Campus News

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 10:03am

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave donations:

Breanne Bannister  Maria Perez de Henderson Richard Henderson
Native American Heritage month banner and wordmark

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 9:40am

The Indian Child Welfare Act, the federal law requiring state agencies go to great lengths to keep Indigenous children with their families or Native communities if they’re removed from their parents, is central to tribes’ community wellness – and their sovereignty, said Natasha Singh, an attorney specializing in tribal self-governance.  

Singh (Dinyee Hu’tanna) is vice president of…

Darcie Hill high-fives a participant in a wellness class

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 9:34am

Registration is now OPEN for Winter Wellness Classes! Have you tried a Faculty & Staff Wellness Class before? If not, check it out, chat with your coworkers, ask questions, etc. There is something for everyone! The benefits of Wellness Classes encompass physical health & fitness, mental health, wellbeing, community, social connectedness, and beyond.

Winter classes will run from…

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 9:05am

December 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, with three ceremonies scheduled by colleges at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m.   

Commencement Helpers – We need you! 

The Commencement Helper interest form is available until 9 am on Friday, December 2.  Helpers can be staff, faculty, students, or community members.  There are options for compensation from…

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 1:12pm

Year-end clean-up: How to ensure your website is ready for 2023

The holiday season has arrived (with gale-force winds!) and winter intercession will soon be upon us. For many of us in academia that means a little free time that we can spend preparing for the new year. Here are three quick fixes to help ensure your website is in great shape when the students return.

Check the Siteimprove…
Outdoor Wellness mentors pose underneath the trees in front of Wilson Library

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 10:43am

The Counseling and Wellness Center is excited to partner with the AS Outdoor Center and Recreation Management and Leadership Program to offer Western students an opportunity to build positive peer connections and get outside this Spring. The Outdoor Wellness Program pairs Western students with peer mentors who will create weekly nature-based experiences designed to boost students’ mental…

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 10:19am

Time is running out…have you made your changes? Make changes online through PEBB My Account until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. If you are adding a dependent/spouse this will require the 2023 Employee Enrollment/Change If required, attest to the spouse or state-registered premium surcharge online or use the 2023 Premium Surcharge Attestation form. If you are submitting forms,…

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 10:06am

The Bellingham Fire Department and University Police will conducting a training on South Campus campus from 9 a.m.-to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Communications Facility tunnel entrance. They will be parking in the AI and south 19G parking lot areas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 9:30am

Remembering and Learning: Honoring World AIDS Day

Thursday, Dec. 1 from 12-1pm

Multicultural Center: VU 735

Join the ADEI Unit as we mark World AIDS Day 2022. We’ll show short videos about people’s experiences with AIDS, including protest footage from ACT UP in the late 1980s. The Sexual Health Promotion team from the Counseling and…

Laural Ballew smiles outside.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:13am

Laural Ballew-Ses yehomia/tsi kuts bat soot, WWU’s Tribal Liaison, shares thoughts and insights on what this season means to her as a person of Native descent and how universities and tribes can constructively work toward a rewarding and collaborative future for their communities. 


Why does this time of year make you reflect more on your Native heritage? 

Autumn is a natural…