Blogs

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 11:37am

Human Resources at Western Washington University announces “HR Today!” Look for the HR Today logo on Western Today to stay up-to-date on HR activity.

HR is committed to  communicating pertinent HR information to ensure you are kept informed on new policies, retirement/insurance information, Human Resources Information System updates, payroll reporting, training, etc.…

Lot #124: Chewbacca head from Star Wars. Designed by famed special effects makeup artist Stuart Freeborn, this costume headpiece helped actor Peter Mayhew bring the lovable Wookie to life. Auction estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:16am

Do you ride your bike to, from or on the Western campus? The Sustainable Transportation Office is conducting an online survey of campus cyclists, looking for feedback on the use of presently available bicycling facilities and ideas for future facilities. Complete the survey here and tell your friends.

Do you remember the story in Window magazine about the extensive Dreier family…

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 1:21pm

Looking for something to read this summer? Consider selecting something from this list of books penned by Western Washington University alumni:

“The Emerald Storm: An Ethan Gage Adventure” by William Dietrich (’73). Swashbuckling hero Ethan Gage returns, this time in the Caribbean in 1803.

“Brain Trust: 93 Top Scientists Reveal Lab-Tested Secrets to Surfing, Dating,…

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 9:13am

This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972.  The law broadly prohibits sex discrimination in all educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Title IX is most commonly associated with its requirement that educational institutions give girls and women opportunities…

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:26am

Western Washington University Athletic Director Lynda Goodrich shared a funny -- and uplifting -- story the other day about collaboration among the University of Washington, Washington State University and WWU crew teams:

"The nationals are in New Jersey, so the University of Washington coach, Bob Ernst, is using WWU coach John Fuch’s truck and our trailer to…

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:07am

A cool briefcase

You may have noticed the well-used leather briefcase Fairhaven College Dean Roger Gilman carries about campus. It might interest you to learn that Dean Gilman first started using the briefcase many years before – when he was a student himself at Fairhaven College.

Making the grade

The Registrar’s Office at Western can be a very busy place. For…

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:10am

Western Washington University has made a commitment to providing accommodations to those of its students, faculty and staff who are qualified individuals with disabilities. Staff members at disAbility Resources for Students Office work with students, and Disability Services in Human Resources works with employees to document they are a “qualified individual with a disability…

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:18pm

The 2012 regular legislative session concluded on midnight Thursday of last week without reaching an agreement on the 2012 supplemental operating and capital budgets. The legislature has been working to address a $1.4 billion budget deficit.

The governor ordered a special session to take place starting Monday, March 12, in order to address the operating budget and capital budget…

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

The 60-day legislative session has already passed its halfway point, with many of the first major policy deadlines having been reached. This year’s session is much shorter than “budget sessions,” when the legislature sets the biennial budget. Due to a dwindling revenue projection that estimates a $1.5 billion shortfall, legislators are expected to cram a policy session and a…

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 11:03pm

As an employer, Western Washington University finds that it is helpful to periodically remind faculty and staff of its commitment to being an equal opportunity employer and an institution free of illegal discrimination. To this end, below are the links to Western Washington University's Equal Employment Opportunity and Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination policies. We ask all employees to…