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WWU Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Anna Lees presented about Indigenous community driven research Tuesday in the Multicultural Center.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:15am

A second room had to be opened to accommodate the crowd as WWU Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Anna Lees presented about Indigenous community driven research Tuesday in the Multicultural Center.

Lees, who is a descendant of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, opened her educational session with one of the questions that drives her: For whom and for what do…

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 9:52am

Note: If you are not covering a spouse or state-registered domestic partner (SRDP) under your PEBB medical coverage for 2023, the information below does not apply.

In late October, the PEBB Program mailed letters to employees who are required to attest to the spouse or SRDP coverage premium surcharge for 2023 during annual open enrollment (November 1 through 30). However, the letter…

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 8:22am

Safety Tip: Are you using a space heater in your apartment or house. Do NOT plug space heaters into power strips or extension cords. Plug space heaters directly into the wall outlet. Power strips are not designed to handle the high current flow required by a space heater and can overheat, causing a fire.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:47am

EMPLOYEES: PEBB is hosting a benefit fair tomorrow, Nov. 9, in Viking Union 565 A/B/C from noon to 3 p.m. Come drop in to talk to vendors, learn more about your health plan and other insurance options. For more information and other locations in the state, please visit PEBB’s Benefit Fair website. 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you can access the virtual benefit fair information at…

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:39am

The Bellingham Fire Department will conduct an on-campus training  on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Communications Facility tunnel area. Fire trucks will be seen parked in the AI parking lot and south part of 19G. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 10:11am

There will be a “Jam the Van” food collection drive on Wednesday, Nov. 16, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Red Square as part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. Help support Western students by bringing your non-expired, non-perishable food items and help fill the donation van with food to stock Western’s food pantries.   

Western has several on-campus food pantries that are…

Green square with a blue square inside it. Within the blue square is the text “Workshop: Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents."

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 11:26am

WWU will host two "Intervening to Stop Bias Incidents" drop-in workshops for the campus community at 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 16 in Viking Union 565. 

Topics covered will include factors impacting people’s willingness to intervene and ways to take action as an upstander. The session will include time to practice intervening to interrupt bias incidents. This workshop is geared towards…

WWU to celebrate Kindness Day Nov. 10

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 10:46am

World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13, which happens to land on a Sunday this year. With the Veterans Day holiday on the Friday before (11/11), WWU will celebrate Kindness Day on campus on Thursday, Nov. 10! We hope you’ll swing by the Kindness Booth in Red Square and the Miller Hall Collaborative Space between 9 a.m. and noon to get a little refill on kindness in…

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 1:59pm

Growing Veterans, a nonprofit organization focused on using the farm and growing food as the catalyst for human connection and veteran reintegration in an effort to lower the rates of suicide among returning veterans, will offer a three-day peer support training session on Nov. 4, 5 and 6 at WWU in conjunction with the university’s Veteran Services Office. 

The training, which is…

Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 11:13am

December 2022 Commencement Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, with three ceremonies scheduled by college at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  December 2022 commencement is available to any student who graduated in Summer 2022 or who is planning to graduate in Fall 2022. 

Faculty Invitations:   

The Faculty invitation to participate in commencement was shared via email to the…