Winter 2023

Decades before Title IX, women at WWU were laying the groundwork for equality in women’s athletics
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

Anna Nakae - 2015

Class Notes (General)

Anna Nakae, B.S., environmental science and certificate in global information systems, is the projects coordinator for the Eagle River Watershed Council in Gypsum, Colorado. She recently joined the Eagle Open Space and Recreational Advisory Committee.

Kimberly Ann Ross-Potter-Rich - 1980


Kimberly Ann Ross-Potter-Rich, 65, a social worker, on May 21, 2022.

Norman Foster Keck - 1957


Norman Foster Keck, 87, a retired teacher, principal and administrator in the Everett School District who toured Australia, Scotland and Germany with the Snohomish County Windjammers barbershop singing group, on May 4, 2022.