Summer 2021

The Data Science for Environmental Applications certificate program is open to students and graduates of all majors
The State of the Salish Sea report examines 150 years of development along our shared waters
Alum Rena Priest’s poetry depicts a world gravely endangered yet poised for renewal
Western’s annual ‘Stories Deployed: The Veteran Chronicles’ gives local vets the platform to tell their own stories
Western faculty and students are working with NASA to find signs of life on Mars
A Coast Salish Longhouse will be in Sehome Arboretum
Christopher 'Caskey' Russell is an English graduate
During her first weeks at Western, O'Neill is working alongside Stephanie Bowers who is retiring after two decades leading University Advancement
The power of we: All human beings share the same sorrows, the same hopes and the same potential
A poem from "Sublime Subliminal" from Floating Bridge Press, 2018
A look at the Alumni Association's goals this year
The scholarship is open to any student who is a social justice activist
Official opening celebrations will be in October
Western's last Dean of Women was no fan of rules that were just for women
Harlow was a force behind science education in Poulsbo

Class Notes

Val Thomas-Matson - 1995

Class Note
Val Thomas-Matson, B.A., broadcast media studies, is the producer of “Look, Listen and Learn,” a television show designed for the audience of very young children who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color. The show, available on the Seattle Channel, King County TV and online, recently won three Telly awards.

George G. Smethers - 1964

George G. Smethers, 86, a retired high school teacher and coach in Ephrata, on March 31, 2021. 

Charles A. “Tony” Clinton - 1962

Charles A. “Tony” Clinton, 81, who taught anthropology at Mississippi State University, worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and retired from the U.S. Postal Service, on Feb. 1, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon.