Summer 2018

WWU faculty member’s work to better understand Huntington’s disease gets a boost from the company developing a drug showing early promise.
Western's Student Recreation Center hosts a collegiate climbing competition
Strategies for fighting a growing threat to the West
Ian Vincent thought strong men didn’t talk about their pain. The silence almost killed him.
TJ Martin knows we can handle tough, emotionally complex stories
Brandon Doak creates ephemeral art with the tips of dry-erase markers
After an impressive debut at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, WWU student Breezy Johnson returns to Western
Here are a few fellow Vikings you’ll be glad to know about
John Bergen, PJ Ohashi, and Josiah Johnson
Western will soon offer two new degree programs, thanks to funding from the State Legislature
Artist Ann Morris gives her breathtaking Lummi Island studio grounds to Western
Caitlin Chinn's photos capture life as a wildland firefighter
Western’s new Sustainability Action Plan includes social equity, economic vitality and human health
It turns out they’re an economic engine for their communities
Since the day Western first opened its doors, our students, faculty, staff and alumni have strived to think ahead and take action.
Alumni membership continues your relationship with Western
Beyond Language: Creating Opportunities for Heritage Speakers
Re-entry programs for formerly incarcerated students
Conservation’s landlord-tenant problem
Zero-Waste Roadtrip
Sharing a passion for Mexican music and culture
A fitness program for womxn of color
Human Rights for Undocumented Immigrants
Valuing the Unpaid Labor of Students of Color
Students in this 1979 photo prepare for a student video production

Class Notes

Susan Ruth - 1994

Class Note
Susan Ruth, B.A., English, is the voice behind “Hey Human.” “The podcast is humanist in nature,” Ruth says, “and covers an unbiased view of people’s stories, histories, goals and belief systems.” 

Karen Elizabeth Wolf - 1991

Karen Elizabeth Wolf, 60, a Skagit Valley resident, on Jan. 15, 2018.   

Andrew “Durandy” Golub - 1995

Class Note
Andrew “Durandy” Golub, BA, sociology, has a massive Duran Duran memorabilia collection, some of which he’s displayed in public exhibits and on loan to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His second book, “The Music Between Us: Concert Ads of Duran Duran,” is available on Amazon and he’s working on a documentary.