliver real-world workforce development opportunities to students
We simply must make permanent and sustained change toward a more equitable and just system for all.
Like the tree shepherds of Tolkien lore, the ents of Western have seen us through 120 years of campus history. And they're waiting for our return.
Take a tour of some of Seattle's most well-known landmarks, renovated by teams led by Ken Johnsen
Western’s CJ Seitz of the Small Business Development Center offers tips to survive ‘the new abnormal.’
See a preview the future of STEM at WWU at Kaiser-Borsari Hall
Students’ celebrations of the end of the Great War were cut short by the 1918 flu pandemic
State support brings tuition relief to four-year programs in an under-served part of the state
WWU’s Gigi Berardi on how to find our own place in the food web.
Siberia is heating up faster than the rest of the planet
How marsh mud can help fight climate change
Together, we can help students with housing, travel and unforeseen expenses
Fairhaven Dean Jack Herring used his data modeling expertise to help Whatcom County plan for the pandemic.
Other than clever insidious packets of information looking for a host to make more copies of themselves?
Just plain soap is just plain wonderful
Western’s most famous tree holds its biggest mystery
Western Alumni Association and the Career Services Center Announce WE Connect
Alum-run Bellingham company produces shirts to support small businesses.
A recent spike in COVID-19 cases dashed hopes for a hybrid mix of both remote and in-person learning
From mountains to oceans, WWU faculty and students are working to make a difference on the planet
WWU students and faculty working on the Mars Rover visit the Jet Propulsion Lab in California
A chance to get dirty, grow things and learn about the ecosystem
Western's magazine named the best in the PNW and Western Canada

Class Notes

Stephanie Skaggs - 2011

Class Note
The Tacoma-Cienfuegos Sister City Committee selected Stephanie Skaggs, B.A., English literature and ’13, MiT, for its first travel fellowship to Cuba. Skaggs, who teaches English and social studies at the Science and Math Institute of Tacoma, traveled to Cuba over winter break.

Norma Hall - 1949

Obituary
Norma Hall, 91, retired from 31 years working for the Skagit County Assessor’s Office, on June 16, 2019.  

Karen Dee Barnard - 1969

Obituary
Karen Dee Barnard, 71, a retired third-grade teacher in the Snohomish School District, on Jan. 10, 2019.