Blogs

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 1:30pm

The quality of Western Washington University’s academic programs and the professionalism of instructors is easy to notice when visiting the university. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Western, Hannah Pealstrom decided to come back to Western to pursue a Post-baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

“It was a big step…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:30pm

My name is Kayla Hall and I am a senior majoring in linguistics and minoring in TESOL. I grew up in San Diego, about 10 minutes away from the Mexican border. Growing up in a border town was a fascinating experience and one that made me love and appreciate the culture. I chose to come to Queretaro, a beautiful city in central Mexico for the summer to…

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 1:19pm

Whenever the middle or end of the quarter looms near, exams and projects often become a source of stress for students. To lower stress levels during these time periods, here are three ways to stay calm and study on:

Don’t study completely on your own.

Working on a project or exam without help can be stressful. By getting a classmate or friend to give feedback on a project or to…

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:30pm

After learning Western Washington University had a campus in Poulsbo as well as a program that fit along with Nadia Almomory’s career aspirations, she knew Western was the right choice for her.

Almomory studies multidisciplinary studies with an emphasis in human resources. She will graduate in June 2018.

The multidisciplinary studies…

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:57pm

The new Leave Request Form replaces the Departmental Leave Request Form, Executive Officer Leave Form, and the Special Leave Request Form. This form is for Academic Administrators, Executive Officers, Classified staff, Librarians, and Professional staff. When you fill out the form, you must make sure that your employee class is selected at the top. There will be a separate form coming out soon…

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:25pm

In the next decade, an estimated 67 percent of the jobs in the state of Washington will require some form of post-secondary education. Yet only 51 percent of adults in Washington have a two- or four-year degree.

In a growing, competitive job market, degrees are more than a line on a resume; they are a minimum requirement.

“There are about 700,000 adults in Washington who…

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:08am

Attn:  All Benefit Eligible Employees

 Open enrollment is a time for you to make changes to your health or dental plans, enroll or waive coverage for yourself or eligible dependents, and enroll in the flexible spending account and/or dependent care assistance program. All changes are effective January 1, 2018.

Please note: To participate in the Flexible…

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

Western Washington University’s Everett programming was the perfect fit for recent graduate Christina Cariker.

Cariker, a Teacher Education Outreach Program student, was able to study abroad, take night classes and get hands-on experience as a teacher through Western’s program.

“It was one of the programs that gave us the most field…

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:51am

You can run NWRAPPR in Banner using your W# to see a list of who you are set up to approve time sheets for.  It will also show the Time Entry Method of each employee’s timesheet.  If the list appears to be inaccurate, please complete a Request to Change Payroll Approver form.  If you have any questions, contact Payroll at hr.payroll@wwu.edu or x2991.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

When deciding where to attend school, Amy Smalley had to find a location that was convenient for herself as a student but also as a mother.

“I have three young children and I want to make sure that I am present in their lives, while also accomplishing my educational goals,” Smalley said.

Smalley wanted a program that wouldn’t require her…