The magazine for Western Washington University

Stories in this issue

The Power of Resilience

Some of us grow stronger after the unthinkable happens — Western’s disaster researcher tells us why

Oceans in Peril

Our oceans are becoming more acidic. What does that mean for the creatures within?

Make Me a Writer

The author who introduced us to environmental memoirs and neurodiversity explores how we are remade by parenthood

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Western's Alumni Association honors extraordinary Vikings

Students are regional cyberdefense champs

When it comes to water, Western is strictly BYOB

White House Wordsmith

Six years ago, Jesse Moore recruited students to Western – now he helps write speeches for the White House

Cold War History

At the height of the Cold War, we kept nuclear weapons in the sky. One alum flew with them.

Planetarium's starry nights just got a whole lot brighter

Accounting grads are in the top 20 in the nation for passing the CPA exam

Steve Card is Western's new Athletic Director

Hundreds come to campus for higher ed sustainability conference

Award-winning prof: Geology is dirty work


Darcy Camden ('04) helps us make peace with our wardrobes

Buzz buzz buzz

Roby Ventres-Pake helps keep bees at the Outback Farm.

Obituary: Charles J. 'Jerry' Flora