Campus News

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The policy below is posted for 30-day campus review from March 21 - April 20, 2023  


POL-U1500.09 Faculty Policy on Outside Work

This policy was reviewed by groups and individuals across campus and revised to reflect their input. A 30-day comment period is required prior to the final draft review by the University Policy and Rules Review Group. The policy will…

An aerial view of North Campus, including Old Main.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Provost Johnson is pleased to announce that the Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Search Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected four strongly qualified finalists that he approved for invitation to campus for interviews beginning on March 30 and running through April 11.  

*Note: Information about the finalists will not…

File folders are labelled "grants" and "funding"

Friday, March 17, 2023

Teach Access recently announced a call for proposals (CFP) for cycle 5 of the Teach Access Faculty Grants program!

To accelerate the creation and delivery of accessibility-infused college curricula, Teach Access will provide direct awards to full-time, part-time, adjunct faculty, or instructional staff at U.S. based institutions (including U.S. Territories) of higher education (…

Thursday, March 16, 2023

On Thursday, March 16, work will be performed on the crosswalks on South College Drive. Vehicles and pedestrians should expect some delays as traffic will be restricted at times.

Please allow extra time for travel or choose an alternate route.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Haggard and Wilson buildings of Western Libraries will be open during the intersession (March 18 - 27) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed weekends. The Wilson north entrance to the library will be closed during intersession but the library will be accessible during open hours via the Haggard entrance. Western Libraries will re-open the Wilson north doors on Monday,…

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Per the email sent March 13 from Faye Gallant, WWU assistant VP of Strategy, Management, and Budget, Western’s Procurement, Contracts and Travel Services offices are updating their systems to include the additional layer of VP approvals for purchases over $1,000 using State Operating Funds; specifically, those fund codes in the 10000 series or Fast Indexes beginning with FB.


The Taj Mahal
River boats tied up to the bank in Vietnam
A young boy paints the forehead of an elephant in an Indian river

Monday, March 13, 2023

Western's Global Humanities and Religion department recently announced a new minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies. The minor builds significant knowledge of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia through the study of culture, religion, history, literature, gender, art, film, and other disciplinary approaches. Students take two core introductory courses (HUMA 271 and HIST 220), plus…

Map shows the construction plan and traffic flow around Kaiser Borsari Hall
Map shows the rerouting of the pedestrian path from near Fairhaven College during the construction

Friday, March 10, 2023

Construction is scheduled to begin on Kaiser Borsari Hall, Western’s new electrical engineering and computer science building, on March 20. The new building will be located east of the Communications Facility on the site of the 17G parking lot. 

Parking Changes 

Parking lot 17G will be closed throughout construction. 

ADA parking is available in lots 19G and 9G. …

Western employees in a spin class riding stationary bikes

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Registration is now OPEN for Spring Wellness Classes! Spring classes will run from Tuesday, March 28 through Friday, June 9. Classes are a mix of hybrid (both online and in-person) and 100% in-person, with one class being offered 100% online. ALL classes from Winter are continuing for Spring term!

Why should you try a Faculty & Staff Wellness class? The benefits of Wellness Classes…

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Dear Colleagues, 

I write to provide you with a budget update, including the decisions we need to institute to ensure the University is on a sustainable budget pathway. First, some context, followed by actions we are instituting for the balance of the current academic year and the upcoming 2023-24 academic year. 

The University’s annual operating budget is approximately $200…