General Stories

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:16pm

WWU President Bruce Shepard delivered this address to faculty and staff members on Sept. 16, 2009.

The first few lines:

Cyndie and I are delighted to be here with you.  A year ago, you were welcoming us.  This morning, we welcome you as we gather together to begin a new academic year.

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 3:32pm

Members of Western Washington University's chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and students, teachers and patients of the Communication Sciences & Disorders Department at WWU gathered to participate in an art project to commemorate the new Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in the Academic Instructional Center on April 15, 2009. The art will hang in the department's new clinic area.

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:24am

Name: Garth Amundson

Title: Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts-Photography

Hobbies: Collecting (I've been using collecting, collating, indexing and classifying as source material for artwork for the last 10 years).

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:16am

Name: Michael Karlberg

Title: Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Hobbies: I enjoy playing acoustic finger-style blues guitar, woodworking (including guitar building) and traveling.

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:27am

Name: Devlin O’Donnell

Title: Crime and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS) Coordinator, Prevention & Wellness Health Educator

Hobbies: Watching political events, sporting events and “Lost” with friends. Dancing, camping, spending time outside in quiet places and drumming when no one is watching

Favorite Book: “Lamb,” by Christopher Moore

Favorite Movie: “Friday Night Lights”

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:11am

Name: George Mariz

Title: Professor of History and director of the Honors Program

Hobbies: Music (classical), architecture, travel and cross-country bicycling

Favorite Restaurant: Busara

Favorite Books: Homer’s “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” many Shakespearean plays, Greek tragedy, William Faulkner’s “Absalom, Absalom!” and “The Sound and the Fury” and works by Dostoevsky, Kafka and Austen

Published Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:09am

Western Washington University’s Dance program instructor Pam Kuntz will present her dance and theatre piece “Wrinkles…Grace in Time” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4 and 11, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave., in Fairhaven.

Tickets will be available at the Community Food Co-Op, Village Books, and at the door for $12.

Published Monday, August 17, 2009 - 1:13pm

To the campus community:

As you know, everyone on campus is facing budget reductions. Academic Custodial Services also has been affected and must reduce annual custodial expenses by 8 percent, or $165,000, for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Because of that, starting Sept. 1, Academic Custodial Services will be reducing state-funded custodial services within academic buildings on campus. These reductions are intended to maximize available resources and also to align with university sustainability goals.

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 1:42pm

The students are scattered throughout the library, sitting in groups of two or three and concentrating hard on the work before them.

At a long bank of computers, Shuksan Middle School students David Trejo and Sumeet Panwar, both 13, squint at their computer screens at a pair of flyers they’re creating to advertise Operation Change, an effort to increase awareness in the community of issues related to homelessness and violence. Western Washington University student Kaelee Berg leans in on occasion to offer advice.

Published Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 2:18pm

A lot has changed for Death Cab for Cutie since its members met at Western Washington University more than 10 years ago: They’ve traded Red Square for international tours, Grammy nominations and legions of screaming fans.

But Death Cab never forgot its Western roots. One of the band’s two April sold-out shows at the Mount Baker Theatre was reserved for WWU students.

And judging by the crowd that screamed itself hoarse that night, students haven’t forgotten Death Cab for Cutie, either.