Winter 2023

Title IX sparked seismic changes in gender equality in education
Basketball gave Gracie Phelps a place to start healing after childhood abuse, and the courage to seek justice.
Hear from a few faculty at Western who are forging ahead in academic fields previously (or still) dominated by men
The team's unofficial journalist became one of the first women sports reporters
How student Eric Becker got that shot
Western’s Sound.Out.Radio makes music for night owls, literally.
Western changed campus lighting to save birds and energy.
Western's cabin on Sinclair Island has a storied history
A look at women's athletics at Western before Title IX
Two national champs, a professional athlete, and a legendary athletics historian
Know a high school student who could follow you to WWU?
One of the great achievements of the women's movement was the enactment of Title IX
His Lavender Country is considered the first openly gay country and western band
Big changes were already under way at Western the year Title IX was enacted.

Class Notes

Maryalice Brockway - 1957


Maryalice Brockway, 87, who retired after 40 years teaching in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in California, on Sept. 8, 2022.

Norris McHeffey - 1951


Norris McHeffey, 95, a World War II veteran and retired superintendent of the Edmonds School District, on Sept. 14, 2022, in Texarkana, Texas.

Nora Selander - 2017

Class Note

Nora Selander, B.A., history and political science, is Western’s new director of Government Relations. She came from The Evergreen State College, where she served as Government Relations Director.