Campus News

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:14am

Registration is open for the Western Washington University Employee Language Program workshops, with sessions starting in the first few weeks of the quarter. Open to all Western employees, these workshops support faculty and staff through professional development and encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. Language learners of all levels are welcome.

For workshop level…

Scott Robinson playing his tenor sax

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 10:06am

Saxophonist Scott Robinson is bringing his quartet on a Northwest coastal mini-tour including a stop at the WWU Performing Arts Center, where they will play as a guest of the Music Department at Western on April 4 at 7 p.m. in the PAC's Room 16 (the choir room).

The quartet includes Helen Sung (piano/organ), Martin Wind (bass), and Dennis Mackrel (drums); its 2019 album “Tenormore” won…

Earlene smiles at the camera in front of Haggard Hall

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 10:37am

Leaving WWU after 35 years has been one of the toughest decisions in my lifetime.  

I graduated from WWU in 1982 with a BA in English, first generation graduate, and I could not wait to leave WWU and see what life had in store for me!  My sights were set on Seattle, but I had not imagined the plan.  I was working 14 hours on my feet on the Washington State Ferries when I realized I…

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:48pm

WWU Provost Brent Carbajal is pleased to announce that the Dean of College of the Environment Search Committee has concluded its review and evaluation of the applications and has selected three strongly qualified finalists that he approved for invitation to campus for interviews beginning on April 11.  Information about the finalists is listed below, along with the schedule for the forums open…

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:35pm

Marjorie Donker was born October 17, 1926, in Broadview Montana (pop. 192) to Paul Powell, a high school teacher, and Hertha Lehfeldt, a rich farmer’s daughter who suffered an untimely death from a stroke when Marjorie was only six. Over the years, reading was her refuge from the sadness and loss of her mother.

After meeting at the University of Montana, she married Wallace G. Donker,…

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:29pm

Last night the Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die, concluding the 60-Day Legislative Session.  Legislators passed several bills with impact to Western that are likely to be signed into law by the governor in the coming weeks, including the state’s supplemental operating and capital budgets.

Key outcomes from the 2022 session with impact to the Western community are listed…

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 11:57am

March Drupal Training Sessions Available

Are you new to editing a Drupal site? Or are you a current Drupal user that wants to improve your editing game? There are Beginning Drupal training sessions in March:

Wednesday, March 9, 2 - 4 p.m.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the Beginning Drupal training page.

WebTech Open Hour Training

WebHelp is excited to announce they…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 10:17am

Western Washington University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) has unveiled its spring 2022 courses, including Corporate Giving, Triple E Presenter Workshop, Instructional Design and eLearning Fundamentals and Certificate in Grant Writing. The courses cover a wide variety of topics available via both online and blended formats. Start dates, rates and descriptions vary for each…

Renee smiles at the camera for her retirement photo behind Old Main

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:51pm

Reneé Collins, who served Western for more than 30 years before retiring in 2019 as the associate dean of students and director of Student Outreach Services, passed away on Feb. 24, surrounded by her immediate family. 

Collins first came to Western in 1987 when her family moved to Bellingham from Atlanta and she took a temporary job in the Psychology Department while her husband…

Friday, March 11, 2022 - 12:28pm

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:

Eric Mastor Tim Springstead