Campus News

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:19pm

Human Resources has added the following names to the list of employees who are eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with RCW 41.04.650:

Armstrong, Brenda Cleveland, Paul Delarosa, Juanito Muska, Georgie Perigo, Ashley

Employees may donate vacation leave, accrued sick leave and personal holiday leave as long as the donations don’t cause them to fall…

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 10:05am

Section 10 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between WWU and United Faculty of Western Washington University provides the following information about faculty professional leave:

Professional leave is granted for the purpose of affording faculty members an opportunity to carry forward research, to improve teaching techniques or methods or to participate in other…

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 11:48am

Direct deposit for accounts payable payments is coming Oct. 1.

Those who have direct deposit will have all reimbursements, including travel, deposited into their payroll direct deposit account and will receive email notification of pending deposits to that account.

There's no need to sign up for those who already have direct deposit for their payroll checks, and there's no need…

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:01pm

WWU faculty and staff Viking Xpress bus passes for fall quarter 2009 and academic year 2009-2010 are now available through the Sustainable Transportation Office.

Due to WTA rate increases for the coming year, the cost to the employee for an academic year pass will increase to $58 this year. The employee cost for a fall, winter, or spring single quarter pass is $23.


Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 11:04am

Funding is available for research and creative activities for undergraduate students.

The objective is to provide encouragement for undergraduate students to engage in creative work in their disciplines and to provide some funds that may make it possible for them to do so. The competition is open to any registered undergraduate student in good standing.

Grants will be normally be…

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 1:25pm

This is the fifth edition of my "Desk Notes." One of the best parts of doing this bi-weekly memo is the feedback that I am getting from all over campus. Sometimes the feedback is not necessarily something that I like to hear, but it definitely is something that I need to hear. I try to make sure that each question gets answered by either me or my staff. If I have missed replying,…

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 4:21pm

RSVP deadline is Sept. 11

All WWU faculty and staff are welcome to join President Bruce Shepard for breakfast and opening convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Breakfast will be served in the Viking Commons from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m., and the president's address on the Performing Arts Center Mainstage will take place from 8:40 to 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast is free, but reservations are…

Left to right: Jessica Shasserre, Jose Rodriguez, Kayle Walls and Erin Jensen.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm

Western Washington University’s Office of Admissions has some new faces joining the team this fall to welcome prospective students and their families to learn more about Western.

Kayle Walls (spring 2009 WWU grad) and Erin Jensen (spring 2008 WWU grad) were hired as full-time admissions counselors this summer. Aside from general counselor duties and program planning, Walls will…

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 2:16pm

The Intensive English Program is looking for a few homestay placements for international students arriving for fall quarter. If interested, contact Maddie Mallahan at ext. 3755 or

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 1:57pm

The Public Employees Benefits Board program provides health benefits to WWU employees and their eligible dependents. Under PEBB rules, officials also must ensure that people who do not qualify for PEBB benefits are not receiving them.

This fall, PEBB will verify eligibility for all family members (except extended dependents and dependents with disabilities) enrolled on an employee…