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

Cassandra Torstenson - 2003

Class Note
Cassandra Torstenson, B.S., environmental science, recently became the city administrator for Brainerd, Minnesota. Previously, she worked as a senior scientific policy adviser for North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. 

Donald Craig Graham - 1988

Obituary
Donald Craig Graham, 63, a geologist and community volunteer, on April 4, 2017, in Gunnison, Colorado.

Sarah (Sanders) Harless - 2000

Class Note
Sarah (Sanders) Harless, B.A., psychology, is an attorney in Wisconsin who was recently elected to be a judge in Eau Claire County. She was inspired to go to law school while volunteering as a WWU student at a domestic violence shelter in Bellingham.