Window magazine brings home top regional honors

Western's magazine named the best in the PNW and Western Canada

Window magazine won the Grand Gold Award in the 2020 Best of CASE VIII competition earlier this year, the top honor for university magazines in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Window also won a Gold Award in the category of Print General Interest Magazines – Circulation of 75,000 or Greater. Judges reviewed the three Window magazine editions from 2018-19.

“Honoring James Okubo,” a video story by WWU Videographer Faith Haney, '95, B.A., anthropology, and Digital Media Manager Suzanne Blais, also won a Gold Award in the category of Video and Multimedia – Advertising Spots and Public Service Announcements. The Window magazine story about Okubo, “Degree of Honor,” by Ron C. Judd, ’85, B.A., journalism, received an Honorable Mention in the CASE Platinum Awards – Best Articles of the Year competition.

Meanwhile, Western’s branding campaign, “Make Waves,” won a Silver Award while Western’s website,, won a Bronze Award.

The annual awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education recognize outstanding work in the fields of communication, marketing and advancement among colleges, universities and private K-12 schools in the Pacific Northwest U.S. and Western Canada.